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8-12-2008 @ 5:43PM
While ZA is an amazing instance, the lore associated with it is imo the biggest disappointment in the game so far. I feel that the designers wasted a great instance and a wonderful story arc for nothing. As for Hemet, I've found him to be quite funny in the past, but this DEHTA business is just tragic. I honestly hope this doesn't go live.
8-12-2008 @ 5:51PM
Not go live? Really? I'm kinda shocked at people being THIS offended by it. If it didn't go live, a huge area needs to be removed, the chance to have an orphaned mammoth follow you around wouldn't happen, and you would not get to ride a MAMMOTH and fight with it against a guy who hunts mammoths for fun after talking to a giant mammoth who sort of takes affront to his kind being killed. Dehta has some AWESOME questlines. Finishing their quests also rewards you with an Achievement of "D.E.H.T.A.'s little P.I.T.A." No one HAS to do the Dehta questlines. But to say they should be removed is a bit harsh. There's always elements in games people won't like. Fortunately, with WoW, you can normally AVOID those elements. There is no NEED for you to help Dehta. I'm wondering how many people have actually done the questlines for Dehta in Wrath when they say it's a horrible idea. I'm sure some still really hate it, but from my experience in playing the Beta, people are honestly enjoying them.
8-12-2008 @ 6:51PM
You read a bit too much in there, perhaps I should have said "I hope calling the faction DEHTA doesn't go live." I just think they could come up with something better.
8-12-2008 @ 7:39PM
As of last night, the faction DEHTA is tied with is actually Cenarian Expedition. I don't know if that is going to change in the live release or not. I was maxed in my CE rep, but my boyfriend was not and he commented on it. So it seems like just an extra boost to those who would want to go back and get that hippogryph mount or some recipe from the CE, which makes sense because who really wants to run those instances ten thousand times once you can level to 80? So, if it stays CE rep, it kinda has to stay druids and I'm not really sure what else they could call it. Someone past me would have to answer whether DEHTA continues to be around in the rest of Northrend that much. I've only experienced one small camp that you can almost entirely miss in the Borean Tundra. They may very well pop up later, but I honestly didn't think they felt out of place as they are. They're radical, kinda nutso, and sorta humorous... but considering how heavy the idea of Northrend is with deathknights and the scourge and Arthas, I almost feel they're a way to have a break from the gloominess too. On the topic of ZA... I will admit that the whole lore was kinda tossed to the wayside and that was disappointing. I didn't mind the Indiana Jones jokes, but oddly enough, the raid itself seemed so serious compared to the outside, they're really jarring when put together.
10-07-2008 @ 11:51AM
I actually found the whole ZA thing to make a lot of sense. Here you've got these treasure hunters, who've found this 'ruin' - for all we know, they think it's mostly abandoned. One of them 'helps' you get inside (when he actually needs your help to get inside), then basically tells you, thanks, now fuck off, and heads inside - only to be suddenly slaughtered by a troll scout, who catches sight of your group and calls out an attack. After that, wouldn't you want to investigate the place further?
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