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5-07-2009 @ 1:45PM
I whole-heartedly agree that the momentum in WoW has come to a stand-still.Yogg-Saron is hardly a menacing foe. There's a few Northrend quests that mention him, and before 3.1 is only mentioned twice in name by Loken and Ursoc. He wasn't put in the forefront of players' minds throughout Northrend; an afterthought. What would happen if he escaped from his prison? Is he really interested in coming after the Horde and Alliance, or does he have bigger fish to fry?One alliance quest in particular hints at hostility between the Lich King and Yogg-Saron, which would have been a powerful conflict to introduce and added a lot of depth to the story. Unfortunately, all we got was a vague dialogue in Yogg's vision.Additionally, I was hoping that the "Black Knight" at the tournament would be a character of significance... but was instead a simple, nameless pawn of the Lich King. And what about Mal'Ganis? Is the Burning Crusade still seeking retribution for the Lich King's betrayal?The overarching problem here is that story lines are isolated, and when the end of one is reached, players have to "switch tracks" to another, making it seem like there's no true direction or flow to the game. Ulduar seems like just an obstacle on the way to Icecrown. Simply content to we have "get out of the way," the Zul'Aman of Wrath of the Lich King.
5-07-2009 @ 3:13PM
Though I know Yogg-Saron is in fact a huge threat to Azeroth, I do agree with your assertion that he is almost an afterthought as you level through Northrend, with the sole exception being the Grizzly Hills and Storm Peaks zones.But Algalon... honestly, very few people seem to know/care about him, but, and it's been mentioned a couple times, he's literally the one who decides whether or not to "restart" Azeroth. There is almost no conceivable way either the Lich King or Yogg-Saron could pose a larger threat at this point in time than Algalon, but you don't see anything about him in-game, until after you defeat him. Honestly, there needs to be some lore event, 24 hour fireworks over Dalaran and a special title or something after a server first Algalon defeat.
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