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8-14-2009 @ 8:09AM
It's just a bit of notalgia for players. I think her 'returen' means nothing lorewise
8-14-2009 @ 8:15AM
This. No lore= less interest from me.
8-14-2009 @ 8:35AM
Actually. In Azeroth shes not making return. Gamewise shes returning, yes. In gameworld? not at all.Just because shes updated to 80 lvl doesnt mean she has been "resurrected" or anything like that in lore. Not at all. She is still part of the story where she belongs to, nothing has changed. "Onyxia returns" sentence doesn't mean lorewise, it means gamewise.Hopefully this cleared some things.
8-14-2009 @ 8:57AM
Actually Valt, for me it doesn't clear anything up. The Onyxia we can still visit now, has no place in the lore any more, technically she is dead. This is something we can ignore because of the static storyline WoW has, it is acceptable, even understandable that while some bosses die lore-wise, it is hard to make them leave the game subsequently. But I do think that when you bring something back, like with Naxx, lore should be behind it. Because all of a sudden it is injected back into our daily storyline. So I am having a hard time to just take your word for it that it is still the same old Onyxia, that they have buffed her, but that she only remains part of the static storyline and that there is no revamp in the lore to make up for her return. I am not saying it is impossible, not at all. Nothing is beyond Blizzard these days. I am just saying that nowhere have I seen any indication that what you say is true, and that Blizz handled it fairly decent last time when they brought back old content, so why not now?
8-14-2009 @ 10:35AM
I highly doubt you would have heard any discussions of lore if you were a fly on the wall when they met to discuss the update to Onyxia.It probably went something like this:mgr: We should do something really special for the 5th anniversary. Any ideas?peon1: Why don't we give them another vanity pet?mgr: Of course we'll give them a new pet. We need something bigger than that!peon2: Okay, what if we scaled the Onyxia encounter up to current gear/progression?mgr: That's a great idea!peon3: What about the lore behind Onyxia's return???mgr: ...... Good job, peons! Back to work!
8-14-2009 @ 12:11PM
that's a pretty powerful talent you got there...reading minds thru the internet and extracting asinine assumptions from news a few days old.
8-14-2009 @ 12:27PM
Her return from death could have lore worked in. A lot of characters have returned from the dead without a very concrete reason given:Medivh - sent back by (?) to save the worldCho'gall - resurrected by the Old Gods to end the world or just never killed in first place as a retconKael'thas - last minute well placed giant crystalMagtheridon - "he wasn't dead we just knocked him out and started draining his blood"Deathwing - he didn't REALLY die in that level in the second war, he was just fakingSo in official lore, about 4 years after the third war, Onyxia was killed and beheaded. But there is magic, Deathwing, AND the Caverns of Time that could all be involved in resurrecting her.
8-14-2009 @ 6:58PM
are you guys serious? It's a game, not some little story you're playing with your army men on your friend Jeffrey's bed. Maybe they should just disable this on roleplaying servers to keep everyone happy.
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