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9-04-2009 @ 1:25PM
I think they jumped the gun on Cataclysm. Icecrown Citadel is not even on the PTR yet, Arthas has not even been faced yet, and already his role in Warcraft is obsolete thanks to Cataclysm and Deathwing.Honestly, who cares about Arthas anymore when Deathwing is literally scarring the face of Azeroth?Arthas is just a corrupt loser moping around Northrend while watching all his generals and subordinates get slaughtered on a weekly basis by all us "heroes".It's sad because Arthas' story is the main plot line for everything that's been going on for the past 4 years in WoW. Now all of a sudden Deathwing pops up and Arthas PALES in comparison to his power and influence. Nobody cares about him or Frostmourne or anything related to them anymore.Anyway, I predict more LOLore in the future. Nobody will really have time in Icecrown Citadel before Cataclysm is released, so I expect another RE-DO for the following expansion. Yup, you guessed it, Arthas and his Icecrown Citadel cronies will be making a comeback as a level 90 Intro-Raid dungeon, ala Naxx40 -> Naxx10/25, and it will allow us all to see Arthas die once again.More setbacks incomming...
9-04-2009 @ 5:07PM
That's a pretty negative way of looking at it, and it's based on a lot of assumptions. We don't know when Cataclysm will be released beyond 2010, and just because we know it's coming doesn't mean no-one's going to care about Icecrown anymore. You don't know how Blizzard is going to end this and I can't imagine that they would actually make the culmination of WotLK, which will have had more than a year being built up to, a tiny blip in terms of importance before rushing onto the next thing. The thing about the cataclysm happening whilst everyone is fighting Arthas in Northrend is a pretty vague thing, there WILL be people playing Wrath content right up until the new expansion's release because that will be the endgame at that point.
9-04-2009 @ 1:36PM
I don't think that this is going to overshadow Icecrown as much as you are saying... Cataclysm isn't going to be coming out for quite a while so there will be plenty of time to kill Arthas before it is released
9-04-2009 @ 1:38PM
I think Arthas had potential. Everything started well enough, but the more he let us get away, the more I was like - dude?And then we set up a fricken party in his backyard....
9-04-2009 @ 8:17PM
"More setbacks incoming"Incoming was merely a setback.
9-04-2009 @ 8:26PM
Except that the Naxx remake was done because end-game raiding was only for the hardest of the hardcore back in Vanilla, whereas far more will be in a position to jump right into Icecrown Citadel upon release, especially with the mini-gear-reset that is ToC. You are calculating future trends based on assumptions that are no longer valid. Maybe you just like QQing, I don't know.
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