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11-24-2009 @ 9:44AM
...five years on now and...this NElf subplot/power struggle between him and the moon priestess has yet to advance one jot. I know elves are long-lived, but it's kind of ridiculous, yes? Let's hope Cata and the return of Mal will finally throw this conflict into something interesting. Be cool if we get to kill Fandral.
11-24-2009 @ 11:08AM
I actually would be pretty disappointed if they killed Fandrel, just because it’s what everyone’s expecting and wants. Wow, we have one leader that isn’t all sunshine and kisses therefore they are going mad and corrupt and must die. I like Fandrel because he actually is a leader in these tough times. Tyrande is just sitting in her temple and waiting for her boyfriend and Malfurion is just being as perfect and untouchable as always. Fandrel’s making tough decisions like building a new world tree and working to rid the continent of the horde. In hindsight, teldrassil doesn’t seem like such a great idea, but could you really expect the man to just let his people just shrivel up and die without a home or immortality?Fandrel’s a jerk and he’s not likeable, but he actually gets stuff done and he illustrates he does have more cunning and intelligence than Garrosh and Varian combined. It would be nice if a character that was a bit rebellious and unlikeable wasn’t turned into a raid boss for once. Let’s get some more of that moral ambiguity back in Warcraft for once.
11-24-2009 @ 11:17AM
"Gets stuff done"?? WTH has Flatulance Stagbutt ever actually gotten *done*??Seriously, I'm with the other commentors on this one: when do we get to >>kill him
11-24-2009 @ 11:29AM
Glaras, he built a new world tree that most night elves now live on and he mobilized a defense of Silithus not once but twice in the history of Azeroth, one of which times he watched his own son perish in. If Malfurion would have been around for the Ahn’Qiraji, he probably just would have chopped Teldrassil down, dragged it over to Silithus and blown it up, considering that detonating ageless bodies of ancient magic is his solution to everything. He then would have told all the night elves to suck it up and gone back to take a thousand year old nap so he wouldn’t have to deal with Tyrande’s nagging.
11-24-2009 @ 1:49PM
@snowleopard233 He constructed a World Tree without the blessing of the dragonflights, causing a tree that is warped and corrupted enough that it's being invaded by harpies, grell and grelkin, and corrupting the furblogs that are supposed to be living happily on it. A tree that invites the invasion of satyr - and the satyr are referenced in the War of the Ancients trilogy as being products of Sargeras warping some dude with a god complex. Silithus? He defended Silithus once, yes - and watched his son ripped apart before his eyes in the process. That broke him. He shattered the Sceptre of the Shifting Sands, the key to opening the Gates of Ahn'Qiraj, when the dragonflights asked him to keep guard over it in the event that the Quiraj returned. He said he was done with the dragonflights, and done with protecting the place. His last words upon leaving the scene were as follows: "My son's soul will find no comfort in this hollow victory, dragon. I will have him back. Though it takes millennia, I will have my son back!"You want to know what he's doing with the morrowgrain?He's trying to find a way to use it to bring his son back from the dead. He may have been a 'leader' at some point, but after the War of the Shifting Sands, everything, and I mean everything that man does is somehow related to his son's death. ...well at least that's what I'm putting my money on.
12-01-2009 @ 10:46PM
@snowleopardI'm tired of hearing these arguements about douchebag faction leaders 'getting stuff done' over more likeable leaders. It's the same with people who think Thrall would be a better leader than Garrosh. Just because people like Fandral 'get stuff done' doesn't mean it's necessarily a good thing. As someone's already pointed out, all he's really done is made the new world tree (which has since become corrupted). Since then he's stuck his lazy ass in Darnassus, getting people to gather Morrowgrain for some inexplicable reason (Shade's probably right when he says he's trying to get his son back) and what else? Tyrannde at least helped out in the Shifting Sands questline to save Eranikus. That's more than Fandral has done since.I agree that Fandral shouldn't be killed so we can elaborate on his plot some more, but really, saying he's the better leader cos he 'actually does something', which is a stretch anyway, is stupid. I'd rather a faction leader that tries to keep the peace than one who treats everyone like crap, any day.
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