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12-31-2009 @ 9:14AM
Most instances and raids make sense in their own way. For some, the storyline is, admittedly, a bit weak. Still, one example that always struck me as a bit peculiar... The Stockades.I mean, OK, it's obvious what's going on there... rebellion of the inmates. But still... why doesn't the Stormwind Guard simply STORM the place? Why is it that a group of 5 random civilians (the players) are able to do something the Stormwind Guard are not able to do - to liberate the stockades and quell the insurgence?
12-31-2009 @ 9:43AM
Bureaucracy, that's why.Bear in mind that when this all first came out, Lady Prestor was essentially in charge of Stormwind. Being Onyxia in disguise, she wanted to keep the alliance destabilized. So keep a bunch of forces outside to "contain" the riot without letting the quell it draws troops away from the front lines and keeps people scared. It's just like with Westfall, Redridge, and Duskwood. Keep the troops in the city doing busy work, don't support the places that actually need it.The adventurers, on the other hand, can cut through the red tape. When they succeed, Lady Prestor can't exactly have them punished for quelling the uprising, so she has to grumble and go along with it. The story didn't really evolve well with Varian coming back as the whole thing would have been done long before his return.
12-31-2009 @ 10:39AM
Stockades makes sense story-wise, that's not the problem with it. It just happens to be the most boring instance ever designed.
12-31-2009 @ 11:19AM
@Tabasa Not to mention no loot worth picking up at all =/ I think there is like one blue drop and it's from a rare spawn.
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