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4-10-2010 @ 8:38PM
Listened to Lament of the Highborne while reading this.I have to say, Lady Sylvanas is my favorite character in WoW. Whenever I start a new character and go visit her in Undercity, I always give her a /bow...and maybe a little /kiss when she isn't looking...I really do wonder what she is going to do with herself now that her reason for un-living is pretty much gone. I guess that's the problem with vengeance, it doesn't really leave much for the future once it's accomplished. And I wonder how she feels about not being able to finish off Arthas personally.I'm really interested to see where the Blood Elves and Forsaken stand in Cataclysm. All the other Horde races seem to have something big going on. The Orcs have to deal with Garrosh, the Trolls finally get their home back, and the Tauren lose their leader.
4-10-2010 @ 11:03PM
That does bring up an interesting point on the Banshee Queen. The Lament of the Highborn shows there is a shred of the High Elf left in there and there is a huge amount of grief and pain hidden in there. She covers I up, With complete callousness for certain windbags in the Pit of Saron and how she treats everyone but the heroes that are her best hope of getting to Arthas and other actions, but she has something that is not total hate in there.
4-10-2010 @ 11:12PM
If you've never done this quest, you owe it to yourself to do it. The song (and the portrayal of the conflict of Sylvanas) is one of the more moving things i've seen in WoW.
4-11-2010 @ 9:47AM
See this is what I don't understand. While she is singing an high-elf song all of her words and the flashbacks are about HER HATE. She has just said that she doesn't give a rat's hoo-ha about what might have happened to her sister and she replays the horror she endured at Arthas' hands. I'm not sure what about that experience shows any emotional depth there. I do want to understand what other people are seeing here that I am not. She sounds lovely, yes but it is very much in keeping with this stone-cold-beech persona she's shown before. :)
4-11-2010 @ 12:03PM
@DreyjaOn the contrary, just because it shows flashes of what happened to her during the fall of Quel'thalas doesn't mean that's all she was thinking of. Clearly the point of the music video was to show her fall from grace, which is quite possibly the most definitive point in her character's history.I think she does have some semblence of emotion left in her heart, otherwise Vereesa's locket wouldn't have triggered those memories in the first place. That's at best, of course. At worst, I think she simply longs to feel something for her people and her family again, and her angry demenour is a result of her being unable to feel those emotions.
4-11-2010 @ 3:49PM
Well... I hate to say it but I think that is a very charitable interpretation of that event. From my perspective (and, yes, that's what it is) it's just more of the same. She hates Arthas and has made herself very much like him to get where she is. I'll never respect that but we all come at these things with our own hopes for the characters/factions we care about. :-D Her words before the song itself tell the story as far as I'm concerned. She's got nothing but scorn for what went before. That being said, I would LOVE to see what would happen if the Windrunner sisters were to be reunited - one way or another. :DHonestly I was disappointed with Magni (my leader) for his part in forging the Ashbringer. I think his anger over the loss of his brother poured a bit of taint into it as he went. Now - the ashbringer has fulfilled a much bigger role in the story so... you never know.
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