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4-10-2010 @ 11:27PM
This is long due to addressing my thoughts on other comments. tl;dr I have no solid opinion but hope Blizzard does the right thing.I think Sylvanas (and as such, the Forsaken she leads) is at a serious moral crossroads. Her entire being has been on revenge and to that end she won. Now what?It is evident to me that at the beginning, she wanted revenge by making a plague that made Forsaken so everyone could feel how she does. Yet, during this you have a quest to remind her of her days as living and her feelings of guilt surface and she laughs them off to hide the truth. I think she approached the Blood Elves trying to find out if her feelings are right or wrong.She's a hard killer bent on making everyone and everything pay. Yet, that is not really her, it's her hate and being despised speaking and leading. So she keeps a solid front of all this hate, but her allies (who are truly evil) can see her 'weakness'. Likely, they convince her it is weakness and she toughens up that front even more to maintain some kind of hold.By Northrend, I think her desire not to make others suffer the Forsaken life combines with her desire to kill scourge and the living and she accepts the New Plague. The living will bow at her feet the way her allies convince her they should (after all, Forsaken are awesome) while not making people suffer unneedlessly (they just turn to goo). I wouldn't even be surprised if in the back of her mind she wanted to be at the Wrathgate and help ensure that her and Arthas both got a healthy dose. Ever the tactician and knowing that the best place is pretending not to know, she stays back to be sure Arthas dies or she can damage control and regroup if not. It's win win win for her.So now she knows the truth. She will never be as powerful as Arthas and as such never rule the Forsken the way Arthas ruled the scourge. Dark Lady watch over who? She's just a ranger whose revenge is complete. I think that leaves her and Thrall to play chess in some place in Tirisfal Glades, cut off from the rest of the world like Xavier and Magneto while Magneto was in prison.All that said, I have no clue what will or should happen to the Forsaken. They've been betrayed so many times I lose count. As someone else says, hopefully Gilneas will give them enough to keep them occupied as they once again try to find their place in the world. The RAS should definitely be dissolved and/or re-purposed. The rest of the race is either largely innocent or largely sheep, and most Forsaken players are merely independents also looking for their place in a world of fear and loathing of their race.It's like the Iraqi war in Azeroth. Who really gets to decide how the leadership of an obviously independent nation works now that the terrorist leadership is dealt with? I guess Blizzard does and I can't wait to see what they do. I just hope it also doesn't follow the Iraqi war with a distrusting occupation and a government the people don't want as it is currently. Although Garrosh is likely to do something stupid. Maybe the RAS can put him in check or preferably checkmate.
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