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12-19-2010 @ 8:24PM
This is a very good plot because they could go pretty much any direction with it. Sylvanas has always been a very hot topic character (no pun intended), and the same goes for the Forsaken as a whole. Where they go with them will majorly impact the direction of Azeroth as a whole.I'm just wondering how they can go anywhere very interesting without upsetting the current faction and racial balance that the game depends on. The Forsaken can't break away from the Horde, because what would all the players with Forsaken characters do? That doesn't leave too much wiggle room, which is at odds with the open-ended plot.
12-19-2010 @ 8:55PM
A lot of thought was put into this scenario. There are numerous possibilities for this storyline to take. Does Sylvanas defect? Is she possessed? Does Garrosh hotheadedly strike first? Does Sylvanas see the error in her ways? Does the darkness that Sylvanas saw haunt her enough for her to take her own life?Personally I hope for a storyline fleshed out with the reemergence of her lost sister Alleria. The dynamic of Sylvanas' possible love/hate towards her living sisters, Alleria's single-minded hatred of Orcs, and Garrosh's dislike of pretty much everybody that doesn't serve his interests would make an interesting dynamic. It's worth mentioning that Alleria's return would more than likely mean Turalyon was with her.
12-20-2010 @ 2:46AM
Certainly the Forsaken players can't leave the Horde, but Sylvanas certainly can. I would be very unsurprised to see Sylvanas as a boss somewhere.
12-20-2010 @ 4:08AM
Well, they need to establish her as going even further and then ultimately being discovered.A friend rightly pointed out that the Forsaken are extremely, even fanatically, loyal to Sylvanas. They need to do something so terrible that those with a conscience would have to defect.One real possibility is Lillian Voss if she's properly developed as a character. Her background is such that even if she does come to accept the Forsaken's claim to Lordaeron that she'd fight the forced subjugation of another free being's mind (Koltira) to be an act of war upon all sentient undead.Regardless, I think they need to do a strong 180 degrees on Sylvanas or she's going to end up a raid boss somewhere as well as the Forsaken will have a new leader.
12-20-2010 @ 11:33AM
@Eberron:I'm already having a crisis of conscience concerning my Forsaken mage. The way I've always thought of her is as a nervous, self-conscious...well, NERD. Like Jaina, but without the good looks, connections and confidence. What is she gonna do with this new direction her Queen's taking?Like others, I wouldn't be the least bit surprised to see Sylvanas as a raid boss, and the Forsaken with a new leader. Koltira, perhaps?
12-20-2010 @ 4:38PM
What if the Forsaken under Sylvanas did leave the Horde. Those with Forsaken players might have to come under a new leader and a new faction within the Horde. No longer Forsaken, but something else, and no longer under that banner. This way story mechanics open up in ways that you couldn't have had before.
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