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12-29-2010 @ 9:43PM
I'm curious. Where are we in terms of getting ready to assault Deathwing? I'm pretty sure that someone will mention whatever was the big final raid in Vanilla, The Black Temple (in BC), and Ice Crown Citadel (in Wrath), but this is my first expansion in which I'm not deployed or stationed over seas so I honestly have no clue how long that takes. I only ask as I've been curious: Deathwing changed Cataclysm. By defeating him, will the rest of the xpac be us trying to fix it? Or is that in a xpac down the road? Then again, I rather dig the changes done to Stormwind personally (haven't quested Horde side yet so not all sure what took place there). Which brings up a whole new set of questions. The Blood Elves and the Draeni (spell check) have been mostly non existent. I wonder how long will be until they become more involved.
12-29-2010 @ 9:58PM
Deathwing will in all likelyhood be the final raid of the Xpac so dont expect him any time soon. At the moment we are all dealing with the after effects of the Cataclysm.
12-29-2010 @ 11:30PM
Deathwing is probably NOT the final boss. I'd expect Ragnaros, then Deathwing, then... whomever "hired" Deathwing. Because if the quests make one thing clear, he's not the Dude In Ultimate Control.
12-29-2010 @ 11:51PM
So someone hired Deathwing? Okay, that just made things really interesting. As a major Warcraft nerd that causes me to start thinking of someone or someones (a group of people) who would actually do that. I really hope that's true because now I just may go back and finish the quests in areas I skipped. :)
12-30-2010 @ 12:01AM
Think "old gods."
12-30-2010 @ 12:54AM
No, nobody *hired* Deathwing.Long story semi-short: Neltharion used to be the Aspect to watch over the earth with the other Aspects, was corrupted by the Old Gods, forged the Dragon Soul with pieces of each Aspects power in it, killed a lot of the Blue Dragonflight (which is ironic as Malygos was his closest of friends within the dragons), got the Soul stolen from him, couldnt find it for 10,000 yrs till the Second War. He manipulated people left and right, making the Dragonmaw Clan kidnap Alexstrasza, took a vacation in Outland for a bit (creating the Netherwing, and his mate Sintharia creating the Twilight Dragons), came back to Azeroth, Demon Soul destroyed, fled to Deepholm where he brooded and planned for years and years, and just now came back tearing a hole through the planes.Ergo, he has a long history of corruption and evil.
12-30-2010 @ 5:02AM
@Phort The long history of evil and corruption is largely due to his being manipulated by the Old Gods. Have you quested all the way through Twilight Highlands yet? The quests make it pretty clear that we're not dealing just with a naughty Neltharion doing what he does best. Deathwing's literally been transformed into something else by the power the Old Gods gave him, much like Queen Azshara, and he's definitely working for them. There's no real question that Deathwing's a puppet, not the puppetmaster.
12-30-2010 @ 8:10AM
A quest in Twilight Highlands implies that Deathwing isn't the DRAGONS ARE THE BEST AND I'M THE BESTEST guy he used to be. He ends up yelling this: "Then witness my new gifts, bestowed by this world's true masters!"After all, it's kinda hard to rule a planet and take Alexstrasza and Ysera as your sex slaves when the Twilight's Hammer want to blow it up and the Old Gods either want to blow it up or control it themselves.As he's now a flunky, presumably of the same Old Gods he worked against in the War of the Ancients, the only way I can see him likely as the last boss is if Cataclysm is setting up the Old Gods for another expansion.
12-30-2010 @ 10:49AM
As a big of a Warcraft nerd as I am (and I'm pretty damn proud of that fact too LOL >
1-03-2011 @ 12:29AM
It could be done in a similar way to WOTLK with Ulduar released before ICC pitting you against an old god/minions, before the guy on the front cover of the game.I hope anyway Deathwing is the final boss since most of the zones relate to him doing SOMETHING
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