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6-05-2011 @ 5:49PM
Hmm... I just thought of something. Why would the Old Gods want Azeroth destroyed. I know they are all about chaos but a destroyed planet would not seem to serve them well. Another matter is trying to assess or speculate a possible connection with Sargeras and the Old Gods. They both have the same goal, which is undoing the Titans' ordered universe and allowing chaos to reign. I have seen precisely zero evidence suggesting a link between them, but it makes me wonder. Could the Old Gods have been the ones truly responsible for Sargeras' decent into madness? Only time will tell...dun dun dun.
6-05-2011 @ 6:40PM
Azeroth is the jail of the Old Gods. And what do you do when you're stuck in jail? Try and break out. What do you do if you're stuck and jail and you just so happen to be a neurotic anarchist? You blow the jail up.Basically, instead of trying to find where the Titans put the damn key, the Old Gods decided to just blow up the door, A.K.A, the entire planet. Simple plan, really.As for Sargeras... I don't know. I seem to remember the Old Gods actually going directly against him once, back at the Sundering. I think the only reason the Old Gods have to like Sargeras is the fact that he wants to blow up the door/Azeroth just as much as they do.Plus, what do you do if you're a chaos-loving, Lovecraftian horror and you meet someone like you? Kill them and laugh like crazy.Frankly, I have serious doubts if the Old Gods have ever worked with eachother, which makes the idea of them teaming up with Sargeras a bit far-fetched. Awesome, yes (Sargeras and the Death-Squid v.s. Everybody Else), but unlikely.
6-05-2011 @ 8:14PM
Old Gods want to blow up Azeroth.The Legion wants to make everything a living hell. With the Old Gods taking over there would eventually be no Azeroth. If the Legion takes over then we have a giant flaming rock. They have similar goals but they are still different. The satyr you free in Hyjal even says that he's only helping so that there will be a world left for the Legion go crazy with.
About the Sargeras/old god angle. I have often wondered myself. Pre-BC, Sargeras had been corrupted by the very being he was fighting, the Burning Crusade.However, Metzen admittedly dropped the ball and the corruption roles were reversed. The new lore has it that Sargeras corrupted the eredar. Now if I read Golden's marvelous take on the issue, an incredible number of Burning Legion demons actually are actually twisted versions, while the draenei remain the untwisted versions.Not only that, the most powerful members of the Legion are Eredar. This leaves a small number of demons that Sargeras would have been fighting before his own corruption. What's more is that we are left which non-Eredar demons would be powerful enough to corrupt a Titan?My own personal tfh theory is this: Back when the Titans started their little redecorating journey, they hadn't had any dealings with Old Gods. When they finally did bump into some, they had no understanding of them at all. Titans are beings of order and Old Gods are chaos personified. The Titans underestimated them. Instead of working together to take on these beings with completely foreign ideas and attitudes, they put Sargeras in charge of cleaning up their messes, while they went off skipping off to other planets.Sargeras could handle the creatures that were beholden to the Old Gods easily. But many Old Gods would have certainly have been too much for him to handle. The idealist Titan slowly losing his confidence would be the perfect target for the Old Gods. Here was an immensely powerful and charismatic being. All they had to do would be to let him lose time and again. Isolated from the ones who set him to his task, it would be easy to convince him he had been abandoned. Next, all they would have to do was to plant the seed of creating his own army to undo all that his former friends worked to create.So time passed. Sargeras fell and became a tool of the very chaos he had once struggled against. He, in turn, corrupted other powerful beings. Eventually, he had the chance to confront those who had left him behind.Finally, the Titans were faced with the fact that the Old Gods were much more than they bargained for. When they stumbled across them again, they would have to do something about it.
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