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8-09-2011 @ 9:44AM
I don't think the titles tell you all that much, to be honest. (And previous ones certainly weren't comprehensive about the contents of the expansion...)For instance, how many people thought when the name Cataclysm was trademarked, that we were getting some kind of Maelstrom related expansion? Something underwater, heavy with Naga, perhaps? While both of those items appear, they're largely tangential. The elemental planes are a much bigger part of the expansion, but the title doesn't suggest any of that.The plot of Wrath of the Lich King seems obvious in hindsight, but was it really? Blizzard could have made that the expansion where they revamped old world, using Arthas mounting a huge assault as the story excuse. That would actually fit the world "wrath" better anyway; what we did was more like "Assault on the Lich King" or "The Invasion of Northrend."And would have you jumped to the Burning Legion immediately upon hearing Burning Crusade? Why not Ragnaros? And even if you did jump to demons, what there implies Outland? Remember, Illidan went there specifically to HIDE from the Burning Legion; in WC3 their presence there was nothing like what we saw in BC. Burning Crusade, again, sounds more like an invasion; demons sweeping across Azeroth, razing everything in their path.No, I don't think any of the expansion titles, strictly on their own, are particularly enlightening. They give you a theme, a flavor, but no real substance about content.
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