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9-11-2011 @ 6:39PM
Nice TFH!I kinda prefer the idea of Sylvanas being in control of her actions, though. She is notoriously strong-willed ... and the whole "hero corrupted by evil becomes bad guy" thing has been overdone in WoW. Sometimes people do evil with their eyes open, and there's no "old god insanity defense".I really don't want to see Sylvanas pull the "old god insanity defense", or the "shards of frostmourne insanity defense", or any other insanity defense. I want to see her die the true death.The guilty shall suffer!
9-11-2011 @ 6:52PM
Sylvanas is such a polarizing figure that I think they could not really afford to kill her off. Controversy is good for business.
9-11-2011 @ 7:31PM
Let another million subscribers leave the game and I bet they'd try something that big.And while yes, the "and old god made me do it" might be a re-hashed plot point, I believe she'd be the first major contemporary NPC to be directly affected by it. People always talk about how epic the Gates of AQ event was, maybe Blizz is setting up early ground for another event that everyone in the game has a stake in.TFH aside, I really like little mystery spots like this in the game. It's fantasy. Not everything needs an explanation. Hidden pockets of desolation (or untouched antiquities) and mysterious magics make games like this that much better.
9-11-2011 @ 8:42PM
"the whole "hero corrupted by evil becomes bad guy" thing has been overdone in WoW"The thing with Sylvanas is that she hasn't really been a hero in the traditional sense. In life, yes, she was a hero because she defended Quel'Thalas, but when she became a banshee she was already turned evil, in a way. Then she broke free, and became "good" if you can call her ways "good".So really, she was already corrupted/evil from the moment she was raised as a banshee, since all that filled her cold heart was revenge.
9-11-2011 @ 9:55PM
@AngryceltI agree with your sentiment that hidden little places of mystery or magic are wonderful touches to a fantasy game, and don't all need to be future plot hooks. Another example is the Maw of the Void (the huge whirlpool in Darkshore) that drops players into the collapsed ruins of Bashal'aran. People have speculated that it's a lead-in to a new hero class or somesuch, but it might just be one of those creepy little flavor touches that's only there for fun.
9-12-2011 @ 12:02AM
"see her die the true death."Just need to have Anduin grow up a little more, mature into his priest-ish career foreshadowing, and learn balefire. (If it's strong enough, conceivably as much as 2/3 of the Forsaken PC's could suddenly find themselves human again.... which is why they wouldn't take this route to remove her.)
9-13-2011 @ 6:19PM
@Pyre"Just need to have Anduin grow up a little more, mature into his priest-ish career foreshadowing, and learn balefire."Except that using balefire on Sylvanas to cause the people she raised as undead wouldn't work. Not only did she not directly raise anyone (iirc), but a strong enough hit of balefire to erase several years' worth of unlife from that many Forsaken would pretty much tear the Pattern apart.
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