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10-28-2011 @ 4:28PM
Hell, I *loved* Raiders of the Lost Ark, and I love Indy to pieces in general (the less said about the last movie the better, though). And even I hated Uldum.The main problem I had with it is that I feel like pop culture references in WoW are generally fun, but Uldum was the first time I felt like they actually were detrimental to the game, because the gag was stretched out at the expense of the WoW lore. I would have loved to have seen more about the Tol'Vir, and an exploration of the Titan mythology. Instead, we got Raiders. A Raiders parody that was somewhat forced and didn't even really make sense where they tried to mesh it with the WoW lore. The most glaring example, that I still have yet to understand from a WoW-lore standpoint, is the Horde archaeology trainer helping out the villain. Yes, the joke is that he was based on Indy's rival Rene Belloq, who worked for the Nazis in the movie, but where does that fit in terms of Azeroth? And it was never spoken of again or explained.The other problem is that it didn't feel like I was the hero questing through the zone, except when dealing with the Tol'Vir. It felt like I was Harrison's moll, which was lame. The whole thing reminded me a lot of some of the bad tabletop campaigns I've played, where player characters were railroaded in an adventure to be the sidekicks to the DM's favorite NPCs (in D&D, usually Drizzt or Elminster). Uldum is probably my biggest disappointment from Cataclysm.
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