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11-06-2011 @ 8:25PM
But if this theory is right, why were the Titans (in the form of Algolon) so eager to go ahead with the re-origination during the Northrend campaign? Wouldn't the same consequences (releasing Azeroth) be there?
11-06-2011 @ 8:30PM
Because Algalon was summoned as a result of Loken the Watcher's death -- his death sent out the signal. That signal, a Watcher's death, meant that Azeroth was potentially compromised, and the shell that they had built around Azeroth was beyond repair. Algalon was sent to assess the situation, and if it was a matter of the integrity of Azeroth's prison being compromised, they would have to re-originate the planet, as the patch job they did when the Old Gods originally surfaced obviously wasn't enough to hold....in the Tinfoil Hat world, anyway. Remember, it's all speculation!
11-06-2011 @ 8:45PM
Exactly! Alganon only responded to the death signal, it wasn't a guarantee the "shell" needed to be purged, just a warning light that a pressure valve might of been compromised so to speak.Though it would be interesting to examine Alganon's response in that aspect. He mentioned that these resets were something he was accustomed to. Perhaps that means that the current "Azeroth" might of not been the first shell? Or perhaps the Titans had to experiment to see JUST what was necessary to contain the entity "Azeroth". Its not like we are the only entities nor only planet that exists or existed, as the Orcs and Draenei have proven with Draenor.The fact that we were spared, despite the signs of Old-god entities escaping their seals, hints that we have some unique attribute. What Alganon saw wasn't the Pandarans though, it was the tenacity of the races present. So it might not be the Pandarans alone that is required alone to restrain the evils born of "Azeroth".In the words of Gurren Lagann, it could also be a "fighting spirit". A will to fight that transcends the limitations normally presented by our physical forms, and allows us to kick out logic and perform the impossible.
11-06-2011 @ 10:42PM
@devilsei That tenacity might be important. Sometimes, the hardest thing of all to do is to have the willpower to do nothing in the face of adversity.
11-06-2011 @ 11:29PM
The Titans built a static prison, both space and time-wise. Alganon had a strict order about the Static prison: to re-originate it if it's sufficiently compromised.Upon his arrival, he indeed found the prison was almost a wreck. However, as a sentient being, Alganon also found something new, something completely unexpected: Life that Titans had created were now under the guidance of holy light, fighting the very evil Titans had fought, and winning!Yes, the prison was compromised. To prove it, the old gods would have been roaming free. But no, the prisoners had not escaped. Although the prison was no longer working, the prisoners had trained and graduated a new warden: Life itself, which's much stronger than the original static prison. What Alganon had orserved satisfied the very reason of re-orginating Azeroth: to contain chaos and evil. He just had to test us and prove to the Titans that his assessment and action were correct, although contradict to a direct order.
11-07-2011 @ 7:15AM
@bus yo dude, that was tight!
11-07-2011 @ 5:18PM
I'm not quite sure that it was just our own tenacity and "inconquerable will that" did it... It seems to me it's far more likely that the Old Gods/Azeroth were making us more powerful so we could defeat him, OR the Old Gods/Azeroth were weakening his resolve/pure logic with the conflict-fueled energy that we were generating so the Titans wouldn't come back and put Azeroth back to square one on trying to escape when he's so close (or closer than he's ever been) and has such a good source of energy. And, although I usually don't like bringing game mechanics, it's further reinforced by the fact that he's a hard-mode only boss, aka when everyone's fighting their hardest. But anyways, if Azeroth's powered by conflict, you'd think that the fact that 10 or 25 people are so good and practiced at fighting would mean that it's only more important to re-originate the protective shell, not let it live longer. And Algalon should know this.Sorry, that was long and disorganized, but you get my point, right? :)
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