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11-13-2011 @ 2:23AM
@ClundgrenThe Horde having less early zones actually made sense, with their 3 main groups being one zone apart. They could have fixed this by knocking out part of the wall and turning Desolace into a Tauren zone, but no."That has been accomplished, and the designers have hinted pretty strongly that the next step involves the Alliance, reacting to an attack on Theramore, uniting strongly behind Varian Wrynn and going on offense against a divided Horde." We heard the same hints about reacting to the Broken Front, Southshore, Ashenvale, Darkshore, Gilneas, Stromgarde, and more.. our reaction to Wrathgate got taken out of the game after they screwed up the timeline between expansions, and Varian got to have a stalemate against Garrosh, in a book. Briefly. Not reflected at all in the game."The storyline is ongoing. For a long time, the alliance was ascendant. Now the Horde is. It looks like soon it will go the other way. But if you can't handle your side ever being on the ropes, it might be tough to take." It'd help if they weren't writing the story into a corner.. unless the Horde 'pull an Andorhal' and go home on the brink of victory, we'll need some idiotic Deus Ex cliff-hanger. Probably involving Rhonin training an army of Kobolds, juggling candles."I play both sides, though my main is Horde. I didn't get upset in Vanilla, when the central story lines all came out of the Alliance (why was I killing Onyxia, again?)."If you have to ask why you're killing an evil Black Dragon who lives one zone away from Orgrimmar before she can gain too much power, why bother killing any raid boss?" I didn't get upset in Wrath, when all the major npcs were Alliance (Bolvar) or former Alliance (Arthas, Tirion)." Except the Horde leaders still got face time. Sylvanas was front and centre (until ICC, for some reason) and they started building up Garrosh as a genius leader (despite having the brains of a broken shoe). The Dwarven council apparently have zero issues, Malfurion chases some Naga and then disappears until Firelands (because why would the Archdruid care about Ashenvale) Tyrande showed Greymane around his new tree, Velen and Geblin are playing Portal 2 co-op somewhere, and Varian makes us take Anduin on a play-date... gee, Blizzard were totally serious about building up the stakes for both sides.
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