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11-19-2011 @ 8:18AM
I've always found Forsaken and Scourge lore particularly interesting, because it begins with the story of Arthas, who still remains one of my favorite characters of the franchise alongside Kel'Thuzad. His story was interesting, and I loved following his story throughout the RTSs and forward into his expansion.The Plague was always this dark, magical, unstoppable and mysterious force. There was always more to discover about The Plague, and I particularly find the character motivations of those turned by undeath to be extra compelling. Nothing really quite screams faith in the Light like someone who's gone through the tortures of the Lich King, forced to commit genocide under his reign, and then even after pushing through the pain the Light provides with using it for one bound by dark magic and *still* holding on. It speaks volumes of their tenacity and dedication, of strength of the human spirit, and I can respect that.If there was something I'd always wished for, however, was a return on the Legion against Scourge conflict that was seemingly lost after the RTSs. The Legion wanted Arthas out of the picture because they could no longer control him--he was getting too powerful. I would envision the Legion making headway into Icecrown through the Frozen Wastes with their green fire, burning through the continent until they reached Icecrown Citadel and confronted him directly while he's busy with us. And that's when we'd find out--that the Lich King was using The Plague all this time as a way of fighting off the Legion invasion and saving Azeroth. That The Plague was Azeroth's last line of defense, and the only way to save the world would be to subject to his rule, if only temporarily--an acceptance of a lesser evil for the greater good to stop the far greater evil.It's that kind of potential for great story that I love about The Scourge and the Forsaken--there's just so many ways it can go, and I will always find it interesting. Besides, I'm just a sucker for the classic epic tales of True Good versus Chaotic Evil and Lesser Evil versus Greater Evil. They never get old.
11-19-2011 @ 9:24AM
11-19-2011 @ 10:06AM
There is still a "good guy" as Lich King at the moment on the Ice Crown Throne... So your lore seems interesting to see it on a future expansion... Actually i would love to see it!
11-20-2011 @ 8:40AM
I would agree with you, except that is the exact dynamic that occured in BC.Illidan wasn't evil, he was only amassing an army against the Burning Legion who wanted him dead for not going through with the plan of destroying Kel'thuzad. It's an interesting dynamic, but one they had just done recently. I think the whole "I've been leading you along to make you strong enough to become my unstoppable tool against your own friends" worked for WotLK.
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