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11-29-2011 @ 11:44AM
I understand that Blizz doesn't HAVE to give us a trailer. And I understand that in the scope of internet videos it's actually fairly good. But as everyone is saying, it's just not remotely on par with their past trailers. And considering this is supposed to be about the most epic confrontation in the game's history, I'd think an epic trailer is on order. Deathwing is the oldest villain in the game. He was from all the way back in Warcraft II. Before any of this Lich King or Scourge or Burning Legion business. There were orcs, then there was Deathwing. Then there was everything else. So I feel like they owe him more. I feel a subpar trailer is only a symptom of the overall disease. Deathwing is a real legacy villain and what did we get of him the whole expansion? There were the funny quests in the Badlands; but those were noteworthy because of the humor, not the dragon. Really it was just the confrontation in Twilight Highlands, which boiled down to "rawr! i wont too kill evreyting! i r teh fight u, alexstasza!", and his random flyovers. Those flyovers, to me, sort of sums up how DW was treated as a character. He ended up not really being a character, with personality or motivations, so much as a faceless force. When he flies over, you're not thinking about why he's doing it or why you want to beat him, or what have you. You're thinking either, "Yay, achievement!" or "Damnit, I already have that. Now I have to run back to my body." Why do we want to kill him? Because he's the last boss. We had an emotional investment in Arthas. We cared why we were fighting him and personally wanted it. That's because he had character development. We got to know him. Deathwing not so much. When DW does talk, it's just "I'ma blow up teh werld! Grrrrrr!" "Okay, well.... why?" "Because!" The guy's been around longer than anyone other than Medivh and Garona, and this is all we get from him. I just feel like he deserved better.
11-29-2011 @ 8:41PM
@Drahken - you just summed up everything I wanted to say.
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