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12-28-2011 @ 1:13PM
I hope Mists doesn't expose a big, world-ending, villain right from the get go, but that's not to say I don't like a massive fight with equally massive stakes.I would like to see some time taken to develop a nemesis. When cataclysm started we all knew how it was going to end and we knew the stakes, and while the raid delivered on that scale it was really just to be expected.I guess what I'm trying to say is that the build-up is just as important as the climax. Deathwing was just dropped on our lap and we had to deal with him eventually, and killing his henchmen never really felt impactful to me in the sense of plot progression--like, if we killed Deathwing first and then killed Rag and Nefarian and so on it wouldn't seem that out of order as it should.
12-28-2011 @ 1:51PM
I think a lot of that has to do with the fact they made sure we knew that DeathWing had just been driven insane by the Old Gods, and how he was just a puppet in their schemes, and yet he was still the big bad. Um, so congrats, we get to kill the puppet and we can just forget about the puppet master?It would have been like if Wrath had given more time to Sindragosa tearing stuff up, told us that she was on Arthas' leash, and then ended Wrath with Sindy being the final bad and being told Arthas ran away yelling "Next time, Gadget! Next time!" No, he was the mastermind, he was the puppetmaster, he was the true source of the threat, and we dealt with the source.Cataclysm, all we did was remove the immediate threat. The source is still there, and we never even touched it.
12-29-2011 @ 1:16AM
@EdThis was Deathwing's exansion. Those of us who knew who DW was beforehand already knew that he was being controlled by the Old Gods, at least to some extent. The Old Gods are the thread that binds each chapter in WoW together. We know DW was a puppet, and that there is a much more insidious threat to Azeroth. The Old Gods are the prompt that keeps you wondering what will happen next because until we can figure out a way to deal with them on a permanent basis, C'thun or Yogg-Saron or any of them could be back at anytime.
1-04-2012 @ 4:55AM
Thing is, we CAN'T kill the Old Gods now:1. We don't know where they are2. They're supposed to be unkillable or "kill them and you screw over Azeroth"Deathwing was dealt with and so will anyone else they corrupt. In the mean time we bide our time and keep looking for ways to take them on (perhaps that's the big fight between Light and Dark that Velen keeps yammering on about?).Of course, in absence of a Big Bad, why resume hammering eachother. "To stay fit" :)
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