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2-28-2012 @ 3:39PM
That is some refreshingly intelligent opinion there, Blayze.I think Bliz missed out on nearly every opportunity for good storytelling in wrath. Jaina, Sylvanas, The Scarlet Crusade, Muradin... All people who should have been there for Arthas's fall... Let's not forget some reprasentative from the blood elves. Their current state is all thanks to the Lich King too. Tirion had arguably the least business with Arthas, his feud was with the Scarlets!For that matter, WHY were we even attacking the Scarlets at any point in Northrend? The continent is big enough to let them fight our enemies for us. I recall hearing that they wanted Northrend to seem like a bleak victory. Tirion saving the day does not accomplish that. The scarlets busting in to help us, and saving our asses would have been EPIC."Wasted potential", the two-word summary of lore and story in WoW. And you're right, all to preserve "Balance" by making it Neutral factions who ever do anything.I don't actually blame Blizzard for the bad writing though. They're no George R.R. Martin or anything, but they've proved that they can crank out better stories than this before.Personally, I blame us, the players. Consider Theramore's imminent destruction. How often have I heard players complain about this? Or that "The horde has more mounts!", "The alliance has more zones!", "Thrall gets all the spotlight!" "Where's all the Pandas?!"Blizzard, stupidly, caters to our idiotic complaints. They hear what we want and see as unfair in the game and try to even things out. The problem? It's a game about war people! The sides aren't supposed to be eternally equal! If the alliance has more zones, deal with it! They're germany in europe at the height of WW2, and they have nothing more to gain and everything to lose! If Theramore gets blown up, good! I don't understand why it took this long, it's an easy and obvious target! If the Ogres and Pandas both join the Horde only, deal with it! 8 races to 6 does not ruin the game. Maybe the alliance will get two more a couple expansions later, but for now enjoy that things are looknig grim for the alliance!Speaking of which, why are we going to Pandaria? Both of us invading a neutral country for....? If I were Varian or Garrosh, I'd take advantage of the other's idiocy and grab some territory in the important areas of the world while the bulk of his forces are off getting smacked around by pandas.Sure, the alliance really got shafted lately. Draenei getting shafted in TBC, Worgen getting Shafted in Cata. Southshore...? Arathi? Twilight Highlands being a one side war where the Horde fights dwarves, and the Dwarves hide their booze and marry each other? Worgen losing Gilneas completely, yet the Goblins build an entire ZONE from scratch? How come the Gnomes haven't built a half dozen new Gnomregans yet? Hell Cata's story was largely about the Horde Warchief.
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