Oct 20th 2009 1:37PM You are correct. Genesis NEVER affected feral bleeds but the tooltip was fooling some kitties. Was just a clarification, not a change.
Aug 18th 2009 8:26PM Virtually every troll culture seems to have started with a worship of life and animal deities, so much so it seems to be a staple of troll society. This seems very compatible with druidism.
Now a lot of these trolls have done bad. They have betrayed their deities and tried to take their power for their own. The Darkspear have yet to show such depravity.
Holding true to the worship of life and animal deities seems a small step for them to develop a form of druidism. It needn't be related to the elves at all, or even the Cenarion Circle. Similar to priests of all the races of the games having the same abilities but being priests of different religions.
Aug 13th 2009 3:18AM Honestly, I agreed with all of that. But I feel one thing didn't get addressed that I think was really important.
When WotLK came around Blizzard did a good job of making everyone's specs viable for PvE or PvP whatever you wanted to do.
But Sub still lagged far behind mutilate and combat for PvE DPS. I think Blizzard's acknowledgment of this and potential plans to make other DPS talents passive to increase sub DPS was very important.
Aug 11th 2009 9:28PM Honestly, I have to say. When I encountered this fight I was completely expecting them to have the skin alone.
For the reason that making a boss that you encounter only 50% of the time, in a 5 man no less, summon entire pre existing raid and dungeon bosses was unrealistic. Changing your abilities even moreso. Way too much effort for this encounter.
Plus a selection like that would severely limit the ones you get to fight. You would almost never see memories of Illidan or Lucifron. And if there wasn't a system like this to choose, your group would be owned because they didn't know how to do the fights.
Furthermore this would encroach upon the existing fights. They would become less unique. The point being, if you want to see those fights then go do it. Nothing is stopping you and a boss like this would just make them less appealing.
For a raid boss that you encountered 100% of the time when completing the raid this would make more sense. But even then, perhaps just taking part in a small aspect of the fight briefly would be more realistic.
Jul 16th 2009 6:53AM This does paint a rather one sided view of things. I think you are painting betrayal where even the character would not have seen it. She knew Kael'Thas for such a brief time I severely doubt she would have felt that he had betrayed her by freeing Illidan. Not that she didn't mind Illidan being stolen from her, just that I don't see that as a betrayal.
And we skipped over some of her own nastiness during this, she would have let Tyrande die to pursue her OWN personal agenda. And Malfurion let his brother go precisely because of it, Illidan could save her.
Maiev has always sewn the seeds of her own destruction, her fanatical obsession with imprisoning Illidan is what led to the death of her watchers. Illidan wasn't sentenced to death from the start precisely because he was powerful and wise and was intstrumental in driving the legion back the first time, they kept him alive in case the legion came back, at Malfurion's request. We see he has some cold feet about that later but Tyrande doesn't. And if the Watchers won't release him? Well, option 2. Not that she gave them much of a chance, her behavior is in the grey. Just pulling the curtain on the other side of things.
She betrayed her own people to chase Illidan into Outland. In the eyes of the Night Elves, Illidan had now repented for his crimes and was off into self imposed exile in Outland. She ignored this and look where it got her.
Your feelings about Maiev will largely vary depending on your feelings about Illidan. Being an Illidan fanboy, I am slightly biased. But even I acknowledge that hes a power hungry maniac for whom the end always justifies the means. You gotta acknowledge Maiev's brand of lunacy moreso than I think you did.