Dec 4th 2011 9:02PM This just strenghens my thoughts that the end of Cataclysm is just a "passing the torch" moment. We're going to see the dragons step down, and mortals take over safeguarding Azeroth. We know we're capable of it now. And the dragons, though reluctant to believe it at first, know it now too.
Dec 1st 2011 5:28AM As much as I'm saddened to see the dragons powerless, it does actually make a lot of sense to me. We aren't losing Aspects, we're just trading them for different groups of people.
The Ages of Mortals means this to me. Mortals are now the "Aspects".
- Every mortal takes care of Alextraza's duties and those of the red flight. Essentially, just by being mortals. They create, manage, and end their own lives. Also, you can look at priests and anyone dealing in the Light by guarding life heavily more than any other mortals.
- The Emerald Dream will no longer be managed by Ysera. But it still has to exist. It won't just disappear. It's WoW's parallel "save game" as I saw someone put it. Instead of Ysera managing it, the druids of the world will take over. Malfurion and Cenarius and the rest of the Circle will keep the Emerald Dream safe and in check, as they have before.
- With Neltharion dead and Wrathion doing his own thing, it's left to the shamans of the world and the Earthen Ring to become the "Earth-Warders" of Azeroth. They will manage the planet and the elements as they always have.
- The aspects of magic and time will now be managed by mages, instead of Nozdormu and Kalecgos. Arcane magic isn't disappearing (obviously), and the ability to warp and travel through time (which is related to arcane magic, hello, Time Warp anyone?) also isn't going anywhere. The Bronze dragonflight will still have the same capability to warp time as any other mortal currently able to do so. Same goes for arcane magic usage.
The dragons were left by the Titans as teachers, not as all powerful beings. We mortals were put to the test, to learn how to guide Azeroth ourselves instead of having to rely on the dragons to do it for us. The mortals have passed the test. So the dragons have served their purpose. The paladins, priests, druids, shamans, mages (and all the other classes, don't flame me, I'm a dk. I know I'm essentially useless at "guiding" Azeroth however. lol) will now take the torch from the dragons and take care of their duties for them.
Azeroth hasn't changed. The dragons have.
Nov 23rd 2009 10:36PM Besides, on top of things everyone else has said, we're only looking at half of Azeroth. There is an entire other half that has been unexplored, and there could be tons of new adventures awaiting us there. Or there could not. Either way. You've not seen all of Azeroth, you've only seen half of it.
And on top of that, there are other worlds that we know of that exist. Draenor may have been a huge world before it was destroyed, and now all we see is a sliver of what it once was. Stuff like that has to be factored in as well. There'll always be more to explore. That's why we keep getting new stuff. So don't fret. =D
Nov 23rd 2009 10:57AM I've only been playing for a little over a year now. In fact, my warrior, my first character (who still isn't lvl 80 >
Nov 23rd 2009 10:49AM I like him, he's very cute. =3