Apr 4th 2012 7:17PM Oh you Americans, with your words spoken out through your mouth-holes and listened to with ears. How droll!
Apr 4th 2012 7:16PM "Hit's a jolly 'oliday wiv you, Varian Wrynn"? This makes me want to buy it :)
Apr 4th 2012 7:00PM It always was, wasn't it? :D
Personally, I think the devs were making it up as they went along and covering up contradictions by keeping everything rather vague. That's what I'd do, anyway!
Apr 4th 2012 6:56PM I heartily dislike that short story - it reduced Sylvanas to pretty much a card-carrying villain. Although she's been doing bad, bad things all along, I liked when you could at least attempt to defend her ruthlessness as overzealous concern for her people's survival. Now she's just another evil coward. Yawn.
Apr 4th 2012 6:50PM Although, of course, Garrosh Hellscream pointed it out about a month *before* Cataclysm launch.
Apr 4th 2012 6:47PM Hmm. I think we may be talking at cross-purposes. I was disagreeing with the theory that Ner'zhul had been completely destroyed and his powers & memories absorbed by Arthas.
That is to say, when the Lich King recalls Ner'zhul's past and identifies with it by saying "*I* was once a shaman", it shows that Ner'zhul remains as part of the LK's identity. As opposed to having been completely obliterated, as Arthas claims.
In other news, this got really nerdy, really quickly!
Apr 4th 2012 5:24PM It looks like the pet-collecting achievements have been removed on the PTR - probably in preparation for the new Pet Battle system and the new way we'll collect pets. We'll have a better idea what the future holds once that's in place.
It may be something as simple as revising the number of pets you need to unlock the various levels of the achievement.
Apr 4th 2012 3:25PM I won't hear a word against Moira - she's a strong and capable female character. Why, just look at all the things she's done, like... er... the time she slept with a guy her father disapproved of!
Apr 4th 2012 3:22PM @Eternauta No no no - you're wrong! The Lich King was defeated by the Ashen Verdict and independent heroes working under their auspices! Hehe - I guess 'which faction killed him' is a more complex question than it first appeared.
It might be interesting to count up which raid bosses actually *do* have canonical faction kills. I know Onyxia does, if only because Varian Wrynn retroactively killsteals.
Apr 4th 2012 3:13PM You don't bring in a new guy to replace the old guy if you're completely done with the story. My impression from that Q&A was that they were being deliberately evasive about the whereabouts of all Arthas's accoutrements because they have vague plans that they don't want to outline specifically and be pinned down about by Red Shirt Guy at Blizzcon 2018.