Mar 21st 2012 10:08PM Haha, all good points (had to look up who the first responder was talking about). All the same, ending it on that Batmanish note or something similar would be the only way to make Thrall's decision retroactively smart.
I still haven't found a way to justify the goblin leader's existence...
Mar 21st 2012 7:16PM Hmm... I had an idea that Garrosh was going to play an ultimate gambit to make up for all his warmongering by intentionally making himself the villian even the horde would hate, putting all the blame on himself so that by his death, peace could finally be attained. If they do go for for this angle... Hmm, lame... Combined with Sylvanas going the Arthas route, it seems like instead of a new generation going through entirely different paths, they're just repeating the same story over and over again.
Hopefully they are doing something different.
Feb 16th 2012 7:31PM About warlock draenei, I can see a few hooks there.
Already mentioned is the "secret society barely tolerated" angle, the ones who are "fighting fire with fire". That's already been done with both humans, orcs and night elves (regarding mages), and while we're at it, ALL death knights for all races fit that story. While it would work, I'm against this particular explanation only on grounds of it being a tale told too often.
The "bless a demon and that demon changed it's life" angle however... That's actually pretty sweet. However, to work well they'd need to bring in some quests that outline that story, some CLASS quests. I'm FOR more of those mind you (so far the only true class quests we have now are Death Knights and Rogues with their awesome daggers, yes, I'm counting that legendary weapon quest line as a class quest), but it's unlikely they'd do that only for ONE race/class combo. I love this idea, but in the short term it won't work until they are willing to put in new class quests again (and it's only a matter of time with how well SWTOR is selling based on the class quests alone, sure ain't anything else).
Here's an idea I was tossing around. What if there were a faction of REFORMED Eredar? Consider the Burning Crusade and the Legion's defeat in Outland. While many joined the Legion out of power, many more joined out of fear of death (which is, yes, ironic considering their goal is to wipe out all life, I guess just surviving long enough to die when the Legion's job is done and they kill themselves is better than immediately). There's got to be a number of eredar in the legion who have been doing the horrible things they've been doing only because not doing it would be suicide. They've grown cold to pity for anyone and laugh only because of how futile resisting the legion is. Then, they watch the legion lose not once, but twice. They watch the legion lose big in the twisting nether itself and for the first time in who knows how long they start thinking resistance isn't so pointless after all. Maybe the legion can be beaten. Maybe the "exiled" really ARE strong enough with this "light" and their new mortal allies to stand a chance. Maybe they would stand a better chance with their help!
Imagine a bunch of red and dark grey/blue skinned demons casting away most of their strength from the nether to use what little remains to aid the draenei. Imagine the conflict in the draenei society when Velen inevitably accepts them in an act of forgiveness and a chance for redemption. Not everyone will be as willing to forgive as a character like Velen. Further, Velen himself will be conflicted because these Eredar will still have the taint of the nether on them and be forced to use fel magic to fight for them, the only skill they know (aside from their new-found "blessing of the naaru", a racial ability that'll serve as their beacon of redemption). Even "broken", suddenly losing the focus of distrust in draenei society, will have enmity towards these long-time villains seemingly turned remorseful. Even those who trust they really do want to destroy the legion will wonder how cowardly they seem to be, only seeming to stand for what's right when they feel they stand a better chance of personal survival. This could even be a pathway for the "redeem a demon" angle, as some of this new splinter group could very well want to connect with this light for real, see in the demons they summon the same dreadful past and potential for redemption as themselves, and want to help THEM break free too (by.. well... enslaving them first).
I've tossed this idea around for a bit now, and it's the best way I've come up with to work warlocks into draenei society. Thoughts?
Dec 5th 2011 10:32AM The Joker infected them with Smylex. We'll all die laughing if we eat them! Someone send out the bat signal!
Nov 6th 2011 11:52PM So if Azaroth is like Azathoth, then if it ever wakes up, everything that exists will instantly vanish, the universe goes from false vacuum to ground state.
So the answer if not violence, is this:
Take a melody
Simple as can be
Give it some words
And sweet harmony
Raise your voices
All day long now
Love grows strong now
Sing a melody of love, oh love
Sep 26th 2011 8:11PM You guys, ALL of you, really need to stop with this "Magni is dead" kick. He was transformed into a giant crystal. In WHAT fantasy world has that NOT meant "somewhere down the line someone will cure him"? It's like the rule that if you see a gun in act 1, someone will use it in act 3. People turned to crystal always ALWAYS get turned back at some point. It's just a matter of when. There's no point even pretending Blizzard won't be doing that.
Aug 23rd 2011 11:05PM Versioning used to work like decimals, then they started putting decimals after decimals. Thing is, there's a perfectly good schema already in place for that, using the humble colon.
Not a single person would raise an eyebrow if the versioning looked like this: 4:2:2:14534
Jul 4th 2011 1:12AM "The world no longer needs guardians. The future of Azeroth has always resided in mortal hands."
Remember THAT? The big takeaway of Warcraft 3? Maybe constantly replacing big strong guardians isn't the best thing for the mortal races. Maybe Garrosh and Wrynn need to grow up and learn to take responsibility.
May 10th 2011 8:04AM Considering what Blizzard does with all mythologies they've used in Wow, complaining about Hercules seems silly. Besides, taking liberties with mythology is in a completely different ball park than turning real life history into a fantasy.
Dec 21st 2010 3:16PM How exactly do you do the "normal" mode of this dungeon at 85? You can't queue up for either this one or Blackrock Caverns normal at 85 (much to my annoyance), so you're limited to your friends and guild mates travelling all the way out there.
I remember reading that this was "hotfixed" but I've yet to actually see it solved as I still can't select it.