is justifiably known as one of the most dangerous sinkholes on the internet, and recently I spent hours winding my way through the entry on What Happened to the Mouse?
For the uninitiated, the trope concerns secondary or minor characters and plot lines that go unresolved. Some better-known examples include the remaining dinosaur embryos in Jurassic Park
, Saruman's fate in the film version of The Return of the King
, and what happened to the Libyans in Back to the Future
Probably the most famous unresolved story line in the history of WoW
was that of The Missing Diplomat
, which for years was an iconic Alliance quest
in pursuit of the missing Stormwind king. You ended up in Dustwallow Marsh with Jaina Proudmoore's thanks for having tracked down one of the conspirators, and then ... silence. Until Wrath of the Lich King
, players wondered what on earth had happened to King Wrynn
Blizzard seems to be wrapping up a few stories that had been eluding players for a while (most recently, where Maeiv Shadowsong went
after the battle with Illidan), but others remain. I have two personal favorites: The quest that Chromie gives you in Dragonblight
that strongly hints at something weird going on with Nozdormu
(admittedly, Thrall: Twilight of the Aspects
sort of addresses this), and a question cryptically answered
by Chris Metzen and Alex Afrasiabi in the first round of Ask CDev concerning the ultimate fate of Frostmourne. Is there any mouse-like storyline or quest thread you'd still like to see finished in game?
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