I think it was pretty good! Nice to see some more audio drama.
Gotta be honest: I don't have 2hrs to listen to this before Saturday....but I can assure you it's the first damn thing that I will do in the weekend cause i #$%^ing love wow lore! <3
It sounds awesome, as usual.Very strong characters in the legion.
I listened to the whole audio drama while playing my Druid through the Argus storyline. I'm glad that Blizzard gave us a backstory on not only Alleria and Turalyon, but Lothraxion too. Can't wait for Blizzard to shed more light on the void, no pun intended.
ALways love the WoW lore. Now I can listen to it as I play.
Hearing what happened in all those years between legion and the time they gotten lost is really satisfying.
I am delighted to learn about the Story of Alleria and Turalyon (and witness it in game with my character as well)! It has been ages since blizzard has put the login message regarding their return and now that they're here, I am excited to see it to the end! The posters look amazing! Many thanks to Blizzard for making this giveaway possible :)
My thoughts:Epic, so exhilarated with this meta storytelling by Blizzard. Truly hope they continue it. I loved the desperation on the eredar to get away from Alleria. The true fear by him.....
It must be understood that neither the Light nor Shadow are benevolent. That said, neither the Light nor Shadow are actively malevolent either.They are flawed - but only in that they are absolutely one-dimensional and have no ambiguity. Perfection can be suffocating.They are manifestations of a single, specific point of logic, and don't really care about "Good" or "Evil" in the sense of mortal beings. They have their own agenda and desires, and those are only tangentially related to mortal needs and hopes and fears.As for Alleria's eventual fate, one can assume she'll return to Azeroth and and further hone her abilities - possibly training other as well. Which might impact the Hunter class in some way.She seems remarkably strong-willed - so being twisted into an abomination of Shadow seems highly unlikely. She might even be able to stop the Old Gods' plans from coming to fruit with her abilities.As to how she'll react to Sylvanas, only time will tell (it probably wont be pleasant).
I loved the depth of feeling and complexity they gave to Alleria's character! I have to say I like the voice acting for Turalyon in this audio drama, more than I do in the game. They did such a great job with the narrative, I could see it in my mind as they told the story! I really hope that Blizzard creates more of these for us! I can't wait to learn Alleria's future with the Void!
I absolutely adored the additional lore on the duality of light and shadow! I'm very happy for there to be official flaws in the light and potential good in the void, and I'm glad that major lore characters like Alleria and Turalyon are examples of them coexisting without unnecessary angst.
There is currently a lot of discussion about the Light and Shadow. There seems to be a lot of speculation maybe even confusion about how these forces relate to each other.We know these are both forces of will. Both forms of energy, light and void are channeled by spellcasters by exerting their willpower. "Two sides of the same coin" is a common metaphor to describe how they relate to each other.The coin is willpower; the control an individual sentient creature exerts over themselves to take actions in the world. People take actions for lots of reasons, good and bad, selfless and selfish. At this basic level willpower represents how much drive is being directed into the actions. Practitioners of this kind of magic extend this internal driving force onto the world around them, manipulating creation itself to conform to their ideas.The 'heads' side of the coin is conviction; the beliefs and philosophies that we feel convinced are true and accurate. This type of channeling invokes the light. It can lead to great feats of bravery in the face of incredible odds. The problem is, when someone wielding the light is wrong, it's almost impossible to convince them to stop. Whatever philosophy they use to wield the light, they will fight to the death to defend.The 'tails' side of the coin is emotion; the feelings and instincts that motivate us. Using emotion to invoke this force calls up the shadow. We see in the Sha that anger, fear, and pride are magnets for darkness. It drives it's wielders to strike directly at the heart of a problem with as much force as they can muster. The shadow can do everything the light can do. It serves as the primary animating force of Undead for example. The downside of Shadow is that it's over indulgence can lead to a creature that functions on pure instinct, everything is fight or flight.These two forces desperately need each other. The light without shadow is fatalistic and loses it's sense of liberty. Shadow without light loses its discretion and becomes incapable of following through on anything.So what do you get when they are in balance? Free will. The Denizens of Azeroth are creatures of the light, that have been corrupted by the shadow. As the Curse of Flesh works it's way into the titan forged races, they gain free will. Algalon tells as much. This is further confirmed here in the "Thousand Years of War" Audio Drama.This expansion has revealed a lot about the light and void that have been hinted at for a long time. It amazes me how they are able to make so much new information work with all the established lore and still somehow make it a surprising revelation. I hope that at some point in the future we get more revelations on how arcane and fel, as well as life and death magics.
I love it! The story of Alleria and Turalyon has always interested me. I'm a sucker for mysteries, and hated to not know what happened to them. It was an incredible interesting listen, and I hope they make more of these kind of things!
Finally some explanation about those 2.
I loved the story so much. It really brings more depth and understanding to Turalyon and Alleria, as well as the Army of the Light and the Void. I was surprised to see Blizzard start going in this direction, as before the light has always been good and on our side and the void being one of our enemies. But I do love this choice, as it adds more depth to the Warcraft universe and makes people ponder even more about what is right and wrong in this universe. I am actually genuinely exicted for the ending of this expansion, as previous ones have sometimes fallen flat in terms of plot engagement (*cough* *cough* WoD *cough*).
Nice of Blizzard to give new players some background about these characters. I was wondering about 1000 year thingy, but this somewhat explained it. Hope there will be more of audio dramas in the future.Those posters are amazing. To me, Dalaran one is better, it has been my favourite city/place since Wotlk. I remember racing around while it was still in crystalsong forest. Other one is also cool, but it would probably stay somewhere near my PC, while Dalaran one will be in my bedroom.
As some one who loves the lore of wow this just helps bring them back into the main story with more of a reason for the players to join in. The story of them away from their son and wanting to see him one more time before they both would be due to perish just added the feeling of parents that where solders missing their child. The visions they both saw helped them power through the entire time they spent before we the player joined the effort to actually mean more than"we where just doing what the light wanted us to do to fight the legion and the void".
Love that content can extend past the game in this form of audio lore. I like how Alleria is embracing the void and I'm excited to see where it takes us and her moving forward.Also them poster <3.
Wow! This audios are amazing! The part of Alleria hearing that Argus is alive give me goosebumps! and the part that Alleria accept the void =O! Thanks Blizzard for this amazing lore!
I usually don't dive deep into character lore, but these characters sure demand it. Can't wait to see how their stories unfold. As always, the art for these posters are beyond amazing. Argus has sure been an interesting place to visit, and explore.