Holy Smokes, All I have to say was... "That was F!@#$ing Terrible"That was so poorly done, I am just flat out amazed at just how terrible it was.I am disappointed.
Welp, that was bad.
To think that BfA started off with a shocking reveal just sort of fizzled out with barely anything to work with afterwards. Whoever decided that the NEs needed to lose so much and have Teldrassil burn needs to never be able to write stories again because this is just weak. I'm not even a big fan of the NEs altogether but after Legion how can the quality go down so hard?BfA could've been a PRIME opportunity to change WoW's world again. Give more character to the people of the Alliance and the Horde, have them tired of fighting each other and reflect it through storylines and characters but instead we barely get any of that. This entire expansion just should've been about Azshara and N'Zoth instead of a faction conflict at all because it barely works these days. During MoP we were actually able to see what a fractured Horde looked like with Vol'jin's revolt against Garrosh and we had content to further reflect that but nowadays we just see the Horde except for like... 10% being alright with everything going on. It would've been GREAT to see the races of the Horde call out Sylvanas for destroying the NE's home in an attempt for genocide. After all the Horde is supposed to be "honorable" or whatever. Though Blizzard just isn't capable of doing that despite being able to, even for a filler expansion (which is what BfA is at this point) it would've been a good way to have Sylvanas just up and abandon the Horde prior to 8.2.5 and reveal her working with Azshara to cause the faction war and hint at the Shadowlands before its reveal. Here's hoping Shadowlands brings some better writing to the table.
I have been waiting so long for them to use this cutscene/quest, I had abandoned hope of them ever using it! Awesome!
So, am I crazy, or is this really poorly timed?The Alliance wins after the war ends, meaning hostilities shouldn't be ongoing, right?Does this seem absurd to anyone else?
Who else can hear the Star Wars theme playing in their heads now?
The way the WFs were implemented was always like that....the monthly swings imply that it is a battle raging back and forth....yet, the actual battles themseves with all the named heroes that are SLAIN in the end - not defeated, not pushed back, but SLAIN - tell a one-time-story. There is no second battle against Liadrin after you KILL her. Yet, somehow, the game does not even acknoledge them dying...and simply loops time back 4 weeks whenever it is your turn to attack.WF were just a pile of ^&*! in every way. It would have totally been possible to make the scenario an actually believeable battle of a push forward that could be countered again...then again, it would have been possible to make the $%^&ing Table Miassions actually tell something about the CURRENT war and not some events that happened almost a decade in the past!The truth is, that Blizzard did not want to tell a faction story with BFA. I am almost certain that they originally just wanted to tell a story about how Sylvanas gets to open the Shadowlands and breaks from the Horde in some way....how Zandalari fight off G'huun...and how Jaina wins back the hearts of the Fat Humans...and how all of this somehow leads to us facing Azshara and freeing N'Zoth who would then be the BigBad of the expansion!And then they sat around a table and somebody said: "Those are all nice stories...but we need more OOMPF! Gimme some OOMPF!"...then they brainstormed for like 3 minutes and came up with a faction war. Ion liked it. So they tried to connect all those previous stories with a faction war.Edit:And since the whole Nelf-Arc of the expansion with teldrassil burning down and having doubts in Elune and all of that was given almost no screen-time except to make Saurfang feel about about his honor...i do not believe that Tyrande/Elune was planned to be a story in this expansion at all. They simply needed a victim to start the faction war oof...and Nelfs qulified for the job nicely. This means the entire arc was tagged on later, just like the faction war....and this means the "conclusion" in Shadowlands will be EXTREMELY disappointing.
Don't writers these days have anything to say other than "we have to work together"? Stories never used to absolutely bloody insist on this all the time. Characters just got on with things without the cloying platitudes.While I'm at it, hopefully in the future we'll move past the ego-massaging insistence (in a pantomime Scottish accent) that "YOU, champion, did ALL these GREAT THINGS". Apart from being a bit weird that we are surrounded by these bizarre boot-lickers (who goes around saying that sort of thing?), it's like someone at Blizzard has put a permanent message up on the brainstorming board that the players have to be TOLD they're heroes at the end of each quest line. It's part of the absolutely horrendous mawkishness that seems to have infested wow recently. It wasn't always like this. Even the Horde are beginning to sound like some sort of support group.
Am i missing something?This video was posted on 11 Nov 2018 on You tube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=40&v=HQDLjqAbFac&feature=emb_logo
That's it? That's kind of disappointing.
Pretty pathetic as all things go, a final hurrah in an attempt to placate night elf players with literal hashed together reconned "cut-scene".
LOOOOOL. While the Alliance and the Horde are in Nazjatar and soon battling against N'zoth, Tyrande is fighting against nothing to regain Darkshore. 10/10 writing
Wow, I'm glad we got four film level cinematics of a dude who participated in yet another genocide being sad rather than even one of the survivors of his genocide.
This has major "Draenor is Free!" vibes. So how long till we get Shadowguard forcefully coverting Night Elves to Elune's Decree of Night?