The Queue: All of the lore should be available in the game
I read all the tie in novels. I watch all the movies and cinematics. I pick up all the Chronicles, and I not only owned World of Warcraft The Roleplaying Game (it is, in fact, on a shelf in my office right now) but I bought Warcraft The Roleplaying Game back in 2003, a year before World of Warcraft even existed. I’m the guy who told everyone to buy Wolfheart and Stormrage. I own the Warcraft movie.
So when I say that I believe that you should be able to get all the lore you need to understand World of Warcraft by playing it, I’m speaking as someone who has made a concerted effort to pursue lore sources outside of that game. Absolutely none of that should be necessary. Blizzard has made strides, but they aren’t there yet, and I think they really need to be.
Anyway, it’s the Queue. I miss talking about prehistoric animals.
Since Allied races and Panderan are now able to be Death Knights, who else wants to see more race/class combos? With the next expac going to the lands of the dead, should this not in essence open the minds of the various races? Thus giving them the option to try new things, say Blood Elf Druids, Draenie Rogues, or Forsaken Paladins? More options gives people who are not too interested in Allied races other options going in to the next expac.
I mean, I play a lot of Dungeons and Dragons and the last time that game had hard and fast class restrictions was what, Second Edition? I mean, a long time ago now. You could play a Drow Paladin if you wanted to nowadays. I’ve always felt like it was pretty freaking silly to have class restrictions the way WoW does. I’d have ended it years ago if I had that power. We let Forsaken play as Hunters and Kul Tirans are freaky death Druids now, I say, bring on the Lightforged Rogues.
Q4TQ: What Allied races are conceivably doable or left? We know that Allied races are currently other cosmetic options for races that are available at the moment. There will be more options coming in Shadowlands but at this point how many more models can they use to give each faction more options? Saberon for Horde, Ogres for Alliance, another neutral race? Sethrak I am looking at you! Allied races have been great, finally get to play a brown orc, as I have wanted to since BC, also Alliance sorta gets High elves…but all that said and done, what is truly left that they can use?
Just in patch 8.2 we got the Ankoan as an actual allied race (as in, a race that allied with) for the Alliance, even though we didn’t get them as an Allied Race. I mean, we could get Jinyu, Hozen, Grummles, Quillboar, Vrykul, Taunka, Yaungol, Eredar, Ethereals, the original Night Elf Worgen, and that’s just me trying to keep to relatively easy ones. We’ve really only scratched the surface when it comes to Allied Races.
Did I miss anything?
Q4tQ: Why is it Wrathion showing up that spurs Anduin to violence of all things?
Honestly, I don’t know if this counts as a spoiler or not. If it does, I apologize. But I feel like it’s all over the world by now so it’s fair to discuss it.
There are two ways to look at this. The first assumes that N’Zoth’s influence is involved — that Anduin’s short, premptory and aggressive behavior (and not just with Wrathion — think back to how he treats Shaw and the others at the cinematic’s opening) is because of the Old God’s mental influence worming its way into Anduin’s mind.
The second is that Anduin is under a ridiculous amount of pressure and that he remembers when Wrathion helped the Infinite Dragonflight storm the Temple of the White Tiger and liberate Garrosh, starting a chain of events that led to the Gul’dan of the alternate Draenor Garrosh fled to coming to Azeroth and killing Anduin’s father.
I tend to think both could, and likely are, true simultaneously. That the Old God was indeed influencing Anduin, but that it chose to do so using his real feelings of hurt and anger over the consequences of Wrathion’s behavior.
Should the Scarlet Crusade be invited into the Alliance? With how Tyrande’s acting, they may just be considered a “moderate” party.
Why is it, every time the Horde destroys a city, it’s considered unreasonable not to just forgive them for it immediately? Jaina got this treatment from the community for a long time and now it’s Tyrande’s turn to endure it and I do not get it.
Tyrande went and became a servant of the aspect of her Goddess who is literally just vengeance. Were people under the assumption that wasn’t important? And seriously, has someone delivered that vengeance and I just missed it?
I really don’t get it. If the Night Elves had blown up Orgrimmar and killed thousands, nobody would be the least bit put out by Thrall demanding vengeance for it. I’m fully of the opinion that it will be a long time until Tyrande and other Night Elves get past this and it’s not at all surprising that she didn’t go for Anduin’s peace treaty.
I mean, look at what happened the last three times the Horde destroyed an Alliance city and then were allowed to just go on afterwards. They did it again. So why would any sane person be at all quick to trust them?
So yeah, that’s the Queue for this Wednesday. Have fun in patch 8.3, y’all.
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