While the new stuff makes sense, I felt like the old dialogue gives Sylvanas a bit more character.
Before anobody jumps to their guns, I'm willing to bet that they're doing this change to move the real trigger of the war to the novel. Why? Because, as you might read, Sylvanas seems to be speaking of the war as an already on.going event. How does that war start? Who knows. Pribably we'll have to buy the book.On an completely unrelated note: Am I the only one who heavilty dislikes novels that link entire expansion? Having to pay 28$ to know why we go from people recovering from the war against the Legion to go back to warring against to other faction is outrageous to me. It's like we're being given the lore by bits with some coming as a DLC rather than giving it whole.
Kal'dorei? I am offended and triggered.
I told you before: Sylvanas does not know where Teldrasil is!
so blizzard just use the kaldorei as punching bags? and where the hell are the kaldorei leaders? they are all death?.i really hope that the kaldorei get some revenge or some love, and i don't even play nelfs.
The old version gave a bull%^&*-stupid reasoning why conquering Kalimdor was "the road to peace" - moving the border between Horde & Alliance into the Ocean and then settle for a truce. Obviously Blizzard realized how incredibly stupid that was since players do in fact know which continent Silvermoon & Undercity are on.So they changed it to an obvious: We must destroy them all with Azerite, Teldrassil first. Also they confirmed that this whole Attack is only possible because they set parts of Northern Kalimdors Forrests on fire. And all of the Horde is super fine with that.Hoenstly, the story gets worse and worse with each revision. Sylvanas is the only person in both factions who wants this war. We all got the memo. The Horde is following her like an obedient little puppy despite SEEING that infront of their eyes...and Blizzard is bending backwards to try and make it look like that is somehow excuseable because....well....we don't know. And obviously Blizzard does not know either.And to top this non-existing story off, the Alliance is once again degraded to play the NPC of the plot, just like they did in MoP, while the Horde is "compensated" for being the bad guy with receiving every single bit of lore in this expansion. Sounds fair.If your plan is to piss off players of both factions at once, Blizzard, by all means....go ahead. It looks like you are on the right track.
I just hear a lot of whining down here in the comments.
yup definitely an elf war...
What about the Draenei? The Exodar is right next door... And what about the Blood Elves? If Undercity is taken, they're f-cked. Say goodbye to the sunwell... I guess the Night Elves can plant a new world tree in it XD
I prefer the old dialogue of Sylvannas, it provides insight to her longing. As undead/Forsaken she cannot reproduce, the only legacy she could leave behind is the faction she leads.
Well, ok, Sylvanas just decided to burn the tree 'cause this is the only place where the Alliance can smuggling Azerite? Really? There's one gigantic spaceship on the nearby island, or she just forgot about it? Exodar has a lot of technologies even now - remember, where the Vindicaar was built. Moreover, with draenei technologies the Alliance can simply teleport huge packages of Azerite to the Exodar, where they can simply create a harbor much safetier than the harbor near the tree.So, this decision Sylvanas made looks very illogical and confusing. Even after the Horde has conquered the whole Kalimdor, the draenei islands are still under the Alliance control. And she just forgot about them even if there much more technologies, helpful for the Alliance, exists there.
Poor wisps and trees....what a mean woman. The wisps should go all Archimond on her and her lover