I just love this continued narrative that what Jaina did at Theramore was a mistake she has to atone for.If only she hadn't sided with the evil evil Horde who misled her! It's not that Garrosh and the mana bomb were a horrible turn of events which Jaina inadvertantly provoked as well, showing the horrors of war and how Jaina needed to let go of her newfound hate and realise the Horde at large wasnt responsible.Nono. The Horde was evil all along and will always be evil. Jaina now finally realises daddy was right and she was wrong and now she stands firmly with the Alliance because now that she has realised the truth, she is right and everyone else is wrong.Nevermind that she abandoned the fight against the Legion due to selfish and petty anger, no that will never be brought up. Jaina is a saint and the Horde are garbage. Sylvanas is helpfully demonstrating that for us!Faction. Pride. Faction bound to Alliance.
How did Jaina provoke the Theramore incident? Garrosh's reasoning was because Alliance was rampant through Kalimdore, and Garrosh wanted Horde to control the continent.I do agree on your opinion of her leaving the Legion fight. She did seem petty there.
Treacherous alliance always plotting never giving the horde space. Remember the taurajo massacre my fellow horde brothers and unite to make them pay for once!
Anduin: I believe it is... and I believe you can.Anduin: It will be difficult... and dangerous.Jaina: I will return with the fleet... or not at all.Anduin: Be careful, Jaina. Light be with you.There used to be an exchange here where Jaina is alarmingly aggressive, saying she will stop the Horde at any cost. She turns to go and Anduin, now alone, says to himself "that's what I'm afraid of." Interesting that they've dialed back on that.
I just want to acknowledge that I thought the old exchange was missing from this page, but I was mistaken. I definitely liked the previous version better; it had a lot more drama and interest showing how the tension between Anduin and some of the Alliance leadership that we saw in Legion is continuing. And of course making the contrast with the Horde leaders more nuanced. Still early days, though.
This is not so much a case of 'alliance is good / horde is evil' than a case of 'Blizzard writers are dense and lazy'.They are lazy because they are serving us a Garrosh 2.0They are dense because they are obviously plotting to turn this into an Old Gods expansion and A- they believe they are doing it in a very subtle mannerAndB- they are going to change the course of that Alliance/Horde conflict and somehow believe the first impression we are getting is not going to be a lasting one.It matters how you are slowly divulging elements of the story. Right now we are led to believe that Sylvanas is profoundly evil and dumb, which is fundamentally different from the image that was pushed forward in the previous Xpacs.This is a prodigious let down and I hope they turn it around sooner rather than later.
I just wish they could let the Alliance do some gray and shady stuff for once rather than being squeaky clean boys in blue and let them be aggressive for once rather than a defensive force all the bloody time.
Your description of The Old Knight quest here is outdated. There's a new text.
I think I'm going to like Flynn.