Can't wait for the reveal!Interesting though that he confirmed Sylvanas was responsible for the Wrathgate..
"The Wrathgate, the Blight and the Forsaken were all under Sylvanas' orders as well. "What the hell? Are they even aware of their own writing? There were multiple cutscenes and long questlines in WotLK specifically about how Varimathras and Putress betrayed Sylvanas. And now suddenly that's her doing?
So Afrasiabi is just retconning things now? We knew Putress was working for Varimathras in his dialog, then Varimathras tries to kill sylvanas in the Battle. What he's saying makes no sense, it has to be a retcon. We can't have morally ambiguous characters? She has to be a cartoonish supervillain? I hate this
Looking at the best "bad guys" in media, at this stage of the story Sylvanis' behavior is unjustified and has no foundation when compared to say Walter White from Breaking Bad or Kingpin (or Punisher or even Bullseye) from Netflix's Daredevil (actually, Electra is on par with Sylvanis and was the worst written of the crop). Should we expect that much, or is that way too much to ask - that good writing finds a home in the game?
Quests will follow the side you pick... Oh boy this is a problem for me. I really hate Sylvanas' character arc so I'm not gonna side with her with any of my Horde characters. That said, I really like to see all sides of the story, so I feel like I'll be missing out on stuff by staying true to my principles. This will be a tough choice to make.Also if part of the Horde will follow her and the other part won't, how are they going to make it so both sides are happy in the end?
While Putress was working with old Varmy in Undercity, it's already been stated that the creation of the plague they used was ordered by Sylvanas from the start. She told him to make it, she just wasn't expecting the betrayal against her and the coup in Undercity I'd imagine.So the Wrathgate may not have been ordered by her but its events were certainly influenced by her orders to create that plague strain.
So... When we will hear that it was Sylvanas who confused and corrupted great noble titan Sargeras?
I think they just gave up at this point
First character shown on opening cinematic dies. She will die by that logic - unless they make an exception for her which would be kinda unfair.
This is where I have problems with some interviews.. in general (not just games). Like, push back on his comments about Wrathgate. Because what he said does not stand up to the established lore in the game. Make him clarify what he's saying. Don't just move on to the next question.
Welcome to Blizzard 2018 where we believe it's great that players feel our story is trash and are forced to continue illogically following a genocidal maniac outside a single decision point that gives the player the illusion of choice.What we want is the audience to not like the story we are telling and to be divided so that everyone is disappointed in the end. We believe we are doing a good job!
I kinda hope she orchestrates her own "death" and resurrection with the help of the playerbase in secret. Then sends supporters in covert missions in support of the forsaken and against the Alliance without the Saurfang/Thrall supporters knowing for a while.Then we can have an event where, for a patch cycle, all horde players in Orgrimmar are flagged as neutral. Certain items/quests will temporarily reveal loyalty. Attacking an opposing horde player will also reveal loyalty. Sporadic combat can break out in Orgrimmar, but it's all opt-in pvp unless you reveal loyalty by attacking, ala SWG.
Ok, this I really don't understand, I LOVED the wrathgate moment of WOTLK, I mean first curscene IG, that was so epic, I read every single quest texts and even made a freaking horde DK so that I could see it from the horde perspective because I wasn't sure they wouldn't get a cutscene as well. Blizzard went to great lengths to assure us that the nuking of the Wrathgate by the apothecaries and Putress was not a decision from Sylvanas, it was a plot devised by Varimathras and Putress, so this sudden "oh yeah Sylvanas was the mastermind behind it all along" doesn't make any sense.She wanted Arthas dead before anything else so why would she kill the troops and leaders able to achieve that and reinforce Arthas's ranks ? It's after Arthas's death that I think she really took a turn to become what she is now.When you think about the consequences of the damn thing, Undercity fell under horde control, every guards (maybe not the sylvanas elite one) was replaced by orc grunts. The forsaken lost a big part of their independance, which they crave. You had horde officials poking their nose in all their business, I can't imagine how Sylvanas would have wanted that (because she's smart), and she was not in a position of strength like she was when she became warchief.I'm angry because they don't have to suddenly change some great moments in WOW history to kinda make it fit with the direction they're taking now, yeah she wanted to produce the plague but she wasn't ready to nuke her own allies. Of course she wasn't an angel even at the time, but she clearly DID NOT ORDER to launch plague and kill young Saurfang and Bolvar and all their soldiers. This interview says it is obvious she ordered the whole thing, IT'S NOT, first because it's no what they've written, and because if it was obvious the whole world would have killed her long ago.
So Blizzard are Sylvanas fans. That why story began to suck...