The commonest sentiment from the WoW media feedback is that this: I anticipated nothing, I anticipated it to be unhealthy, and but I’m nonetheless dissappointed. Completely in settlement, let’s speak about this crap they tried to go as an enlargement finale.
Nicely, they mentioned that we get all of the solutions in 9.2. – and hell, that was about time. We had completely zero data on why will we combat for 2 expansions straight, however presumably pushed by Jailer’s plan. So what was the grasp plan in accordance with Danuser & Co?
Don’t snicker. From what I found out, his plan was to make use of Azeroth the Titan’s energy shares (azerite and stuff), buried below Icecrown (of all locations, by no means even talked about in azerite-centered BfA – and for some causes, channeled to not Torghast, however on to a really secret and barred Sepulcher) to make use of as a battery for recreation of actuality – erhm… to mix dwelling worlds and the worlds of the useless right into a Jailer-dominated military to combat a obscure larger menace that we by no means heard of earlier than or seen even a glimpse of it?
That is it. That is it. And nothing else.
I can’t even articulate how idiotic the entire thing is. For 2 expansions straight Sylvanas – and Jailer – had been babbling about how cycle of life and dying is unfair – flush that in a rest room. Jailer was babbling about domination for ages, twirling his moustache – flush that in a rest room. Jailer’s relations with Pantheon – flush that in a rest room. A nasty man doing unhealthy issues to combat the larger unhealthy, the frequent Warcraft trope executed very, very, very unhealthy.
We by no means know what this menace even is – not the slightest factor, not a glimpse, not a dialogue line, we don’t know who they’re, what they need, and what are the stakes, and why did the writers want one other even cosmic-er, larger energy out of the blue, and why solely dwelling and useless mixed may combat this menace, and why solely dominated, not by accord. We don’t know why refurbishing of dwelling and useless worlds was wanted. We nonetheless DO – NOT – KNOW – ANYTHING about Jailer and his motives. Calling this a personality arc is like evaluating a baby’s spaceship drawing to an IRL spaceship. It’s not a fucking arc!! It’s been unhealthy man doing completely totally different unhealthy issues in scattered method, in random quick cinematics, with out logic or clarification, which led to a completely totally different motive out of the blue in the identical meaningless cinematic, defined nothing, and settled with some obscure warning whereas turning right into a reverse-Pinocchio (one other “brilliant” contact).
Okay, let’s work with what we’ve got and attempt to cobble up the precise character arc out of this scrapbook.
We should always have gotten a proof (character eavesdropping in Torghast, like we did) that his purpose is to not break the cycle, however to make a military of dwelling and useless, and why it’s needed, and what he did to make them work collectively however failed (Pantheon-opposed or smth.), and why this domination transfer was completely needed. We should always have been given clarification – factors of view – from Covenant leaders – how this concept was not accepted by them, as in he tried to elucidate, however they refused and chained him.
We should always have gotten a proof how he forges the important thing, why precisely Anduin, not a zillion characters from different worlds (and why he even wanted Jaina, Baine and Thrall), what the seals are, what’s the cope with Arbiter, and the way he tricked Sylvanas – presuming she was tricked into doing his bidding.
In 9.2., we must always have discovered – cypher and stuff – who the “bigger” unhealthy guys are, and what are the stakes, and why precisely Azeroth’s energy to gas recreation, and the way it even operates and channels into this locked place of a Sepulcher.
We should always have seen a dozen of different explanations, put into becoming slots throughout an enlargement, to make even this idiotic, recycled concept work, and we bought actually nothing in the long run. And don’t even begin with Sylvanas “arc”.
I don’t know what else to say – or slightly, I don’t perceive why I’m nonetheless losing my time on pondering and analyzing this “lore”. Even Ny’alotha/Nazjatar appendix to BfA’s central battle story had extra logic in it… and a greater finale.
No matter they’re planning for 10.0. – if it’s the identical story staff engaged on it, I’ve misplaced each glimpse of hope. They’re simply impotent to create something unique and/and even stroll in the identical sneakers, recycling earlier tropes.
Frankly – they need to end the story, and they need to have began it with BfA. BfA ought to have seen the ultimate battle between Horde and Alliance, which ended not in truce, however in a long-lasting peace. And the ultimate enlargement – to eradicate the Azshara/Outdated Gods menace, heal and hatch Azeroth the Titan, and let her out to combat the Void Lords on the cosmic scale, as a result of it’s not our feat, as a single Outdated God is sort of an excessive amount of. We introduced peace to the planet, and fulfilled our future – saved and hatched the ultimate champion of Titans which can now address the most important huge bads of the universe. The Finish.
I don’t find out about 10.0., actually. I anticipate lots much less grind, extra sense, and smaller leveling tales on a smaller scale on our residence planet which may be good. Present Blizzard simply can’t into cosmic scale and plausible villains or huge arcs. Whether or not I’ll be enjoying it (aside from IRL circumstances and stuff) – is by itself a giant query. However judging by the state of Shadowlands and a cesspool of boredom which is Zereth Mortis, each day and lorewise, it could very properly be the time to let go. We’ll see about that enlargement announcement in April, lets?