People even developers can misspell something sometimes....I'm more offended that a Wowhead who should hold one of the most neutral faces in wow scene still looking for some Sylvanas dirt and tries highlights Night Elves. We all know that Perculia is NE main but this is ridiculous....even if it was true.Where i get neutral informations now if even wowhead starting to choosing sides....?
I'm genuinely confused by the general tact that has been taken in claiming that Sylvanus 'had a hand' in the Wrathgate incident: I don't quite understand the theory of responsibility being proposed.That is, it's the difference between claiming that FDR was involved in the American Atomic Bomb program, and claiming that HE deployed the bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.Obviously, without FDR's actions, there were be no atomic bombs, but (being dead) he cannot bear responsibility personally for the deployment of the bombs.Finally, it's important that we understand this isn't about "evil", it's about the (perception at least) that Blizzard has little interest in the Lore that supports their own properties, that people who are absorbing the lore through the game can expect that Blizzard will be changing, sometimes radically, the background and context of events with out-of-game materials. Most importantly.... It's just Dumb. Putress acting as he did served his purposes (and Varimathras'), at least potentially. But killing nearly the entirety of your own elite forces? Fomenting a faction war at the moment when you are nearly able to achieve the single, overriding goal of your (un)life? It's just another moment that makes Sylvanus look less like the seasoned commander we are constantly told she is, and more like a poorly written character in a children's cartoon show.
There's not a lot to interpret, Blizzard is half-assing their own lore and has been going downhill in terms of storytelling since Metzen started stepping back.
I've no dog in this fight since Garrosh is dead but it sure does warm the cockles of my still beating heart to see so many frustrated Forsaken. Filthy undead don't realize they're an affront to life itself, a mockery of all that is the living struggle. Undead cannot be good or holy, to become undead is to forfeit all that matters in life and death. Anything else is an abomination deserving of only to be cleansed from this world in searing white hot flame. By fire, you shall be purged and freed of this damnation.
They are making excuses for the new bad writing, the same way they try to smear Jaina's action for peace (while Thrall was still around) just to make her a martyr.We knew Daelin was a racist, so was Varian, they were both wrong about the Horde under Thrall's rule, how dare Blizz try to turn that around as if the Horde was evil to begin with? Sylvanas took the Forsaken to Alliance first, but was rejected, that's how she ended up with the Horde, will Alliance ever admit their part in pushing her to the enemy?
meh. bad story telling. Look, it'd be cool if she did mastermind it all. She's already the smartest racial leader out of both sides, so it's a solid possibility it was "all part of her plan". It'd be completely within her capabilities.Except for the fact she went and killed herself after her revenge was over. That one event ruins it for me. "Ah hah, I have a master plan! But I'm going to kill myself before I finish it!" Either she planned it, or she didn't. Though, being honest, when that short story came out at the end of wotlk, I thought that was dumb as well. If they're going to retcon anything, it should be that suicide of hers. She had her moment of "what are we if not slaves to this torment" during wc3, and rose above it thanks to her fellow elf-banshees giving her a reason to go on. Retcon the suicide story, and then the masterplan story will make a LOT more sense.
It's just lazy writing. Her undead life was spent planning how to destroy the scourge and Arthas, naturally she would MAKE the plague to kill mindless ghouls and skeletons and gain an advantage over his minions. Doesn't mean she ordered it used at Wrathgate.She succeeded in her goal to kill Arthas and thought she had no purpose.. tried to kill herself. Was spared and reminded that the Forsaken need her. Spent the next few expansions chasing new methods to ensure her people's survival, even if questionable in nature, the goal was true.Now, here we are.. mass murdering. Not just Alliance, not just Horde, but Forsaken too. That goes wildly against the character they have made. If they wanted an antagonist, I'm sure you could find an elderly Gilnean who feels some sorta way about losing his city and losing his child in a failed attempt to reclaim Lordaeron. Who (from his perspective) was betrayed in a combined effort to assault the Legion by Sylvanas sounding a retreat, that resulted in the death of the King. For me, no matter the outcome, I will think lesser of Blizzard's writing team. They promise it isn't Garrosh all over, but so far it's proving to be exactly that, and no twist ending they might have lined up will undo the faith players like me are losing in them all over again.
>possible motivationsthere are none, it makes zero sense to attack both horde and alliance unless you're putress and aligned with the burning legion. this guy has made goofs before and this is probably one of them
Even suggesting that she ordered Wrathgate takes either a massive lack of understanding of the lore of the game or being such a bad writer that you think she attacked the armies she needed to kill the Lich King for no reason other than for lulz.