What, now they care about lore inconsistencies and questionable choices? Not at the start of the expansion?
Seriously, if I hear "Horde bias" one more bloody time..It's obvious that they are listening to feedback in general and not just Horde or Alliance feedback.The idea that they only care about one half of there paying customers is quite crazy to me. The Saurfang Questline needed a choice and it got one, the Tyrande Scenario needed more ways to show her power and that's what it got as well.
I was about to complain about how I still think that Nathanos is a self-insert with plot armor and how it would still be way better if he died and the val'kyr sacrificed herself to bring him backThen I noticed that Tyrande is doing this ritual using an orc head as an offering for Elune10/10 they finally nailed it and gave us everything we needed and wanted.
All the recent changes and fan service doesn't change the fact that bfa's storyline has been a big 'fck you' to fans on both sides from the beginning.The changes are just weak attempts at damage control at this point.
Thank you Blizzard.
Okay, this is pretty good. With these tweaks the tone and feel of the whole story changed drastically... and not for the worse.They still have to sort out the mess with the risen Night Elves though.
Nice changes! I'm willing to let go of some things for plot convenience, like Nathanos surviving Tyrande -because he is needed later on the story- as long as there is an explanation how he is able to.The story will be most times servant to the plot needs, but hat's important is to give story reason enough, good justifications, why those events happen that way. So if Nathanos survives because 2 Val'kyr are actively shielding him and one of them dies, it feels like a good change narratively.As for the fallen Night Elves joining the forsaken, I'm still holding out judgement on that. Since Cata we have been given plenty implications that Forsaken tend to come back so twisted that all they have is hatred, and Sylvanas channeling that despair offering them a place. Few forsaken actually seem to be very rational at that stage, and this not even discounting some compelling done through the Val'kyr resurrection ritual -which in lieu of being told is not mind control, it's definitely at least a manipulation, in the sense their minds "are" their own, but twisted in a way that the result is something that would side with Sylvanas.Which also leads us to the "What do Forsaken see before being raised" that might help them eschew EVERYTHING they believed in and thrown their lot with Sylvanas as the only salvation. What is that abyss they gaze upon?
It's a bit better, it's still mostly a failure for the night elves because they lost their dead and the horde completed their mission with the bonus of Sira, but good to see they are at least listening to feedback to make this not nearly as horrible as it was. Hope to see Tyrande doing something in the future, doesn't seem like she does anything outside of this scenario.
All this "Guys, new forsaken have twisted emotions and because the nelves were angry when they died it makes perfect sense they join the Horde!" is hilarious.The reason they are so twisted and angry is because they were being killed and their goddess and/or high priestess could not save them. I can stretch my suspension of disbelief far enough to agree with "Hey Tyrande, you didn't do anything while we all died. I'm no longer doing what you say!". That at least is somewhat consistent with previous lore on undeath and Forsaken. But "Hey Sylvanas I know you tortured and killed me but because Tyrande didn't stop you I think I should join you in torturing and killing even more innocent bystanders that had nothing to do with Tyrandes failure" is just dumb.It's just dumb. No, "It doesn't have to be logical, because emotions aren't logical and they act on their emotions right now!" does not cut it. It's just dumb.