Regarding Anduin’s optimism, remember that the quote takes place after the Battle of Dazar’Alor, which is a decisive victory for the Alliance. The navy the Horde was counting on is devastated, and the defeat of the Horde appears a matter of when, not if (at least in terms of military strategizing).
man i really hope for something good, something exciting to come of all this. i really worry though that its just going to be another let down from blizz's bad storytelling. there's potential here to get a huge reaction but its probably just going to be what we all think...
It's so creepy, I love it! Chills
Oi! The whispers of the Old Gods are no longer real! They're just jokes.
I don't know. While I really love speculations and all Old Gods whispers Blizzard never surprised me with their story outcomes, also speculations lead to high expectations. High expectation is the easiest way to disappointment. With that being said, I really want to uncover what is this bargain of the Light. I am extremely interested in Elune. N'zoth seems to be concerned. Why is he trying to warn us about it? Of course, if that is really reffering to Elune.
Great article. For all of the flaws with the in-game systems, the overarching story is the anchor that keeps me invested in the Warcraft universe.
Sounds about right but I still stand firm when I say that the Curse of Flesh is Yogg-Saron made.If N'zoth ends up using it too it only means that either OGs have that power or that C'thun , Yogg-Saron & Y'shaarj within the Dream N'zoth has created can communicate and plan.If that is the case Yogg-Saron agreed to share power with N'zoth.If my speculation about this ends up being true N'zoth , through help of all other dormant or slain OG , will be far more powerful than C'thun & Yogg-Saron combined ( we never battled Y'shaarj to asses for sure how powerful he is....but we saw that only a fraction of his power caused major problems unlike C'thun or Yogg-Saron) . If that is the case then I am very sure that Sylvanas won't die but instead will serve as the jailor of N'zoth by imprisoning him in the blade he once used for Xalatath ( how ironic ).Either way.........I love these kind of things it makes me forget about inconsistency and I always liked topics such as OGs , Titans & Light/Void.I just hope they will execute it satisfying enough and not like they did up untill now.I suppose it is a consequence of pushing the launch of the expansion early.I'd rather prefer going back to the old November launch and have a much more complete experience than how it have been this expansion but since Activision are pressuring WoW devs to launch early.....it can only damage the image of WoW.I am sure enough to say that if it would have been launched in November BFA would have been in a far far better state and had far more content then it had.
This is a really impressive write up! Is there anywhere we can read those Alliance books?
I wonder why someone yet belive Xal'atath the furking liar, and first chapter of first chronicles full of liesN'zoth is NOT our ennemy, Titan's are
You could also add all the connections that might exist between Sylvanas' story and Yogg-Saron:
There's this very long, very detailed post on the current story, and what all this can mean, and I'm reminded that some say this is the worst storytelling they've ever had.This has me wondering - Sylvanas physically, verbally, gave the command to burn the tree, but the writers said it wouldn't be clear who ordered it. Well, that was pretty straightforward, and it was not even remotely unclear. Could she have been influenced by something else? Maybe that was what they meant, it wasn't her decision, but like Vol'jin, she was fooled into believing it was?The other part of me thinks that's way over with and I'm grabbing at straws but, oh well. Always a maybe.
The veil wanes. His crown will open the wayThe veil could be the Night Warrior transformation, I would say Tyrande is barely stable now and is pure vengeance, but what about when the war of Darkshore is won? She is still vengeance, what does she then do? Also the crown could refer to Malfurion and his antlers, and much has been said over time and show as to how she would react to his death, and Sylvanas even tried that in the opening story for that reason. That could also lead intoWhen the arrow finds its mark, the last fetter will fall away (Sylvanas kills Malfurion and also)and / orThe fall of night reveals her true face. She will bring only ruin.I think the first one is more likely Sylvanas and the LK though, next expansion Wrath of the Lich Queen, just like WoTLK (which many call one of the best expansions) except more RNG. On a side note Andiun also has a crown, and by killing the Alliance (as she wants) she would get it. All human nations technically have a king or queen (or equal rank), though in the game most human nations are now gone or a council. Genn is still a king and could count but I don't think its important enough.The fall of night reveals her true face. She will bring only ruinThis could also be Sylvanas: the fall of the Night (elves) reveals her true face. The 3 deaths thing:We know Azshara died once and then became a Naga, she may have a second death in her time under water- the time of her third will be as raid boss in the raid in 8.2. As far as Sylvanas it could be her and only counting her two deaths in her current life towards the tally as she was a completely different being while an elf. I liked Sylvanas as an elf, but Arthas raising her as a Banshee fundamentally changed her personality and then she became focused on vengeance against him, when that was gone she changed but he still re-raised her as a being of evil and hatred and stripped her of her former personality. She above, Tyrande could end up being the next Sylvanas, there are mirrors.If you are going symbolic with Alleria there are two others to consider:Jaina lost Theramore and walked away from the Kirin Tor (a family of kinds to her), maybe Boralus gets attacked or she is actually killed during battle.Sira Moonwarden: we know one death well, but part of her turning was her resenting Maiev as she felt Maiev abandoned the Wardens and forced leadership upon her. The loss could be symbolic first death and her third is in the Warfront. Less likely more likely done so we had someone to kill in the Warfront. However maybe if they prove important to the story beyond the Warfront people would be more accepting of what happened.
While fun to think about, it's established that "prophecies" from Old Gods, the Void, and even the Light are 100% unreliable.From A Thousand Years of War (emphasis mine):