I just want to know who told vol'jin to make syvanas warchief and is bwosami have anything to do with it.. even tho he states no I carried that urn in my bags forever now.. ? to me it looks like the shadowlands is going to be another restart..new game new game play no new classes (which I really don't care about)just go back look at the codes for linch king and put it back that way .. restore the profession to way they were.. make a one consistent strong storyline that I can follow.. and we be all good..trying to cram three storylines in one main pack and three mini packs is not the way to go .
Blizzard: Slyvanas is not Garrosh 2.0Also Blizzard: So all of this is why we made Sylvanas Garrosh 2.0. Would anyone be surprised or upset if they just outright said they needed another villain?
I approach storytelling very objectively, and rarely criticize the creative decisions over the delivery mechanism. I can see how some might consider the delivery disjointed or hard to follow. I also have some history in game development, on a way smaller stage, so I can understand how hard it is to make decisions that benefit both the game mechanics and the lore, especially when you have this many players. Also, you are less likely to hear from people who are content with the story direction, or even for people who are merely entertained. The majority of people who feel compelled to post are dissatisfied, and will nearly always be a vocal minority. Companies cannot be expected to make sound business decisions based on these numbers. Unsubscription rates are also not an indicator that the story is bad, or that some , because people can leave for a variety of reasons, and the individual's reasons are often unknowable, and therefore unquantifiable.Are some saying that the characters or factions should not grow and change with the story? If we remember, the primary American political parties have practically reversed platforms over the last few decades or so.People have epiphanies and go live the rest of their days in Tibet. Blizzard decided to make some drastic changes, which doesn't necessarily mean that they don't know what they're doing, and lends more towards we don't know what their plans or motivations are. Those details should become more clear as time goes on.
"It's not our fault the story in BFA was rushed and bad. It's your fault for expecting too much."
What I disliked the most about this expansion is Sylvanas being everywhere and her being succesful all the frikkin time or at least getting away with stuff. I haven't really touched my horde alt only because of the war campaign and her character. Every single thing about her is just repulsive for me - the personality, voice, not to mention her activities. She IS a villain, she is evil, she is doing things that every one of you would consider evil if you were not a fan of this character.She's ordered killing civillians - uh oh sHe HAd ReAsONs, it WaS aBOuT sEnDiNG A mesSAge!She was killing her own troops - uH Oh Its WAr, YoU kNOw!She admitted that the horde is nothing - uH weLl...ShE iS KiNdA RigHT!Afaik in "Before the Storm" (haven't read it myself for obvious reason, but I have seen some comments about it) she is having some kind of inner monologue about becoming the warchief and how she doesn't really want it, but according to newest retcon it was all a part of her plan, so is she suffering from some illness or? I bet that if the story of Sylvanas would be changed to story of, let's say, Lirath Windrunner (so him being the Ranger General of Silvermoon, him dying and becoming an undead, basically the same story but about him) he would have stayed dead after the suicide jump off of ICC. Or he would have stayed dead after dying for the first time. No one would really care, even if - people wouldn't mind calling him evil if he had lived long enough to get to the same point as Sylvanas.
The overall problem is that this guy does not seem to understand that when you write for a game you need to make sure it's a story players will enjoy being a part of.Putting Horde players firmly in the villains corner and filling the Alliance with Lawful Stupid characters was already received extremely poorly when they did it in MoP. Why on earth did they think it would go over better this time? There is no justification for this level of incompetence. Just because this is the story YOU wanted to play through doesn't mean its the story the vast majority of players wanted to play through.I really hate this man.