"You prevailed where the Titans' own perfect creations have failed."Originally Posted by Kralljin
I take this Algalon quote as referring to the forces of Ulduar, and not just Algalon referring to himself in the third person. We beat down Yogg-Saron and the corrupted watchers, and ultimately beat down Algalon... which is what causes him to reconsider that the titans are the only able-bodied force in the universe to fight against the various evils skulking around.
So in short, Algalon sees:
-Titan creations have failed; they fell to yogg-saron
-The mortals, who were perceived to be various unbecoming adjectives, defeated the titan creations (they didn't compute into his calculation)
-the mortals defeated Yogg-saron
-The mortals defied Algalon's calculations
-Mortals must be some pretty cool guys.
and perhaps more to the point, if Algalon weren't at least halfway assed that we could defend ourselves from the old gods, I don't see much good in letting everyone live, only to let them be otherwise destroyed by the old gods.
We don't really know what degree the old gods influenced pre-titan Azeroth... given their penchant for liking causing anarchy and disarray, it's not too huge a stretch of the imagination that they enjoyed toying with mortals. You also forget that they also had Azeroth in a near-constant state of elemental war for the hell of it... you think the trolls and tauren didn't get caught up in the crossfire?Originally Posted by Checkingfacts
The old gods are like kids stepping on an anthill. They have no wish to be the "king of the ants," they destroy the anthill simply because they can.
The titans are like scientists who round up the ants and put them in an ant farm... the ants aren't "free," but they aren't being squashed left and right.