So, at the last Blizzcon (when MoP was announced), Blizzard announced this epic questline that would be us helping Varian Wrynn become the king that the Alliance deserves. It was described as us working alongside Varian as a squire in order to earn him the respect of the entire Alliance and make him the true High King. It was supposed to be a series of quests that would rally the Alliance and make us feel proud of our faction. The problem is: Where is it?
Blizzard has told us that it will be a gradual experience that would take place over the course of the expansion, which we have seen in the form of scenarios. However, this journey has hardly felt "epic" in any way.
Lets look at Varian for example. For the hero of this story, he sure hasn't shown up very much. He has little presence in 5.0, only showing up in the beginning during a short cinematic. The next time we see him is in patch 5.1, where he shows up to do a scenario with us and Tyrande. All he does is spend the time arguing with her about strategy while we, the heroes, go and do all the work. After that, he just throws us to Jaina and Anduin for the rest of the patch. Next is 5.2 and there's not much to say about that. He shows up once again in a scenario with Moira where he just stands around and waits for us to solve the problem for him. He sure works hard for a "High King"! Now onto the latest patch, 5.3. Oh wait, he isn't here. We are ramping up into a huge raid on the capitol of the Horde and our leader doesn't even show up. Well, to be fair he sends us a letter after we finish working with the Horde rebellion telling us how proud a king he is of us. Thanks?
For a story about Varian's journey to become High King, he really doesn't do... anything. He shows up, tells us what to do, then leaves. This is supposed to be a cool story that will make the Alliance proud. But, I don't really fell proud... He was supposed to work with the other leaders to become accepted as king. He has worked with 2, but there are still 3 more racial leaders which haven't been mentioned (4 if you include Aysa Clousinger). I'm hoping there is something in 5.4, but I'm losing hope of this story going anywhere. Thoughts?