OT: No, I doubt we'll end up killing Wrathion. He has so much more potential than a Ruby Sanctum-raid. If we were to get a filler raid it would be, like someone previously mentioned, a ToC style raid where he challenges us and rewards us rather than killing him would be far more likely. Maybe even like the golems in Burning Steppes (http://www.wowhead.com/quest=28227) where it learns and gets better each time you win, who knows.
i think it would be pretty crazy but, it could be pulled off and be effective at bridging the gap between the next expansion.
If they pair a filler "halion" styled raid with a world event, it could be pretty successful.
is this wrathion raid because he betrayed the horde and joined the alliance thus allowing black dragonkin to be the new alliance playable race?
He was just a bit mad. And he was drinking. No biggie.
Wrathion as a Boss? I'm pretty sure Auntie Onyxia (Lvl 80) is harder than him :P
Honestly, if Varian, Jaina, and Vol'jin are not directly involved in the Garrosh encounter, it will be a huge disappointment bordering on failure imo. They should arrive with the raid group, only a few of their troops having survived, and take on parts of the encounter while the players do most of the work. If they just walk in after the smoke has cleared, that will be lameness maximus.
Wrathion as filler after the siege of a capital city would be a huge sign reading "WE'RE OUT OF IDEAS, FOLKS."
I really hope Blizzard won't go down this route for him as i like the character and i think he has a lot of potential, but i thought the same about Kael'thas for example and it didn't prevent Metzen from butchering him... If Wrathion really ends up as a loot pinata i think i'm just done with his writing. As an aspiring writer and literature enthusiast its getting really hard to appreciate his work.
As much as it'd suck. As horrible as it would be storytelling wise. As little sense as it'd make... I don't see Wrathion being an end of tier boss. I don't see him having enough "followers" to fill an entire raid. Who does he have in the way of allies if he betrays the player?
He's going to be a boss eventually (whine about "anti-hero" all you want... it's just build more toward tragic hero/villain more than anti-hero), unless they go the other direction with him "uniting" the world. That'd be us joining his side to unite the world and it'd result in more fights with faction leaders. I don't see that happening.
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Also, they're going to work on him for a while to make him the boss people thought deathwing should have been.
The thing is, he has no reason to want to fight us, and right now we don't really have a reason to fight him. He hasn't gone psycho, he hasn't attacked anyone and he isn't a danger right now. He's just desperate to get Azeroth united under one banner whether it be Horde or Alliance, because he clearly knows something about the future that we don't.
Every good story has an ending.
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