"N'Zoth was imprisoned by the Titans under what is now the Great Sea" is from WoWpedia http://wowpedia.org/N'Zoth
I'm pretty sure that's what Blizzard meant ^^
Last edited by TJ; 2013-08-23 at 11:48 PM.
"N'Zoth's name is most likely derived from Zoth-Ommog (who may have actually been created by the author Lin Carter) of H.P. Lovecraft's shared Cthulhu Mythos. Just as Zoth-Ommog was imprisoned by the Elder Gods beneath the seabed; N'Zoth was imprisoned by the Titans under what is now the Great Sea. Zoth-Ommog is the third son of Cthulhu; and coincidentally N'Zoth is the third Old God to be added to the Warcraft universe."
This part is actually stated like it's a fact. It's the same in Lovecraft's story as well, which is what the Old Gods are heavily based on. If he was completely free then he would do a lot more than start the Emerald Dream, I'd say.
Imprisoning the Old Gods is how the Titans defeated them when they realized killing them was so bad. "Consider the titans' defeat of the Old Gods. The titans are not gods, but their vast power allowed them to imprison the Old Gods far below the surface of Azeroth."
N'zoth was never defeated, therefore not imprisoned.
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
The Old Gods would have killed/enslaved/something Sargeras, end of story.
Whether or not he could take on one at a time is another story, though I still feel an Old God could win, but to take them on all at once wouldn't be possible even for him.