Nothing inherently wrong with that - but Blizzard cut a LOT of Alliance content due to time and resource issues. We lost the Worgen Forsaken war. The Worgen models were glitched and incomplete. The Twilight Highlands intro was cut. The Alliance intro to the Redoubt was replaced by simply shoving them into the Horde intro. Various quests and storylines were not completed or left with rushed endings. And so on.
TH - time. RC - haven't got a clue why they did it that way. HK - they weren't happy with the reaction to the Dwarf and NElf storylines. The reactions was understandable - instead of building Varian up, they tore the other leaders down.I.E Twilight Highlands, Robot Cat, High King of the Alliance?
Because in a Horde dominated story, the Horde systems get done first.2) Why is it that so many Horde victories are shown in game, yet Alliance needs to read the books?
Actually? I don't think they did.....in that he never came across as neutral. Thralls big problems is the way he is shoved into stories that don't concern him, where he gets spotlighted without cause. For example, there isn't any way you can excuse the focus he had in the Firelands patch. That ***SHOULD** have been the NElfs and Malfurion storyline. Even the Dark Irons had a better claim to be involved, given their enslavement for 200 years.3) Do you feel like you handled Thrall's supposed neutrality badly?
Malfurion - race traitor that he is. Tyrande needs to kick him and his druids out and reassert control over "neutral" NElfs lands such as Moonglade.4) If there were any racial leaders who needed to be killed off, who would be your first choice for the chopping block?
Velen - not necessarily killed, but removed. The Draenei need a revolution to replace him with someone more active.
The rest simply need to be used, and used properly.
On the Horde side? Sylvanas. Her story is done, and shes holding back that of the Horde and Forsaken.
Thrall....there is too much focus on him and he's used far too often.
Hopefully.5) Will we ever see a focus on Night Elves or Gilnean's as alliance hero's?
Dalaran. Pity the Alliance players ended up getting told off by the King while the Horde got to run through an epic jail break /rescue story.7) What was the so called "Fist-bump" moment?
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The quote below is taken from http://childrenofwrath.blogspot.com/...th-thrall.html Please take the time to read the full article because this one part doesn't do the issue justice.
Which brings us to the quest Elemental Bonds. One of the centerpieces of the 4.2 patch, Rage of the Firelands, this quest served as Staghelm's coming out party as an actual villain. Malfurion and the four Dragon Aspects unite to attempt to restore the World Tree. Five of Staghelm's most hated enemies, and Staghelm's hatred has brewed for millennia. Malfurion would go on to lead an assault into the heart of the Firelands, and eventually permanently destroys Ragnaros, Staghelm's new master. Not only does Staghelm hate Malfurion, but Malfurion is also a present threat to Staghelm's new employer. It's a two for one deal for vengeance, always a good move. So, with Staghelm's history, circumstance, and new found power, he crashes the ritual. His five most hated enemies, caught distracted and vulnerable. So what does he do? He attacks Thrall.
Which is quite sad really that people can play a game for years and still not get into the storyline.
I dont know how people can say they play an rpg and not be interested in the story.
Claiming Thrall is neutral is sort of like saying Mickey Mouse is no longer a Disney character for a year. Nobody is going to buy that, they'll still know Mickey Mouse *IS* Disney's mascot. Thrall has always been the Horde's representative character for all marketing materials.