1. #1261
    Quote Originally Posted by Shakzor View Post
    i mean... we were basically told "Burning Legion is here!" throughout MoP, yet had WoD inbetween which then was used as the link, rather than using Wrathions like 500 warnings
    Big difference

    He's already here
    Legion was on it's way

    It would be like "hey the legion just showed up at the broken shore but you need to go to au draenor because of the everbloom

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    Sylvanas final boss of BFA? Or Sylvanas hero of 9.0?

    Place your bets now.

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    If they really do a 'Sylvanas was Azeroth's true hero' all along twist there's going to be an apocalypse across the boards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Archipelagos View Post
    If they really do a 'Sylvanas was Azeroth's true hero' all along twist there's going to be an apocalypse across the boards.
    Except Classic, where none of that eeeveerrrrr happened.

    And where you'll find me if they pull that.
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  5. #1265
    Quote Originally Posted by Slowpoke is a Gamer View Post
    Sylvanas final boss of BFA? Or Sylvanas hero of 9.0?

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    100% all my bets on Sylvanas as final boss. It is the choice that makes the most sense narratively and thematically. N'zoth as the final boss would only make sense if Sylvanas comes out as a fanatical N'zoth cultist sometime between now and the raid, and i do not think that would be the best idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slowpoke is a Gamer View Post
    Except Classic, where none of that eeeveerrrrr happened.

    And where you'll find me if they pull that.
    I don't blame you. I'm not sure what I would do in that case -- except stock up on a lot of popcorn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sondrelk View Post
    100% all my bets on Sylvanas as final boss. It is the choice that makes the most sense narratively and thematically. N'zoth as the final boss would only make sense if Sylvanas comes out as a fanatical N'zoth cultist sometime between now and the raid, and i do not think that would be the best idea.
    I mean Wrathion says, verbaitum, that the battle against N'Zoth is "The true battle for Azeroth."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slowpoke is a Gamer View Post
    I mean Wrathion says, verbaitum, that the battle against N'Zoth is "The true battle for Azeroth."
    Sure, he does. But i don't see how that necessarily makes it less of a copout for the driving antagonist of the expansion to be sidelined after all this buildup just so we can have a cool boss fight against a boss that barely has nothing to do with the driving conflict of the expansion.
    It is like having hte final boss of Legion be against Azshara, or the final boss of MoP to be the Burning Legion.

    Besides, him saying that the battle against N'zoth is the true battle for azeroth could just as easily be meant as foreshadowing of how the next expansion where we fight N'zoth is the "actual" battle for Azeroth. There are more than one way to read foreshadowing.

  9. #1269
    Quote Originally Posted by Slowpoke is a Gamer View Post
    I mean Wrathion says, verbaitum, that the battle against N'Zoth is "The true battle for Azeroth."
    I still think the true battle for Azeroth is Alliance vs. Horde (or better Sylvanas + her few allies vs. everyone else).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Archipelagos View Post
    If they really do a 'Sylvanas was Azeroth's true hero' all along twist there's going to be an apocalypse across the boards.
    I honestly would just quit.
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    This was BlizzCon's art for 2017 before BFA was announced;



    Jaina appears prominently on that poster, and she had a fairly hefty role in BFA.

    Garrosh appeared on the 2013 art right before WoD was announced, and Gul'Dan appeared for the 2015 Gamescon poster right before Legion's announcement.

    This could mean that Sylvanas has a big part in 9.0.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slowpoke is a Gamer View Post
    Sylvanas final boss of BFA? Or Sylvanas hero of 9.0?

    Place your bets now.

    Remember SC2 lore with tassadar in last chapters?
    Perharps Sylvanas aint sylvanas at all?^)
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    Quote Originally Posted by salate View Post
    Remember SC2 lore with tassadar in last chapters?
    Perharps Sylvanas aint sylvanas at all?^)
    We gonna pull a Dreadlord twist? Oh dear. Wasn't BfA enough for jumping the shark?

  14. #1274
    Quote Originally Posted by Wangming View Post
    We gonna pull a Dreadlord twist? Oh dear. Wasn't BfA enough for jumping the shark?
    We can still go to yet another alternate universe with Wrathion playing a role again...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nyel View Post
    We can still go to yet another alternate universe with Wrathion playing a role again...
    I'd take it. So long as there's no Garnisson again.
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    I fully expect nzoth to be 8.3 now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slowpoke is a Gamer View Post
    Sylvanas final boss of BFA? Or Sylvanas hero of 9.0?

    Place your bets now.
    90% kerrigan/illidan
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    Quote Originally Posted by Teriz View Post
    This was BlizzCon's art for 2017 before BFA was announced;



    Jaina appears prominently on that poster, and she had a fairly hefty role in BFA.

    Garrosh appeared on the 2013 art right before WoD was announced, and Gul'Dan appeared for the 2015 Gamescon poster right before Legion's announcement.

    This could mean that Sylvanas has a big part in 9.0.
    Or that none of their games can really carry this Blizzcon, so they've had to rely on all of them.

    Or that her big role is in 8.3.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blayze View Post
    Or that none of their games can really carry this Blizzcon, so they've had to rely on all of them.

    Or that her big role is in 8.3.
    It would be a first for them to make 8.3 the highlight of the WoW announcements panel, so I'm leaning more towards her being the most prominent character in 9.0.

    That's not to say she won't have a big part in 8.3, though. We'll find out soon enough, but Blizzard is expected to dedicate the majority of their WoW panel to the new expansion.

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    Additional curious art: New PTR background on Battle.net

    Anyone's guess if this is tied to BFA, Classic, 9.0, or something else entirely so here y'all go.


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