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    Quote Originally Posted by Sondrelk View Post
    Surely this is just the intro though. Whoever shows up in 10.1 is the one we should be looking out for in regards to charismatic villain.

    It would be better if Razsageth was more interesting, but this really is just meant to be a boss we leave behind us in only a couple of months. Hardly more than a dungeon boss in the grand scheme.
    I kind of expect Vault to end with the other three Primals all breaking free. I mean it's the obvious thing to happen.

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    lmao @ expecting any character in wow to have charisma
    lmao @ expecting that wow quality voice acting would improve anything

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nymrohd View Post
    I kind of expect Vault to end with the other three Primals all breaking free. I mean it's the obvious thing to happen.
    I thought the three world bosses were the other primals. Guess I might have jumped the gun on that. Not really read much about the actual lore in Dragonflight yet, trying to prevent spoilers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ClownPrincess View Post
    lmao @ expecting any character in wow to have charisma
    lmao @ expecting that wow quality voice acting would improve anything
    Clearly you have not seen Denathrius.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sondrelk View Post
    Clearly you have not seen Denathrius.
    Was going to be my response to that comment as well lol. Denathrius with any other voice actor just wouldn't have delivered the same way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ClownPrincess View Post
    lmao @ expecting any character in wow to have charisma
    lmao @ expecting that wow quality voice acting would improve anything
    Denathrius, Azshara, Khadgar?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skildar View Post
    Don't worry buddy you're not crazy and you did read the blue post correctly. They're not working on making any big changes before release and will still update the trees when relevant over the course of the expac. Anyone who's saying otherwise and call this a hot take is mainly doing so to piss you off.
    Nah, more likely they are trying to be reasonable but ok dude whaetever. Furthermore, its almost Novemeber and if thats the date its not surprising the big focus on class design is ending. It wasn't going to go on forever.



    lmao @ expecting any character in wow to have charisma
    lmao @ expecting that wow quality voice acting would improve anything
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    To me Sabellion also was top notch (only done Waking Shore so far), man I did not expect to join #TeamSabellion that quickly but here we are. His VA also delivers the perfect blend of elegance, wisdom but also hint of haughtiness I would expect from an uncorrupted elder black dragon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nymrohd View Post
    And that's OK but then you try to make it up with villains that are charismatic or have interesting intentions. Writing and voice acting can make an otherwise low impact plot very entertainment and I haven't seen much of it yet. Perhaps Raszageth comes through in the many cinematics missing from beta and she is much more entertaining in the end result though.
    Charismatic villains are the exception rather than the norm in WoW. Off the top of my head from the last expansions I can name Denathrius, Azshara, and to a smaller degree Gul'dan was well done in WoD even if largely absent early in Legion. Before that I dunno, Lei Shen was really cool as a concept but underused, Garrosh made for a neat villain but the path there was too badly written for me to appreciate it, Cataclysm and BC had shit villains obviously, and I guess Arthas would be praised here but TBH I think some of it was inertia from the WC3 days. In actual Wrath Arthas isn't as sassy and irreverent as when he was a DK, he's much more of a Saturday morning cartoon villain going "mwahaha I'll get you nexxxxt tiiiime". Yogg is the best villain of that expansion and the best Old God by a mile even if he just lasts barely more than half a zone and one raid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nymrohd View Post
    And that's OK but then you try to make it up with villains that are charismatic or have interesting intentions. Writing and voice acting can make an otherwise low impact plot very entertainment and I haven't seen much of it yet. Perhaps Raszageth comes through in the many cinematics missing from beta and she is much more entertaining in the end result though.
    I mean, this is literally an elements infused proto drake. It's hard to make a compelling villain from someone with big ass snout and no opposable thumbs. It is not Denathrius, who radiated smugness, charisma and arrogance, we are talking about a boss whose lookalikes are used as mounts since Wotlk. That's why he unfortunately looses from the start as a compelling villain.
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    A consistent bug I am seeing is poor timing with the audio with voice lines riding on top of each other. Sadly that's a bug I've seen making it to live quite often

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jastall View Post
    Yogg is the best villain of that expansion and the best Old God by a mile even if he just lasts barely more than half a zone and one raid.
    Not getting this one. Yogg and C'thun were this super generic, no personality, tentacled, mind fucking "old god" types that kept spewing one-liners, and their only ambition was to "consume all". N'zoth at least could hold a conversation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Makabreska View Post
    Not getting this one. Yogg and C'thun were this super generic, no personality, tentacled, mind fucking "old god" types that kept spewing one-liners, and their only ambition was to "consume all". N'zoth at least could hold a conversation.
    It's a shame we didn't get the N'zoth from the first half of the Azshara Warbringers animation. By the time we meet him it's just booming voices and villainous monologuing.
    That initial version of N'zoth was properly threatening.
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    Some people nowadays are obsessed with every villain having a generic sad sob story childhood backstory and morally grey motivations, but that's not necessary at all for a villain to become iconic and beloved. Yogg-Saron is one of the most beloved villains of WoW for obvious reasons. He is a complete cackling lunatic maniac, his voice actor is very good, his inclusion in the story makes sense (we already saw Faceless ones in WC3, in the Nerubian fallen kingdom, so clearly there had to be an Old God somewhere in Northrend), and he is responsible for the corruption of the Northrend's titan-forged.

    Since Murozond is obviously the real villain of Dragonflight, he can be an excellent villain. While he might not have generic "omg i was just trying to do good xddd" motivation like Arthas or Sylvanas, he has a badass design, a unique purpose in the story (the only villain trying to meddle with time and rewrite the timelines), and a connection to one of the main characters (he is a future version of Nozdormu).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nymrohd View Post
    Denathrius, Azshara, Khadgar?
    look my point of reference for charismatic villains in mmo is FFXIV's Emet-Selch so you'll understand how laughable your post is

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    Quote Originally Posted by Makabreska View Post
    Not getting this one. Yogg and C'thun were this super generic, no personality, tentacled, mind fucking "old god" types that kept spewing one-liners, and their only ambition was to "consume all". N'zoth at least could hold a conversation.
    Well he was the "smartest" or what not. That said I don't think each old god needs its own personality, perhaps their own minions and well look different but personality wel.. a cosmic horror is a cosmic horror.


    look my point of reference for charismatic villains in mmo is FFXIV's Emet-Selch so you'll understand how laughable your post is
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aeluron Lightsong View Post
    Well he was the "smartest" or what not. That said I don't think each old god needs its own personality, perhaps their own minions and well look different but personality wel.. a cosmic horror is a cosmic horror.
    Ye, and these has been overdone so many times in different media. Ancient, cosmic, unfathomable evil with no personality is really not very appealing any more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ClownPrincess View Post
    look my point of reference for charismatic villains in mmo is FFXIV's Emet-Selch so you'll understand how laughable your post is
    Then play Final Fantasy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cosmicpreds View Post
    Then play Final Fantasy?
    I do when I want to play through a mmo with a story. I play wow when I want to pvp (or rather I will in the dragon expansion when pvp gearing will stop sucking). You can play more than one game! I know that's a mind blowing concept.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ClownPrincess View Post
    I do when I want to play through a mmo with a story. I play wow when I want to pvp (or rather I will in the dragon expansion when pvp gearing will stop sucking). You can play more than one game! I know that's a mind blowing concept.
    You need to stop acting as if many WoW players don't play more than 1 game, and you also need to stop being toxic about it. If I want Emet Selch in an MMO, I'll play XIV where Emet Selch is the villain. Not every MMO needs Emet Selch in their game lol, or someone exactly like him.

    But I will agree in that the characterization is kinda ass rn. I don't think anyone here disagrees really. But once again, it kinda drops down when everyone tries to compare everything with XIV. It's tribalistic behavior when in topics where it's not at all needed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ClownPrincess View Post
    I do when I want to play through a mmo with a story. I play wow when I want to pvp (or rather I will in the dragon expansion when pvp gearing will stop sucking). You can play more than one game! I know that's a mind blowing concept.
    You play several games to get the experience one game alone cannot give. I don't play Stardew Valley for morally grey war epics, I play Final Fantasy XII for that. Similarly I don't play Final Fantasy XII to romance people with in-depth personalities, that is what Stardew Valley is for.

    WoW offers a specific brand of simple fun, and really you should be able to discern what to expect from WoW at this point.
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