View Poll Results: Time skip or remake?

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  • Time skip

    91 46.67%
  • Remake

    36 18.46%
  • Leave as is continue time

    34 17.44%
  • Close it down continue in new game or story can keep wow servers running though

    26 13.33%
  • Other

    8 4.10%
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  1. #121
    Time skip.
    Right now dev team has the best excuse they ever had to start everything over.
    Let's say we go to the place where Zooval is, he made kind of a pocket dimension with him, and when we stop him, that dimension dissapears with him and with us. Our soul/anima goes back to shadowlands.
    When the arbiter sees our souls, she sends us to the eternal ones, who reminds us our fight against Zooval. They can't bring us to life now, cause our body dissapeared in another plane, but they can help us to reincarnate and get some memories back with the help of Chromie.
    Years have passed, Thrall, Jaina and the other heroes who couldn't get to pass the portal are now old; Anduin is now old too, cause the light saved him. Chromie tells us she can get our mounts/gear (as cosmetic) back, but no one will know we're the champion who saved the universe from Zooval. As we reincarnated, we can now choose race and looks, Chromie makes the time pass on our character so we can ignore the age thing.
    We're 40+ years in the future as a new explorer, Azeroth have changed, all that godly story is over, we are again to face new enemies who stay logical (none of those godly beings).
    Sounds cheap, but with that, they have it easier to make new stories. They can get ride of the champions who could kill godly beings, which is a really bad writting resource IMO.

  2. #122
    Quote Originally Posted by Kumorii View Post
    Write it so your character in the time skip is a new adventurer.
    "hi new adventurer, let's start with giving you simple task"

    The only thing that's kept is the name, canonical it's a new character.

    I mean, it's like XCOM did it... You beat the game and the invasion. But in reality when the sequel came around you lost and were captured.

    Time skip in of itself justify any "reboot". Then if you can't let go and are set in your ways in that it's the same character who defeated everything in the past, well... I can't really relate to that. If Canon says it's a new character, then it's a new character.
    That's not a timeskip, though. That's a new adventure with a new character. At that point, it makes no sense to even keep the name.

    Timeskips do not justify any reboot. Timeskips skip over periods of time so things that take longer than a few days have time to happen, or to skip over dry spells in the story where nothing of relevance happens. Any longer story will probably skip any time the characters are asleep, because describing how they're lying in their bed for 8 hours isn't very interesting. It's still the same story, though, just later on.
    XCOM does something else entirely. It looks at an alternate version of the story where things went differently. Not a timeskip.

  3. #123
    Quote Originally Posted by DarkAmbient View Post
    How would a long time skip work lore-wise if we continue playing the same characters?
    One word: Delorean

  4. #124
    Quote Originally Posted by huth View Post
    That's not a timeskip, though. That's a new adventure with a new character. At that point, it makes no sense to even keep the name.

    Timeskips do not justify any reboot. Timeskips skip over periods of time so things that take longer than a few days have time to happen, or to skip over dry spells in the story where nothing of relevance happens. Any longer story will probably skip any time the characters are asleep, because describing how they're lying in their bed for 8 hours isn't very interesting. It's still the same story, though, just later on.
    XCOM does something else entirely. It looks at an alternate version of the story where things went differently. Not a timeskip.
    I mean yeah, that's how timeskips work. They can also vary from minutes to millions of years.

    My example with Xcom was about how Canon trumps what transpired. To drive home that if its Canon that its a new character, then it is a new character regardless of how the player feel about it. It wasn't an example of a time skip.
    Last edited by Kumorii; 2021-07-27 at 07:40 PM.

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