Hope you had a wonderful weekend filled with stuff and things.
Welcome back to the digital world, and I hope you brought popcorn, ’cause 3.1 is officially here.
So basically this is totally awesome.
Poor Ronin is such a nerd. Poor guy is surrounded by bloodthirsty jocks (Garrosh and Varian) and all he can do is yell “we have to work together!” and make shiny colors.
Dude, L2sheep. Nothing will put a savage orc or vengeful king in his place quicker than transforming into a disgustingly cute turtle for a a little while.
So it seems no one is getting along with anyone else. Naturally, the Horde and the Alliance continue to be utterly incapable of partnering up against anything, even if the imminent threat couldn’t be killed by the race that created the freaking dragons.
Have I mentioned before how deeply I am enjoying the way the lore is going this expansion?
The Horde and the Alliance were on the verge of a peace treaty. We were so close. We largely left each other in piece in Outland, even teaming up to take down the Legion in Quel’Danas.
And now basically all of that is completely buggered, and there’s even hostility within the factions themselves. Thrall has basically no command over Garrosh now, relations between Varian and Jaina are likely to be shaky at best, and Varian has essentially told the Kirin Tor to go #%@& themselves.
Not that I blame Varian, really. He got to watch the Horde kill his dad, slay all his childhood friends and burn down everything he’s ever known when he was just a wee lad.
He is well within his rights to seek vengeance, whatever the cost.
If you’re uncomfortable with this, it’s probably a good thing you play Alliance.
Which brings me in a roundabout way to player morality again.
For some players, their characters have morals and things. Codes of honour, things that they are willing to do and things they are not. Some players get uncomfortable torturing baby gorillas or killing mothers so we can kidnap their children in peace.
Most of us, however, are more than willing to do basically anything as long as we are paid to do it.
Heroes of the [insert faction here]? Feh, don’t believe it. Most of us are basically mercenaries, though extremely powerful ones.
And even then, many of us are perfectly willing to do stuff like pointlessly slaughter 15 turkeys for no reason whatsoever.
Ask yourself this. What hope does the world have when it’s mightiest heroes can be convinced to do anything with the promise of gold?