Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Topsy-Turvy Land

***Spoiler Alert***

The more of the Shieldwall quest chain I do, the more bewildered I get with how a lot of things seem to have turned on their head.

Firstly, Jaina is acting like Varian; after the Horde razes Theramore and she realises someone in her own Kirin Tor has betrayed her Faction, she completely purges Dalaran of the Sunreavers - something that I-hate-all-Horde Varian would usually do.

Secondly, Varian is acting like Jaina; he berates her for evicting the Sunreavers because he wanted to lure them over to the Alliance - something that we-are-all-equal Jaina would usually do.

...not to mention the shock of meeting with Valeera in Dalaran and having her casually mention her late husband.

Rhonin gone? I'm a diplomat myself. Losing both Rhonin and Jaina as advocates of "world peace", as it were, is crushing. Having read Wolfheart, I've been tentatively on Varian's side for awhile now, but since he is still a fairly new character I haven't completely been taken by him.

I have to admit, I'm a little lost trying to find a character I can really follow in MoP, especially since Sylvanas has been fairly quiet (at least from an Alliance point of view). I don't know if I'll have to wait until next expansion when Alleria Windrunner shows up, but I hope not!


David Dashifen Kees said...

Three words: Tides of War. Just about everything that requires backstory in Op: Shieldwall has its genesis there.

Unknown said...

The Fall of Theramore scenario also helps lay out the bare skeleton of both Rhonin's death and why Jaina's gone all I-Will-OutChin-The-Chin-In-Violence.

Phyllixia said...

@David: Yes, after reading Wolfheart I did realise that a lot of WoW backstory is missed if you don't read the books. Hopefully they'll turn up at my local library soon :)

@Unknown: Yes, I've played that Scenario, so it didn't come as a complete surprise to see Jaina doing an about-face. It just seems a little abrupt if you haven't read the books!

Baltimorebiker said...

Every time I see on a loading screen that Alleria and Turalyon haven't been seen for years, I wonder if this is Blizzard's way of giving us a clue that they might be returning.

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