I keep coming back to this official Blizzard line of questioning because it is just so very telling and oh so fucking stupid
Stupid implies that the questions themselves are how Blizzard defines an orc expansion when in reality it is simply how /you/ and others define it.
I mean you could say it is, but I mean people say the same thing about Cataclysm and Mists and I just have to laugh at them. It’s okay though Alliance, your tears will continue to just get you absolutely nothing, and even things taken away from you.
You have yet to learn from 5.5, friends.
I love, LOVE IT when people try to be edgy and shit around claiming it’s all for the Horde and everyone sick of orcs is just allybabies
But the Horde is being neglected too! Oh, yes. You see, the orcs aren’t. I think we all know that. But, how about the other races?
Undead? Sylvanas has been using the plague despite direct orders not to. She’s been raising the dead with Val’kyr, storming Gilneas, and overall should be facing some repercussions and criticism. Oh,well, she did! In Catacylsm. In the very first pathc of Catacylsm. What has she been doing now? What about the Undead in general? Who knows! They haven’t gotten any lore. Where’s Koltira? Is there a new High Apothecary? Who’s running stuff while Sylvanas is away. Who the fuck knows. All we saw of Sylvanas was a brief cameo in SoO, and I haven’t seen any actual Undead in a long while. They’ve already come out and said Sylvanas has no interest in going to a world full of orcs, so maybe the Undead will be relevant someday despite the fact they’re doing shit that should be pressing to the Horde.
How about Blood Elves? Well, after fucking nothing since BC, Lorthemar was briefly relevant in 5.2 with the whole Kirin Tor Schism and IoT. He was present in the Galakras fight, like Sylvanas. But, lorewise? Not much has really happened. He got some anima golems and I don’t think he’s been seen in Draenor so… back to the background, I guess?
Goblins. Well, let’s face it, the Goblin storyline is the stupidest fucking thing Blizzard has ever lazily shat out in their life. No one’s mourning a loss of lore because the fact that Gallywix is the racial leader is insanely idiotic from the getgo, obviously someone at Blizzard just got tired and slapped the leader title on him and called it a day. Further trashing of Thrall’s judgment and descent into a shitlord character, but it’s not the only thing. Some Goblins supported Garrosh for money, died for it, and will again be shafted to the workers of the Horde and nothing else.
Tauren? Magatha basically WON in Cata in the Thousand Needles. She’s powerful, dangerous and now totally irrelevant apparently. Baine chatted with Vol’Jin in 5.3 and did little else. Good on Gamon for fighting Nazgrim even though they had no interaction before I guess, highlight on their role in the expansion.
Trolls. Well, they MIGHT get more lore. Since - wow, again, Cata! - trolls haven’t done much of anything except in 5.3 and helping attack in SoO (I mean, not to be confused with troll raids. God knows we don’t have enough of those!). With Vol’Jin getting promoted to leader they’re probably going to get a little more of the spotlight.
Basically, the entire problem with WoW’s storyline starts in Cata in the leveling experience in the very first patch of Cata. Whoever did the leveling zones in Cata did GREAT. Really! The rest of Cata’s lore was a shitfest, but the leveling lore? Superb! The problem is they opened up all these important, relevant storylines in the zones and just… abandoned them. Gilneas is the big obvious one to a lot of people, but really, they dropped the ball on a ton of them.
If you’re happy playing WoW ignoring the storyline and circlejerking with Metzen, fine! I have no problem with you playing the game that way. I literally don’t. But don’t try to come in here and pretend this is a problem that only affects the Alliance players, cause it really really really isn’t.
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