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28th Aug '17 11:39:44 PM TheSinful
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* Illidan's TheReasonYouSuckSpeech to Velen before they arrive on Argus initially seems like he's simply being a {{Jerkass}} (not to mention hypocrite) but when the Army of the Light is shot down, Velen declares that they'll make their stand and orders the start of the final battle of Argus. Illidan's real purpose was making sure Velen didn't flee again when they finally have a chance to end the Burning Legion for good, especially as Argus is apparently one of the few locations where killing a demon is permanent.
14th Aug '17 11:01:54 PM Nicoaln
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* One mandatory quest for the order hall campaign requires you to go into the Exodar and defeat a boss, with Velen and your order champions in your party. If you sent out your order hall champions on missions... they won't join you for that quest, cause they're busy. DevelopersForesight!
31st Jul '17 12:43:00 AM Eksekk
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* Why was Vol'jin chosen over all other Horde leaders for the position of Warchief? Vol'jin was the only one who managed to set aside his own pride for the good of the Horde. He asked the Alliance to help take down Garrosh instead of trying to do it alone, and he left the raiders to go flush out Garrosh while he dealt with the chaos in the streets above, instead of acting on his promise to kill Garrosh himself. No other Horder leader, not even Thrall, was able to hold back their pride like that, and that's what makes Vol'jin the best choice for Warchief. Even more fridge brilliance when you consider the event that started the whole siege was the unleashing of the Sha of Pride.

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* Why was Vol'jin chosen over all other Horde leaders for the position of Warchief? Vol'jin was the only one who managed to set aside his own pride for the good of the Horde. He asked the Alliance to help take down Garrosh instead of trying to do it alone, and he left the raiders to go flush out Garrosh while he dealt with the chaos in the streets above, instead of acting on his promise to kill Garrosh himself. No other Horder Horde leader, not even Thrall, was able to hold back their pride like that, and that's what makes Vol'jin the best choice for Warchief. Even more fridge brilliance when you consider the event that started the whole siege was the unleashing of the Sha of Pride.
31st Jul '17 12:38:40 AM Eksekk
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* The ending to Rheastrasza's quest line in the Badlands involved trapping a black dragon and stealing one of her eggs in order to breed a purified black dragon. Through the whole thing, Rhea talked to the player, trying to convince them the [[IDidWhatIHadToDo the ends justified the means]], but her voice comes off like she was trying to convince herself that it was the right thing to do. At the end of the story, she is caught by Deathwing who destroys her and the black dragon egg she stole, but it was a ruse. To get the egg out of the Badlands, she needed to convince the black dragons that it was destroyed, by [[KansasCityShuffle letting them catch and kill her with a substitute egg]], ''one of her own''. All of her previous fidgeting wasn't guilt over what she did to the black dragons, it was anticipation over her impending HeroicSacrifice.

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* The ending to Rheastrasza's quest line in the Badlands involved trapping a black dragon and stealing one of her eggs in order to breed a purified black dragon. Through the whole thing, Rhea talked to the player, trying to convince them the that [[IDidWhatIHadToDo the ends justified the means]], but her voice comes off like she was trying to convince herself that it was the right thing to do. At the end of the story, she is caught by Deathwing who destroys her and the black dragon egg she stole, but it was a ruse. To get the egg out of the Badlands, she needed to convince the black dragons that it was destroyed, by [[KansasCityShuffle letting them catch and kill her with a substitute egg]], ''one of her own''. All of her previous fidgeting wasn't guilt over what she did to the black dragons, it was anticipation over her impending HeroicSacrifice.
11th Jun '17 4:05:10 AM Amelon1
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** With Patch 3.2, a few new instance dungeons were added. One of these had a boss that used to annoy me greatly. While he was originally a human Death Knight, in the instance he returned as an Undead Death Knight, with partially decaying skin and everything. When you killed him, he'd return as a skeleton, claiming the flesh was only holding him back. And even when you killed his skeletal form, he returned AGAIN as a ghost yelling how he didn't even need his bones to kill you. It took me three runs to figure out the significance of his name: [[Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail The Black Knight]]. And that's (so far) the last time you fight him, too. Before that, you uncovered and fought him on horseback, after which he fled, and then uncovered his scheming AGAIN to lead into the Trial of the Champion boss fight. He just won't stay dead. Nothing compared to Anub'arak, though.. Nothing in the Scourge ever stays dead, really.

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** With Patch 3.2, a few new instance dungeons were added. One of these had has a boss that used to annoy me has annoyed players greatly. While he was originally a human Death Knight, in the instance he returned returns as an Undead Death Knight, with partially decaying skin and everything. When you killed kill him, he'd return he returns as a skeleton, claiming the flesh was only holding him back. And even when you killed kill his skeletal form, he returned returns AGAIN as a ghost yelling how he didn't even need his bones to kill you. It took me three runs to figure out Then you realize the significance of his name: [[Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail The Black Knight]]. And that's (so far) the last time you fight him, too. Before that, you uncovered and fought him on horseback, after which he fled, and then uncovered his scheming AGAIN to lead into the Trial of the Champion boss fight. He just won't stay dead. Nothing compared to Anub'arak, though.. Nothing in the Scourge ever stays dead, really.



** Two: [[spoiler: Kilrogg doesn't hesitate when he joins Gul'dan and drinks Mannoroth's blood. While it may look like Kilrogg was only [[IFightforTheStrongestSide fighting for the strongest side]]]], Kilrogg pretty much KNEW what he was getting himself into, since chieftains of his clan can foresee their own death. Kilrog must have been aware of Garrosh's plan form the very start, [[spoiler: and was [[YouCantFightFate following his destiny]] knowing that time traveling messed up the timeline, so if Grom wouldn't [[RefusedTheCall carry out destiny]] [[JumpedAtTheCall he will]]. ]]

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** Two: [[spoiler: Kilrogg doesn't hesitate when he joins Gul'dan and drinks Mannoroth's blood. While it may look like Kilrogg was only [[IFightforTheStrongestSide fighting for the strongest side]]]], Kilrogg pretty much KNEW what he was getting himself into, since chieftains of his clan can foresee their own death. Kilrog Kilrogg must have been aware of Garrosh's plan form the very start, [[spoiler: and was [[YouCantFightFate following his destiny]] knowing that time traveling messed up the timeline, so if Grom wouldn't [[RefusedTheCall carry out destiny]] [[JumpedAtTheCall he will]]. ]]



* Xavius in the Emerald Nightmare raid is just a reskinned, satyr-like General Vezax and other Faceless One generals. Kinda lame, actually, until it hit me: ''the Old Gods are remaking a Burning Legion creation into one of their own''. Of course he'd end up looking like one of their favored monstrosities! They might not be able to transform their minion into a perfect reproduction, given the Legion's own reshaping of Xavius' body, but they can twist and bloat it into the same general ''shape''.

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* Xavius in the Emerald Nightmare raid is just a reskinned, satyr-like General Vezax and other Faceless One generals. Kinda lame, actually, until it hit me: ''the Old Gods are remaking a Burning Legion creation into one of their own''. Of course he'd end up looking like one of their favored monstrosities! They might not be able to transform their minion into a perfect reproduction, given the Legion's own reshaping of Xavius' body, but they can twist and bloat it into the same general ''shape''.



** There is literally no source or evidence anywhere that indicates that the Sunwell & Blood Elves were a metaphor for drug addiction. The biggest way to insult a content creator is to shoehorn your own social & political views into their work, like the above troper did.



* In the End Time instance, Murozond says, "I have witnessed the true End Time. THIS? This is a blessing you simply cannot comprehend!" Considering the instance already portrays [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt the Hour of Twilight]] having come to pass...what exactly did he witness?

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* In the End Time instance, Murozond says, "I have witnessed the true End Time. THIS? This is a blessing you simply cannot comprehend!" Considering the instance already portrays [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt the Hour of Twilight]] having come to pass... what exactly did he witness?



* Given that the orcs who were interned were the children of the ones who committed the horrible war crimes, and they were forced into those prisons just because of what their parents did, if anything Daelin's reckless attack confirmed a lot of feelings the orcs had, making his actions the biggest NiceJobBreakingItHero in the entire franchise. Even with his death he managed to fuck it all up

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* Given that the orcs who were interned were the children of the ones who committed the horrible war crimes, and they were forced into those prisons just because of what their parents did, if anything Daelin's reckless attack confirmed a lot of feelings the orcs had, making his actions the biggest NiceJobBreakingItHero in the entire franchise. Even with his death he managed to fuck mess it all upup.
26th May '17 10:18:55 PM Wintonian
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** There is literally no source or evidence anywhere that indicates that the Sunwell & Blood Elves were a metaphor for drug addiction. The biggest way to insult a content creator is to shoehorn your own social & political views into their work, like the above troper did.
26th May '17 9:52:55 PM Wintonian
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** Its strongly implied that a new Forsaken is created with surrogate body parts to make up for the ones lost. Naturally, they'd use younger & more healthy organs as surrogates...
2nd May '17 2:59:53 AM JKRoo
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** Xal'atath, Blade of the Black Empire has an unusual shape for a weapon - it resembles a sideways "S", with the grip on the inside of one curve, and the blade (of course) on the other. Closer examination, however, reveals that the inner curve of the blade is entirely decorative (for the starter appearance, at least; also the appearance it had before the player empowers it). The outer curve, however, is definitely sharp, and a proper blade. The brilliance? If held "normally", the cutting edge would be ''towards the wielder'', symbolizing that the greatest risk of the weapon is how it will turn on its "owner", or at the least, how it can be (meant to be?) used as a suicidal, sacrificial dagger.

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** * Xal'atath, Blade of the Black Empire has an unusual shape for a weapon - it resembles a sideways "S", with the grip on the inside of one curve, and the blade (of course) on the other. Closer examination, however, reveals that the inner curve of the blade is entirely decorative (for the starter appearance, at least; also the appearance it had before the player empowers it). The outer curve, however, is definitely sharp, and a proper blade. The brilliance? If held "normally", the cutting edge would be ''towards the wielder'', symbolizing that the greatest risk of the weapon is how it will turn on its "owner", or at the least, how it can be (meant to be?) used as a suicidal, sacrificial dagger.
2nd May '17 2:59:33 AM JKRoo
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** Xal'atath, Blade of the Black Empire has an unusual shape for a weapon - it resembles a sideways "S", with the grip on the inside of one curve, and the blade (of course) on the other. Closer examination, however, reveals that the inner curve of the blade is entirely decorative (for the starter appearance, at least; also the appearance it had before the player empowers it). The outer curve, however, is definitely sharp, and a proper blade. The brilliance? If held "normally", the cutting edge would be ''towards the wielder'', symbolizing that the greatest risk of the weapon is how it will turn on its "owner", or at the least, how it can be (meant to be?) used as a suicidal, sacrificial dagger.
2nd May '17 2:21:04 AM JKRoo
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* Gul'dan, when aggroed in the Nighthold, will give a small speech about how Varian begged for his life while kneeling before him and how Vol'jin died, screaming in agony as the fel poison ravaged his body. ''Neither of these things are true''... but Gul'dan is so wrapped up in his belief that he's "Darkness Incarnate" that he's deluded himself into believing that the two leaders of the Alliance and Horde were pathetic, crawling worms before his unstoppable might. This is backed up by his slow VillainousBreakdown throughout the fight - he is completely shocked and ''afraid'' that the raid is not only staying standing throughout his onslaught, they are ''winning'', even though he's empowered himself with a Titan artifact.
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