The way those three characters interact amongst themselves is the way I've always wanted the Horde and the Alliance to be with each other - jabs, dislike born by the past, rivalry but also respect and shared experiences bringing mutual understanding, kinda.
I'll just quote my complaint from the last datamining post, since WoWhead seems unable to get it:It is incredibly annoying to go onto wowhead these days, as every other article is a story spoiler for Shadowlands. I didn't know Sapphiron was going to be a thing in SL and I would like to still be suprised by these things. The same goes for the article about Uther a couple of days ago. And it doesn't help to put an "Attention! Spoilers ahead!" in the title, when the title is already spoiling a bunch of stuff.And don't say "You can just hide any articles about beta". Yes, I know, but I'd still like to be informed about non-spoilery stuff in SL. So that isn't an option either. I'd much rather like the editors of these articles to not be half brain-dead and put spoilers in the title itself.
It would be good if after those dialogues they all 3 turn red becoming bosses to fight and attack you.
I haven't even thought that Draka doesn't know at all whether her son survived or not. This will make their meeting an even bigger thing, beginning with Thrall's name alone. I'm also rooting for Baine and Cairne meeting (in Ardenweald probably), new Cairne NPC was datamined.
Not so much related to the dialogue, but has anyone else noticed how ugly these areas are? This one especially but the Venthyr, even Bastion is very same-y all over. I've been in Alpha and Beta and it really stands out. I realize they were trying to give them thematic identities through color use etc. but they've made the *entire zone* one color.
So is there eventually going to be two Draka in Maldraxus because of WoD?
Personally I'm just really hoping we don't perma kill Kel'thuzad this expansion. He's too great of a character to throw away after the scenario bit they've got planned. At least let us force em to serve the Primus, or work under Bolvar via a reforged crown or something. Would be amazing to see him alongside the Ebon Knights or somesuch for a story chain or two in the future.
This just reinforces the feeling of Shadowlands being over-enthusiastic fan faction."And then Alexandros actually becomes a part of an undead club, wouldn't it be a cool twist, huh, and then he's smashing stuff with Draka, and they talk about their children, but what's that- *twomp* an arrow, can you believe it, Vashj shot it cause she's there too, hahaha isn't this awesome?"Blizz found out that people liked returning Illidan from the dead for Legion, and now they are doing a whole expac around their old characters."Hm, people didn't like the story of BfA, but how about characters that we KNOW people liked? Let's bring back Kael'thas for the 3rd time, and Uther, and ... maybe Onyxia for the 4th time? Oh no, no Sapphiron and Kelthuzad! People will care about our story then, right?"This whole concept of building an expansion around the Afterlife, by codifying and gameplay-ifying death itself into 4 color-coded theme parks that they will shoehorn fanservice characters into really ruins the best part of the mysticism of the Warcraft universe. The disjointed-ness is made even more clear by the denizens of the Shadowlands (Venthyr, Kyrian, Night Fae), who should just have been separate races in their own right, rather than the reborn-in-death souls of other races from all across the universe. It's... incredibly weird.
I wonder more about obscure but long past known characters are.Seeing as Bwonsamedi saved troll souls for years where is Zul'jin then?Or Alliance old Champion Lord Lothar. Or seeing faes can make certain life be reborn why not rebirth Maylgos and Nethlarion and have a fully uncorrupted dragon aspect back?Where is our universe old orc warlords? Antonidas Jaina's old master?Broxigar want to see reuinion between him and his brother and nephew.Cairne mentioned above.Where does ogres go to when they die? Like Mogor and Cho'gall?Taelan and Tirion Fordring? Or has the light corrupted them and taken them away to another place?Hogger dammit he did nothing wrong he just tried to protect his people he better be there among the heroes of Bastion or Maldraxxus.Could see a blooddrinking Hogger amongst the Venthyr aswell^^