I need to get something off my chest. Maybe it’ll just be for the future me, when I read this blog 10 years from now, so I know what was going on behind the scenes. But hey. Let’s see.
I finally had an hour to play and, though very reluctant, I went to defend my Kalimdor. My forests. my Darkshore. My Teldrassil.
I am normally great at immersing myself, cherishing the quest lines and stories told, and I easily get carried away. Yet this. War of Thorns – Chapter 1.
I’m not feeling it. At all.
Granted, I know how it ends, and I hate that, so that might play a role. But we just spent the last expansion, Legion, standing somewhat, at least a little united, the Horde and the Alliance, a shared enemy.
I cherished my Class Hall, a new place for us Druids to unite, just as Moonglade. Always sacred.
I still look back with fondness to Vanilla, where Druids used to salute each other, and never attack another Druid.
What happened? What is causing the Horde to follow Sylvanas, without questions, suddenly wanting to rid the world of Malfurion? To secure the Azerite? I hate that word. Azerite. We do not even know what it is. It’s sacred, since it’s coming from Azeroth and the enormous damage done to her already. Yet we do not know it’s potential.
The new War Mode granting honor. But I see no honor in this.
All is fair in love and war, I get that, but where is the memory of the latest expansion and it’s story development? Why is Malfurion just “there”?
Killing Wisps, really?
Druids killing Druids?
I don’t know. Maybe it’s me. I just feel so disconnected to the story right now. Not feeling it. I hope the next chapter might help. A part of me wonders, if waiting to do the quests until all the chapters are released, would be better.
Easier to immerse without the timegating. Hm.
Maybe I got too spoiled with cinematics, that I have started to need those in order to feel involved? That surely can’t be it.
How about you guys?
Thanks for the input in advance. 🙂 At times like this, I wish we could have some kind of chat function on WordPress.
Happy day, everyone 🙂 And For the Alliance, naturally, of course, despite it all! For Azeroth. For Teldrassil.
Loving the new Night Elf NPC armor, in style with the classic cinematic from Vanilla days. For more positive things about 8.0, this is the place to go!