Cataclysm

19 08 2009
I really like the direction of the current rumours about the new expansion.   And I think it would be pretty good to have a world changing (even map changing) event to begin the expansion.  I know that people moaned about the scourge invasion and plague but I really enjoyed it.  And the cataclysm lends itself to some really cool world event type of ideas.

What about another theme on an armageddon like experience where tidal waves washed across the continent and we could all go and stand on the shore in Dustwallow a la Tea Leone (and who?  Donald Sutherland maybe?) in Sudden Impact.  I know it would be a lot of work, but you could have it all in a cut scene.

And Varian Wynn could be tragically washed out to sea!!   He could spend the next expansion held captive by Nagas whingeing about whether the Alliance cared enough to come save him, while Magni Bronzebeard takes his rightful place at the head of the Alliance, ably assisted by Velen (who would have a more prominent role but is hard to take seriously when he sits in his city of pink and never shows up anywhere).  Magni was right there in Stormpeaks – I spoke to him myself!!

Sorry, got a little off track there.  But it would be some cool ideas.  I love the idea of something really catastrophic, of an epic wrathgate type which dramatically changes the connections which people have with each other.  I know that they would never do so but wouldn’t it have been cool if Thrall had kicked the Forsaken out of the Horde at Wrathgate?  If their crime had been more against the Horde than aligned with the scourge, Thrall could have had a Tauren and kicked them out.  And Alliance could have totally adopted them in the whole Varian-esque moral relativity that we’ve got going on – the enemy of my enemy is my friend kind of deal.
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