As the dust settled - and I haven't been playing the BfA content for a couple of months - it is time to properly look back at the past expansion and review what was good and what was not. As always, it's a personal blog, and it provides only my personal opinion. I've discussed the … Continue reading Battle for Azeroth: The Ultimate Story Review
*spoiler alert: the speculaton is based on the revealed cutscenes from Visions of N'Zoth, so beware before proceeding! As we know, a couple of hidden cinematics were datamined last year for Visions of N'Zoth. They are of insane length too: 3+ and 6+ minutes. Now that we've got all the cutscenes, the number of … Continue reading Visions of N’Zoth Hidden Cinematics Speculation
Now that we know the outcome of the whole expansion (kinda), it's time to review the whole story of Battle for Azeroth. I will need to follow the lore steps since expansion launch, and pin down the problem with storytelling which did not allow it to shine. Launch The expansion launch has put forward two … Continue reading Battle for Azeroth Expansion Lore Review: Where Blizzard Failed
Inspired by Kaylriene's post, a number of facts about my Warcraft history is coming in :) 1. WoW is not the first Warcraft or even first Blizzard game I've played. The Lost Vikings and Rock'n'Roll Racing on Sega Genesis brought many happy hours to me and my brother. I've become a fan of the universe … Continue reading Warcraft Anniversary: My Journey Through the Universe
So, as the Blizzcon dust settles, it's time to take a good look at the expansion features and lore. Starting with lore of course :) LORE My major concern and hostility towards the new expansion is of course the cinematic. My major "no" is villain introduction. It required an extra machinima to show him, and … Continue reading WoW Shadowlands: Let’s Go to Hell!
As we already know, our final showdown in Battle for Azeroth will culminate in defeating N'Zoth itself, probably putting an end to the Old Gods' corruption attempts once and for all. All the power we've accumulated, azerite and dragon perks, would be put to use in this final act. Yet defeating an Old God and … Continue reading So… What of the Blade?
I've commented about this in several blogs already, and I think my speculation deserves a special post. Remember how Genn said to Anduin in the latest Saurfang cinematic that these were the last troops? They would be recruiting farmers - farmers, and the war has barely started. They would waste their fleets - and even … Continue reading Battle for Azeroth: Story Development and Next Expansion
This post is an expansion of my yesterday's comments. I've mentioned that I'm experiencing a huge gap between my own feelings and what I am reading, watching and listening in WoW-related media from other players. Likewise in Draenor - while my WoD gameplay was rich, full of events and kept me busy from day one … Continue reading Battle for Azeroth: Why Am I Enjoying the Expansion?
...you're not feeling progress. And everything you dislike about the expansion is largely described by this paradigm. Of course the core idea of getting gear to become stronger and getting access to higher endgame content is here. It will always be. Raids and PvP have always been your ultimate goal why you're doing this - … Continue reading The Only Problem of Battle for Azeroth Is…
I've listened to the intro music on loading screen in the morning, and there played this hero piece - taken from theme "Anduin". That very tune which makes you grab your sword, bow or staff and fight. Here I caught myself thinking: do I really care for what's happening now and what is expected next … Continue reading Lore & Motivation Development in Legion