I love the "Sylvanas said she plans to capture it, guys, so she didn't do burn it down!" comments given her track record. No wonder in Before the Storm she's like "I bet Anduin will betray us then make it look like she was innocent" and Nathanos says it's more like something she'd do- and she smiles and agrees... because people keep falling for it again and again apparently.I mean, the first thing that comes to mind when I think of Sylvanas is "minimizing enemy civilian casualties," you know? She's all about there being as few dead people as possible, especially enemy civilians. *shuffles to stand in front of the "destroy Stormwind so I can farm Human corpses" section of Before the Storm*
Heil Sylvitler, I guess?
Malfurion is the one who sets the fire
"By occupying Darnassus, we will control the flow of Azerite and ensure it cannot be used against us. The Alliance will dare not attack its own city for fear of harming civilians."How does that make sense? They can't just let the civilians go at any point if the strategy depends on using them as meat shields. So Sylvanas wants to occupy Darnassus presumably indefinitely with Darnassian civilians still being there for the whole duration? HOW? Will now the Horde army be forever located in Darnassus? That's stupid strategic move.
I'm a primarily Horde player with a few Alliance characters as well (but my mains are Horde). I gotta say, I have never been this unhyped for a WoW expansion than this one. I wish we could just fast forward through this terribly written and poorly manufactured faction war storyline that has already played out once in MoP, kill Sylvanas cause there's no way she's gonna survive this expansion and get to the Old God and Naga and Void stuff.I have zero faction pride, zero interest in the faction conflict, Warcraft should have moved away from that a long time ago. And I don't care that it will be explained that "the Old Gods were behind it all along, corruption, corruption everywhere!", it's still just a recycled and boring storyline that will go nowhere. I imagine at the end the factions will make peace anyway, and after the disaster that was Sylvanas the position of "Warchief" will probably be eliminated and replaced with a ruling council or something like that.
Gosh everytime that something new about this comes out I always get mixed feelings. I was so eager for a new expansion because I really want to do new content and explore new stuff, etc, but at the same time I've never been so unhyped with something WoW-related for a long time.As a Night Elf player it makes me really sad to see my people being portrayed as these weak dimwit warriors that are ambushed and killed everytime despite being 10k+ years old wise tacticians... Its seems so unlikely and completely forced just because they want to go with this "faction war nostalgia" at the beginning of the story. I mean, i know they're outnumbered and most of the kaldorei forces are on silithus, but if that's the case why do they not gather their forces and try to defend one position? why are they still on their outposts, separated and being ambushed on the very forests that they've lived in and known for more than 10 thousand years? The night elven sentinels are portrayed as dumb since that *!@#ty scenario where Varian teaches Tyrande about patience and strategy tbh. Anyway, what saddens me the most is that we're losing Teldrassil just for a ^&*!ty faction war narrative that won't last even the first half of this expansion sice they confirmed that Azshara will be BfA Gul'dan so the second raid obviously will already be old gods and naga related. This game is almost 20 years old, they should've dropped this faction war storylines already, it just doesn't make sense anymore, especially after Legion. We're losing too much for something that isn't even that great. At least the sentinel hippogryph mount that will come in the pre-patch looks nice.
So basically horde controls kalimdor, where azerite spills out. Whereas alliance gets no access to azerite?