I wonder where the Clockmaker will fit into all of this
I've had enough of the mystery box writing, artificially inflated stakes, and one-upmanship pantheons. I just want to go back to stories about the people in World of Warcraft.
everything after wrath is a retcon.
i dig it - reminds me of the occasional titan lore drops in places like uldaman or halls of stone. revelatory but still cryptic enough to keep us guessing about the mysteries of wow history and cosmology. the burning legion attack on maldraxxus presumably happened long ago, given the long expanse of time implied to be covered by these notes. have we found any suggestions of that attack in-game like how the ember ward remains from the light's attack?
Adding more things to existing story isnt retcon, despite what some people here in comment might tell ya, though lets be real: at this point its just another buzzword that people love to throw away.
i'm kinda curious if Ilgy'noth's quote: "You're coming was foretold in the rings." (or something like that) is a reference to the language of the First Ones? Or did i miss it being attached to something else?
I have mixed feelings about this.Whilst I do genuinely enjoy the expansion of the universe-people seem to forget that orcs and Draenor were literally aliens/alien worlds, so to speak, and thus don't seem to recognise that Warcraft has always been much bigger than "just" Azeroth- and like that these are being presented merely as beliefs, rather than concrete lore (something that games such as Dark Souls do very well) I also rather miss the smaller stakes and the stories of Azeroth. And I worry that the constant escalation in terms of scaling (just compare antagonists such as, say, Garrosh and Deathwing to beings like Sargeras, Argus and now the Jailer) is pushing the story in the kind of absurdist direction of Dragonball Z, where every threat next season has to be infinitely stronger/more dangerous/more evil than the last.WoW has proven that it does not NEED an omniversal-ending threat to have great stories (Pandaria's arc proved that). And I'm worried that the seeming insistence from the writers that it does is going to write them into a corner, very very soon.
No one finds it interesting that old god minions have mortal souls and go to their own plane in the shadowlands? That's what that irik-tu thing is right or am I misinterpreting?
Let's just not casually forget that chronicles was never intended to be from the viewpoint of ''order'', but to be the definitive lore-encyclopedia, told by the viewpoint of the narratorss, the lore team themselves. https://twitter.com/Burnzerker/status/647515064769998849So yes, it is a retcon. It's just that now that they've decided every lore information, even statements by blizzard, somehow come from inside the universe, nothing after this specific retcon is a retcon, because they can just pull the ''it's just a viewpoint'' excuse off
7 Alliance kingdoms represent 7 cosmic powers? )
I love this stuff. This expansion of the Warcraft Universe is what keeps me in the game.
There's a lot of info that has been given from unreliable narrators throughout the years that the community took as truth and now are calling retcons.
It is worth to remember than these are all ingame pages written by an ingame character, a broker, that doesn't even understand the concept of mortality or an animaless reality. In shorter words: take it with a grain of salt.
Blizzard 2010: kill a dragon Blizzard 2021: kill gods god