I saw Nobbel’s post about this a few days ago.He, uh, didn’t think highly of it. lol
I mean, we all know the storytelling is a bit meh but at least there was some clarification as to why Tyrande is no longer filled with the same of level rage.I really hope we get to see the Night Elvee rebuild and be the greatest power like they once were.Also, hi Gally xD
So is it confirmed? Elune has not helped the nelves on purpose to let them die and send them to her sister? I hope I am getting this wrong.
I wouldn't trust Elune anymore after admitting to letting Teldrassil burn...
Ehm. Still not good. Very unsatisfying on all accounts. The real question is wether this interaction had voice-lines or if it was text only(?). Because if it was text only it's 100% a late late afterthought - "hurrdurr need few more lines to explain derpyderp story". Although, what is worse: Doing the work and planning ahead or throwing *!@# at a wall to see what sticks, when the result is this. Which is worse? Neither is good...
I don't know what's worse at this point - that the writing team keeps adding storylines that ruin established and beloved characters and often re-write existing lore, or that they are clearly delusional enough to believe they create something genius and profound.Like 'Here, look at this serious and somber dialogue we wrote, this is totally how these two characters would realistically and credibly behave in light of everything that has happened, so the night elf story is totally resolved now, let it go, look to the future!' What. The. Hell?Blizzard 'writers' need to learn that they can't just shoehorn a resolution onto a heavy traumatic storyline just because they have no intention or ability to follow up and deliver upon the hard themes they chose (like genocide, loss of faith, justice, accountability, vengeance). Like, don't even attempt it in the first place if you know you don't have it in you to deliver? It's like dumb and dumber all over again with S8 GoT. You can't just flip a switch to make the story over when you want it to be over because you can't be bothered to write a cohesive arc (e.g. *flip* they're evil now, *flip* she lets it go now and so should you, *flip* she has a soul now so she's not the same person anymore).And if Blizz are doubling down on the nonsense idea that Elune willingly let the elves die to become fertilizer when she would have normally intervened, they once again have no clue of previous lore. In the history of ever, Elune has never demonstrated any ability/inclination to avert nation-wide catastrophes. And her closest followers shouldn't have expected her to directly intervene all the sudden - what, do they have amnesia? The Nelves have experienced the literal Sundering of the whole world and drowned tons of their people, they faced annihilation by the Qiraji in the War of the Shifting Sands, their tree Vordrassil got corrupted and had to be cut down, Nordrassil got invaded by the Burning Legion, their forests got invaded by Orcs, the world blew up a second time in the Cataclysm, Shaladrassil got corrupted by Xavius, Ysera got corrupted and killed, and we know that numerous other Elune-worshipping cultures experienced world-annihilating invasions and Elune didn't save any of them, only empowered individual Night Warriors to channel her power - and all of that happened before the Winter Queen ever needed help. So now they're telling us that her oldest devotees suddenly legit expected Elune to literally intervene and put out a giant World Tree on fire?Sure the writers can headcanon that Elune is so powerful that she could've saved people but chose not to all those times, but they can't make characters - especially characters that lived through some of those catastrophic events without Elune's direct intervention and still worshipped her for 10k years without any issues - to suddenly act as if they rationally expected Elune to literally stop their burning. It's a total misunderstanding and mishandling of previous lore, all for a story that they didn't even want to round off properly except 'it's all good now, we're moving on'. Just bad, honestly.
This is closer to what people should mean by statements like "unknowable motivations". Not rawr crazy old god you can't know my motivations, stuff like where a god is so far removed from mortality as to think it's acceptable to let mortals die so their immortal souls can be used in some other manner.It's not that she doesn't care for the night elves, it's that she's as unable to see what the big attachment to a mortal lifespan is as much as mortals are unable to see why having an afterlife makes their mortal life expendable to denizens of the Shadowlands.Still, I think it would make more sense and be better for Elune's character if she's just unable to influence the mortal plane to enough of a degree to stop a war. Her past actions have been to take Ysera's soul to Ardenweald, shield Tyrande from Archimonde (but not attack), and turn night elf souls into wisps. And, I suppose, stopping Saurfang from killing Malfurion. The Night Warrior was probably the biggest influence she gets to have on a mortal world, and it requires someone performing the ritual to invoke her. It makes more sense to me if she was just unable to stop the burning of Teldrassil entirely and did what she could let the night elves die peacefully and go to Ardenweald (not realising the Maw was eating everything) than that she could have stopped it but didn't.
Oh, so they accept the cycle of death and rebirth now. Time for Tyrande to declare an age of mortals... For the third or fourth time in this story.
Soylent Green is Night Elves and Tyrande is OK with it as long as Elune says so!
What are the coordinates.
Considering the night elves are the only race you no longer find within the maw (at least as a night fae if you did all the tyrande and ysera quests offered) then id say they came out of this kind of on top.Night elves that are in ardenweald are happy with their afterlives, ardenweald itself was saved, Tyrande is alright and got to keep the night warrior's power. IDK how much more they can get back without it feeling like they are just going to undo the burning of teldrassil. It was a tragic event, but IDK why people expect elune to put the night elves in a bubble. Why be up in arms about it now? No one was upset with Elune the first time a night elf city sank beneath the waves and a bunch of ppl got turned into evil naga? where was the outrage back then?
"Oops I knew my sister had a problem but didn't even bother to find out what it is; time for genocide!"-Elune