This expac infuriates me to no end. The level of stupidity it took to think a story that completely breaks all prior established laws of time travel in the game universe, throws orcs into an incoherent battle, drags overused characters through the mud to hoist them onto pillars of fake glory, and generally just overlooks so much potential - it really boggles the mind.
"But ORCS!" they cry. "The golden years! A return to our roots!"
What a load of... not very nice words!
I mean really. Where is the logic in some random corrupt bronze dragon breaking Garrosh out of prison (because it totally makes sense to imprison the freaking evil dude who just tried to take over the world - yup) to send him back in time to some very specific point that really makes no sense. And of course, let's just forget about all we know about time travel in Azeroth's universe. No, this time sending him back in time is going to create an alternate reality - but only for one planet! And why Garrosh? Why to the drinking of fel blood? If you're gonna go back in time as a bid to gain conquering power, why not just go all the way back to the Burning Legion itself, which we know is far more powerful?
Soooooo dumb. And of course, you get an expac on DRAENOR, but far be it from them to spare some time to really give Draenei an hour to shine. It's not like the Draenei came to Azeroth and started telling people about this eternal war with the Burning Legion. It's not like they hoped to get the Horde and Alliance working together so they could finally have a chance to stop the Legion. It's not like they helped the factions defeat common enemies, helped get them through a faction war, and have now finally witnessed as close to a peace treaty as it may ever get. NOW is the time for the Draenei to speak up.
"Uh, so, about the Burning Legion, y'know the thing we've been building up to for several expacs now... do you think it's about time we maybe check on Draenor and... see how everyone's doing? I mean, we kind of just left them all to their own devices. Who knows what's going on there!"
That would have been the PERFECT opportunity. You go back to Outland to see about pressing the war with the Legion only to find out OOPS while we had our backs turned, the Legion has kind of cleaned house. Shattrath has been razed. Look, you've got a fun launch event right there with players assaulting Shattrath, rescuing people, trying to establish a secure base to maybe start to push the Legion back because no one wants them to come back through the Dark Portal again, that's for sure.
A much more coherent story, indeed. But nope, instead we get ORCS! And MORE ORCS! And ORCS VS HUMANS! And RAWWWR ORC ORC ORC mother frackin' orcs!
Ugh. Sorry for the rant, but this has been building in my head and between myself and Twinflame for over a month. Soooo much rage. xD
"Song dogs barking at the break of dawn, lightning pushes the edges of a thunder storm. And these streets, quiet as a sleeping army, send their battered dreams to heaven."