That’s more like it, Blizzard. Player choice has been sorely needed for some time. I say give the Alliance some choices as well for something. When Saurfang voluntarily and needlesssly surrendered at Lordaeron, he abandoned his people and allies to the Alliance war machine. There is no honor in such behavior. There is no doubt who we should support. For the Dark Lady! For the Horde! For Lordaeron!
not super for Sylvanas but I definitely don't want to join traitorfang
Gosh, how many f@pfans are here... Geez...
Its a moment when I can make my choice - which is a declaration to myself of who I am. This is a personal investment into the game that binds me to it - perhaps only a bit, but a bit goes a long way.A soldier who fights only for profit or comfort is never more than fodder, and cant be trusted beyond the moment. When you fight for something bigger than yourself, you become bigger than yourself. Honor, justice, the lives of others - it doesn't matter what larger thing it is - they're all roots of glory. The choice that defines heroism is the choice between yourself and service to something outside yourself. You cant become a hero if you have no choice.Perhaps Blizzard thinks that players will stay players longer if they feel heroic. I suspect that's a very reasonable business model. I hope Blizzard finds more situations where they can make the heroic choice to allow us the freedom to make our own. Its very nice that NPCs call us champions, but how much better would it feel if we had actually gone through the choices and risks required of a champion?(I think I've had too much Jägermeister.)
I really want to side with Sylvanas, but I'm not convinced her actions are for the Horde, but more for herself.
to be fair the night elves should have just shadowmelded the fire. oh wait, shadowmeld is a trash racial and they couldn't escape if they tried. they deserved to die.
BEWARE! The warning shown above - it does NOT appear if you're about to betray Sylvanas. It ONLY shows up if you're about to help Saurfang (or more accurately, if you're about to choose to not go meet Zek'han in the next forest over for some vague purpose). It's really easy to miss the dialogue under the "accept next quest" button. If you accept AND complete the next quest, which it really feels like Blizzard wants you to do so badly they are willing to trick you into doing it, you'll be stuck. I didn't see the dialogue choice. (Probably because in this quest chain, while tracking Saurfang, the previous 10+ quests are all choosing 1 of 3 or 4 meaningless dialogue choices and getting the same results no matter what, but also likely becuase it was kinda disguised UNDER the quest offering.) I accepted Grim Tidings, and followed Zek'han to Swamp of Sorrows and turned that in. Got the next quest and realized I was about to fight and maybe kill a bunch of dark rangers and that I should drop the quest ASAP because that seemed really wrong but... it was too late. This questline is dead to me forever as there is no way back, and no way forward I want to take.
There is no way a single player choice will have any difference in the long run. Siding with Sylvannas in one quest will not result in a third faction, nor will it lead to nonsense such as interchangable faction races. Fact quest choices have always been for frills, and have no impact on the story in the long run. Normally this just results in different dialogue; sometimes it can result in a different short-term questline - but always it results in the continuation of a very linear underlying questlineDo yourself a favour, make the Saurfang choice and get your toy. Choosing Sylvannas only results in having to make an alt to go back and get it later, nothing further will happen in the long term. You will get to be Sylvannas special snowflake for a few quests more, but that's it. The Devs are not gonna tear guilds apart just for the sake of one quest. Because that is what would happen when Player A of Guild 1 chooses the undead elf coz they have a thing for he, while Player B of Guild 1 chooses the orc coz they are into the honor gig.