Still annoys me a lot.
With Teldrassil you had the War of Thorns. Which I thoroughly enjoyed. It was the best WPVP I’d had in years as the net gun finally ending the invulnerability of flying mounts. I really did feel like I was slowly beating back the Alliance but they were putting up a fierce resistance that made every inch feel like a challenge.
Hell I was hoping I’d have to fight in Teldrassil to secure it, as I still thought it’s destruction would be interesting and not extraordinarily dumb.
But then you hop into Lordaeron and, my feeling was immense disappointment. It was a tutorial for new players to BFA more than anything else. There was no PvP and with the lack of Alliance players I didn’t feel like I was really fighting the Alliance. Just NPCS that couldve been anything else.
The enemy is at the gates when you arrive. Theyve bulldozed some of my most beloved areas in the whole game and I had no chance to resist this. Then the entire Undercity explodes with Blight. And honestly I didn’t mind that I’d rather sink her then let her fall into Blue hands.
But it’s all so sudden, and the Forsaken never really get any story moment about that. The Kaldorei suffered worse casualties, and the Forsaken aren’t leaving behind any conventional orphans, so it’s not framed as tragic.
But presumably Orgrimmar had a ‘Night Of The Living Refugees’ moment on par with Elegy. Just most of the population of a Necropolis dumped into the city overnight. Did they fill every additional room and spill out all the way to Razor Hill?
I’ve no idea you just see a bunch of homeless Forsaken wandering around, just making due with the Cleft in lieu of an Apothecarium and sitting around campfires for some reason.
It’s disappointment should’ve been a warning bell but damnit if I wasn’t razzle dazzled by Dazar’Alor, and continue to be. .
Now that BFA is over, and Shadow’s Rising (which I did really enjoy btw) came and went, and there doesn’t seem to be anything about them moving forward, I guess I feel the Forsaken has a very apt name.
I’m likely going to enjoy Shadowlands. I don’t see a universe where I don’t at least enjoy the scenery of Maldraxxus and Revendreth happening. But, well I guess I hope SL surprises me. I’ve heard a lot about the Kaldorei plot threads getting addressed and, I’m kinda just hoping the Forsaken get some answers in 9.2 or somethinh.
Wrath really, severely disappointed me storywise because Arthas was the biggest villain the Forsaken had, and their role in his destruction was non existent.
The only character more relevant than Arthas to the Forsaken’s story is Slyvanas. I’m going to be speechless if the Forsaken are a bit player in her conclusion, and not in a fun way. I still have hope but, not a lot.