I’ve seen some talk about and people wondering why Tyrande isn’t involved. You good folks wonder why the person who should definitely be present in the naga zone/Azshara raid isn’t.
Well, my friends, I am going to explain why. To put it simply, it has to do with subverting expectations. You see, Blizzard doesn’t actually attempt to write their own original themes and plots anymore. They just copy whatever GoT is currently doing. I have no doubt in my mind the past few weeks after every episode they’ve huddled together in a meeting room and said “Ok guys! How can we copy what we watched last night?”
And here in lies what Blizzard does. Ever since those two hacks Benioff and Weiss didn’t have Martin’s original stuff to go off anymore, they’ve relied on one simple method of storytelling since. Subvert. Subvert the viewer’s expectations. Even when it doesn’t make a god damn lick of sense they must subvert. Why? Because people will applaud and cheer the subversion simply because it’s subversive. Again. even when it doesn’t make sense.
Therefore Blizzard has decided to copy this exact method of thinking. They sit down and go “Hmm. How can we subvert the player’s expectations just like GoT does?” They brainstorm a few minutes and come up with the perfect plan.
“We’ve got it! We’ll make a naga themed zone and raid with Azshara as the lead. Then, instead of having the person with a long personal history of conflict and parallels with her, we’ll half-cobble together something with two other people and throw them in! Those players will be so subverted they just won’t help but love it! Just like GoT!”
And there you have it. Blizzard is fully aware that Tyrande should be involved here. They just choose not to involve her because they want to subvert our expectations. They probably even know it doesn’t make any damn sense whatsoever. But making sense doesn’t matter. Subverting is all that does!