I don't think I'd mind this as much if what has happened to the story during BFA didn't happen. The writing has just gone down the gutter and it's pretty obvious ideas are clashing. Blizzard's current writing team are... not very good to put it lightly. BFA was really a disappointment overall, and while Shadowlands looks good, hope for it's story isn't high right now.
Where did you found this fan-edited version without the line?Because all official links still lead to the non-edited comic.Next time check your sources Wowhead dudes.Actual fact is that the line was added post-release, some month after the comic was released, suggesting it was an editorial mistake and was always supposed to be there. This "removed line" is actually just original, unfixed version of the comic that someone dug up.
I really hope this is a very very long time from now. That comic made me extremely excited for the future of WoW. It saddens me to see the line removed maybe altered would have been better because Velen and Anduin are very aligned with the Light and it only makes sense they would fight for it. However that may have been the main reason to remove it. Change it from being Light fighting rather than Alliance (or Azeroth) fighting an enemy. We shall see. For now I will always be delighted to see Velen and Anduin interact, two amazing Light-aligned characters.
Come on. It's just a much stronger and cleaner ending with Velen's line removed. Sure, speculate about lore, but you guys see lore in your own shadow. Remember the "factions are disappearing" frenzy? Caused by icons on a character screen....
Screw the "it's a living game" excuse. It's a retcon.Imagine playing a paladin, like on a hardcore RP server. Your while identity for that character wrapped around how the Light is this bastion of goodness, that makes sure a guy dying of the plague is sent to a peaceful afterlife instead of dying of cancer, becoming undead.And then a BlIzzard pulls a "Well, azkthually"They want things to not be black and white, they want their shades of grey. Well they need to be less garbage writers then, because this version is just stupid and written like an edgy teen rebelling against their parents. "Well maybe religion is bad!"
I don't know if people remember but the light has hardly ever been a purely good force, just like any magic. We literally had the Scarlets as an example of this early on.Seems like a lot of light users in this thread are just a little mad about them not being the divine force they wish they were.
"but Illidan thought forcing fate upon someone was evil"Oh dear. I really don't think he necessarily made a moral philosophy out of this, or made any attempt of view himself and his deeds as 'good'.His whole shtick is that being 'good' is an overrated luxury in the face of overwhelming threats, and 'doing what must be done' takes priority over any moral superiority. He himself had no trouble enslaving + oppressing people for the 'right reasons' before.With Illidan, it's always been about how he views himself first and foremost, and he's not one to wear chains. 'Refusing to be a pawn' is what he does, that's basically his job description at this point. That's a credible motivation for sure, but not a question of 'good vs. evil'.
That entire future scene shouldnt been a thing.
It was kinda expectable really, I thought about that exact line a while ago, and it seemed like out of place in the current lore, where the Void is implied to be a natural part of the universe, although many of its wielders are hostile to us or simply evil. Like, the majority of the Void Lords are probably bad guys, but I don't think the Void can be destroyed entirely, nor should it be. So yeah, this line was clearly a candidate for change.
How is this retconning? They said themselves it was set in a possible future!We have known for a while that eventually Shadow is going to be as good as the Light and the Light will be as bad as the Shadow. And it isn't a new concept. It has been in the game since the novels were written. It has shown just how bad the Light can be. Even one of Metzen's own writings has shown the evil of the Light.It isn't new in literature and it isn't new in WoW. I have seen in so much that I could predict this was eventually going to happen even before Legion. And it was even more possible after Tirion was killed.
I have read other series where too much order is as bad as too much chaos, and humans are fighting to keep a good balance. Imagine a world where any sign of being out of the box means you have to be eradicated or reprogrammed to keep order, it is as scary as a world of pure violence and chaos. This is why you need both. I see the same analogy with light and shadow there, shadow is needed to avoid the light to go too far.
My good all these kids and their whining, they changed one line, holy fk it's not like its the end of the world and all the lore till now becomes uncanon
I find it strange that with the Light, you have an example of Xe'ra and the fanatical Lightbound Draenei that shows that the Light isn't necessarily good, but for the Void, you only get good Void Elves.The Old Gods, who are void creations, are ALL pure evil (even if some of them may not see it that way). How come there's no benevolent/benign Old Gods to counteract the fanatic Xe'ra?EDIT: To clarify, if we're going with the idea that the Light isn't necessarily good, and the Void isn't necessarily bad, how come there are no good/benign Old Gods around?