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3-25-2010 @ 12:08PM
I love all these comments with different theories.The most important question seems to be, what is the common thread of all the CoT instances? What is the purpose of the Infinites attacks? It seems to me that they are all attempts to prevent us "Heroes of Azeroth" from becoming more powerful.If Thrall doesn't escape then the new horde won't exist and half of the heroes are basically gone right off the bat. At the same time the Alliance would be at peace and become complacent and weak over time.If the dark portal isn't opened then that would lead to the same thing. No horde just small numbers of weak Tauren and Trolls, and a weak Alliance. It would also prevent heroes from traveling to Outland later on to battle all sorts of powerful enemies, becoming much stronger and better equipped in the process.Preventing Arthas from culling Stratholme would allow the scourge to kill even more of the Alliance but more importantly it would prevent the Lich King from attaining his full power which means us heroes wouldn't need to travel to Northrend to fight him and his armies (and many other powerful beings), something that in the end makes us far more powerful and better equipped, yet again. When they fail to stop Arthas they simply try to kill him, to achieve the same result.Hyjal is their last ditch effort. If they can't weaken us through surgical strikes in the past then they will simply have to kill us all by somehow tipping the scales in the battle for Mount Hyjal. If Archimonde and the Legion is not defeated in this battle then they will be unstoppable and simply exterminate everyone who is left.So why are the Infinites trying to weaken us? Most likely to prevent us from killing their Master. The obvious suspect is of course Nozdormu since he knows about his own death. It could potentially be Deathwing who is behind the Infinites, another of his experimental dragonflights. However Deathwing will almost certainly be killed in the next expansion so there's not much time left for him to create them, unless he's already done it in secret.If I was a betting man I'd put my money on Nozdormu being the leader and creator of the Infinite dragonflight as an (unsuccessful) attempt to prevent his own death at our hands. Why he would do it is hard to speculate on, we have no idea what has happened or will happen to him, it could be simple self-preservation taking over as he gets closer to his death or it could be something else.A lot of people in these comments seem to think Nozdormu and the Bronze dragons are pretty much omniscient, knowing everything that has happened and will ever happen til the end of time. There is nothing to suggest that this is true, on the contrary it seems that their knowledge of future events is quite limited. They can see certain things and predict the effects of certain events but that's all. Their ability to travel in time is likely also quite limited. Nozdormu was shown his own death but he probably doesn't know all the surrounding circumstances. It wouldn't surprise me at all if near the end he realizes the necessity of his own demise and indirectly help us to destory him, much like Vaelastrasz.It's fun to think about what a battle against someone who can control time would be like. A fight where the different phases won't necessarily occur in chronological order, a fight where the combatants might be sent to various points in time to battle his minions. Or perhaps we will need to somehow follow the wounded boss fleeing through time, Chromie and her friends aiding us against their former leader. The possibilities are endless.
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