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4-15-2010 @ 6:03AM
@AlAll the same, our interactions with the Titan constructs in Ulduar make it abundantly clear that the Titans have never had any issue whatsoever with doing precisely that: wiping out the entire surface with some gigantic weapon if something threatened how the planet had been organized. So using the excuse that they couldn't kill the Old Gods because their methods were "too big" while we can be more "surgical" still doesn't hold water, nevermind the fact that the Titans have a history of making things that could've performed the very same surgical strike we do in the raids and would've done so all along if they had to. If all it took was precision internal strike to kill an Old God, then mechagnomes or earthen or some other Titan construct of an identical small size would've done it eons ago. If the Old Gods were genuinely killable without putting more than the surface of the planet at stake, it's not hard to imagine the Titans scorching the surface to expose the creatures, then zerging them with some new seed race immune to the Curse of the Flesh, so the fact that they haven't done that implies that there's something more to actually killing an Old God than either we or the Titans have yet accomplished (or in our case, probably even want to accomplish if we want a planet to live on).And we can hardly say our attacks even hit the Old Gods at their base. We only see one relatively small bit of a creature that is almost as big as the very landmass we're standing on and we can't see what the rest of the body looks like underneath the surface. There's really no telling exactly how much damage we did to C'Thun and Yogg-Saron, simply that it was enough to disorient or knock the wind out of them enough to falter for a bit, which could be tantamount to anything from a severe concussion to a stumped toe. We simply attacked a part of them, but there's no telling exactly what part given how biologically alien these creatures are.As for the thing in Darkshore, who's to say it's dead? It has a Titan-sized weapon lodged in it, which may simply be the only thing stopping it from healing itself and returning to this plane of existence. It could very well simply be in stasis.
4-15-2010 @ 6:05AM
Feh, this was meant to be in the same thread my previous comment is under. I could swear I specifically clicked to reply to that comment. :|Oops. Oh well, can't fix it now.
4-15-2010 @ 7:07AM
The impression I got from the Tribunal of Ages was that the Old Gods were too deeply entrenched in Azeroth to kill without wiping out all life on the planet, and that the Titans had invested enough in fixing things up that they were unwilling to do that other than as a last recourse. So they settled for imprisonment instead, which is turning out not to work so well - although from our perspective, the alternative would be pretty bad too.I'm also pretty certain we haven't killed any Old Gods yet, we've only bloodied their noses enough to put them in a coma or something. As put above, Yogg-Saron is big enough that his body stretches at least from Ulduar to Grizzly Hills.
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