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7-04-2010 @ 2:51PM
I've become a huge lore junkie with this game, and stuff like this just makes me want to know more and more, *right now.* ^_^ I find it amazing that Blizzard has not only set stuff like this in motion, but has been planning it for years and knows the back story so that it all falls together. I mean, the fact that there were tol'vir in WC3 and only now are we getting to the reason behind their existence, and it all makes sense? Either they've been sitting on this for a long time, or they just know how to come up with new stuff to make everything work.Either way, my hat's off to their writers. Can't wait to see what comes next. I'm wondering if, at some point, we'll have beaten all the Old Gods on Azeroth at least once, and move on to taking them out on other planets. Of course, by that time, we could probably handle Sargeras...Also: one of my guildmates is named "Soggoth", because 'shoggoth' was taken. I don't know how much he plays nowadays, but it's a pretty funny coincidence.
7-04-2010 @ 3:59PM
It's arguable whether or not Blizzard has had some of this stuff in works for years, or things conveniently line up and the story writers go "... Oh snap! That works now!" ;D
7-04-2010 @ 4:12PM
@ Ebylon -Agreed. *grin* Thing is, I'm a writer, so I know that either way is possible - they might have planned this long ago, or they might have figured out how to make it all work just for Cataclysm. Either way, it's pretty damn cool.
7-04-2010 @ 4:34PM
They're doing a great job of filling in the gaps, and any storyline involving the Old Gods is good with me. I do wish they had chosen a different Lovecraft character to name the new one after--Yogg Saron and Soggoth both seem to come from Yog-Sothoth. Wikipedia alone lists over 60 Old Ones, so they have a lot to choose from...Anyway, I doubt we'll see an Old God as a final boss of an expansion simply because that's not their nature. They work behind the scenes. At first I was bothered by the fact that Yogg-Saron came before Arthas, but (1) I seriously doubt he's dead and (2) The Lich King was part of Yogg's machinations anyway. And that's what's so cool--even if other baddies take the spotlight, in reality it's almost always the Old Gods causing it all. We have our little victories each expansion, but they're still down there, plotting....
7-04-2010 @ 7:34PM
may i suggest instead that soggoth comes from shaggoth? seems a little more likely than yog sothoth
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