Disagree with the post a bit here, Algalon was an envoy of the titans, sent to examine the distress call sent out. While I would argue with him being shown the error of his ways by 10/25 people fighting him for a while, I disagree with the notion that the fight was misplaced in the grand scheme of this, as in the end he was a mesenger of the titans, not a titan himself. Arthas however, is essentially the fusion of the old arthas, Nerzhul (both strong characters in lore) and some form of malevolent entity Kil'jaeden infused into the armour and blade(at least thats my interpretation, clearly its not just Arthas and Ner'zhul in there). My point I guess is that Algalon was just an envoy of the titans, sent merely to observe and report back, while the Lich King was sent to Azeroth with the sole purpose of weakening the world to prepare for the legion's invasion. And as such he is suitably badass to be the end boss of an expansion.
I think there's one important thing to note here:Algalon isn't the last boss of Ulduar, in terms of 'official' progression, imho. He (was/is) harder than all but possibly 0 watcher Yogg (depending on how many competent hunters you have /lol) but is unlocked by beating Keeper hard-modes (and while Firefighter was possibly the hardest fight in there for a long time, again, in terms of linear progression, there was still General and Yogg + 1 after that). He's much more of a 'side' boss, and a side story.And I think Arthas > Yogg, as far as scary goes. Arthas is much more of a direct threat (and by Arthas, I mean the Lich King, since I'm hoping we'll do something about the entire entity rather than just it's current incarnation) so that's fitting.I do agree, however, that it's sad that a side boss was scarier (lore-wise, and for a fair bit mechanic wise) than most other bosses we've faced. That being said, Algalon is pretty cool, and he was designed to be a top-tier thing, so I think it's fitting/rewarding to have top-tier skill represented with a truly top-tier lore mission: saving the world. In short: Eh. It's cheap in some ways, not in others, and in the end it doesn't really matter. His style fit more with Ulduar, and I think that's why he was placed there. Who would be the "Algalon" of Icecrown? It would be argued that no one should be above Arthas, even though I think it would have been better to have an Algalon type fight in the top-tier of content (assuming we won't be seeing a Sunwell with how they're stretching ICC out) so that only the truly worthy could save the world and he really could be "The Raid Destroyer", rather than semi-trivialized by two tier's worth of upgrades (at least until the next expansion). (P.S. I really liked that he was neutral :D)(P.P.S. Trying to balance lore and development here, but ultimately that's always going to be a hard game to play)
If you haven't notice Lich King is the God of Death he can finish him off someone easily but there is difference between God and Lich King.Algalon is not a god.Gods are immortals wich can not be destroyed but there aren't any gods at Azeroth at all because if we can kill Algalon then we can kill the rest of them they are just too much powerful beyond imagination that's why they are called "Gods". In fact Lich King knew that dealing with Algalon to be the one who finishes Azeroth would be ard used us to do the dirty job for him.Now I will talk about why I mentioned Lich King "God of Death" if there aren't any gods in Azeroth.You see god is not only to be immmortal or an immune machine.God also has to be how powerful you are to destroy or create something.Gods also have the abilitie to grand supernatural powers to others.Yes that's the Lich King.But if you see more carefuly how strong is the Lich King is he can kill easily Tirion the Lightbringer wich he now helds the Ashbringer (remember back at the Light of Dawn)The Titans are not really a big deal since the world's threat is about the Lich King the one who kills people and then creates them in to his army.And yet.....We haven't seen the Wrath of the Lich King
Algalon = SarumanArthas = SauronLord of the Rings - something we all can relate to ^^
Arthas hard mode feeds on your tears.D:
Game wise: Lich King > AlgalonLore wise: Algalon > Lich King
Now who is to say that Algalon wasnt just bluffing and he didnt have said power,If the titans have the power to destroy an entire planet with a touch of a button why dosnt Sageras press the button (prob for the obvios reason there would no game anymore but thats not the point).Algalon could of been just some random cosmic anomaly who came by azeroth and decided to come down for a closer look out of curiosity.Just so happens he hops into ulduar and a gang of 10/25 mortals burst through the door armed with weapons and magic ectHe see's that he is going to be beaten so he makes up a story about sending a message to the titans telling them to destroy the planetWe rough him up and to avoid his own death he tells us that a message has been sent to the titans saying everythings ok and to not destroy the planet.Out of gratitude we thank him and he gives us free weapons he had in his back pocket and legs it off into space again off to another planet for another adventure.Meanwhile Arthas is no joke he already killed millions of people and if we dont stop him he realy will kill everything in Azeroth
Wow...This logic makes so much sense....What about Cataclysm bosses though? (lol)
Me thinks Deathwing will be a Cataclysm boss.
Well, if the Titans 'reset' the world, we all disappear and Azeroth starts anew.If Arthas succeeded in his goal, we'd all be mindless zombies.So what's worse, nonexistence or zombies without a conscious?Personally, I unno why Arthas'd wanna turn EvErYoNe into his minions. What's the point of unliving in a world with no enemies, no conflict, no further goals, or not even other creatures with a mind? Sounds boring as hell.
Arthas would look at algalon and summon some random weapon minion to take care of algalon, and then walk out totally convinced his minion dealt with algalon.