not a bad one. to get her back they took a lot of risks. her army where children following a parent. in the current setup they really could do nothing without her. Illidan, flaws and all (including being a hypocrite at times) lets those around him be equal or better. the army may end up with many leaders this was not just her. or as he says we must save ourselves not wait for the Narru or other god like being to do it.
Not a fan of Xe'Ra's actions, but I'm not on Illidan's side. Edgelord has talked so much smack since he's been resurrected about sacrifices needing to be made and taking the fight to the Legion. But when the time came for him to sacrifice we see his true colors, a whiny, entitled brat. And before you get blustery about consent, remember Illidan didn't ask consent along many steps to his rise to power. Unless you think conquering the Broken was some form of consent. Or opening the rift instead of sealing it was also some consented to action.
Illidan's a bad guy. His actions here being understandable doesn't make him good, only sympathetic in the moment. I still don't understand why we saw fit to kill him in Black Temple and now are okay with running quests for the guy. Lock him up again!
As much as aesthetically you did a wonderful job of this expansion, you guys need help with the cinematics. Starting with the exchange between Illidan and Velen. Everything about that scene is off. The music is incredible and you could use some help with getting the cinematics right. Storytelling is a different art form than graphics design. Not all of the heroes need to be huge and bulky and wearing armor to be big-that seems to be theme. The music made up for it...incredible. Watch some Hitchkock to understand that you dont need gore and blood to achieve horror. The same could be said about the story of sacrifice.
I love how people still try to get on Illidan about destroying the Prime Naaru. I agree with his actions to do so. Illidan might seem like a "whiny edgelord who didn't wanna sacrifice himself", but that's because you still don't understand Illidan. Illidan is someone who's so much already. He's banished from his homeland, branded a "Betrayer" for life, literally turned himself into a demon knowing he'd be bound to go to Hell at the end of everything, and even got himself get killed by the Heroes of Azeroth defending the Temple in a weakned state. He was literally letting his whole hold on Outland fall apart just to get the Sargerite Keystone in order to help use it againt the Burning Legion. I mean *!@#, he saved us at the Dark Portal when we first got there, knowing that we were after him as well as the Burning Legion there. He didn't care as long as the Burning Legion was the end goal.If you had a being that's literally gonna turn you into it's tool just like the bastard who started the Burning Crusade tried to do to you, would you be willing to throw everything that made you get to that point be erased? Or would you make it a point that you are not some savior, that you're not someone to look up to, that the power to save the world is more in your allies and friends than in a god-like being? At first it shocked me that he did that, but I got what he was coming from when he said that the "Your faith has blinded you. There is no chosen ONE. WE must save ourselves. He's not going to let his allies rely on his strength alone, rely on him being the ONE. He wants them to strong, if not stronger, than him. To "Be Prepared" to defend themselves and not rely on gods or faith to do so. THEY have to be the ones to do what the Titans and Naruu have failed to do, erasing everything about yourselves is not the way to do it.
I don't think Illidan needed to destroy Xe'ra, but I understand why he did it. His final point is the lesson of the universe told over and over: we are stronger together - idolizing and placing so much of one's own fate into a single individual is dangerous. He could have accepted whatever "gift" Xe'ra was going to force on him to become this "chosen one". But he didn't. Think about that. In the long arch of events he/ we didn't get because of the naaru, but rather in spite of them.
FTR... Illidan wasn't KILLED in Black Temple - he was defeated & subsequently imprisoned by The Wardens.In the same way, neither did we KILL Garrosh in Siege of Orgrimmar; we defeated him, so that Taran Zhu & the Shado-Pan could have him stand trial for his 'atrocities'... If anyone killed Garrosh, it was Thrall, in their Mak'gora at The Stones of Prophecy, Nagrand (Draenor).</pedant>
This is basically how I interpreted this series of events.Illidan said supposedly "I've sacrificed everything," "No sacrifice is too great if it means to defeat the Legion." Now he is offered a chance to defeat the Legion. The naaru offered two things he always craved for: power, and a chance to defeat the Legion. All he has to sacrifice is...his ego. And guess what he does? He becomes a hypocrite and refuses to make this sacrifice....Then I thought again. The only way Illidan has to get out of this mess is if he reveals what plans he has in his mind to defeat the Legion. But knowing Illidan, he's a loner (10000 years of solitary confinement does that) who doesn't explain anything to anyone. So for now we can only await for the plot to unfold.
Like the Vorlons and Shadows in Babylon5. Good and bad is only a point of view.
This is one of the most impressive cinematics in the game. Music, animation, direction, performance...brilliant.Personally, I think the question "How the hell did Illidan just one-shot the glowing chandelier?" will turn out to have quite an interesting answer.
This was one of the most interesting cinematics in wow so far. It preserved the essence of the Illidian which was uncertainly changing with the introduction of expension legion. Now this is satifying.
the best cinematic!
Did anyone notice how Turalyon eyes are golden during the video, but they turn brown once Xe'ra is destroyed?
its possible that she planed for him to destroy her so we could use her power in the netherlight crucible to make us stronger and needed him cause he was probably the only one powerful enough to do so