Blizzard did such a great job with this. I was excited to hear what happened to these characters and this has made me tear up. I'm so glad Blizzard did this. Still don't care for Alleria but I like what happened in the story.
Still listening to the third one, but I enjoyed it, even had laughs about it. I really began to like Alleria, she was kind of distant in the game. Interesting to know how Turalyon survived ageing, but also began to hate the chand... Xe'ra more. I'm glad it died (or disappeared). The assassin part was clever. The Windrunner sisters are pretty well-written characters. Sylvanas was given, Vareesa and Rhonin was lovely (rip), but now Alleria is more close to my heart than ever before. Still pondering about Turalyon. I don't know what to think about him. He was kind of slightly too "lighty" in the audio, though a pretty great guy if I look over that part.
Really puts another perspective to the lore in WoW. Hope to see more of this as the expac goes on
Loved it. It really helped flesh out that milennia in the Nether.
Becaus i want the dalaran poster, i just say: I dont care about Spoilers and the Drama!
I absolutely love the WoW audio dramas, it's nice to see them put more effort into the story of Turalyon and Alleria to make it as epic as possible. Really nice that they're making the lore more consistent and clearing up potential plot holes too. Would be really cool if they had a long-running series of drama to go along with the next expansion. TLDR: Keep it up Blizz! (Also I have a delicious looking clean space on my wall ripe for the implementation of a fabulous poster!)
It's absolutely fascinating! I love nerding up on lore so this is perfect. I was also dying to know more about Alleria!
The audio drama is one of the best lore projects I think Blizzard has ever done. The story was written very elegantly, explaining how the light and shadow collide; how reluctant Alleria is to embrace her destiny. Her feelings about Arator were portrayed with a great deal of empathy. I believe that she'll make whatever sacrifice is required of her to protect him and to help her allies. My heart broke hearing of the division between what Turalyon has always believed and what the truth is: that neither light nor shadow are the full truth in the universe. Both have merits and drawbacks, both have a price. It's refreshing to hear a Warcraft story that confronts a lot of gray morality rather than black and white (as often portrayed in-game). I am so glad Blizzard told this story; the wait was well worth the payoff.
I think the audio dramas are a great way to explain lore that not only allows you to envision stuff using what we have seen in game, but is free to everyone. Not to mention that all of this lore is fantastic to know, especially for speculating the future content and the raid.
I love the fact that Alleria is now the embodiement of the void, while Turalyon still is one of the strongest believers of the light, making Aarator the child of shadow and light.
I was quite fascinated by Algeria embracing shadow powers. It is always portrayed as a malevolent force but now a presumably "good" person is wielding it and that is cool.
I definitely agree that both the Light and Shadow are flawed, as they're two extremes. I wasn't too pumped about Xe'ra when they first introduced her in those cinematics, and turns out she is a bit of a...well, not as perfect as Turalyon seems to believe. I was very curious when Alleria said Xe'ra imprisoned her for embracing the Void, and I'm glad they shed some light (lul) on that. What surprised me the most was Alleria referring to the destinies she saw in her visions. To think that she could possibly serve the Old Gods or die in the future is chilling.But, I really hope they aren't reintroducing Alleria only to have her story end in tragedy--the Windrunner sisters have suffered enough! Still, I'm hella looking forward to her returning to Azeroth, especially because they've focused on the Void in Mac'Aree and then introduced the wound in Silithus. And of course I'm also looking forward to her meeting with Sylvanas and Vereesa...I hope we get to see a cinematic :(.PS Those posters are gorgeous!
Ohh I am been waiting things like this! <3
I'm not much of a reader, but I enjoy those audiodramas immensely. I'v only resently become interested into the wow lore and I would love win.PS: That argus picture looks AWESOME.
I admit I haven't listened to much yet, but one thing I can safely say is that this beats pushing out books to fill gaps in the lore. A huge chunk of WoD's backstory, including why the whole mess started to begin with, is because of a book's plot but it was barely explained at all, more so since the quest for the legendary ring is gone.
Amazing job from Blizzard, Lothraxion and Locus Walker need to have more content in future expansions!
These stories are the single best things to get now. It all makes a decent drop of sense now with how the army of light has been fightning for so many years because of time distortion. + the narrator is just awesome, love that voice.
Just like the last audio drama it, I enjoyed it very much and hope Blizzard produces more amazing work. Getting background and story for Alleria is a dream come true because the Windrunner sisters are some of my favorite characters in Warcraft. Whats even better is how she is the shadow to Turalyon's light, which I enjoy because I love story elements and characters like that.
I love the posters, i think the light and shadow aren't inherently flawed.It depends on who is using it and to what purpose
Quite long, quite informative, a nice addition to the lore. It's good to see loose ends tied, there were a lot of unexplained things concerning Alleria and Turalyon in 7.3. Here's to more of both in the next expansion, would be a shame to have them only for a single patch, and with what foreshadowing we have they're likely to fit right in.