05/19/2012 01:39 PMPeople are just frustrated about another loss. Yes we know Theramore will be destroyed, that's not new. But why not give us something to smile about at least? Remember the big crater after the battle? Why not help Jaina set off a giant arcane bomb that blows up Theramore Isle, but also takes out the main attacking force in the process? If we're going down, why not let us spit in the face of the Horde as we do it? Throw us a bone.
Posted by Katarn
Well Jaina is attuning a Focusing Iris in one of the objectives (probably the final one).
Those things are used to channel massive amounts of magical energy. Kalecgos used the Blue Dragonflight's to focus the power of Thrall and the 4 Aspects into the Dragon Soul.
So why would Jaina want to use one. The Jaina of the past might of used it to cast some sort of gigantic teleportation spell. The Jaina we will meet immediately after the fall of Theramore however, may have a more destructive goal in mind. How about blasting the Horde gunship, the thing most responsible for Theramore's fall, out of the sky? Now that
could be epic.
Earlier beta builds had the final objective being killing a Horde shaman for Theramore's banner. My guess is Blizzard decided that wasn't epic enough and opted for something a bit more intense to finish off the Alliance Scenario.
Annoyances about the point of the Theramore event aside (we really didn't know we were at war already?) I can't really find much to go on in the meager details so far to really say just what's going on in the Alliance scenario.
Right now you can describe it very easily off the objectives as: Show up to a fight you've already lost, sift through the rubble while extracting revenge on the Horde's equivalent of the Taurajo looters, listen to Jaina cry for a while, then defend her while she does 'something', then go to the docks and fight a boss who's there for to what? Facilitate the conquest of rubble?
I suppose the entire Alliance scenario hinges on just what Jaina's doing to supply a bit of substance beyond 'keep the Horde from occupying Theramore's ashes'.
The objectives are probably out of order. At the very least I'd say "Welcome to Theramore" is first not last. This does change the pacing of the Scenario because you will have to fight your way onto Theramore Isle (possibly boarding or even sinking Horde ships in the process), rather then simply showing up.
Otherwise I'd agree that the key to the Scenario is what Jaina is doing with the Focusing Iris.