09/28/2012 12:19 AMPosted by VeszyrrI would hazard a guess that the original ritual (that's what I call it) was to make a balanced force of Pure Negative and Pure Positive to make the binding and the shielding spell work, but because the land already has a very powerful entity (all be it dead) the negative forces began to expand and grow over the many years
I don't doubt that this was the original intent. It was the Jade Serpent who suggested it in the first place, after all. However, I do question that the way he went at it was wrong. He didn't harmonize his own feelings - He took some of them and cast them away. He buried the munder the carpet. That, I think, lies the whole problem. He unknowingly empowered the enemy by denying an integral part of his mind.
There lies his mistake.
I would easily say that Emperor Shaohao was almost as powerful as Azshara but neither were Omni-percipient (could see/know everything) so he would not know the downsides of what he did long-term because for him there was no long-term compared to TOTAL DESTRUCTION from the Well of Eternity blowing up.
He made a very bold choice to save the whole of Pandaria by sacrificing himself to keep it safe. he could have never have known that it could have been destroyed by his very actions. He was desperate, and had to make a very tough choice.
Oh, I don't doubt his intent was good. He was trying to save his countrymen. But the way he went at it not only empowered his enemy, but also made it just a question of time before they reappeared. The Shado-pan have to keep constant vigilance. Pandaria has to keep itself wholly sealed off from the world. It's not a good state to be in. They live a golden age of prosperity, yes. The Gilneans were also safe and prosperous behind their Wall.