12/06/2012 09:43 AMKael'thas felt like the true bad guy of the expansion. Not Illidan nor Kil'jaeden.
Posted by Ximothy
Which was an absolutely HORRID decision.
This was the one Blood Elven NPC with any meaningful development behind him, and they throw him away as a stepping stone villain? ...
It was one of a few really glaring problems with TBC's story, and that's not even touching on the Draenei issue. But seriously -
Illidan was very poorly handled.
A noshow villain with little exposure. Sure, when he DID appear outside of the Black Temple it was a true OMG moment, but for anyone who didn't go all the way with the Netherdrakes, well... His presence should have been more evident, as well as his thinking and motivations.
Where and how they used Archimonde was absolutely terrible
This was the single most epic moment in Azeroth's history since the Sundering itself, and they turn it into one of the most tedious and unimpressive raids in all WarCraft? ... And even as a stepping stone raid? Archimonde's big enough to have an entire EXPANSION devoted to him, nevermind the piddly little instance he got.
Karazhan was a triumph of design, but poorly handled lorewise.
I love Karazhan. I really, truly do. Unfortunately a lot of the Lore within it really flies off the rails, or simply isn't there. Netherspite? The Ethereals? ... How did beings from ANOTHER WORLD, who, in the case of Netherspite DIDN'T EVEN EXIST at the time, get into a tower that's been locked up so tight for so long we had to literally travel through space and time to get in? Also, who was the Eredar at the very end, and why does anyone care?
Kil'jaeden was used WAY too soon.
With the Death of Archimonde, this is the single most powerful demon in existence save Sargeras himself. I don't care that we only fought his torso and up, Kil'jaeden should NOT have appeared so soon. This is a character who treats most the greatest threats we've faced like Napoleon treated greater Europe - he should NOT have come out of the bag when he did.