Illidan,Why did he have to die?

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I'm all for villains staying dead, but I can make an exception with Illidan. He was such a unique character with alot of promise and Blizzard didn't do a very good job handling him in BC. Also, because of Metzen's answer and if people keep asking about it or begging for it, I think Illidan will get a redemption story.


No, Illidan was a pretty stock, typical teenage fan fic character. But he had wings and looked at a skull, so all was good.


That's your opinion, but still, he was the featured villain of BC and there really wasn't that much about him at all. I've been playing this game for over 5 years now, but I had no idea who Illidan was when we were playing that expansion and even through it I was still lost.

In Wrath I kinda knew who Arthas was at the time because I just started getting into the lore, but even if I didn't Blizz did a very good job of getting players to know who he was. Maybe a little too good. I just think Illidan deserves another shot.
That's your opinion, but still, he was the featured villain of BC and there really wasn't that much about him at all. I've been playing this game for over 5 years now, but I had no idea who Illidan was when we were playing that expansion and even through it I was still lost.



In Wrath I kinda knew who Arthas was at the time because I just started getting into the lore, but even if I didn't Blizz did a very good job of getting players to know who he was. Maybe a little too good. I just think Illidan deserves another shot.


This is very true, their improvement in this category was astronomical come Wrath of the Lich King. But I don't really hold them accountable for the failure in presentation to be honest with you. When BC came out it was an entirely different MMO atmosphere and they were still, believe it or not, somewhat archaic in their delivery methods.
That's your opinion, but still, he was the featured villain of BC and there really wasn't that much about him at all. I've been playing this game for over 5 years now, but I had no idea who Illidan was when we were playing that expansion and even through it I was still lost.



In Wrath I kinda knew who Arthas was at the time because I just started getting into the lore, but even if I didn't Blizz did a very good job of getting players to know who he was. Maybe a little too good. I just think Illidan deserves another shot.


This is very true, their improvement in this category was astronomical come Wrath of the Lich King. But I don't really hold them accountable for the failure in presentation to be honest with you. When BC came out it was an entirely different MMO atmosphere and they were still, believe it or not, somewhat archaic in their delivery methods.



Oh I agree. I don't really blame them for it because it was the first expansion. They learned with Wrath.
In Legion we find out Illidan never died, and in the book Illidan, all of his bad actions are explained away as him trying to defeat the Legion at whatever cost.
yo wtf major necro bro...
Look, no matter how much people might want it we aren't getting necromancer as a playable class beyond what we already get with Death Knights.
yo wtf major necro bro...
Tagak enjoys letting people, six years in the past, what is going to happen.
Holy !@#$ing thread necro

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