PAX East 2018 WoW Interview Roundup



Comment by Jermatoo

on 2018-04-11T10:21:20-05:00

Really interested with that last excerpt in particular. I’d like to see what they mean by Jaina having an abnormal side to her.

Comment by JaggedTriangle

on 2018-04-11T10:25:48-05:00

Really interested with that last excerpt in particular. I’d like to see what they mean by Jaina having an abnormal side to her.

Jaina’s got a sheep fetish, calling it now

Comment by Luxomnis

on 2018-04-11T10:32:42-05:00

Really interested with that last excerpt in particular. I’d like to see what they mean by Jaina having an abnormal side to her.

My guess is that we’ll see more of the ticked-off badass Jaina who’s hell-bent on the Horde’s destruction by whatever means possible, regardless of consequence; these are not the hallmarks of a normal, “good” individual. I feel like “abnormal” in this case is an ambiguous translation that could easily have been intended to mean “bad”.

Comment by deathlavitz

on 2018-04-11T10:34:07-05:00

Really interested with that last excerpt in particular. I’d like to see what they mean by Jaina having an abnormal side to her.

Jaina’s got a sheep fetish, calling it now

that would be BAAd for her persona

Comment by Joshmaul

on 2018-04-11T10:35:16-05:00

Really interested with that last excerpt in particular. I’d like to see what they mean by Jaina having an abnormal side to her.

Possibly feeding the “Dreadlord Jaina” meme some more, heh.

Comment by perculia

on 2018-04-11T10:41:56-05:00

I don’t think abnormal was the exact word used (we had a friend translate this, but other automatic translation services suggested ‘unusual’). I reached out to the press outlet asking if they had a recording of the interview, but they conducted the interview via a translator and did not have a recording. It would have been useful though because people are interested in anything discussing factions and word-choice is important.

Comment by kebokaj

on 2018-04-11T10:46:13-05:00

Nor will Anduin’s Lordaeron’s attacks be done for justice. Frankly, it is meant to show the king’s dignity. The head of the state does not represent the camp.

Is this similar to Trump attacking Syria for the sake of doing something?

Comment by Matrixwolf

on 2018-04-11T10:50:38-05:00

Really interested with that last excerpt in particular. I’d like to see what they mean by Jaina having an abnormal side to her.

Well, she is wearing bondage themed gear this xpac….

Comment by Luxomnis

on 2018-04-11T10:54:22-05:00

I don’t think abnormal was the exact word used (we had a friend translate this, but other automatic translation services suggested ‘unusual’). I reached out to the press outlet asking if they had a recording of the interview, but they conducted the interview via a translator and did not have a recording. It would have been useful though because people are interested in anything discussing factions and word-choice is important.

Yeah, the translation here does feel really rough. What I interpreted that to say was something like this:

“Yeah, that’s our bad, we released the stories of Teldrassil and Lordaeron to build up hype, and the way those stories unfold do make the Horde look “evil”. However, we will be releasing three animations prior to the launch of BfA. They will cover a few characters. You may find that Jaina has a different side to her. You’ll see the good side of the Horde. They will also shed some light on the motivation behind the assault on Lordaeron, it’s not justice. The intent behind the attack is to show the King’s dignity, and the other Alliance members may not necessarily agree with this move.”

Let me know if we get official English text for this, but until then I think that’s what they were trying to say.

Comment by perculia

on 2018-04-11T11:04:56-05:00

Let me know if we get official English text for this, but until then I think that’s what they were trying to say.

I’ve asked the outlet twice already, so it’s unlikely 🙁

Comment by Tombsv

on 2018-04-11T11:18:20-05:00

Each expansion provides a way to evaluate changes that have been in place for a while, such as the GCD. These changes are designed to make you think ahead

Each expansion provides a way to expand your tea time, such as the GCD change. These changes are designed to make you be able to go and drink some tea*

Comment by Aberrationmind

on 2018-04-11T12:10:45-05:00

I definitely think he meant to say Mogu. Why would Mag’har care? They aren’t even on our planet.

Comment by scopel

on 2018-04-11T12:44:10-05:00

Each expansion provides a way to evaluate changes that have been in place for a while, such as the GCD. These changes are designed to make you think ahead

Each expansion provides a way to expand your tea time, such as the GCD change. These changes are designed to make you be able to go and drink some tea*

The intent is to provide players with a sense of pride and accomplishment for pressing different buttons.

Comment by Synea

on 2018-04-11T13:23:42-05:00

How nice of Blizzard to finally admit they fired a broadside of torpedoes at the Horde playerbase and only now want to “fix” it in a non-english interview that needs to be translated.
It’s almost as if they’re deliberately screwing with us at this point.

Also; I don’t freaking care about animations showing Horde being nice and certain Alliance chars being jerks if in the game we have to be evil, spreading blight, fighting for undead domination, seeing entire villages of innocents bombed and the people within maimed by Horde troops.
I mean what are they saying here? “It’s all okay because Jaina is a jerk too?” Yes I’m already well aware of what you did to Jaina thank you. Nothing Jaina does even begins to balance or justify the atrocities the Horde commit and even if they did Blizzard have been repeatedly told that “balancing” the Horde’s disgusting behaviour by making the Alliance horrible too does not solve everything because a) Alliance players don’t want to be “the bad guy” either and b) any Alliance misbehaviour can and will be justified by the fact that the Horde struck first with unecesarilly brutal and Scourge-like tactics.

Really interested with that last excerpt in particular. I’d like to see what they mean by Jaina having an abnormal side to her.

My guess is that we’ll see more of the ticked-off badass Jaina who’s hell-bent on the Horde’s destruction by whatever means possible, regardless of consequence; these are not the hallmarks of a normal, “good” individual. I feel like “abnormal” in this case is an ambiguous translation that could easily have been intended to mean “bad”.

They can certainly make Jaina deal with dark forces to try and stop the Horde,or have her go totally genocidal (which is a whole other discussion on ruining her character further but I won’t get into that here).
But here’s the problem: The impact is diminished when all of her assertions about the evil brutality of the Horde are proved completely true.
Whatever happens will be a response to a vicious, unprovoked attack on Teldrassil followed by the usage of Blight (lowering the Horde to the level of the Scourge) as a scorched earth tactic at Undercity, followed by Zul literally setting fire to Stormwind. followed by Sylvanas launching another unprovoked attack on Kul Tiras civilians for the express purpose of raising their bodies as undead minions (again, Scourge 2).
At that point I don’t care if she summons N’Zoth himself to flatten Orgrimmar in a sea of tentacles. They would *deserve* it. Of course they will have completely inverted Jaina’s character and made her a butcher, but a butcher that the Horde created.

I mean basically it’s like saying we were morally wrong to invade Argus, murder thousands upon thousands of demons, obliterate their command structure and “capital” at Antorus, ruin their society by removing their means of resurrection and destroying Argus’ world soul likely leaving the planet to wither away to dust.
Why isn’t that a problem? Oh yeah. the Legion deserved it. They declared total war on Azeroth and got total war in return. Why, exactly, is the Alliance to be judged if they respond in kind to the Horde doing likewise?
Blizzard’s attempts at “moral balance” seem extremely ham-fisted and juvenile at best.

Comment by Arraya

on 2018-04-11T13:25:37-05:00

Really interested with that last excerpt in particular. I’d like to see what they mean by Jaina having an abnormal side to her.

Jaina = Garrosh 2.0 Alliance version. I just really hope not.



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