Delusions of Grandeur – #Blaugust Day 10
No new race. Before anyone brings up some nonsense that a new race wouldn’t fit the theme or the lore of Legion – stop before you start. I don’t want to hear anything like that. It’s nothing but an excuse always thrown around in blind support for anything Blizz does. Thankfully, i have no fanboy ties to this studio, or any other for that matter, so i can be as objective and question as much as i feel necessary. Not having at least one new race is a missed opportunity in my opinion.
More recycled characters. I know everyone seems to have some sort of man crush on Illidan and don’t mind him making a comeback, but i’m not one of them. This is a blatant attempt to recapture the players that found the Burning Crusade era the pinnacle of the games existence. Maybe it’s due to my lack of nostalgia having started the game during MoP, but i can’t see myself enjoying something like this in any other MMO i’ve played either. Once a storyline or character is concluded, i want to move on to bigger and better things. Rehashing for the sake of nostalgia sort of ruins the original telling in a way and i’m not a fan. There are better ways to do this.
No personal housing. This one aspect will stay a negative for me for every single expansion until it’s finally implemented. Oh and it better be implemented well. I’m talking fully fleshed out with ridiculous customization options. Anything short of a combination of EQ2 and Wildstar would be a huge disappointment in my eyes. You have the resources and over a decade of examples in front of you Blizz, so i want you to stop screwing around and make this happen.
Overall i think i’m cautiously optimistic about legion. A few aspects i really enjoy seem to be getting implemented but i also fear they’ll be implemented poorly. I don’t seem to be getting this grand epic feeling whatsoever towards Legion unfortunately. New expansions used to send me over the edge and take my dials to eleven. Is my overall lack of excitement due to me just being older or is it due to a lack of creativity on the developers part? I know what i think the answer is.
Wadsworth: Professor Plum, you were once a professor of psychiatry specializing in helping paranoid and homicidal lunatics suffering from delusions of grandeur.Professor Plum: Yes, but now I work for the United Nations.Wadsworth: So your work has not changed. – Clue (1985)