WoWeekly: Wrath of the Lich King NPCs Talk Too Much!
Last weekend was my guild’s first official 25 man of the year. We’ve been raiding ICC 10 mans beforehand though, so we were able to breeze thru the first 3 bosses of the first wing of the Ice Crown Citadel, namely Marrowgar, Lady Gaga Deathwhisper and the Gunship Battle.
When we reached Deathbringer Saurfang, however, we spent a significant amount of time wiping and wiping and wiping (probably around a good hour or so). I guess it was a bad combination of being undergeared and management of the Blood Beasts. Well, wiping isn’t exactly that bad since it was a progression run. And usually, my guild and guild mates are pretty good in handling the nerves and stress during wipes.
But OMIGOD, can I just tell you, that there was one thing that totally sent us all off the ledge of Deathbringer’s Rise.
I swear to the geek gods, the Saurfang Father and Son Duo TALK TOO MUCH! I was already half-wishing that I was the one being deathgripped by Deathbringer Saurfang so that my suffering would end, haha.
But seriously though, I personally think that the Blizzard team is going a little too overboard with their cut scenes and dialogues. Its cool during the first few times (gives you goosebumps!), but if you hear the same thing over and over (and over and over), it kind of makes you go insane. I probably have it imprinted in my brain that “Dranosh” means “heart of Draenor” in Orcish.
But yeah, that’s definitely one thing I noticed with the Wrath of the Lich King expansion. All the NPCS talk too much! There’s Arthas in CoS (Culling of Stratholme), then the NPCS in ToC (Trial of the Champion), the Lich King in ToC (Trial of the Crusade, before the Anub’arak fight), Lady Sylvanas in the new ICC 5-mans. (Anyone else?)
I love the Warcraft lore, but I hope Blizzard comes up with a patch update soon and gives us an option of skipping all those cut scenes and dialogue. I know it’s possible since they were able to do it for ToC 5.
But for now, I guess I’ll have to figure some way to keep sane while listening to Saurfang Father and Son duo blab on and on and on.