The Tauren & The Goblin #17: On the Horde-Forsaken Relationship and the Riddler’s Mind-Worm
Nick and Katie are here to revisit several of their topics from last episode that drew heat! But first, Katie mentions that she finally got the Ji-kun mount to drop in Throne of Thunder, and that she also got the Wonderous Wisdomball pet from her Kirin Tor emissary chest. Nick is jealous, but all he’s been doing is working on his final falcosaur even though he has flying unlocked.
Jackal wrote in to let everyone know that he was disappointed with how Sylvanas was well-regarded despite being a War Criminal, while Genn was abused last episode. This leads to a discussion of how the Horde hasn’t properly had time to react to Sylvanas as Warchief, because of the Legion invasion being all encompassing. Nick and Katie discuss how the Forsaken dominance in the Horde would leave their characters uncomfortable, and recommend that Sylvanas cease using her Blight as it makes everyone look bad. Sylvanas is extensively compared to Garrosh as far as possibly creating a situation where Horde leadership is heading in a direction the rest of the Horde disagrees with. Hopefully, the post-Legion novel will address Horde politics in detail to resolve all this.
YepX wrote in to point out that mechanics trump lore, and that the game is how it is because of mechanics. In particular, he suggested that the Bronze Dragonflight keeps sending us to certain times to help out, which is why our characters always see the world as being immediately post-Cataclysm. Nick and Katie appreciate the theory, and discuss some other mechanics that affect the game. This leads to a discussion of what our characters know vs. what the average Azerothan knows. Nick comments that the fact that Draenai can have memories going back 25,000 years or longer is mind-blowing. Thanks to Jackal and YepX for the feedback!
Finally, Katie shares her experience hunting the Ridder’s Mind-Worm, as Blizzard released a post explaining their riddles. She talks about working in a community of over 10,000 people to solve the puzzle, and even how people from around the globe were able to participate. Overall, Blizzard did a great job implementing this challenge for the players! All this and more is on this week’s The Tauren & the Goblin!