The Tauren & The Goblin #73: On Mechagon, Azshara, N’Zoth, and Crossroads
Nick and Katie are back and finally have a chance to sit down and talk about all the great comics and cinematics that Blizzard has put out as part of patch 8.2! First, they get into the Mechagon comic that features the story of Kervo, a dying gnome looking for his lost homeland and a cure. He finds it, but at great cost. Nick and Katie discuss how terrifying gnomes can be (and not just the gnome rogues!) and consider what the greater implications of King Mechagon’s plans could be for the rest of Azeroth. Robot Tauren, anyone?
Then, Nick and Katie go over the intro to Azshara questline. They discuss Nathanos reasons for having Xal’atath on the ship and how he was using it. Then, they take a detour and look at the relationship between Thalyssra, Sivara (one of the Eternal Palace bosses) and Azshara, as depicted in a questline. They get back to the cinematic and laugh about Genn’s face as he goes over the waterfall. They start to discuss Lor’themar’s presence in Nazjatar.
Then they look at the finale cinematic from the Eternal Palace raid. Azshara is defeated but N’Zoth is released. They talk about the implications of N’Zoth’s freedom and discuss some of the community disappointment with the cinematic. Nick focuses on the fact that it is still unclear how this expansion will end. They talk about Jaina and Lor’themar being together at the end and compare that with their encounter with Taran Zhu on the Isle of Thunder back in Mists of Pandaria.
FInally, they talk about the Crossroads cinematic which brings Thrall and Jaina back together as friends. Nick reads a passage from Tides of War from right before they grew apart. They talk about how Jaina had issues to resolve and Thrall had lessons to learn and now they have come out stronger for what they’ve gone through.
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