Let’s Play A Guessing Game

September 23, 2008 at 8:07 am (Game Time) ()

Wrath of the Lich King has filled me with RAGE.

I’m glad to see that Jaina’s getting a role–and an important one–as peacekeeper between the Horde and the Alliance, and I’m glad to see that her peacekeeping role includes freezing a whole damn army and teleporting away from the battlefield. The shipper in me is glad to see that Jaina’s keeping ties with Thrall.

What I’m not glad to see is that Sylvanas gets overthrown. Blah blah Varimathras is a Dreadlord blah blah powerful demon BLAH BLAH BLAH. Sure, Jaina gets a bigger and more visible role in WotLK but even though she rules Theramore and is more or less one of the Alliance’s biggest ties to the Horde, she’s not a leader on the same scale that Tyrande and Sylvanas are–the only female racial leaders in the game.

Guess which two racial leaders are facing dire threats to their power as sovereigns? That’s right. The female ones. Guess which two racial leaders are facing dire threats to their power and sovereigns from <i>male</i> challengers? GUESS THE GENDER OF THE RACIAL LEADER WHO WAS OUTRIGHT OVERTHROWN BY HER MALE CHALLENGER.

Good fucking god, Blizzard. One point for giving Jaina a visible role which she deserved earlier, considering she was one of the main characters in Warcraft III. Negative fifty for overthrowing female rulers in favor of male rulers and halving the number of female racial leaders you have by 50%. Negative five hundred fucking million for the comic scan that has Jaina looking like a fucking whore.

EDIT: Okay, so Sylvanas retakes the Undercity and Varimathras gets killed. Fine. Fine!

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