I've been reading a fair deal of fan theories about what will happen in the coming Legion. Some of them, I must admit, have been really good. There are a hell of a lot of really creative people out there in the gaming world and it seems like a few are having some funny with with fantasy of how to tell a good warcraft story.
If you read this blog even from time to time you might have heard me say that I think it is time we, the heroes of Azeroth had a set back. I've often posted my fan theories mainly because I kind of dig that sort of stuff and I enjoy getting lost in the fantasy a bit with writing. I think as early as when Cataclysm was announced before we really knew anything about it I had my theories of a story line that involved us losing.
When Warlords was announced I had a very elaborate scenario were we lost in our bid to save this alternate Draenor. It was before we really knew anything about Warlords. I had said a great ending would be if we come to combat the iron horde and the legion invades as we do so. We attempt to save this Draenor from the legion as they open portals all over the world and we fail. The final battle would be us trying to escape alternate Draenor before it exploded and if you won the fight and made it out alive the fight would end with you either in stormwind or orgimmar, depending on your faction of course. If you failed, Draenor blows up with you still on it.
Seems I was partly right. The end fight was against the legion like I predicted, but of course we won just like we always do. I really have been aching for a set back. I think the game needs it. We, the heroes, are way too strong and keep getting stronger. There was no sense of doom or dread in legion. We knew we would beat everything the iron horde threw at us and later everything the legion threw at us. We need a loss. I have been on and on about it for a long time.
It seems that I am no longer the only one that thinks that. A lot of these fan theories I have been reading where people making up their own story of what they would like to see all have us suffering loss. Be it with our heroes dies, our cities burning, or just flat out having battles we can not win.
I think, for me at least, that is why I am really digging a lot of these fan made theories. They jive with something I have been wanting to see for the better part of 6 years now. I want to see us, the heroes, put in our place. We are but mortals yet we take down the high and mighty as if we were an adult trying to beat up a toddler. Super easy and really unfair. We are too strong. We need to be knocked down a few pegs if you ask me. We need to lose.
Now loss does not need to be actual loss. Like my idea for Draenor at the time. While we "lost" in saving Draenor we did escape with our lives and the lives of a great many others we got off the planet in time. So you could say even in defeat we won, a few battles at least even if not the war.
For story purposes we can not actually lose. If we lose, we are dead, it is game over. But we can lose in the sense like I mentioned for Draenor. We can lose because we were not able to save the planet but win in the sense we made it out alive and managed to save a great many people in the process.
I would love to see Legion bring us a story like that. One with some depth to it, something character building, something that shows we do not always win. While I have not quite thought out my story line for how I would like to see it unfold for Legion the way I had Warlords before it, it remains pretty much the same. I want to see us lose. And it seems a great many others have jumped on my bandwagon with that thought in mind in their own fan theories on what they would like to see happen.
How would you like to see Legion unfold? More of the same with us exerting our dominance over each and every obstacle in our path or maybe seeing some set backs? Perhaps you have some other completely different idea in mind. Maybe you picture the final battle not against the legion but against the titans or the old gods. Do share. What would you like to see?