One of the things we’ve tried to do with the Mag’har Orc storyline…we see the conflict just didn’t go away between Yrel and her forces and Grommash and his Orcish forces. Clearly, there’s some more story to tell there. Legion gave us some great opportunities to delve into the lore of the Light more with Xe’ra, and her interactions with Illidan, and Turalyon’s POV on it, Velen’s POV…I think Velen learned a lot about the light. At one point he may have been blindly devoted to that, and I think he’s gotten some different perspectives. That’s definitely a storyline that will be playing out.
So, they are kinda stiring Velen away from the fully devoted Light worshipper, as well as acknowledging the upcoming storyline regarding Yrel, AU Draenor and the Light.
Why would they want to distance Velen from the “Blind worship” Team? Could it be because they want others to take the bullet in said potential story?
Could it be that they are dumping all the eggs on Turalyons apparent prophecy (regarding Evil Light themes)?.
He also mentioned the “Moral vs Cosmology” dilemma that they are now proposing (as opposing the previous Light=Good, Void=Bad)
The same could be said of the Light–what happens when Illidan didn’t go along with Xe’ra’s plan? Well, sparkles rained down from the sky […] Even, for example, in Visions of N’Zoth, when you think about the things N’Zoth was saying, he wasn’t like ‘serve my evil will!’ He was like ‘I can make you stronger! I can help you!’ There’s a bunch of bad stuff out there, you should be joining me and letting me help you do these things.’ You could say ‘was he lying to me?’ Well part of it…probably was. But there’s truth in it too.
In a way that tries to highlight how even N’zoth’s angle wasn’t entirely wrong (?). Or how the Light was indeed shown “as bad”.