I was thinking on this replie that I got from Wimbert in a recent discussion:
"As a gnome player I can tell you that Blizzard has no problem leaving a race without a capital city. And lorewise Teldrassil isn’t that big of a thing, exept for the number of people who lived there (which I don’t suppose will e brought back). In a people that has a life span of millenia, Teldrassil was a novelty, barely some decades old. Hyal has more cultural significance and Feathermoon seems to be almost as much of a military stronghold.
I see neither lore nor gameplay reason to bring back Teldrassil. And implying that people could move past the burning of thousands on the tree, because the tree grew back, seems like kind of a strange idea to me. I doubt they’ll do that."
Which made me think what happens to a city after its destruction ?
Before BfA we had:
None of them were reclaimed, so far.
Gnomes are still waiting for their city to be restored as the Worgen.
Jaina lost her city, for ever it seems.
During BfA we have:
Is it safe to conclude we won’t see any of this cities restored, since both of them suffer of the same problem as Gilneas: Blight ?
It seems Activision Blizzard does a lovely job destroying things, but a lousy one restoring them back.
So far, the only ones that got something back were the Darkspears Trolls, but their home, was never shatered by faction war as in the previous examples.
They were just deprived of the Echo islands because of Zalazen, once that threat was removed by Vol’Jin and Bwomsamdi they got their home back.
Which begs the question, who thought at Activision Blizzard that destroying two racial cities in a faction war, one of them with civilians inside, pissing off the entire Night Elf player base was a great idea ?
If we look at how the faction war has been going:
- Garrosh destroyed Threamore.
- Sylvanas destroyed Teldrassil and Undercity.
If we look at the map, only the Azuremyst isle and Silvermoon stands in the way of both factions.
Remove them and the Horde takes full control of Kalimdor and the Alliance takes full control of the Eastern Kingdoms.
If we look back at Legion the Horde player character interacted with:
- Illidan, Tyrande, Malfurion.
- Class Order Halls.
While the class order halls and Khadgar, plays no significance importance for the Alliance player base, the same can’t be said about Teldrassil and Azuremyst islands.
Of course it won’t happen now, perhaps after the next 3 expansions.
So I gess, unfortunately … this is far from over.
People usually say: “This is Warcraft !”.
I thought this was suposed to be a game, where the company does his best to entertain the customers, not to piss them off …
What’s your opinion ?
Thanks for your attention.