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WoW: Giving Thanks for the End of the World (With Party Hats On)

Updated Wed, Nov 24, 2010 by Mem


In an epic cut scene displayed for all of us to see, Patch 4.0.3a was ushered in as Deathwing finally made his grand entrance into the World of Warcraft. We watched as his coming laid waste to our beloved world of Azeroth leaving little untouched and forever scarring it.  However, despite the ravaging of the world Blizzard has left us a little something to look forward to.

So don’t let the utter destruction taking place all around you get you down! Players have the option to not only enjoy the destruction of Azeroth, but at the same time they can also put on some snazzy pilgrim outfits and feast until they puke, all while being sure to have a few glasses of their favorite cities special brew in celebration of WoW’s sixth anniversary. What better way to soften the blow of the Shattering of Azeroth than to have one giant party on the side?

I can see many of you are still unsure about what to think of this package of unusual events. I don’t blame you. The world is literally hanging on by a thread, and Deathwing and the evil surrounding him are to blame. Why would Blizzard expect you to want to celebrate or even worse, give thanks? But I ask you to consider what we may have missed while being awed by the destruction of Azeroth.


Deathwing wants to party like it's 1999.
Sure Deathwing literally tore the world a new one, but was that really his intention and even if it was can we really blame him? Everyone wants to make Deathwing out to be the bad guy, but consider this; if you were an ancient dragon who had been banished to some elemental plane for time unknown and the world above decided to thrown not one, but two epic parties, wouldn’t you be a tad bit miffed you didn’t get an invite?

I know that I wouldn’t be a very happy camper. Sure I might not wreck havoc on an entire world, but I’m also not a crazy lava filled dragon. Perhaps if we had looked a bit closer at Deathwing’s emergence from Deepholm we would have noticed that not only was he carrying an abnormally large rat to add to the Pilgrim’s Bounty feast, but that he had also even donned his party hat that with the words “Happy Anniversary WoW” emblazoned on the front.

So maybe you're not buying the “Deathwing just wanted to party hearty” theory and your still feeling that perhaps the timing of the Shattering was a little inappropriate. However, I would like to point out that regardless of Deathwing’s true intentions the Shattering couldn’t have come at a better time. I don’t know about you, but personally if I am privy to front row seats to the end of the world and my own doom is possibly near, the last thing I want to be doing is cowering in a corner.

Instead I would much rather gorge myself on good food, and get so intoxicated that even if I manage to get sucked into a chasm of molten lava I won’t remember a thing. Not to mention that my last few moments would be spent having one hell of a time.  That is plenty for me to want to give thanks for.

So despite the conflicting messages sent by the combinations of these events, or your personal feelings on the matter in the end it is what it is and you may as well enjoy yourself. As for me, I’ll be in the Barrens, roasting a suckling pig over one of the newly opened pits of lava. Feel free to join me, but be sure to BYOB!


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