is warcraft worth picking up for someone who doesnt play alot of MMO's or RPG's but is interested in it?
The Lich King sucks. But if Alliance and Horde are to defeat the Lich King they will have to ally under one banner.
@Eeshaan1685 You're a tool. -Unreal- is right in what he says. First of all as Tirion says in the Icecrown chain where you destroy Arthas' heart, and Uther and Jaina say in HoR: There is nothing left of Arthas anyway, now there is only the Lich King; and infussion of the souls of Arthas and Nerzhul (sp?) in which Nerzhul is the dominant half. Second of all, we don't even know that the Lich King actually does get defeated, and if he did then, just like all the other major bosses, it gets credited to one or more of the major lore characters. Third of all, your assumption that the Lich King is the 'big bad guy' and "the most important character in the warcraft universe" shows that you only ever played WC3 and don't know the rest of the lore prior to that. Ever heard of Deathwing? Azshara? The Burning Legion? Sargeras? They are all much more powerful and dangerous then the Lich King is. If you bothered to read wowwiki like -Unreal- says, you would know all of this, instead you're the one who looks like the stupid kid in your ignorance. /end rant
I think they could do it so that he is insanely difficult to beat. I mean you have to have the best of everything possible.
"You can't kill the Lich King, it's likes killing Thrall or The Prophet, or Jaina, he's just as integral to the story as they are. " Actually, they can. I get the feeling that WoW is going to be where the Warcraft 3 story ends. If they ever do Warcraft 4, there's a good chance that they'll just start over with new heroes and villains.
I should add a reply to how people are calling me the childish one. These same people are the ones complaining that this storyline isn't going to be seen in a Warcraft RTS sequel, and is instead in WoW. Well, you know what? WoW is a game too. Not everyone wants to play RTS games. WoW is extra successful, hugely acclaimed and has sold and made a crazy amount. Also, where does it say Lich King or even Arthas dies? Has that been announced yet? No one has gotten close to the Frozen Throne in the Citadel yet. Also, wowwiki.com. Read it.
@Eeshaan1685 The things you said in your previous post gives a strong impression that you're another crybaby WoW hater. One who doesn't want his favourite Warcraft hero to die to 'just' some random people in a dungeon. Which brings me to the point that you obviously don't have a half decent guild in the game to even have a shot at fighting him. And yes, I know what you said. Having the Lich King (not Arthas anymore btw) die from Thrall and Jaina isn't any different from having him die from a bunch of raiders. From the perspective of a raider in a decent enough guild to get to the Frozen Throne, it makes perfect sense. But then you wouldn't see that. But hey, we don't even know what happens with Thrall and Jaina. In fact, if you had actually been playing the game, you might have known how involved Jaina is in Icecrown Citadel, as well as other well-known characters both from the Alliance and the Horde. Also, once again; wowwiki.com. And while you're at it, maybe you can find the page in the Blizzard compendium of story writing where it explains that named characters in the storyline must be killed by other named characters in the storyline. Because that's what most of you are implying with all your complaining. Seems you're just whining about the game because you're not able to see it first-hand. Well, whine away.
You can't kill the Lich King, it's likes killing Thrall or The Prophet, or Jaina, he's just as integral to the story as they are. It's like killing Jean Luc Picard or something...
@ Never3ndingLife I want to play again too, i just got laid off and i gotta stay foucs. I dont want to get hooked again.
"The word 'Fall' on the end title looks terrible! I could knock that up in Photoshop in 1 minute." It's freaking blue and frosty looking, what more could they do to improve it?
@-Unreal- : lol your last post shows your maturity ( or lack of it ). Most of the people ( including me ) who don't like the storyline have already played WoW. And simply claiming that people who don't like an MMO can't afford it's fees is downright childish lol. Please re-read my 1st message. Or take some English lessons if you're having difficulty reading. I never said that Arthas was unbeatable. All I said is that I feel he's the most important character in the Warcraft universe, and if he were to die, I'd prefer that he die at the hands of people like Thrall, Sylvanas and Jaina etc. in Warcraft 4. But oh well, there is no need to get into an argument with immature fanboys/ little kids.
lol at all the WoW haters crying about how Blizzard "killed" the storyline. Hahaha. There's nothing wrong with the story. If you had actually played a lot of the game and had read or listened to things in the game you wouldn't be crying. But then I'd expect no less from people who likely can't even afford the monthly fees. Down I go. People can't handle the truth. Oh, and here's a website for you all too: wowwiki.com. Read it.
I hope most of you know that its going to be longer till we actually face him. They are opening the dungeons wings one by one.
I'm not normally someone with horrible things to say about something that has done well, but goddamn. I do truly hope something bad happens to Blizzard and they are ate by their own greed. There is no denying that they made a great game in WoW and BC, but WotLK was just a piece of nothingness that they knew they could whip out and get sales. They failed in this expansion in my opinion and even though they look to have put their heads together with the next up-coming, I do hope someone or something creates their demise.
I'm going to make a prediction... The Lich King's or Arthas' or both of their fates will be sealed during this expansion or in the beginning of the next warcraft RTS. They're going to kill this character because it can't go on forever and Blizzard has wayyyy huger plans for warcraft than just an MMO. They are so loaded now it is ridiculous. They have so much to spend that all their next games will be nearly perfect. Gaming classics. And they'll eventually branch off into film and other media like LotR, Harry Potter, and Twilight have. It will be a franchise with many many fans until outside influences make the company's demise
never undermine what blizzard does when they say its time for him to be let go, they mean it without a question of a doubt even if it does break fans hearts
@DarkNight The Lich King isn't gonna die, it's only Arthas which will. The armour and the sword is technically the lich king.
@TheHolyDevil16 yah if memory serves me correctly the BC 2.1.0 patch with The Black Temple (illidan) the staple box boss was not the last patch or BC there where 2 after it soo i still see 2 big patches coming out but still this patch gave wow a fresh face that would keep me satisfied for the time being
why do people cuss players of wow so much? were not all clowns, ok...some guys get up em self when it comes 2 high lvl raids...but we aint all fat 40 year old virgins. im 41! na jokes
having a bunch of nobodies able to defeat the world's anti-christ and then loot his pants will make it seem the whole warcraft story pointless if anyone can beat him.
I got a twinge of yearning there but im clear of WoW for over a year now. Wife and Son come first these days :)
Too bad, for me at least, WoW got played out last year. That and we all have to enter the real world eventually =(
For all you complaining about wow ruining a possible warcraft 4: If warcraft 4 does include the fall of the lich king and not some future scenario they could simply write his fall in the form of an rts campaign easily and simply tweak some of the elements of the story. For me WoW and the Warcraft RTS games are totally different and simply share historical events, their gameplay is nothing alike and so I dont tie them together in the same way, that is just me though and im not in any way a lore junkie.
I really dont want to kill him :(. I used to play Warcraft III and Warcraft III the Frozen Throne all the time and Arthas was one of my favorite characters and the Lich King is my favorite character in WOW. I hope they a least make his death scene Epic.
Alright, I lost interest in WoW a long time ago, but that closing line sent chills down my spine. Warcraft III references ftw.