Okay – Blizzard released some info on the Icecrown Raid. It sounds *awesome* – everything that is – but this:
As they continue their ascent, the Alliance and Horde heroes ultimately end up outside of the citadel where their hatred for one another erupts into a battle for dominance over the Rampart of Skulls. Players will join in battle alongside High Overlord Saurfang on the Orgrim’s Hammer gunship or Muradin Bronzebeard on The Skybreaker in a unique encounter. Each faction will protect its gunship and try to destroy the other one in a back-and-forth battle to see who is truly worthy of facing the Lich King.
While I’m sure the fight will be epic and I’ll enjoy it when I get to do it – from a story point of view I can’t think of anything stupider than two factions that have aligned in the past to try and tear one another apart when they’re at the Lich King’s doorstep.
Seriously – any leader that allows this to happen deserves to die in a fire and *not* be mourned. Piss – poor – pathetic – pandering bullshit.
Muradin and Saurfang aren’t idiots – why would they let something like this happen? What value does it provide? Personally I figure someone just wanted an excuse to do an airship battle (which is cool!) – but not like this.
Maybe there’s a reason buried deeper in the instance but at the moment it just smells bad.