(I’ll admit, the comic is a little angrier than usual this week. Sorry about that. I’ll try to swing back around to silly next week.)
Okay, so the game is just a little heavy-handed about what an awful thing we players did in Jade Forest. And yes, what happened to the Jade Serpent statue is pretty terrible, but we players didn’t do that. And I don’t just mean that we were up on a rock with Cho for the final quest, I mean there is absolutely no way in which we players can avert or alter the outcome. Blizzard set up the story and then wants to make us feel bad for how it turned out.
It’s part of a larger problem this expansion. “Oh, look, it’s crazy crazy Garrosh and warmongering Jaina! Don’t you just feel awful about the senseless war between the Alliance and the Horde? Now, go farm up some honor.” “Welcome to Pandaria, where negative emotions turn into slavering monsters. Aw, look at the poor innocent panda people whose lives you’re ruining every time you evoke the sha. Now, here’s a bunch of quests to go smash and slaughter things.” I’m getting a little tired of being Blizzard’s moral yo-yo.
And why is Blizzard a big blue dot? Dunno. I needed somebody Gord could talk to and that’s what came to mind.