This post has been updated to reflect the different dialogue the Alliance receives. We did a lot of research week 1, and as we didn't spot any inconsistencies then, just assumed this new dialogue would also be the same. Honestly it's very cool to see an unreliable narrator! We've also updated our analysis.
I don't know that not telling Talanji about the deal means Rastakhan doesn't care about her... probably more like he's too ashamed or he's worried about how she'd react. His last words are a plea for her forgiveness...Not surprising that the Horde-side dialogue would be more aggressive, it IS a flashback being told by someone who has no reason to view the Alliance favourably. Now we get into some nifty perspective stuff.EDIT: I don't think 'bias' is the right word for the Alliance side being more reasonable and heroic. That side is supposed to be the events as actually happened, isn't it? Do we really want to start doubting the objective reality of the whole game at this point?Besides, it's not 'bias' for Genn to request surrender, or even expect Rastakhan might accede. Optimism, maybe, that things might end without further bloodshed. But other than that it's just... wartime diplomacy.
The unreliable narrator is a nice touch, with how this raid is set up. I hope the Alliance has a similarly unreliable narration of the last three bosses. Keeps things interesting.
People will talk about the Horde version as if it was the cannon version for the next few months, it's guaranteed.
This idea of "unreliable narrator" is false. It'd make sense if this was second hand information being fed to players through NPCs. But we are there, and we witness these two separate lines of dialogue for ourselves. It's not an unreliable narrator, it's two separate continuities based on what faction you're playing.
Well, it certainly would be interesting to know which is the true version. Seems more likely that the Alliance version is correct because they're actually there but... wait, Horde is turned into Alliance at the time of the fight so wouldn't that also be correct? Perhaps both have seeds of truth in them. I have no problem seeing Genn as hot headed and ready to attack with little provocation but saying Rastakhan has to bow down before his master seems a bit heavy handed.I would also really like to see the difference between the last three fights as well while the Alliance are changed into Horde.
I can't help but giggle at all those overzealous Horde guys frothing at the mouth, without even realizing what is going on.
After War of Thorns, we can't really trust Blizzard to know the difference between contradicting viewpoints and contradicting events.
Interresting. Regarding Horde players, anyone knows precisely WHO supposedly recounts the events to the players? Is it a named character? Or just a random soldier? Are they specific races?I'm wondering because, if it's a random zandalari guard, the adrenaline, surprise and anger is reason enough for them to exaggerate unwillingly. If it's an orc or a tauren, then it's probably more accurate.If it's Nathanos or Sylvanas, it'd clearly be willful manipulation.
Blegh. Stupid unreliable narrators. Honestly what's the point in them?