05/01/2012 20:48Ashenvale, will probably be in an even worse state due to theramore falling.
Posted by Tedex
I would disagree.
Think about it. Theramore was the star of southern kalimador for the alliance. It held a supply line for Northwatch hold, Fort Triumph, and Honor's stand. Their intention was to help the nelves at ashenvale.
When did Night Elves ever -rely- on human aid to stand up for themselves? I don't recall Theramore having distinctively supported the Night Elves either.
Now once Theramore falls, the supply line goes with it. The alliance in SK (Southern Kalimador) will fall due to the lack of reinforcements. Therefore the nelves will gain no help from Jaina anymore.
I repeat, when did they ever?
That's not all. Once Theramore falls, Baine can open his gate again, and since Honor's stand will fall, they can march into ashenvale and help the Orcs. The Night elves will be pushed back into Darkshore, due to the combined might of Zrom'gar's Strand, mastary's (?) post, and the orcs above Astrannar, which will also fall due to the help of the Taurnes.
1) The attack on Ashenvale in Cataclysm was a desperate Blitz, one that wasn't able to hold. That's at least what I am told to believe, that things look more dire in-game than they actually are.
2) Night Elves are masters of guerilla warfare. Hide and lay in ambush, shoot from the dark, hide again. Ashenvale is a region which lends itself PERFECTLY to that kind of warfare. The fact the Horde managed to so easy push so far into Ashenvale, on its own, is already ridiculous.
3) You seem quite quick to list the Horde's list of allies to come and aid them, but, just like Blizzard for the record, you seem to easily neglect the existance of Night Elf allies (and I'm not talking about other alliance races).
Cataclysm does a consistant job at depicting Night Elves as completely inept in the fields of tactics and combat skill, and as far as I'm concerned that has more to do with the stupidity of story and quest writers than the Night Elves themselves. Night Elves seem to serve as little more than anatagonists for the Horde.