Shattered Sun Offensive, Really
As you know, the Shattered Sun Offensive, the new faction helping to foil Kael’thas’ latest evil plan, hired us to kill him and root out the evil in Sunwell Plateau: Kil’jaeden himself.
But this faction doesn’t only hire you. It actually goes into battle with you! (Like a real offensive) For example, when you mount a dragonhawk for Distraction at the Dead Scar, sometimes you can see other Shattered Sun NPCs flying behind you to cover your bombardment. I don’t know about you, but I’ve been a fan of flight combat simulators since I was a kid. Having flightmates with you in a mission kinda immerses me in that experience again.
I mistakenly entered the Sunwell raid instead of Magisters’ Terrace the first time and saw injured NPCs. Blizzard actually makes it look like the Shattered Sun is fighting and really taking casualties. And who’s taken the time to go up and activate the Orb of Translocation at the Sanctum? There are Shattered Sun Marksmen at the top balcony shooting down Sunfury dragonhawk riders. I had a little bit of fun and helped them take a few down.
I really enjoy questing at the Isle and exploring the environment. Nothing like exploring a zone that’s completely new to everyone. For once, I get to start out fresh even with old players. I managed to hit Honored reputation with the Shattered sun recently.
Looking forward to the portal opening and phases 3 and 4…