The Queen doesn't have to do anything to destroy Lore. We're doing it for her. First, by (possibly) destroying Brightoak's future, and then maybe killing off the Darkbloods. Who's next?
A lot of different plotlines are being juggled right now. Over the past few months, characters here-and-there have mentioned that Drakath and the Queen's corruption are different, and that we lost our powers after entering the Chaos Realm a lot; probably so we don't forget these points. It's hard to tell whether plot-points are officially dropped, forgotten by devs, or just left out because players themselves have forgotten it after so long. Like..
current storylines) Tara, Sepulchure, Queen/Book of Monsters
1) Desolich and his (suicidal for the dracoliches) invasion of Battleon
2) Zorbak raising a new young Dracolich army
3) The prophecy of the 12 or 13 dragons who rule the world many centuries from now (those quests that promoted AQ:Dragons)
4) Allying with evil-doers to fight the Queen (ToD, Karok, Drakath?)
5) Mysterious Stranger(s?)
6) Elemental Titans (I know the story is discontinued, but is their role still relevant)
I enjoy AQW's stories the most when they're character-driven. For that reason, even though Brightoak had so much quality and effort put in, I didn't enjoy it as much, and it's the same with Book of Monsters. The Queen and Extriki just have no characterisation. ToD established a good formula and I was hoping Book of Monsters would kind-of stick to that. The one thing Book of Monsters is missing is that big impact at the end of the story (e.g. Scarletta's identity, how Ziri's amulet works, Xeven/Vath, etc). Even Extriki could have had some big emotional impact, like writing in that he feared the Hero after their first encounter, was frightened of being hurt by Lore, & was aimlessly running away (even though we thought he was intentionally attacking Battleon), and we killed him in that state. It's like the Futurama episode with Fry's dog (if you've seen it): even with a seemingly non-impactful story, you can turn it around at the last moment and blow out everyone's expectations.
Maybe something is planned with Extriki later. Like every AQW storyline. It all gets left hanging, to be continued in the next few months or years. Exos' little saga was good because it was character-driven and it conclusively finished; and I wish that happened more often, like Carnax/Devourer Saga in AQ. ToD conclusively finished, but left room for the characters to appear later on.
Also, thanks for making the Librarium bookcases functional (although I don't know if Lore Scrolls are going to be continued, or who is doing them), and for an entry-point to /thevoid. Great to see inclusion of ancient AQ stuff. I was beginning to think this game was called Dragonfable 2.
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