I was struck again by how hard Blizzard have worked to incorporate the Lich King into Wrath. We did two instances last night, both of which were new to me. First up was Culling of Stratholme, which I knew would contain Arthas.
I've played Warcraft III after all…
However, I was caught on the hop by this:
Of the four instances I ran for the first time this week, Arthas or the Lich King appear in three of them. That's pretty consistent.
It was very easy to forget that there was an ultimate purpose to Burning Crusade – to fight the demonic forces there, and find and slay Illidan. That was something that other people did, for most of us, that was just for the raiders.
The Lich King, though, is right there, in our faces, the whole way. Yes, it makes him seem a touch less powerful when we defeat every obstacle he puts in our way. But he's there. And we know that Icecrown is our goal.