Ursoc is aliveIs one of the big boys in AnderwealdJust he has another identity now, as part of his new life and purpose.But dont worry, you will see him and will do a lot of quest for him
This split spirit thing is starting to get out of control. It's obviously retconned.
Wow, the comment section here and on Twitter and YouTube just goes to show that so many people did not understand this cinematic or the concept of Ardenweald.The Winter Queen is not evil (or at least this cinematic does nothing to prove that she is, but quite the opposite). When a mortal soul is sent to Ardenweald they are not "basically being turned into food for wild gods", their anima (experiences and memories in life in the form of energy) is made into "food", but the mortal's soul itself isn't. Their spirit takes on the form of an animal and they then go on to tend to the groves themselves. As for them sacrificing Ursoc - yes it is very sad, but this wasnt some evil, selfish decision just so that the beings of Ardenweald can "live". The last thing that is said is "for the souls we can yet save". Because of the anima drought from all souls being drawn into the maw the land of Ardenweald itself is dying. In order for them to save parts of the land, and therefore be able to continue nurturing the souls of other wild gods, the remaining energy from some groves must be taken and redistributed to area's that are more likely to survive.
From my PoV this video shows a lot of what is wrong with SLs: It is one giant retcon.The lore has been very clear in this regard: Spirits connected to the Emerald Dream like Ursoc go into the Emerald Dream when they die. Not into some other kind of afterlife. The Emerald Dream IS their afterlife. There, they wait for rebirth. That's why Ursoc is in the cleansed Version of the Dream, visible. Because THIS is his afterlife. This is where his spirit is supposed to be.I'm not saying this new lore is all bad. I am kind of interested in some of the questions created by this avalanche of retcons and some of the original lore was just plain bad (like the entire origin of the scourge) - here is hope the retconned version will be better.But this particular one with Ardenweald basically replacing the Emerald Dream in the lore is HORRIBLE.The Dream is important. It is fundamental to a LOT of lore that builds upon it....and SLs basically kikcks it into the trash completely and replaces it by Ardenweald.I don't like it. One bit. I think they are making a HUGE mistake with this and a lot of lore, especially DRUID LORE, that worked fine in the last 15 years, will now be a complete mockery once you start asking questions.Not a fan.
Here is my analysis of this video:I'm gonna hunt that twerp down, go bear form, tank him to death, steal his anima, and use it for a better purpose.BAD CALL, BRO, BAD CALL!