1st of all, i already said that i`m not "angry" in any way. Altria update right now is right the thing i wanted it to be. Once again- it brings everything needed right now. United storyline linked to our past adventures, totally new characters, old characters that we haven`t seen in action for years. It`s going to disclose some mysteries and open more of old lore`s secrets (for example Dire Wolves). It`s even better then i was thinking it will be, as dev notes ss with ruined stuff brought a feeling that whole "Altria" stuff can become a "nah, no one is living here, Orden killed everyone" stuff. While what i see is a great union of the main game sides. Orden is still there, so "demigod stuff" is going to be either explained or brought to action. Btw, i don`t even think he`s that bad as main antagonist. Montoro was simply "Evil wizard". His reasons, story and so on never even had a smallest part of conflict. He`s simple as fairytale evil guy, evil wizard in his own castle full of monsters, running there and there doing his evil wizard stuff,decieving ppl and researching necromancy and time travel. Orden is at least have a conflict which can be interesting - his relationship with Rhaira, his father, his crew and so on.Yeah, he behave with a tonns of affected pathos. But let`s be honest- if we remove all the affected pathos , overpowered drama and scenario tricks from the cheap animes - we`ll remove the major part of the content itself. I mean...Orden at least have a reason to behave the way he does, Leona,for example, was simply bull**** in Leaders scenario, talking about her crazy power...which wasn`t even her own.
2nd... Once again -that`s my personal opinion that Coa is boring as the concept of character. I never said that every other concept was good -there was a tonns of characters that was "meh" when you look at them 1st time. Some of them even became the godlike meta later.
The thing that lorewise problem is not the thing that Coa put in bad position- yeah, all that " Ancient" stuff is there. The problem is that there`s no eye-cather that`ll bring intrigue ,mystery and interest.