It's just all really frustrating. Especially when the gaps are further out and far more inconsistent than they were in season 3. Perhaps this living story delivery system worked better for my personal taste when the story wasn't quite as linear like Season 3. I kind of feel like this season and its story chapters would be far better played out like Path of Fire - consecutively and released at the same time within the constraints of an expansion.
Anyone else feel similarly or prefer a living season with stand-alone chapters that, although they have an overarching and ongoing story, have their own minor victories and resolutions without each episode trying to 1-up the last with civilization/world/reality ending threats looming over us?
I like that they're pushing the story with these episodes, but is it too far? Is it too far for a plot that's this linear and episodic that leaves months in between? Maybe a bit too much drama?
I mean I get that some people will view me as implying that they're wrong if they do and they're wrong if they don't, but I don't remember being this frustrated with the release schedule last season.
Impatience aside, I just don't know how I feel about this potentially being a continuing trend for season 5.
And where does the commander even go from here in future stories? We're facing the literal end of reality with no hope, so it feels like everything we face after this will just be a cakewalk and we can just shrug it off as "I've seen worse."
And that part scares me because then the only way to not get to that point is seemingly to stretch out our current predicament which can't really happen either because we've been repeatedly beaten with the idea that we have to act NOW or everything is doomed.
I mean, at least if Aurene comes back into the picture and saves the day, the next time we face this threat it's believably just as imposing because Aurene would have fulfilled her destiny and we won't have her to fall back on this time.
I really like the idea of the elder dragons, and I'd love to finally get something on the Deep Sea Dragon, but I'm starting to see why so many people want to be done with them all together. And I feel like that's more true for me than ever due to how far they've taken Kralk and how much they've inflated him. I mean, threatening reality itself? How would another elder dragon plot ever have the same impact as this one?
I guess an underlying question to close out my thoughts is:
Do you feel like they've gone too far?