The Zelda timeline is one of the central pillars to The Legend of Zelda franchise. It is without a doubt of great significance to the series' fanbase, but it is debatable how important the overall chronology is to Nintendo. There has recently been a bit of controversy over Eiji Aonuma confirming the existence of a 'master timeline document'. More often we hear about how Nintendo tends to place gameplay as a higher priority than storyline. Looking at the Zelda series in recent times Dathen Boccabella tends to think that Nintendo has been taking more care in the overall series storyline, and to him, that implies nothing more than they have given up on the timeline.