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7-27-2006 @ 8:58PM
See my question is there because I haven't seen anyone anywhere say how the lore has been rewritten to accommodate Blood Knights.The introduction of the new Draenei involved some rewriting. This is undisputed fact. Eluna's post demonstrates the changes. In this instance Blizzard have admitted that established lore was rewritten, and the old lore (that the Eredar corrupted Sargeras) has been replaced by the new lore (that Sargeras corrupted the Eredar).I'm probably not looking hard enough (and am certainly not familiar enough with the lore), because I haven't been able to find where lore has actually been rewritten for the Blood Knights, as so many people seem to claim. What I can see is that the lore has been added to. Extended. Established lore is 'what has happened' and the additions for Blood Knights is what 'is happening'. Personally I like the lore explanation for the Blood Knights. It feeds into the Blood Elves' 'desperate crack addict' demeanour. Also it gives the Alliance races a reason to be quite pissed with them. Most importantly though, what PsyClerk said. Gameplay trumps lore. All lore has ever been is background for the gameplay. Sure it's branching out to establish itself as it's own commercial entity (the books) but the needs of the game come first. (Mainly it's the 'rewritten'/'added to' distinction that really bugs me. Still, if anyone can point out something that has been rewritten to accommodate Blood Knights, I'd appreciate it.)
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