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11-13-2007 @ 9:20AM
I think you are missing an important nuance to the 'yes, and' game. The responder needs to accept what the initiator says as 'truth' not necessarily as the truth. That is, what is said is 'within the story'. The responder doesn't need to believe it; shouldn't believe it if that is in keeping with the story and their character. And certainly shouldn't believe a spell (which CAN actually be cast) has been cast when it hasn't, there is just an emote. Emotes are useful for things which can't be realistically done in game, not for things which can be done, but require skills the character doesn't actually possess. Otherwise we get:Ladyvira casts Seed of Corruption on Orthar.Orthar kills Ladyvira dead, And walks off.The reason we have WoW is so that we can simulate those things which we couldn't in another format. We can have contests of skills, that could end in death. We can cast spells. Emotes are a crutch we use since Blizzard has not given us complete control over every possible action we might want to perform. Which is better, /e dances or /dance?You have Othar playing a roleplaying game, not being a character (which just happens to be being roleplayed by someone on a computer). Why on Azeroth is he going along with this wacko? Why is he faking injuries? I am sure he gets enough REAL injuries in his line of work. Should a paladin really participate in the demonic delusions of this poor girl? Wouldn't it be better if he got her some help?
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