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8-11-2008 @ 12:33AM
See, I don't understand the Belf hate. They share alot of qualities that the Hordies already share. Yes, they're pretty and flimsy on the outside. But anyone who just puts them aside as just that doesn't know anything about the lore behind them.They've been exiled, beaten on by the Old Horde, beaten on by the trolls, abandoned by the Alliance (that right there is a big discussion in and of itself, but I'm just saying how the Belves see it), and then nearly decimated by the Scourge. Add in political turmoil that has resulted in the separate factions of Blood Elf and High Elf, and you have a setup for a great fall. And a greater rise. They've gone from fairly hopeful and optimistic people to a small number who are clinging to strands of hope in whatever form they find it in, even if it means turning into the demons like the followers of Kael'thas. But the rest are stuck in Azeroth, waiting to leave, or waiting for things to get better. This is a story that's echoed by almost the entire Horde, the orcs most noticeably. Orcs were tricked into it, yes, while the Belves are almost giving themselves into it out of desire for power, which has risen out of their desperation. But I think that in the future (and through the Sunwell quest lines we have now), the blood elves are going to rise above and prove to be a powerful member of the Horde. Rag on them for being cutesy if you wish. Shit, I do it every day! But as to them not deserving to be a member of the Horde, that is absolute poppycock.
8-11-2008 @ 3:12AM
From a roleplaying standpoint, I love the Horde stories waaaay more than the Alliance (but play Alliance because that's what all my friends do). The Blood Elves' addiction alone sets the stage for some great RP, not even taking into account their extreme arrogance and race history.
8-11-2008 @ 3:33AM
Backstory aside, as was mentioned in the article, their looks, looks, /looks/, and nothing more, are why Hordies don't like Blood Elves. You really aren't going to change anyone's mind on that throwing lore around. Sorry.
8-11-2008 @ 9:53AM
^ truth from Raze
8-12-2008 @ 1:15PM
I wouldn't say Belfs shouldn't be horde from a lore perspective. I would say that it really felt like the visual design was intended specifically to balance populations for the factions. That was so inherently disappointing to me that I could never play one or take them seriously.
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