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10-12-2008 @ 8:07PM
I wish we could respond to responses directly :pDavid, I'm just referring to this part of your earlier reply: "But if you'd like to nitpick about semantics then be my guest. It doesn't really matter so much -- this detail of ancient history doesn't have a huge effect on the night elves in the game today," when referring to the origins (and ends) of the Night Elves' immortality.The destruction of the Well of Eternity was ten millenia ago, the World Tree - just ten years. I agree the end of immortality doesn't play a huge role in the dialogue/quests, but if discussing roleplaying and society, I think it's safe to say the kal'dorei culture is still in shock (such as pursuing Teldrassil without the Aspect's blessings). That's my only real heartache - I don't view the difference in when Night Elves sacrificed/lost their immortality as trivial, and is great fodder for people who want to give motivations for their characters (you could feasibly argue almost any personality type as a reaction to waking up one day after 300 or so years to the knowledge your days are suddenly numbered like everyone else's).I do agree that Night Elves lend themselves to being emo and like many large and older societies, rife with hypocrisy. I also concede the arrogance of many Night Elves, which is hubris, while I prefer to envision the Blood Elves as more immature, like spoiled teenagers.That being said, I'm not taking arms against this article or the series in general - I think it's a great overview for people to get into the roots of the lore with.
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