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10-27-2008 @ 1:14PM
Reading most of the other articles, I felt I came away with a better understanding of how the race worked, how the average member of the race would be affected by their history.This article honestly just feels like a somewhat biased and editted account of history.It's obvious that you don't like blood elves -- NONE of the lore writers on Wowinsider do. But you could at least do them the service of a decent article.Someone hire a lore writer for wowinsider who isn't all ALLIANCE GOOD HORDE BAD please.It's a shame, this was been one of the better columns.
10-27-2008 @ 2:43PM
What makes you think I don't like blood elves? I like them a lot! One of my favorite characters is a blood elf. What's this about dismissing my entire column because you don't like one article? To be honest, what you may be sensing here is the fact that the blood elf story is left a bit unfinished here. I left out all the changes that took place over the course of the Burning Crusade because there just wasn't space and time for them. I didn't feel I could shorten all that into one post. Hopefully you'll read next week's article and be more satisfied, since this one and that one really need to go together. I'll link them both together as well.
10-27-2008 @ 3:24PM
@ DavidHm, okay, I'll give it a shot.The reason it sounds like you hate belves is because you seem to have really toned down the horrible, racist treatment they received in the Third War. I may have been jumping to conclusions, but it seemed pretty likely to me.I think the reason I didn't like this article is mostly because you didn't talk about how any of this AFFECTS the blood elf, like you did with the other races.
10-27-2008 @ 3:36PM
Aha! Okay, now that's useful feedback. In the future, please give me more of this kind of specific criticism, if you have any, rather than just saying "you're biased, and I don't like this." It's fine that you don't like it of course, but now with this feedback I have the option to go back and see if I can improve it, especially in terms of writing the next part of it soon.I'll be taking a pass at the racist treatment. You all have convinced me it's much more important than I realized from my earlier reading.Also, next week will have a lot more about how it affects the blood elves, as you said. There's just tooooo much going on with them. No room here. :(
10-27-2008 @ 4:10PM
Okay, awesome. Sorry for getting huffy and bitchy, there. The belves are my favourite race because of their flaws and moral ambiguity. I get touchy when it looks like someone is hitting the EVIL button and breezing off.Glad to see you're going to deal more with this stuff in the continuation.
10-27-2008 @ 6:07PM
Racist? They acted like a pack of spoiled brats after the Second War, and formally seceded from the Alliance following it. When the Third War began, they received no help because they'd left the Alliance. Where is the racism?Genuinely bewildered.
10-28-2008 @ 11:14AM
Sean, have you played The Fronzen Throne? The Elves were giving ALL they had to the alliance, and were STILL treated absolutely terribly. I mean, literally awful. Go play.
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