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11-03-2008 @ 12:04AM
I'm Alliance, and I like Blood Elves.We treated them shamefully :(
11-03-2008 @ 12:40AM
WE (The Alliance) didn't. Garithos did. He was just one dude. And he got his in the end. *L*-E
11-03-2008 @ 12:47AM
^It was more than that, the supplemental material (the RPGs, which are canon) makes it clear that Quel'Thalas wasn't really welcomed back after the Third War wheras Thrall hasn't judged the elves at all.
11-03-2008 @ 4:26AM
Bah.Look, I concede that Garithos was a racist who ended up turning the High Elves against the humans, but frankly they didn't need much help. The record stands against them; they sent barely a token force into the Second War, clearly seeing themselves as not really involved in the conflict. Yet when it turned on them, the humans marched to their aid, lost many men... and the ungrateful brats turned around and said, "But you didn't come quickly enough."In the end, the High Elves left the Alliance, not the other way around. Even with Garithos, they had other options. (Chiefly, expelling him and asking for a new ambassador.) The humans were under no obligation to save the High Elves a second time. I've said it before and will say it again, you'll never find such entitlement complexes as you will among the blood elves.
11-03-2008 @ 5:09AM
^You're only reinforcing my position.
11-03-2008 @ 7:39AM
You can't "expel" the ambassador because he wasn't an ambassador. He was THE military leader of the Alliance. And it wasn't a barely token force that they sent over. They sent Alleria Windrunner over and her rangers. While it isn't all of Silvermoon going there, I certainly wouldn't call a Windrunner and her rangers "a barely token force". The Alliance didn't get along with the Elves and vice-versa, but they did kick them when they were down. The Alliance isn't bad, but the Elves sure don't have any reason to think that.
11-03-2008 @ 7:37AM
On one hand, can you really blame the high elves? I mean, they trained the humans in the ways of magic. Sure, out of desperate measures, but still. High elves believe themselves the masters of magic. Which master likes when their apprentice surpasses them, then starts boasting as if the apprentice never needed the master's lessons? Then comes Arthas, a fallen human, which razes the ancient elven kingdom and almost kills them all, and, most important, corrupts the Sunwell. Afterwards, high elves (at that time blood elves) are pretty much screwed. Without their ancient source of power, their kingdom shattered, their numbers thinned and then Garithos shows up and treats them like scum. Tell me. How can a blood elf really feel anything but hatred for humans? I assume that some of them might think that if they hadn't taught humans magic, nothing like this had ever happened. No Medivh, no Ner'Zhul, no Kel'Thuzad, no death knight Arthas and no Lich King. Nothing of this would've happened, if humans were not taught magic. So how can they really feel any sympathy towards humans?No, I am not a die hard elf supporter, however I do try to look at the matters from both sides. Saying that elves were outcast only because of their arrogance is incorrect, there were many more reasons.
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