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11-21-2008 @ 3:29AM
Wow, THANK you. It's taken four pages of comments for someone to mention moral ambiguity?Personally, I LOVE this sort of thing. This is the reason I hate the draenei but the humans vie for my favourite race. Nobility, nobility, nobility is ridiculous and unrealistic. In real life, there aren't heroes or villains, just people doing what it takes. Self-righteous omg heroic quest text just irritates me. "Slay the bad guys and be a hero for the Light!" is boring. And while we're at it, "Kill the innocents and drink their blood!" would be just as bad. I like seeing grim paths taken in a world where there are no blacks and whites, where HONOUR!! just screws you and the people you want to protect. Like, you know, reality.I miss the WC3 days, where when you saw Kael'Thas take Vashj's help and eventually ally with Illidan, you could see that it was because there was no choice, because there is no good and bad, just bad and worse. Those days are gone, and now that same Kael supposedly allies himself with pure evil and we, the warriors of justice and light, have to slay him to save the world!Gag me.Sigh.I've been thrilled by how ambiguous Northrend has been, and to be honest, the torture quest was one of my favourites. You get to choose -- do you dirty your hands and send someone to their knees, begging with pain? Or do you let someone else suffer a fate just as bad, or worse? I want to see hard choices. I want to see desperate times and desperate measures, not a bunch of people who are so unrealistic they always take the high ground and somehow get things done anyways.
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