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12-15-2008 @ 2:23AM
Can we have the next article on Draenai DK? I really want to try my hands at one, but does Arthas even know Draenai (not the lost ones) exists? I mean, he was gone way before that. So how could a Draenai enter into his service? Who else has the power to raise a DK? And I still have trouble believing that Alliance and Horde would be able to accept their gruesome way, especially Unholy DK. Blood and Frost may pass for a swordsman, but unholy?
12-15-2008 @ 3:20AM
The Lich King isn't particularly picky. If you're dead, he'll take you. And the Drae have been around about a year now, certainly enough time for some of them to make their way over to the Plaguelands and get killed fighting for the Argents, as the DK starter cinematic says.
12-15-2008 @ 8:54AM
Of course he knows! Velen is his pawn!WE'RE ALL DOOMED!
12-15-2008 @ 8:55AM
Arthas isn't just randomly generating Death Knights out of nothing; he's raising the corpses of his opponents to serve him after death. Draenei death knights are particularly valiant draenei who fought against the Scourge and failed. Probably, when Arthas encountered his first draenei, his reaction was "wait, the Alliance and Horde are consorting with demons wholesale now?" - but heck, they fight as well as anyone else (better, in fact, thanks to the +hit buff).As for the factions accepting them, Varian Wrynn and Thrall have formally allied with the Ebon Blade, so while there's probably still some lingering resentment, everyone's under orders to play nice.
12-15-2008 @ 11:30AM
Yep. Draenei have been around for about a year in terms of the official lore, so that should be enough time for them to have encountered the Scourge, died, and gotten reanimated as death knights. Also, there are plenty of roleplayers out there who continue to look sideways at death knights, even if the NPCs are under orders to be polite. I think you could definitely roleplay your death knight as having self-esteem issues due to peer rejection if that's your thing.As for the Alliance or Horde's rejection of specific Unholy spells that death knights use, also remember that other classes (especially warlocks) have particularly gruesome spells too. There's already been a certain amount of leeway in terms of what allies are allowed to do against mutual enemies, although I admit that unholy death knights really stretch the limit.
12-16-2008 @ 7:52PM
David, can the next artical pleeeaase be on death knights? It looks like on wednesday me and a few members of my guild are rolling Deathknights on a Rp server, and although I'm confident with casual Rp, Deathknights are so deep. I have so many questions about how a DK will think, will she feel empty with out the Lich King's voice in her head? Will he or she be ashamed of what they are and go about insisting they're still paladins? What might Ner'zul have done to their memories? Resorecting dead memories so they can never forget that person they acsidently killed or whatnot. What is the genreal reaction to Death knights on Rp servers at the moment? Should I exspect rottern fruit? I've got so many ideas, and many more, I need some one to lay it all out on the table for me.
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