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12-29-2008 @ 12:11PM
I agree. It seems to me that WoW Druidism has more in common with modern "New Age" than it has with the actual ancient religion after which it is named. Still, the article which compares the two is linked there for everyone to read. Feel free to disagree with me on this, readers, but remember that WoW was made up by modern people living in a modern society. To some extent they might have gone back and done some historical research, but it's far far more likely that they just made stuff up and said "that's pretty cool! Let's write it like that."Religion and philosophy in WoW can be very interesting, but it's not exactly an academic thesis about the history of man. It's more of a pop-culture pinata, which we can all hit with our own interpretations until we get what we like out of it. It's intentionally left vague so that we can come along and do with it as we please. As roleplayers, there is plenty of room for different interpretations of druidism too. Kia's faction could be really antagonistic towards all those new druids nowadays who don't really get what it means to be a druid in their hearts. Others could go around hugging trees or whatever. It makes sense that some would believe the others are all wrong -- who knows, maybe your characters will get some interesting discussions out of it.
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