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1-05-2009 @ 11:09AM
Thanks for your comment :) Actually, there are some examples of spies already in the game as enemies involved in certain quests here and there. The entire draenei starting zone culminates in a quest... (spoiler warning if you haven't done this! Stop reading!) ... to kill an eredar posing as a normal draenei. I'm sure there are all sorts of spies running about doing nasty things in Azeroth, whether for the demons, the Scourge, the Alliance, Horde, or whatever.The problem with trying to play a spy character is that there's absolutely no actual spying to do. You'll never find a proper Scourge boss fellow that your death knight can report to, for example. It'll always be something that your character has to just keep in the background. You'll never be able to actually betray your friends and bring the literal wrath of the Lich King down on their puny, pathetic bodies! (muahaha) The absolute worst you can do is tell your friends that you're actually a spy for the Scourge, whereupon they really ought to kick you out of their guild. It's a fun gimmick that works in lots of movies (it's good enough to be an entire genre of film and fiction, actually), but in WoW it's just really hard to pull off. You end up with a character who might as well *not* be a spy because he or she is effectively out of a job -- bit of a slump in the spy business, if you know what I mean. It's all just talk.Being a spy for the opposite PvP faction could work, I suppose, in that there are ways to roleplay that you are bringing the other faction in to beat down on your guildmates -- but the problem is that once you show your true colors and the Alliance comes-a-stormin' through Silvermoon City, you'll find yourself in the awkward position of an outcast who's not actually cast out. According to your own story and your guild, you should be shot on sight by any members of the Horde, but whenever you get close, they resolutely refuse to kill you. They even offer you their wares, bank your items, and buy your useless junk. The only way to go on from there is to find some other guild to pick on, which gets lame if people have heard of you already. That, or give up the spy business and ask for forgiveness, I guess. But that's kind of a anti-climactic too.WoW is the game that never ends. Whatever character concept a person chooses, it needs to be something sustainable, which can fit with all the activities you're going to want to continue for as long as you play the game.
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