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1-19-2009 @ 1:43AM
It's interesting that you bring up the fifth element. I'm totally obsessed with the idea of a fifth element and have been since I first heard about it. I'm sure it's open to interpretation, but I've used the idea of a fifth element as a way to play my BE Shadow Priest, actually. Everything I've read about the fifth element, or Akasha (um, mostly on Wikipedia but also in a few books) basically says that it is the aether, the universe, the sum of all things and the absence of all things, and kind of just... the unknown. But also the amalgamation of all things. (Which I guess is what you said.) But I run more with a literal idea of the aether, where the universe is sort of the fifth element. The celestial bodies floating around in space as an element, as simple as "water." Because I think that's supercool.Also, though, I've read about the fifth element having to do with things that sort of just exist and you don't know why, so I would lump consciousness in with that. And since I love for my Priest to be a follower of the Cult of Shadow, which I've read is mostly about drawing on personal power (which is basically Satanism), the fifth element idea still sort of works.I have a Draenei Shaman who's sitting at level 31 or so until I have time to play her, but I really love her. Of every class I've played, the only ones I've really wished I could be in real life are a Shaman and a Shadow Priest. (Well, and maybe a Druid, but I've never leveled one past like, 5.) I adored the starting area quests for Draenei Shaman so much I'd be tempted to start an alt just to go through the quests again. I wish every class in this game had such involved "training" quest chains. Great job on Blizz's part.Anyway, I like the idea of a fifth element but I guess I don't like it very much for Shaman. I think of them as worshippers of the earth and the elements (whereas Druids are just sort of worshippers of life in general and the earth is included in that), and I suppose you could say that since Shamanism started in Outland (if I understand correctly), then they would have considered the aether to be an element. But for me, I like thinking that WoW's frequently used "shadow" (as in shadow bolt, shadowform, etc) basically means "aether," as in, it's not evil (fel), it's not frost or fire, it's not arcane, it's shadow/aether.That's my two copper. :)
1-19-2009 @ 2:09PM
What in theHell is wrong withyour interface? It lookslike you are trying to create some kind of weird poetry that none ofthe rest of us willbe able to understand.
1-19-2009 @ 2:12PM
Whoa, I don't know it did that. I had an internet outage while writing it so I had to copy and paste into notepad and I guess it was set to wrap text. LAME. :(I guess it looks kind of like a haiku now? *cry*Should I like... repost it and vote down the badly formatted version? :p
1-19-2009 @ 2:56PM
Come on. Does no one watch TV? The 5th element is love. I thought Bruce Willis proved that already.
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