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1-18-2009 @ 2:14PM
I've come across that series in the past and I'm still not impressed by it. As others have said, the lore is shaky at best, a lot their assumptions are head-scratchy and in some cases outright contradicted by stuff in WoW, and there's way too much bias in them for my taste. (I really shouldn't know which races you like or hate based on reading an article on them.) The Blood Elf guide was particularly headdesky IMO, despite some of the good points in it. I like the WoW Insider guides far better for the most part, despite some of the errors in them. They've got a neutral tone and freely admit they're just one person's interpretation or best guess.That's the problem with trying to write an RP guide, frankly. There are a lot of things that don't necessarily have lore we can point to, so we end up having to fanwank a lot of stuff. There isn't anything wrong with that, by any means; part of the fun of RP for me is thinking about what informs my characters' opinions and behavior. But please examine the lore, and make sure your interpretations make sense in light of it. (Note: reading an article or two on WoW Wiki is not "examining the lore", btw. It's a good starting point, but that's all.)My advice is really just study the lore, talk to other RPers, and take articles like those with a huge grain of salt. Remember that a lot of things are subjective, and the most important thing is whether or not your characters make sense WRT lore by your own measure.
1-18-2009 @ 2:23PM
Actually, I find myself agreeing with 90% of this comment, and I wrote the guides. Take with a grain of salt, use your common sense.
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