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1-18-2009 @ 8:32PM
I'm always surprised by the degree to which opinions differ about warlocks and mages. To the majority of people the differences would seem minimal. Mages have more of a controlling social structure that may reassure people but I think a person would revile / admire all arcane magic users in equal measure.I'm not suggesting that fel magic isn't corrupting (or less corrupting than arcane magic) but I would expect at least a few years or even decades before the well-intentioned dabbler in dark arts began cackling and slaughtering the human(oid) race. The assumption that learning Shadow Bolt involves signing up with the Burning Legion and becoming an enemy to your faction is both incredibly limiting role-play wise and counter to pretty much the whole game experience. I prefer to sum up warlocks with a quote from Batman, you either die a hero or live to see yourself become a villain.With Night Elves regarding the Draenei their is no mention of their (kind of) relationship from the past. Eradar were part of the force that came through the Well of Eternity 10,000 years ago so some living elves will remember the time that beings looking very much like Draenei slaughtered their people, almost destroyed their civilisation and then broke their world.It was said SI:7 rogues would be feared in a gestapo type way, I put forward they could also be cool in a James Bond / FBI type way.Finally we come to humans regarding Forsaken as basically hated abominations. I think many humans would be feeling an incredible amount of guilt towards the Forsaken. The Alliance was set up for mutual protection. When Lordaeron fell it was because the Alliance failed to protect it and because of that failing the Forsaken now exist with the agonies of undeath. The fact that one of the most respected factions, the Argent Dawn, has accepted Forsaken amongst their ranks should be given the human a cause to rethink their relationship with the undead.
1-18-2009 @ 8:38PM
Heya,I have to disagree with mages. The devastation of the Burning Legion was epic, while mages (like Jaina Proudmore) were a big part of the solution. I think most races draw a big firm line in the sand. (The Night Elves are an exception to the rule.)As for SI:7... totally! They're both, at the same time. :) Have you ever watched season 1 Spooks? I think that's what they should be like. They're good guys. They defend the realm... even when the means to doing so is morally suspect.And for the Forsaken? Yes. Human feelings toward the Forsaken... at least for those who know the full story behind them... should be pretty darn complex.
1-18-2009 @ 9:15PM
Mages have a pretty bad track record - Illidan, Medivh, Kel'Thuzad and Kael'thas have all done some pretty nasty things in their time.
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