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3-23-2009 @ 8:35PM
As regards the Eredar thing, my personal preference has always been to split the difference. The Eredar were, by and large, a fairly decent people, though not as upstanding as the Draenai we know are; some of them chose to practice evil demonic magics and become warlocks.That some of the Eredar - who basically had everything going for them - would still choose to become evil just because they could would be really depressing to Sargeras, and make him wonder if he can ever succeed on his mission while free-willed races can still freely choose to do evil. So he goes nuts.Most of the Eredar do seem to be corrupted fairly easily, after all. There's none of the elaborate trickery involved like they would later do with the orcs; no pretending to be their ancestral spirits or working with a very evil secret society. Sargeras offers them power, and most of them accept. A relative few - who were probably already the nicer Eredar anyway - don't, and head off, eventually falling in with the Naaru and becoming generally more decent and lovely as they go. Over time, their memories play tricks on them and they remember their people pre-corruption as better than they were, out of a mixture of shame and nostalgia.
3-23-2009 @ 8:53PM
Draenei = Eredar that took off after Sarg showed up on their planet.So basically, every Draenei is an Eredar, but not all Eredar are Draenei. It's like saying all squares are rectangles, but not all rectangles are squares. Eredar is a broader category than Draenei.
3-25-2009 @ 12:25AM
More specifically, there are at least four types of Eredar: Man'ari Eredar (the demonic Eredar), Draenei ("Exiled Ones"), Krokul ("The Broken") and The Lost Ones.The Draenei are basically what the Eredar originally were, while the Man'ari Eredar are the "twisted" demonic Eredar. The Broken and Lost Ones are progressively more devolved versions of the Draenei, due to the energies released when Draeneor was destroyed and became Outland.There's some indication that the Doomguards (Ered'ruin) may be an Eredar offshoot race, as well.
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