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5-23-2009 @ 2:18PM
Assuming this Bolfang is true, I just don't see Blizzard redeeming him in the story. I think it's going to be a tragic ending. Both sides, Horde and Alliance, see one of their heroes in him and want to try to save him. In the end both sides decide he must be destroyed. In this case he is only a mediator indirectly for getting the two sides to work together to destroy the Lich King. After he is killed, the two heroes' spirits are at rest.I see the remaining death knights as the new conflict between Horde and Alliance. Right now, they are being ignored as they help against the Lich King. Afterwords, they will be almost like the forsaken. The Horde will probably accept the death knights having already accepted another dead race but the Alliance will have trouble fully accepting them. This is where the conflict will be between the two sides. Neither side agrees what to do with death knights.Of course being a class in the game, the death knights can't be destroyed. The next expansion will probably come out just in time before the Horde and Alliance are in all out war.
5-23-2009 @ 2:42PM
Interesting theory. In dungeons the players have only had to kill members of the opposing faction (in the Nexus and Thorim fight in Ulduar). But what if the Horde had to face Saurfang and the Alliance Bolvar? That'd be a twist...
5-23-2009 @ 5:58PM
I have to say, the whole DK/Forsaken thing confuses me.Forsaken: "Hi, I'm your great-great-great grandfather. I was a powerful warrior and a Marshal in the forces of Lordaeron that fought against the Scourge, however I fell in battle and was raised to serve Ner'zhul, or as you know him, the Lich King. Afterwards though my own strength of will I pulled myself free of his dread control while he was weakened, and went on to clear all the Scourge from Lordaeron, Tirisfal, and the Silverpine area, and I helped to push them back and bottle them up in the large area now known as the Plaguelands. I am here to lend you my many years of experience as a powerful Warrior, to train and lead our armies, and to watch over my descendants."Alliance Human: "AAAAAH! A zombie! killit-killit-killit-KILL IT!"Death Knight: "Hi. I am animated the soul of one of the original Orc Warlock conspirators that helped Gul'dan rise to power, slaughter many of the Dranei, feed the Orcs Mannaroth's blood, and unleash them in their demon blood-lusted rage upon Azeroth, where we killed lots and lots and lots of you. We also helped out Ner'zhul, you know him as the Lich King, to raise lots of demons and undead to kill you, and we founded the school of Scholomance to train even more necromancers and to build more constructs to kill you. Oh, and we have been working to undermine all your organizations with our own doomsday cults, plus the Shadow Council has organized many groups of hostile native creatures to kill you all, like the Cult of Twilight and Twilight's Hammer. I'm possessing the body of one of your great warriors sent to kill me. He was killed on the field of battle. Oh, and I'm here because I found out that Ner'zhul basically didn't care if I lived or died, even after I killed so many of you guys, I should rate better than that, right? So, even though I'm directly responsible for pretty much almost everything horrible in your world, I'm going to hang out here, okay?"Alliance Human: "Sure! No problem brah!"...?
5-23-2009 @ 6:01PM
Maybe not original Orc Warlock conspirator... but maybe scared witless villager who decided to take the winning side ... still... accept them back into the fold why?
5-23-2009 @ 6:10PM
also Eis, you are thinking the deathknight class we play is the original Burning Legion edition. Wrong. Play a deathknight and listen to the cinematic intro. The Lich king raises strong warriors and turns them into death knights. You died fighting, and the lich king, recognizing your prowess and capabilities would be wasted as a ghoul or other common lackey, rose you as a death knight. You later break free. Thats why the deathknights we see now are referred to as "Second Generation". Thats also why the newer ones have memories of their former life, like all undead, or rather, Forsaken do.The Deathknights you are thinking, wanted to become what they did. Orc warlocks freely gave up their body to have their soul implanted in that of a knight. That ended up with a heavily armored, strong body, and all the dark knowledge that the warlock commands.
5-25-2009 @ 2:24PM
@EisengelYour analysis skips the crucial point of, you know, what each wants to do. Forsaken: Oh yeah, and we hate pretty much everything that isn't Forsaken. We're plotting ways to kill you all.Death Knight: We want our revenge on Arthas. We don't really care about any of the rest of you.Suddenly the reaction of the humans seem so much less confusing.
5-27-2009 @ 11:00PM
@devilsei True enough. I was thinking of the first set... however: DK: fallen soldier fighting against the Scourge risen on the field by LK, who later breaks free Forsaken: fallen soldier fighting against the Scourge risen on the field by LK, who later breaks free ... why is one an enemy? @Grubba Well, as I recall the Forsaken went and beat up the Scourge, then the Humans wanted to kill them, forcing them into exile, making them, in fact, Forsaken... which is why they hate everyone, because everyone hates them. In fact they joined the Horde partially to keep from being annihilated by the Humans, since attacking the Forsaken would mean declaring open war on the Horde.
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