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7-13-2009 @ 6:15PM
I've reading The Day of the Dragon as a way to get into reading warcraft books, and I was surprised by what Mages in WoW could do and what Wizards/Mages in the book couldn't do.For example a couple of basic skills such as Slow Fall (falling off a gryphon into the great sea) & Conjure Food/Water would really have helped Rhonin along his way. Shouldn't a mage, such as Rhonin, of the Kirin'Tor know such skills?
7-13-2009 @ 6:54PM
Magic is in a constant state of development -- there was a point where mages could cast sleep, root people in place with ice and open locks -- so those spells likely just hadn't been developed yet.And don't get me started on dwarf mages ...*sniff*
7-13-2009 @ 8:54PM
I think the reason for this is that Day of the Dragon was published in February 2001 and World of Warcraft came out in November 2004. Mages in Warcraft 2 and 3 didn't have slow fall or a need to conjure food. It would have been great because we wouldn't have heard the voice over say "Build More Farms!" all the time.
7-14-2009 @ 8:20AM
Also, the spells every mage has are not standard; except for a few absolute essentials, every mage uses what they have studied, which will vary heavily from person to person. The only reason mages ingame have the same skills (apart from talents ofc) is that implementing the multitude of spells available in the lore would be a gargantuan task and break game balance,
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