Skip to Content
1-01-2010 @ 12:06AM
Before they created Nagrand (and the other visually striking zones of Outland), the model for Outland was "Draenor, the Red Planet", and at the time, the whole world looked like Hellfire Peninsula with a few mushroom trees. As such, Durotar matched the concept of the orcish homeworld at the time the developers were establishing it as their home.And yeah, the orcs could pack up and leave Ashenvale, but that would reduce the conflict between Horde and Alliance and eliminate a battleground. You have to consider, at least on a practical level, that a lot of these conflicts were developed as an excuse for faction hostility and PVP. In Cataclysm, as you can see in screenshots, the orcs will practically own Ashenvale, further increasing the conflict between the two races, and as a result, the factions.By the same token, the Forsaken could offer the Gilnean worgen aid, and the Alliance could view them as monsters, which would certainly be in character. For the sake of fitting them into the Alliance, Blizzard is chosing to have the Forsaken attack them without provocation, and making the night elves show up to rescue them.It's not all about logic. It would be more smart if all the races decided to get along and prosper together in peace, but it's simply not going to happen.
First time? A confirmation email will be sent to you after submitting.
Members enter your username and password.
Enter your AOL or AIM screenname and password.
Please keep your comments relevant to this blog entry. Email addresses are never displayed, but they are required to confirm your comments.
When you enter your name and email address, you'll be sent a link to confirm your comment, and a password. To leave another comment, just use that password.
To create a live link, simply type the URL (including http://) or email address and we will make it a live link for you. You can put up to 3 URLs in your comments. Line breaks and paragraphs are automatically converted — no need to use <p> or <br /> tags.