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2-02-2010 @ 8:16AM
The pirates in Howling Fjord ask you to kill Big Roy, the alpha bull seal on the ice floes. Then you're confronted with the Tuskarr, who depend on the seals for a living. The seals no longer reproduce."The Northsea Pirates slaughtered the isles' alpha sea lion bull, Big Roy. They made soap from him to clean the decks of their ships!Now the sea lions won't mate."So now you're reminded of the consequences of your actions: Not only are you driving the seals to extinction; you're committing genocide against the Tuskarr, the most likeable faction in Wrath, who depend on the seals for food.And you're going to have to run a daily quest for the rest of your life to make up for it.Makes you wonder what other genocides and atrocities you've committed against equally innocent people.
2-02-2010 @ 8:29AM
those questlines were a really nice way to wrap around the "actions have consequences" issue. obviously this breaks down in wow somewhat since you have no choice ever...if you want to continue questing, you have to do the quests, even the nitty gritty ones. i wonder if implementing something like Fable (a "pick your path" type thing, you can choose to do good quests or bad quests, to be evil or to be a hero) would be too hard to implement in wow. would certainly make the game much more interesting.anyway, i always felt bad about the other daily for that group, where you're asked to kidnap the wolf pups. yeah, they tell you it's for the pups own good, but you have to kill their parents right before their eyes! i wanted my penguin pet, so i did it, but i didn't like them much after that...
2-02-2010 @ 9:16AM
...uuuh, genocide? Yeah, killing Big Roy was bad, and I don't mind making up for it to make things better, but I don't think doing him in could even remotely be considered "genocide" against Tuskarr.
2-02-2010 @ 10:26AM
Think about it like this, if there's a group of people in a remote area whose only source of water is a well in the middle of their town and all other sources of water are over 50 miles away with no modern vehicles and you poison their well on purpose. 2 weeks later, everyone's dead. Is that an act of genocide? I think that it's pretty easy to argue that it is. What's the difference between slowly killing an ethnic group of people and lining them up and shooting them? The result in the end is the same.
2-02-2010 @ 12:51PM
Err...yeah, the pirates did it!... *Shifty Eyes*
2-02-2010 @ 1:14PM
Reminds me of a Darkshore quest where you have to cull a mother bear in her den, but her cubs are right there. All they saw was ass and elbow as I couldn't tolerate hurting them in any way.
2-02-2010 @ 9:41PM
@Sinnh"but you have to kill their parents right before their eyes!"Not really, you can stun the den mother or freeze her and then scoop up the pups.
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