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3-10-2010 @ 3:26PM
I've always felt that the green dragonflight doesn't make a lot of sense. Sort of feels like a "we need green dragons" or "we need a 5th dragonflight" or "we need a reason for druids to be asleep" kinda thing.Also, dragons sure are easy to corrupt or drive insane... wonder what will finally turn Big Red against us in patch 8.0, "World of Warcraft: We ran out of bad guys".
3-10-2010 @ 3:42PM
To be fair, it has usually taken the cursed whispering of ancient evils tied to the very bones of the world or betrayal and genocide to drive a dragon crazy.
3-10-2010 @ 4:45PM
Well, it's one of the deeper parts of WoW lore, incorporating into it elements from real-world mysticism that are unfamiliar to many westerners. Thus, it will tend to make less sense to people who are largely ignorant of other cultures and concepts. The more ignorant among them are likely to blame Blizzard's laziness for this, rather than acknowledging their own rather shallow knowledge. When something doesn't make sense to someone, it's usually because the someone it doesn't make sense to is lacking some knowledge, but it's amazing how many people assume the shortcoming is on the other side, implicitly rejecting the idea that there's anything they don't know. If you think you're the center of the universe, it's simply not possible that something doesn't make sense because you're missing something... you are everything, right? Likewise if something is not to your taste, it's due to Blizzard's incompetence for not catering precisely to your tastes, right? :p
3-10-2010 @ 5:03PM
Takes some mighty fine reasoning to turn "How are some of the most powerful beings, set up by the Titans themselves, so easily turned?" into a hate filled diatribe.
3-10-2010 @ 5:18PM
@ArtificialYeah, my comment was about how the Green Dragonflight is poorly integrated into the Warcraft lore, but thanks for your assumption that I'm a fat lazy American with no edumacation 'bout nothin' but Jesus, Coca-Cola, and American Idol. Next time you make a poorly researched accusation about someone thinking they're the center of the universe, try to do it with less self-important douchebaggery. The irony is distracting.@bobReally just joking about the various state of "bad" each aspect seems to find itself in. Ysera is under attack from some mysterious corruption, Malygos has gone insane, Nozdormu is up to something, and ye olde Deathwing really needs no explanation. Poor Alexstrasza seems to be the only Dragon currently doing her "job" without negative influence or malice towards others... and speaking as a Horde player, her ability to forgive is staggering.
3-11-2010 @ 12:41AM
Yeah, the greens do get overshadowed by the reds. The reds get to be the big heroes most of the time, guardians of life and all, while the greens get to sleep, and be guardians of life...but different.I guess the distinction is that the reds are more guardians of the living, as in people. Then the greens are guardians of nature, and more or less the world as a whole. Life as a concept can be rather vague.
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