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3-10-2010 @ 3:54PM
I don't understand why you want to trivialize the sacrifice of Nordrassil as some kind of brash irresponsible folly. The intended narrative of the story clearly meant for this to be a great sacrifice that came about when they had run out of options. It's supposed to be a pure and selfless act, the sacrifice of the few to protect the many. The armchair quarterback lore critics will twist anything it seems to support their bizarre virtual bigotry. It is strange to me to see people judging the merit of a tale by comparing what they themselves would have done in a situation as opposed to actually learning and understanding the way another mind entirely perceives and handles reality. It's the journey, what drives a character to make those choices, that's what you're supposed to be enjoying and exploring. All too often it seems I am finding people more interested with the most efficient and self asserting solution than an exploration of character development. I guess it's snarky and clever to view it all through the lens of contemporary culture and reason, but it's just killing the spirit of fantasy up to a point.It's a shame to see themes and archetypes dismissed as homogenization.I suppose I will soon be darkened into forum post oblivion, but maybe a few peeps will nod their heads out there in agreement.
3-10-2010 @ 3:57PM
Or I was making a mild joke at the tendency of the night elves to blow up the biggest source of magic they can find in the presence of the Burning Legion, like, say, a Well of Eternity and then a World Tree grown in the next Well of Eternity?
3-10-2010 @ 4:24PM
Speaking of which, I wonder if the Night Elves might be more "explosive" than the gnomes or goblins. Sure the Gnomes and goblins make some small explosions, but the Night Elves made some big ones.
3-10-2010 @ 4:34PM
Son of a motherless murloc. It ate my comment. D:But yeah, like I was trying to say before I was so rudely swallowed into the depths of the internuts: "Har har the night elves blew up the world AGAIN durpdurp" got old a long time ago. Joke is not funny, sorry to say.The Well of Eternity was blown up because there was no other way to get rid of it, and the night elves nearly went extinct. The World Tree was blown up because there was no other way to get rid of Archimonde, and the night elves lost their immortality. That's not stupidity, it's sacrifice.:-/
3-10-2010 @ 4:50PM
"WTB sense of humor" :p
3-11-2010 @ 3:12AM
@Shizukera"The World Tree was blown up because there was no other way to get rid of Archimonde"The Draenei seemed to manage pretty well hopping worlds from Argus.The Blood Elves and the other races seemed to cope with Kil'Jaeden coming through the Sunwell... No world shattering kabooms in either of those.The point is, the Night Elves, arrogant as they are, seem to have this nonchalant approach to solutions which end up screwing the rest of the world over."We're guarding the Well of Eternity, let's summon demons, then blow the world up!""We're guarding the Well of Eternity... again... let's summon demons... again... then blow the world up! ...again""Whew, that was a close fought war. I lost my son and I'm going to turn into an unabiding douche now for the rest of eternity *snaps Sceptre of the Shifting Sands over his knee*""Hmm, I'm sure 10,000 years of solitude being locked away in a dark cell can only have reformed Illidan. Let's set him free and see how he's coping."But their best one?"Well, the worlds screwed, sod it, you can all fix it, goodnight! Zzzzzz..."
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