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3-17-2010 @ 3:53PM
If Blizzard really were sending the message that everyone who's crazy needs to die, then my fellow gnomes and I would be in a lot of trouble.Frankly, just about everyone in the game seems to be suffering from some form of mental illness. (The NPC's aren't doing well either. (/rimshot).)Actually, the message seems to be: insane = you're okay; murderous and insane = your head is a quest item.Besides, there are plenty of non-insane bad guys: Arthas just let his rage and ego get the better of him, Guldan was simply an amoral powerhungry monster, and Yogg Saron (as well as all the other old gods) simply enjoys making lesser beings suffer.Even your examples are questionable: Illidan may have been insane, or may have just been trying to save his own hide from being munched on by demons. Malygos was fully aware of the damage he was causing; he just didn't care. Personally, I think the whole "he went crazy" thing is more how the characters that thought they knew these people rationalize how far they fell. It's a lot easier to tell yourself that someone who had been your friend went crazy then it is to accept that you were friends with someone who was always that evil but you just never noticed.
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