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4-08-2010 @ 8:46PM
If you're planning to post a screenshot from Naruto in Sunday's column, forget it. The name Chakra is nothing to be leery of. It actually refers to the column of energy centers in a person's spine. I believe the name was chosen to evoke a sense of aligning those forces to achieve a heightened state of consciousness - which is pretty similar to what the mechanic does.And about the UI - don't sweat that either. I'm sure it'll be more like Death Knight runes or warlock shards; your action bar is safe.
4-08-2010 @ 9:20PM
What the hell is Naruto?And who didn't think Chakra was the spiritual healing chakra?
4-08-2010 @ 9:23PM
Actually, nothing like that. I never watched Naruto, so I didn't know that Chakra was part of that IP. My complaint with it is that it doesn't fit into the theme of priest spell names, which tend to be very oriented around Western faith. It doesn't fit.
4-08-2010 @ 9:44PM
You do have a point on that. It should be noted, however, that there's nothing really wrong with mixing concepts from different faiths. (They're already pretty similar to begin with, at least on the most basic level.) In fact, there were a couple of articles in Ask a Lore Nerd and All the World's a Stage, back in 2008, that suggested there's a lot of interfaith cross-pollenation in the class. That shouldn't be so hard to swallow, especially when dealing with a secular institution such as Blizzard Entertainment.
4-08-2010 @ 9:52PM
Definitely not. It just seems a bit late to start mixing in. If everything we get in Cata changes that though, could be interesting. But I will touch more on this in my article. =)
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