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4-30-2010 @ 9:45AM
That makes a lot more sense than the last article, but could you please stop mis-using the word epic. Epic doesn't mean awesome or big or impressive. Epic actually refers to the scope of a story encompassing an entire culture or world goign through a change as opposed to a heroic story of one character's trials. In that sense, Vanilla WoW was actually far less Epic than WotLK has been. I get it. Something feels off in the design for you, and I'd say you've come up with some valuable insight. Now realize that something feels off in your writing to me, because you keep framing your point with a word that fits a specific meaning and ramming it into a concept that doesn't have room for it.
4-30-2010 @ 12:25PM
ep·ic –adjective Also, ep·i·cal.1. noting or pertaining to a long poetic composition, usually centered upon a hero, in which a series of great achievements or events is narrated in elevated style: Homer's Iliad is an epic poem.2. resembling or suggesting such poetry: an epic novel on the founding of the country.3. heroic; majestic; impressively great: the epic events of the war.4. of unusually great size or extent: a crime wave of epic proportions.Usually I'm not the dictionary matron, but not only can epic have everything to do with "awesome, big, and impressive," but many epic narratives actually do "center on the heroic story of one character's trials."
4-30-2010 @ 12:36PM
You've got me there. Sadly a word which once had a richer meaning has been reduced to a synonym for more banal concepts. That's a natural function of language, and I am often on the other side of arguments telling people "a word means what people use it to me, regardless of origin", so I'll concede the point.Just know "epic" used to be so much more epic.
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