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7-07-2010 @ 7:07PM
I hate that we're constantly referred to as "a band of adventurers" anytime we do something cool and important. I makes us sound like a bunch of goons looking for lolz rather than an elite squad fighting epic battles for the fate of the known world. I like how the Lich King puts it as hes talking to Tirion before he dies . . . "You've assembled the most powerful fighting force on the planet" . . . Not "you've brought a bunch of thrill seekers and lolcats".
7-07-2010 @ 7:22PM
Sorry, man, I didn't mean any disrespect. I just like the sound of 'a band of adventurers' because I can hear it in my head as if it were written by Fritz Leiber: "A daring band of adventurers out for glory and fame, daring the world to stop their ceaseless quest for honor, riches and excitement!" that sort of thing.
7-07-2010 @ 8:10PM
Don't get me wrong, I didn't mean that as a dig against you personally, nor am I offended by it. You're not the first person to use the term, however and it makes me cringe every time I see it. While "band of adventurers" may technically fit the description, to me it's like throwing Mall Security into the same Category as the Navy Seals. I don't know, I suppose it just doesn't conjur the same mental imagery for me as it does for other people. I've always felt that it kind of dumbs down the context when Algalon has to report in to the Pantheon and tell them that a random group of adventurers kicked his butt back to the cosmos or a bunch of people looking for a good time went in to ICC and tore apart the most powerful mortal being on Azeroth. When Deathwing - the one who conned all of the aspects and stole their power, merged the Elemental Plane with Azeroth (literally tearing the world apart in the process), and threatens all life - gets taken down by "a band of adventurers" . . . eh. Whatever, though. I'm just nitpicking. The KYL articles are always a great read and this was no exception.
7-07-2010 @ 9:28PM
"you've brought a bunch of thrill seekers and lolcats"That almost made cava come out my nose with its inherent hilarity, in part because, really, it describes most of the player base. What noblesse oblige that His Litchness turns a blind eye to the general recklessness and opportunism of those who meet him in combat!I don't mind the "band of adventurers" language, either, largely because that's how so much fantasy literature positions its heroes. I can see how it doesn't exactly line up with the trajectory of the player experience in WoW, however. One does far more work (in both endgame and leveling) for an awful lot of organized factional organizations than one might expect errant "adventurers" to undertake after draining the ale cask at the nearest inn. It's like a career or something. Wait....
7-08-2010 @ 2:12AM
It probably sounds better than mercenaries, killers, ideologues and those with death-wishes in a serious universe.And I love the lolcats line. Pretty much, a bunch of PUGging schmucks are bringing down ancient evils. We picture ourselves King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table ... we're more Monty Python's Holy Grail knights though.Hm, now I want "the invisible horse" stance/mount and the Holy Hand Grenade of Auchindoun.
7-08-2010 @ 3:11AM
at least it wasn't the other sort of band...like Rockband...*shiver*
7-09-2010 @ 9:03AM
I think we're referred to as "A Band of Adventurers" because, in the lore, every raid, dungeo and horde quest was performed by Goon Squad, who really are doing it for some lols.
9-09-2010 @ 3:38AM
What maniraptor said is probably the main reason you see us referred to as "adventurers". It's very DnD, very classic - and, it's also very old hat. Besides, why would anyone send in some band of "adventurers" to take down gods, entire armies, and ancient evils?They wouldn't.What they WOULD send would be a squad of the Horde's/Alliance's best, brightest, and most skilled fighters to lead the charge, against all impossible odds, and take down the most powerful and influential members of the enemy ranks. After all, in nearly every end game instance we've got the weight of the world (of warcraft) on our shoulders, and little more than our own strength and resolve to guide us through.I'll be damned if I ever let a squad of "adventurers" handle that task.
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