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7-12-2010 @ 10:01AM
The question on my mind if blizzard has stricter control on authors and artist to make sure thing are consistent with the WOW lore then who the hell was watching them when they introduced the space goats in BC? I've played all of the Warcraft games and one thing I've always loved is reading the mini novel they included in the box which they labeled manual and no where do I remember there being space goats.
7-12-2010 @ 11:38AM
One of the reasons that the stuff is 'lore' is because it's generally subjective, and a more-or-less in-universe depiction of the place. We know the folks telling the story believed that the eredar helped turn Sargeras to the destruction of everything; on the other hand, it's not as if pre-BC anyone had sat down with people particularly interested in telling the story truthfully; presumably, the story of the Burning Legion's origin was gleaned from conversations with summoned demons (who may be lying and/or misinformed, and in the case of the eredar themselves, embarrassed by their own history) and divination spells (which are prone to be cryptic and often misinterpreted.)For something to actually be canon, you pretty much have to have seen the events in-game, and even then that only tells you what actually happened, not why. Everything else is lore, which is to say stories told by one group in-world to another. What's worse is that even the events in-game are only approximations of what 'really' happened in the world. We'll probably never know how many night elves Grom and his troops killed while lumberjacking it up in Ashenvale, or whether the elite force that defeated Arthas (were they the same heroes who fought Kil'Jaeden at the Sunwell?) had a paladin aside from Fordring.Which doesn't even cover stuff like Mount Hyjal which is probably not canon even though it is in game.
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