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8-09-2010 @ 4:46PM
@ musicchan: It's not about this one Blood Elf, it's about a consistent pattern ever since Burning Crusade, and arguably TFT (depending on how you view the defection from the Alliance; that was wholly justified IMO, but a lot of people don't see it that way). Liadrin is frankly the exception that proves the rule (and hasn't been seen or heard from since the Sunwell anyway, but for that small cameo during the QD chain). And despite that brief showing of heroism, we had an entire expansion of killing batshit insane Blood Elves that led up to that. It also doesn't help that during the most critical moments of this current expansion, we've been either offscreen, just foils for the Alliance (what did the Sunreavers actually do to help fight Malygos, again? Helping to put on a Ren Faire wasn't why they got invited to Dalaran), or yet again batshit insane villains which is kind of baffling considering the big bad this time was an undead force largely made up of former humans, led by a human. No presence whatsoever at the Wrathgate, even in the background, in spite of the fact that no other Horde race bar the Forsaken has been screwed over as badly by Arthas. There's more Blood Elves in the Scourge in ICC than there are Belf NPCs in the rest of the entirety of Northrend. I mean, there's like a tiny handful in Borean Tundra, and a couple of Argent Crusaders and random Ebon Blade dudes elsewhere. Oh, and Koltira, who's a dick. It's not exactly inspiring. It's pretty depressing that the only time we ever get to do anything heroic is when one of our own goes nuts and has to be killed. There's plenty of races that don't get much time in the spotlight in World of Orcs and Humans Craft, which really sucks, but at least they're also not the butt of this kind of perpetual fecklessness.And I would beg to differ about what Rommath represents. Rommath isn't some random poker buddy of Lor'themar and Halduron, he's the highest ranking mage of a race that prides itself on its command of the arcane. That's pretty symbolic.
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