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9-24-2010 @ 12:45AM
DreyjaI'm sorry but the logic behind "body count for one" fails because you can't make an objective decision on what's acceptable. Meaning where do you draw the line? Ten deaths? One Hundred? A million? There are too many factors for this to pan out well logically.To clarify where I'm coming from, I'm most definitely a Moral Skeptic. I deny the fact that morality, as such exists outside of language. There are moral opinions that seem universal (within the context of humanity). They may come very close but fail to be truth under any type of objective scrutiny. Morality is not a rock. But mostly because we're not talking about Fraggles.That being said, I judge actions by intent and outcome. In the case of Ogrim and Grom this makes passing judgment difficult for me.For me, it's difficult to look at Orcs and say, "this one did this, and that one did that, and that would be pretty crappy if they did it in real life."For one, we're talking about a race of extraterrestrial beings in a fantasy universe. And two, as in too as well, even in their own universe we can't judge Orcs by human standards. Which is also the point I was trying to make by referencing Thrall.Characters like Varian and Arthas, being human, CAN be judged by their actions relative to what we expect of humans. Whether we limit this examination to a game world or not because human culture in Warcraft IS modeled after our own.
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