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11-23-2010 @ 9:20PM
..Kind of a disappointing article, especially compared to the others you've done. Sure, you went into some information about the race itself, but this doesn't actually give me any real reason to consider (or not consider) playing a troll _druid_. It focuses more on just playing a Troll, period.I think you missed the mark with this one, guys. :/
11-23-2010 @ 9:27PM
Gotta disagree with you. To me it read very similar to how the others were written. I liked it. :-)
11-23-2010 @ 10:14PM
One could just read each of the druid race articles and then weigh the pro's and con's of each race based on the excellent information given in each article.Not that big of a deal.
11-23-2010 @ 10:11PM
Well, since there's really no lore for troll druids except, 'hey, now you can be druids", this is going to be hard article to compare to, say, the one about night elf druids, where you could practically say the race IS the class. Night elf druids have an unbroken, never-forgotten lore going back thousands of years with dragons, and Eternity Wells, and demons, and naga, and satyrs, and love-triangles, and heroes-who-become-villains, and heroes-who-become-raid-bosses... What do tauren have? They were druids, maybe the first, maybe not, forgot about it, almost went extinct (thanks, ancient night elf allies, for helping us out with that whole centaur-genocide-thing!), then picked it up again.What do worgen have? They were druids, they hibernated or something, picked it up again.It would be like writing a series of articles about "which race hates Arthas more" -- you could analyze the different betrayals, and battles, and conflicts, but, um... yeah, I'm just gonna go with the Forsaken on that one.
11-24-2010 @ 1:56AM
Well, there is the story Zen'tabra tells you in the starting zone. I feel that could have been included in this article...
11-24-2010 @ 10:02AM
I'm sorry the article disappointed, but Hob's essentially correct on my reasons for skirting "troll druid lore" -- there's barely any to begin with. Blizzard did a quick about-face with the initial story peddled by Zen'tabra during the Echo Isles quest chain and made it clear that druidism is basically a "just happened" thing with the trolls. Their interaction with Gonk is only just before the Echo Isles chain, and the starting quests for the islands on live servers now make it clear that the retaking of the Isles was a very recent development. So we're looking at a race that only picked up druidism within the last several weeks, or at most 1-3 months. I threw in a quick nod to this with the note concerning how the Darkspear assimilate useful practices quickly, but could have done a better job tying it into druidism specifically.
11-25-2010 @ 8:31AM
@Hob and Allison: Ah ha! Well, suddenly that makes more sense. :)However, I didn't know that (the lack of lore available, that is, curse my inevitably incorrect assumption about Cataclysm!), and the article doesn't make mention of that, either! But it IS handy to know.While I felt (and still feel) the post lacked druidic focus, it was a great Troll post -- I've rolled 2 trolls since reading this article. :D
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