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5-25-2011 @ 9:20AM
"the hand of a draenei gave this precious gift to the very blood elves that had so injured them and their people"I've often heard that said of Velen reigniting the Sunwell, but if you take the viewpoint of the 25 millennia old prophet himself, his brethren and one of his former co-rulers destroyed High Elf society, commited genocide on the quel'dorei and corrupted them as Sargeras corrupted the Eredar.I'd imagine the guilt and shame of the Eredar's near total embrace of their corruption and the horrors they've inflicted since, far outweighs any antipathy Velen feels towards the Blood Elves for actions they committed under the same corruption. Especially as they managed to free themselves of it quickly and as a majority, unlike the Eredar.
5-25-2011 @ 9:38AM
Velen should really be given the Thrall treatment and made neutral. It sucks that he is considered in-game as one of the leaders of the Alliance (on the sidelines even) when he's probably the wisest of all mortal creatures and knows that the petty quarrels of the Horde and Alliance mean nothing and that they should be preparing for the coming "war between Light and Darkness" together.I really do hope Blizzard makes him non-hostile to the Horde, and this coming from an exclusively-Horde player.
5-25-2011 @ 9:53AM
I guess the reason most of the Blood Elves managed to free themselves so quickly is because most of the population wasn't corrupted. Those who went with Kael to Oudland where corrupted allong with Kael himself, but those that stay in Silvermoon where not and don't think they where in the short time Kael came back and tried to summon Kil'jaeden (their corruption could come afterwards with a lot less effort).And giving the remaining Blood Elfs the sunwell back was a very smart move of Velen. No doubt he would have figured out that the Blood Elfs would die if they where not able to draw magic from a source. Meaning that if they had no source, they would start looking again with possible more trouble again.
6-02-2011 @ 5:37AM
@Knob I totally agree with Knob as Velen is referred to as a Prophet in WoW.
6-02-2011 @ 10:12AM
It's not so much that Valen is hostile to the Horde is that the Horde, particularly the Blood Elves, are hostile to him. The Draenei also gain hostility by association, they are close particularly to the Night Elves and to a somewhat lesser extent Humans, both enemies of the Horde at large.And while one may think that the Sin'dorei should be grateful to the Draenei, remember that the Japanese have seven different words for gratitude. They all translate to some degree of resentment.
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