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6-16-2011 @ 7:06PM
I'm not sure yet if I'm a fan of the new direction they seem to be taking with Anduin.I liked him early on in the comics, when they seemed to be building him up to be Varian 2.0: sharp-witted and keen-eyed, learning to hold his own in a fight (against Onyxia, no less) - a future warrior king in the making but without his father's tremendous scars.Being a kind, compassionate, diplomatic ruler is a good thing - there is no argument about that. But is it really the direction Anduin's character should go? Many of humanity's enemies in WoW have proven that they're not interested in compromise.Garrosh isn't interested in compomise, he wants the orcs to be at the top of the heap, period.Sylvanas isn't interested in compromise, she wants the Forsaken to be at the top of the heap, period.The Twilight's Hammer, the naga, the old gods, the Burning Legion - they're sure as HELL not interested in compromise.The Alliance doesn't need another diplomatic, peace-be-with-you major character. They already have Jaina and Velen fulfilling those roles - to the extent that a lot of people don't even take either of them seriously anymore.I'm not yet passing judgement on the new aspects of Anduin's character, but I don't want to see the Alliance get another Velen, another Jaina, another Tirion, who don't actually seem to care about own race/faction as much as trying to push an altruistic viewpoint. One of the reasons I like Varian so damn much is because there's absolutely no question about his loyalty to the Alliance and his people, and his absolute, pull-no-punches stance when it comes to their enemies.
6-16-2011 @ 7:32PM
@Omegan01You hit the nail right on the head.
6-16-2011 @ 9:24PM
I cannot express how much I disagree with you. Wrynn the elder needs to take a dirt nap and quickly. Him and Gross are too busy trying to kill each other and are taking both their factions with them. At this rate there will be nothing left for the Old Gods and Deathwing to kill.
6-16-2011 @ 9:54PM
You are absolutely right.
6-17-2011 @ 1:37AM
somehow i see Anduin becoming a paladin, there's too much groundwork there for him not to be. he can hold his own in a fight, and he's learning how to wield the Light, as long as he doesn't become blinded by hatred we should finally see a true and strong paladin king, otherwise we'll have an arthas 2.0
6-17-2011 @ 9:06AM
I still love the character Anduin is becoming right now. He's a smart cookie- he's going to be one that still understands that not all orcs are bad and not all humans are good- but also that not all orcs are good and not all humans are bad.In other words, Anduin will be savvy. He won't just be a bleeding heart- but he won't go out spoiling for a fight on fronts where there isn't one, either.
6-17-2011 @ 10:05AM
@ destinyshandWhy not, I bet Bolvar would love to see Anduin soon and if kid somehow kills Varian and goes on rampage, maybe, just maybe Muradin can finaly take control of Alliance.There is no need to worry about garrosh, he will eventualy get lucky enaugh to accidentaly kill himself, most probably while sharpening his axe and shouting on someone.
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