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6-23-2011 @ 11:12PM
I agree with Fletcher about this answer being from a troll culture perspective, especially when coupled with the answer about the loa/Ancients. Petty troll loa bestowing gifts to those that fervently worship them doesn't really match up with the image of noble night elf Ancients.Really though, I think Blizzard did kind of screw themselves over with the questions raised by the Vol'jin incident by trying to dance around it so much. I found it rather simple: (remember; my interpretation of events) troll can regrow limbs, organs, etc, if given enough time, depending on severity. The high elves torture Vol'jin with magic weapons that prevent regeneration because otherwise he just wouldn't really care if they took out his eye (though they could've gone the Prometheus route and kept taking it out over and over, causing a lot of pain). When Vol'jin got his chance to escape he grabbed the closest weapon nearby: a magical high elf blade. To him, escape was more important than his arm, so was willing to permanently sacrifice it to escape them.See that? Doesn't conflict with preexisting lore about troll regeneration and is sensisble and simple. I think Blizzard gets too wrapped up sometimes trying to hide some facts (that really aren't that big of a deal) and over think questions that could have much simpler answers.
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