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7-06-2011 @ 5:51PM
No, it's modern history isn't mythic. That entirely beside the point. I'm not saying 20th century history is mythic. I'm saying the mythic past is. No matter how much information processing power we devote to the task, we'll never really know the true history of the Trojan War.There are ways to seeing into the past. It always does and always should involve some extraordinary means, and it should never provide definitive answers, if one is to preserve the mythic feel of the distant past.I too can imagine a setting where historians are regularly invoking rituals of the type you mention, and having imagined it, I see how it would destroy the time-shrouded feel that history ought to have. So, once again, I must assert that this should not be the way of things in the Warcraft universe, if it is to preserve this. In most fantasy settings, seeing into the distant past or the distant future (or often, any future) is neither commonplace nor reliable. So, too, should it be here, IMHO.
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