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8-03-2011 @ 7:13PM
The humans of Azeroth have endured so much pain, so much torment, whether it be to the Lich King, Deathwing, or the Horde.King Varian will lead us to victory over those who would bring harm upon us.For the Glory of the Alliance.
8-03-2011 @ 7:28PM
For the glory of Stormwind!!!
8-03-2011 @ 7:49PM
Greymane will lead us to victory.
8-03-2011 @ 10:29PM
Stories like this are what I think of when people say that playing humans is too boring for a fantasy game. The vast majority of the other races are all pretty easily defined with broad generalizations, Trolls are bloodthirsty, Nelfs are isolationists, Tauren are peaceful, Dwarves are drunk, etc, etc. Humans however are shown as each of these traits and are at war with each other as much as the Horde. Everyone playing can understand living in uncertain times, seeing one war end only to have another one erupt while still reeling from innumerable other problems. Humans are complex creatures, unique even from town to town. Blizz makes it clear that the broad brush used to paint the other races just doesn't apply to humans.As for strictly game-wise, my loyalty to Stormwind is because they stand united with ancestral kin against creatures out of nightmares. Orcs marauding from another world, trolls erupting from dark ruins in the corners of the jungle, the walking dead with their familiar faces and unrelenting hatred... It's not just familiar vs ugly, it's (from the human point of view) purely self defense against an enemy that would rather see you dead than have any sort of peace. Humans have been on the ropes since the first war, and have only lost ground since the orcs first arrived. So when I hit a BG and tear through my enemies, there's more behind it than just looking for some quick honor or proving that us old guys can still kick PvP ass.
8-04-2011 @ 12:54AM
Varian Wrynn? Really? I doubt it. Both he and his equally idiotic opposite number in the Horde will kill each other before the end of this expansion pack.
8-04-2011 @ 7:52AM
@AngryCeltI love how you try to dismiss people's generalisations about humans and those who play them by making massive generalisations about the other races. Trolls are not Bloodthirsty - they are an ancient people (possibly the most ancient people) with a diverse set of cultures and beliefs in the game. They are often misunderstood and dismissed because of their religious belief in canibalism (a practice that the Darkspear, among other tribes, have renounced) but in previous centuries built some of the most impressive and intricate cities Azeroth has ever seen. Their current status as the underdog to these upstart younger races - including some that are not even native to Azeroth - has left different tribes with different ideas about how to protect their people and their culture and possibly reclaim their place among the races of the world.Tauren society, while peaceful on outside, is still reeling from the death of a leader and various political forces within it - from those who are simply uncomfortable with some of those races Horde membership has allied them with, to those who are actively trying to topple the current regime. Plus, with the introdcution of the Sunwalkers, they could be said to being going through a major religious reformation.To argue that Dwarven society isn't complex and disparate right now and to dismiss them as simply "drunk" is just ludicrous. With the Dark Iron, Ironforge and Wildhammer dwarves existing in an uneasy coallition - and Myra Bronzebeard's plans still not full revealed with regards to her son - dwarven society is, if anything, less politically and culturallly uniform than Human society. Plus with the Explorer's league ready to poke its nose into anything it finds - even if it has the potential to destroy the world, who knows what will happen with the Dwarves next?Every race in WoW has quite deep characteristics and back-story. Humans aren't unique in that resepect.
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