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8-21-2011 @ 11:44PM
I think one interesting plot point are city trolls. There are trolls coming of age now who will have spent more than half their life living in Orgrimmar and whose early childhood memories of living independently in the jungle would be faint. What does recapturing Echo Isles mean to them? Would they even want to go back? Would other trolls even consider them 'true' trolls?I can definitely see a sort of culture clash here between more traditional trolls and the trolls who have grown up heavily influenced by Orcish culture. The traditional trolls would want to return to their independent lifestyle in the jungle, the younger trolls, used to living in a large metropolitan center may balk at the idea of having to hunt their own food, living in rough shacks and tents, not having ready access to goblin engineering, blood elf magic, tauren trade goods, the taverns and shops they had grown up with.
8-22-2011 @ 3:13AM
Interesting comment. I don't think there are any adult trolls who could have been born in Orgrimmar, but there are probably some who went through their adolescence or late childhoods there. The trolls were the first urban race, so in a way the trolls in the Valley of Spirits are simply reclaiming their ancient traditions.It'd also be interesting to examine the reaction of these trolls towards Garrosh's decree. They'd probably be even angrier at it than the other trolls; after all, they're the most affected. They've been good urban citizens for years, only to be repaid with ostracism. However influenced by orcish culture they might be, I don't see the urban trolls siding with Garrosh. At the same time, it doesn't mean that they'd simply go back to the wilderness either. For that matter, how might sympathetic orcs react to the situation? Good food for thought.
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