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11-06-2011 @ 1:08PM
The problem with including Naga in that kind of manner is that a) nobody would trust them, and that b) it would be a cold day in hell before they'd ever choose the Alliance with the Night Elves still there. We're talking about familial bad blood that makes the Sunreaver/Silver Covenant dispute look like a particularly heated game of Scrabble, here.I don't care if they went the "tiny rebel faction that broke away from Azshara" route, no way would any Night Elf ally themselves with a Naga. Not even Tyrande would go that far. There's just too much bad blood. (Yes, I'm aware that similar arguments can be and were made about Blood Elves joining a faction that included Orcs and a Troll tribe, but the Darkspear hated the Amani just as much as the BEs did, and the BEs had an immensely useful bargaining chip for the Orcs at the time. It's not a one-for-one comparison.)Naga, if they do end up becoming playable eventually (and I hope they do), are best suited as a Horde race imo. No one in the Horde really has the kind of existing dealbreaking baggage with them that the Night Elves do. The only possible problem I could see is with the Tauren druids because of what went down in Zangarmarsh, but that can always be handwaved as "we're not Coilfang" the way the Darkspear aren't the Amani, etc. Out of the existing playable races, the only one they have any kind of positive relationship with is the Blood Elves. Yes, it was Kael's lot that was allied with them, but there's at least one person in Sunfury Spire that would still have a soft spot for them, considering it's heavily implied Vashj broke him out of prison too.
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