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12-06-2011 @ 3:50AM
I agree with clundgren in that it's not necessary to drag faction balance into every single discussion. Buuuuuuuuuuuuut-That said, I think the fact that someone can equate the taunka to the tuskarr without even sparing a thought to the frost dwarves speaks volumes about how the two races were implemented.Consider-The taunka appeared in 5 of Wrath's 7 zones: BT, HF, DB, GH, and SP with quest chains in each, and several of their npc's showed up at the Argent Trounament. Both had breadcrumb questgivers in or near the initial quest hubs, meaning it was pretty easy to find your way to the taunka story. Roanauk's rescue was a fairly major quest/event, and the battle with the north wind and the story of Xarantaur was pretty epic as well.The Frostborn, on the other hand, appeared in one zone (SP) with one quest hub. There was no breadcrumb unless you worked your way through K3, which not everyone did. It was worth finding, though, with an epic eagle-riding hammer-throwing quest chain where you proved your worth, and of course the story of Muradin Bronzebeard.Since Wrath, the taunka have had little impact- there's one of them in the earthen ring and that's about all. Personally, I find the lack of Frostborn more obnoxious. It's irritating to see the dwarves going through a massive reunification story and not have a single frost dwarf anywhere in IF, especially with Muradin being there now.Anyway, to wrap this up, I'm not going to harp on faction bias, but I really do feel that the Frostborn got pretty shafted compared to the taunka.
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