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3-21-2012 @ 8:16PM
Heres the issue.Many of the neutral factions in WoW simply should NOT be neutral. Chris Metzen may feel the AC neutrality rings true.....but what he is saying is that a bunch of undead hating humans, coming from a people who hated the Orcs and Trolls who ravaged their nation would accept as leader someone who loved Orcs so much their national hero kicked him out of their Order after he attacked his countrymen. This bunch of humans would then ally with the remnants of their old Order, a group formed to protect humanity form the Orcs and as such, had developed real hatred for them - and then proceed to change their name, abandon their heritage and history and welcome their hated foes into their ranks.When Metzen says the AC being neutral "feels right"...what he is really saying is having ***Tirion*** be neutral "feels right" and the rest of the Order have no minds of their own or beliefs of their own. The Earthen Ring, The Cenarion Circle/Expedition, The Kirin Tor and several others fall into the same trap. Neutral not because of any inherent belief or lack of involvement or lore issues, but because its just easier to create one faction and ensure the stories revolve around that...no matter how ridiculous the reasons given for their neutrality appear to be. And the issues involving Malfurion showcase how bad those reasons are...the man who was willing to see the world die to save his love suddenly CBA to fight and help her.
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