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Ask a Lore Nerd: The Evil-o-Meter {WoW}

Jun 16th 2008 11:09AM A note to all the folks arguing about Ashenvale/Warsong - check out the Warcraft comic. Lo'gosh and Broll wind up in the middle of what is basically the end-all battle for Warsong Gulch. Broll explains that while the elves aren't happy with it, they have grudgingly allowed the orcs to harvest wood. However, as Broll and Lo'gosh fly over the forest it becomes clear that the orcs are not just harvesting, but are in fact clear-cutting the whole forest.

The two meet up with a large Alliance force (not just Silverwing, there are dwarves and humans as well as elves) about to go head to head with a large Horde force. It would seem the whole "limited to two factions" thing is over. Lo'gosh's tactical mastery (I won't spoil who he really is) gives the Alliance the advantage. An orc shaman, realizing the fight is not going well for the Horde, summons a lava elemental which proceeds to burn as much of the forest as it can (good going, shaman...).

Broll unleashes the spirits of the forest, nearly killing friend and foe alike, but he manages to defeat the lava elemental and save the forest. Lo'gosh knocks him out, and the Alliance are victorious.

You can choose to ignore the comics, but considering this is basically the lead up to parts of Wrath, and the inclusion of the Manga characters in the game recently, I'd say this is pretty much the story. Now what will become of Durotar and how Thrall would keep this from becoming full open war is up in the air.

Forum post of the Day: E-Sportsmanship {WoW}

Jun 10th 2008 9:23AM I used to play on a PVP server and I ran into a number of folks who had /spit and /lol on macros specifically for being poor sports while ganking. I recall one rather pathetic ganker who was spamming his macro'd string of "insults" at me while I whittled away his health and killed him. Somehow it must have made him feel a little better about killing folks 20 levels lower than him to /spit and /lol.

Alternatively, I've ran into folks who put up a good fight, and afterwards either they or I will /salute (depending on who won and who is dead).

Forum Post of the Day: Setting the mood {WoW}

Jun 7th 2008 1:27PM I hear Alterac Valley is beautiful this time of year, especially the old Horde starting cave. If you're in the mood for some nibbles, have a picnic at the scenic Arathi Basin stables. If that doesn't work for you, I'm told the gazebo atop Silverwing Stronghold in Warsong Gulch is quite the make-out spot.

Why all race Death Knights make sense from a lore standpoint {WoW}

May 23rd 2008 11:30AM WotLK will likely see a timeline advance, just as BC shot the timeline a year forward...so no, it won't be months, but likely a year or more.

All the World's a Stage: There's something about Mary Sue {WoW}

Mar 10th 2008 1:35AM While I wholeheartedly agree with evils of Mary Sue, I disagree that the characters we play in WoW are "faces in a crowd". We are the ones who expose Onyxia's plot, and return to Stormwind with her head. We are the ones who venture into Ahn'Qiraj to stop the return of C'thun. We are even the ones who dig through poo for the sake of some..er..rare beans. We are the ones the legends are written about. Arthas, Illidian, Kael, they exist to support -our- story, not the other way around. You are the star of your own adventure.

Unfortunately I see a lot of roleplayers who forget that they are, in essence, telling their own story about their heroes. That means you and your friends. You are living your stories, making your name legend as you become exalted with various groups and assault the bastions of the Burning Crusade. Yeah, other people are doing so too, and sure you raid Karazhan every week, but those are not story elements any more than packing three sets of gear and several thousand gold on you should stop you from /dancing.

Mary Sues are over-the-top, sons of every major character, half-dragon, half-demon wannabes and are extremely annoying. But being the star of your own story and feeling the world of Warcraft revolves around you is not being a Mary Sue. That's going with how the story has been written. Be heroes, not window dressing.