Jan 3rd 2011 11:10PM i'm proud to be part of the problem if the solution is a kneejerk defense of every decision blizzard makes.
Mar 28th 2010 4:26AM where this article really goes wrong is its presumption thrall's enlightened attitude toward peace and diplomacy are intrinsically human qualities. as if humans--both in wow, and in real life--aren't chomping at the bit to go to war on a fairly frequent basis.
it brings to mind the way europeans would regard primitive tribes of africa and the americas. they'd see them fighting amongst one another and think to themselves what violent savages they were, and have no sense of irony about it while they slaughtered, conquered and enslaved the world.
the author has quite shamelessly attributed all of thrall's positive qualities to a human upbringing, and then attributed the orcs' understandable distrust of the alliance races, or their desire for vengeance, or even conquest, as being the orcs' natural state of bloodlust coming out.
it's just a video game, of course, but the way in which this mirrors real-world racism of the past, is somewhat disconcerting. wouldn't it have been more sensible to have mentioned the fact that it takes two to tango? that the alliance hasn't exactly been making overtures of peace; quite the opposite. or, that the orcs' distrust of humans, and their desire for revenge are--though perhaps misguided--understandable, at least. garrosh's provincialism and bloodlust are human qualities, in exactly the same way that thrall's statesmanship and nobility are.
Apr 15th 2008 2:56AM sad to see they apparently only investigate the logs to bust troublemakers.
too bad they don't go to so much trouble to help out people who've had their accounts hacked.
Apr 7th 2008 5:47AM kel'thuzad for life. "fools, you think yourselves triumphant??"
Mar 24th 2008 6:56PM tuvan throat singing would work well for orcs