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Know Your Lore: Story analysis and "lolore," page 2 {WoW}

Aug 22nd 2010 3:33PM @Rin

Here's to hopin' :cheer:

Know Your Lore: Story analysis and "lolore," page 2 {WoW}

Aug 22nd 2010 2:49PM Yep, my belief has well.

Still, I can't help but to find that representation lacking somewhat. Perhaps too subtle for my tastes...

Know Your Lore: Story analysis and "lolore," page 2 {WoW}

Aug 22nd 2010 1:09PM I'll still bite. First consider:

1° I do not believe I could have done better.
2° I still respect and love the game as it stands, and would gladly pay another $5 above the current monthly wage to continue plaing.

That being out of the way. I cannot help but agree with most of this analysis. Varian has been the poster child of the "ahah" moment, where someone that seemed "flat" sudenly got a "rounded" personality: he hates the Horde and the threat it poses, but he is still willing to not kick an orc's dead body, and even willing to let his relatives retrieve the body. Varian is growing in an interesting way, and to actually see more Varian/Saurfang interaction is one of my wet wishes for Cataclysm.

On to less beautyful news: Garrosh. I remember the scarred youth I met and helped in nagrand: he was angsty, depressed. He needed either a hug or a kick in the face. Thrall gave him both, basically rebooting his ego.

Problem is, I cannot for the life of me see any trace of that angsty teenager. He's loud, temperamental, not without honor, but certainly without restraint or foretought, something he had an overabudance of in BC. Worse, he hardly commented on his father during the whole of WotLK. And THERE is my current problem with Garrosh - had he a moment where we could see the fearless warrior DOUBT himself, asking his father's tomb if he is up to his legacy, or showing us one way or another that there is more that the bluster, he'd be a well-rounded character. So far, he feels he lacks a third dimension to be truly acceptable.

To conclude, I'd say that the current lore has been very strong, and that the Varian arc was probably an example of character development. It does have its flaws though, and it is my belief that any true fan of Warcraft should be willing to speak on those flaws in a reasonable and constructive manner, in order ro create an even better game for each and every one of us. It IS a naive belief, but I find it hard to find a way that offers better results.

Updates to Cataclysm models, Malfurion Stormrage {WoW}

Jul 30th 2010 12:43PM @kazeko.fuuga:

Well, that would depend on the size of the halves...

Enter to win a Blazing Hippogryph and other loot {WoW}

Jul 27th 2010 12:11PM *crossing fingers*

The Queue: Hell, it's about time {WoW}

Jul 27th 2010 12:09PM Garrosh and wit does not compute.

Honor, mayhap. Wit...*tries not to die laughing*

The Queue: Airwolf {WoW}

Jul 24th 2010 6:06AM Can't let you do that, AirFox!

The Queue: I like cake {WoW}

Jul 15th 2010 12:24PM Of course the cake is not a lie.

the cake...is...

HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOORDE!

sorry... U_U

Know Your Lore: Current Alliance politics -- the humans, part four {WoW}

Jul 4th 2010 5:05AM @ Asgaroth: Surprisingly NOT in fact.

CATACLYSM SPOILER ALERT - READ AT YOUR OWN RISK

Garrosh has "dismissed" an orc officer for using a weapon against Alliance civilians that he thought was "a shame for us as a people".

Ergo: he chose not to use a weapon against night elves because he believe the weapon in itself was wrong.

I'll confess, I was surprised to see such a reaction from Garrosh, but I don't think that too much unlike him: he's warmongering, yeah, but he has always been so "the Orc-fashioned way": steel and blood and honor. He has not yet upheld even more disputable actions like assassinations, weapons of mass destruction, or even alliances with an enemy against another one (Burning Legion, or Scourge, or whatever).

It seems Garrosh is simply a war-crazed showoff, not batshit crazy. Maybe?