Oct 19th 2009 9:00AM What? You mean like Varian, who kicked horde butt all the way until he sat on the throne again, Jaina who has done everything in her considerable power (and I think a more fitting choice for the Guardian, what with all the magic power she has, Thrall seems... hasty) to keep the Horde and Alliance from ripping each others throats out. Hell, you've even got Malfurion fighting against the Emerald Nightmare along side a demi-god (maybe two). Can't say that for any faction leader from the Horde side (no offense meant against the druids of the Horde, just proving a point).
As for Bolvar becoming the Lich King...this provides some very interesting Lore points. Can a human actually stand against the all corrupting power of the Lich King? Although, it seems those who were corrupted were either willing (ie-Kel Thuzad) or willing to use it whatever the means (ie Arthas trying to save his people). We have to remember, this is Kil'jaeden's corruption we're dealing with. Nerzhul was a willing participant, if only to save his tortured soul from the damnation he was suffering from. Can Bolvar, someone who stands as a bastion of light, use a power so evil? This power seems to me a very big problem, and if Bolvar does survive, I don't think he will take up the mantle of the Lich King. I think either Tirion will come along with Ashbringer and sunder the helmet and/or sword, thereby finishing that hero's storyline and eliminating forever the threat of the Lich King, or we'll pull an Eye of Sargeras deal, providing a future raid boss, if not a side story. Finally, it has been mentioned that we can't imagine Azeroth without undead...Azeroth will never be without undead, just without someone who can direct their considerable power into one driving force. Otherwise, they're just mindless beings.
Sep 29th 2009 8:49AM We all remember what happened the last time the Horde had the characteristics of Garrosh. They were bloodthirsty, ravenous and brutal. I'm sure I understand the point that you're making, but Garrosh is not unusual. He a relic. He wants the "Golden Age" of the Horde, back when they marched where they willed and annihilated those who stood before them. To be perfectly honest, the original function of the Orcs was shamanism, as Thrall is. It seems to me that Garrosh is operating under some pre-WoW (read: WC1-3) mindset.
Garrosh isn't unique or refreshing. He's quickly becoming everything that Thrall and ironically, the Alliance, have fought against for many years. If he stays in this mindset, he's just going to turn the Horde back into the mindless fighters they once were.
Who KNOWS what will happen then.
Aug 22nd 2009 10:36AM With the announcement of Cataclysm, I've heard that the Worgen can become Death Knights. Does this mean that we will never really defeat Arthas? I figure that without him the Death Knight can survive, but not actually be created. Setting aside lore figures for the original races, the Worgen come "after" the defeat of Arthas, do you think that we may just have to disable him? Maybe a path of redemption?
Just something that popped in my head, sorry if it's been answered already.
Aug 3rd 2009 8:35AM I've played Horde before, and putting aside the skill issue associated in PvP, there is just something I love about slamming down an Orc or Tauren. Besides, I can't stand the look of a Tauren druid, what with all the horns being everywhere. I tried a shammy once as a Tauren, but still got nothin.
Anyway, none of the Horde look normal, save for the BE's and being a Night Elf fan myself and them being the long deviated race of Night Elves, I had my reservations. Then when I saw how...feminine they were, my disdain for Horde only grew. To each his (or her) own, I suppose.
Ironically enough, if I were to go to Horde, I would be forced to create a BE, because it would be the only skin I could stand looking at for long periods of time.
Jun 18th 2009 2:22PM I'm going through this too. Currently I'm playing another MMO, just to get a different feel. When 3.2 comes out, I will be more willing to play again. The only downside to this is with the announcment of Tier 9 in the Argent Tourney, I don't know how badly my character will be hurt progression wise. I counter this by playing on raid dates, and taking the rest of the week off. You don't have to play 24/7 to maintain a character, only to build one.
May 14th 2009 8:22AM Mini Diablo...like this game was a graduation from a classic genre.
May 5th 2009 8:57AM Don't know if this has been mentioned, but according to the blog posted about this situation, Blizzard banned the whole guild. The accounts were under review last update...but it kinda scares me. What if one of my guildies get this (or similar) item, and shows the same laspse in judgement? Why is the entire guild, not just the ones with the raid ID associated with that account, banned? This is a great situation for Blizzard to show that it's not just a tyrant when it comes to policy. Some things deserve to be "investigated" aside from simply email communication.
Either way, the GM deserved the ban, as did the person who received it in the first place. It's against the ToS, and that's that. Those who claim "F that! I would so use it" are exactly the kind of people we're going to have to worry about in the future.
However, I do not agree (and kinda get scared of, thinking about this) with the shutdown of the entire guild. That is a HUGE overreaction by Blizzard. This only affected the ones in the raid, and I see it as nuking New York to kill a flu outbreak. Too much punishment is wrong also.
Like I said, this is a great oppertunity for Blizzard to show some restraint. Not with the ones involved, but the ones who were innocent, but could be seen as involved.
Nov 7th 2008 8:26AM Pick me!
Nov 7th 2008 8:21AM Pick me!