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Varian Wrynn is Right, Part III {WoW}

Apr 26th 2009 5:18PM Seems like a giant troll me me actually, at least I hope it is. The abuse of evidence is staggering. The only time other Horde races are mentioned is when it provides support to your claim. What about the Tauren? They're not generally out causing problems for the Alliance, rather it's more the other way around. There are examples of Alliance incursions into ground the Tauren hold sacred, but I guess if Wrynn doesn't mention them they're not worthy of consideration at all. This is especially troubling given how readily real-world examples are thrown out (manifest destiny, etc.). If Alliance races are doing the same thing it's apparently perfectly fine.

Really I think this is all a moot point if you meta-analyze the whole thing. The game has two opposed factions, so it makes so sense for them to get along just fine. Also, it seems more common for Orcs to be portrayed as the enemy, probably because they were undeniably the bad guys in Warcraft I and II. Still, I think Wrynn's generalization of all Orcs as terrible monsters is stupid. I personally haven't read the comic series, as I think amnesia as a plot device is well past tired, but based on the Wrathgate quest (as Horde, obviously), it seems that he's assuming all Orcs were complicit to making him fight in the arena. If you're using that as evidence, Horde-side might as well use the Cult of the Damned as evidence that all humans are evil and should be wiped out.

Still, this article seems to be a spark for heated debate, and I'm sure it'll do that well.

Sunday PTR update: Test realms coming "in the new week" {WoW}

Feb 22nd 2009 1:46PM Looks like it's good to be the king.

Countdown to Wrath Giveaway Day 0 - Razer Lachesis mouse {WoW}

Nov 13th 2008 6:15PM Stuffs fur clickinz!

Countdown to Wrath Giveaway: Day 1 - 60-day game time card {WoW}

Nov 12th 2008 12:51PM words, words, words