May 4th 2010 8:19AM If this is anything like WoTLK FnF alpha, it's easy to expect leaks, FnF really don't know how to keep their mouth shut, especially when it's so hard to trace who leaked the info in the first place.
Apr 4th 2010 2:59AM disregard this comment, was meant to be a reply to another comment, downrank yo or delete, whatevs
Apr 4th 2010 2:56AM Garithos commanded an entire army, the highest representative of the alliance soldiers in his region, nobody doubted his authority, everyone followed orders, and as far interactions went with his army during the TFT campaign, shared the same distrust and disgust for the blood elves. You can say he didn't represent the alliance population, but as the highest ranking member of the alliance army (Grand Marshal) in the region he certainly had an influence on the members under his command. Again, everyone followed orders, nobody questioned him and did as he commanded.
Apr 4th 2010 2:51AM Garithos commanded an entire army, the highest representative of the alliance soldiers in his region, nobody doubted his authority, everyone followed orders, and as far interactions went with him, shared the same distrust and disgust for the blood elves. You can say he didn't represent the alliance population, but as the highest ranking member of the alliance army (Grand Marshal) in the region he certainly had an influence on the members under his command, again, everyone followed orders, nobody questioned him and did as he commanded.
Apr 3rd 2010 8:57PM I was gonna make a similar comment, certainly it seems that the Blood Elves have taken a lot from the Horde way of doing things. It really seems quite apparent in the WoTLK details, they are rougher, and more willing to just get down to the point and do business their way. All of this has nothing to do with their redemption and their current affinity to the light, it just has to do with them being more willling to have a direct hand in doing things than they previously did (which mostly was, hide and not do anything unless it affects them).
Qualities which work to fuel the perception that currently High Elves and Vereesa have of their Blood Elven brethren as hopelessly fallen from grace.
Apr 3rd 2010 5:46PM The alliance population in general where already somewhat distrustful of the High Elven race, the Blood Elves they consider abherrations, treasonous (even before they turned to the horde), and hopelessly fel addicted, not much better than the forsaken in their eyes. At their greatest time of need, the alliance just pushed them away and even unfairly branded them as traitors.
The Forsaken then offered them help with the scourge, economical support for rebuilding their city, and support to venture into outlands and find their "promised land", the Horde was there when nobody else would have them. For some reason, a lot of people have a hard time believing that the Horde might act out of kindness (OMG HORDE ARE EVIL SAVAGES!!!) by helping out a nation that has lost everything, and are considered outcasts in the world of Azeroth (of course they where also looking to bolster their numbers.)
Either way, we know what happened later during the Burning Crusade, Prince sells himself out to the Burning Crusade, which is a HUGE no no for both the Horde and the Alliance, and he summons Kil'jaeden. The Shattered Sun Offensive was formed by both the Aldor (represented mostly by Draenei) and the Scryers (represented mostly by Blood Elves).
Velen didn't participate in the cleansing of the Sunwell as a member of the Alliance, he participated as a member of the Shattered Sun Offensive, as an agent of the light and a servant of the Naaru A'dal, as an instrument of the A'dal's prophecy that led to the cleansing of the Sunwell. The actions he took superceded any faction conflicts between the Horde and the Alliance.
The Blood Elves and the High Elves both share the Sunwell, because despite their differences in factions, they acknowledge that they both have lost just as much by the destruction of the Sunwell, they acknowledge that they both have a right to it's power, they recognize the huge sacrifices (M'uru knew of his fate and was willing to sacrifice himself way before Kael'thas "captured" him in Tempest Keep) that the light has taken to give them back their precious source of the light, but more importantly, because they both share a common bond, not just a bond, it wouldn't be surprising at all that many Blood Elves and High Elves have family members, friends that go across the factions and many emotions that go between hatred, betrayal, and pity.
Just because they have enough respect for the light, the Naaru and the Sunwell to not fight and wage war over who should have access to it doesn't mean they are best buds. A feeling that is made blatantly obvious by both sides on Dalaran. Blood Elves want to gain some representation in Dalaran, at the same time High Elves look at them in the same light as the alliance looked at them, as a disgusting, treasonous, and hopelessly magic addicted race. High Elves and Blood Elves have been both heavily influenced already by the populist opinion of their factions. They might reach some common ground in the future, but the politics and popular opinion (and misconception) of each faction will forever be a huge hurdle towards the reunification of both the High Elves and the Blood Elves.
Oct 17th 2009 5:03AM There is no redemption in line for Arthas, he coveted power, in the dream of Rise of the Lich King he literally killed his only chance at redemption by slashing at Mathias, then he betrayed the merger Ner'zhul had in mind with Arthas by slashing at the old orc in his dream. Thus it can be assumed that Ner'zhul's will has been suppressed.
It's an inhumane, totally gone, irredimible Arthas as a Lich King that is left (Blizz made sure to make this pretty explicit by the quest line in Icecrown which ends with Fordring giving up any hope of redeeming Arthas).
The animation is very suitable, it ends with his crown falling over, he makes a futile attempt to reach the object of immense strength and symbolism but ultimately his strength fails him and he dies. Even in his final moments, Arthas does not even consider redemption, his full attention is directed towards the crown, his power, and trying to regain his position as the Lich King.
Aug 22nd 2009 11:55PM You do understand that for live performance broadcasts, they turn down the volume on the audience don't you?
Jul 15th 2009 3:09PM Guess I should clarify, although I thought I was being pretty clear before. An underrepresented class like Hunter or Warlocks have no other option but to reroll or wait for fixes. Moonkins "just" need to regear differently, I say "just" in relation to how much time it would take for an underrepresented class to reroll. Like I said, Blizzard's priority is that each class at least has a competitive spec that gets them up on arena representation, then they can get to work on individual specs. Expecting moonkin to be fixed before at least classes overall are well represented is a bit short sighted, and not that I want to sound offensive or like a broken record, a bit selfish.
Jul 15th 2009 3:01PM But it's fine to tell a pure class that is completely underrepresented that they should reroll because they can't fulfill another role where they might be more useful?