Jul 6th 2011 6:36PM Hasn't it been allready settled that: the tauren believe they were the first druids, but the night elves were actually first? by a blue post some time ago? If yes...then, all fun speculation aside, why is this still a point of contention it this lore article? If the point is; that Blizzard have a less than rigorous approach to lore...then so what? Their word is law, and even if it doesn't make sense or can be argued against, don't we have to take it as law?
Jul 1st 2011 2:01PM The problem with a lot of poetry in fiction, is that the creator isn't comfortable with the form. His or her area of expertise is often in another media; music (the technical aspect), moviemaking or storytelling etc. And while for many there is a fine, or perhaps no line, between the different modes of expression, in reality there isn't as much a line, rather than a huge gaping chasm. Poetry even if you don't like it (the theme, topic, rendition etc.) takes time to be good at, and it takes dedication to the craft itself. But many times where poetry is simply used in another media for the sake of conjuring up a mood or adding depth to a character or setting, it is often not written by someone skilled at it, and it takes the form of mere mimicry. I think this is the biggest reason why so much poetry in other media fails, unless ofcourse you simply dislike the art form itself, a sad delusion from which a random post can't save you.
On topic, was a nice piece, yes the voice acting wasn't spot on and the poetry did seem a bit plastered on, rather than grown within the piece. But all in all a decent teaser, I am curious as what will come next.
Jul 1st 2011 10:40AM Except weapons on human females are huge! Always wanted a human female paladin/warrior/death knight since it would look awesome. And shields on female dwarves also look enormous. I know a lot of players (on alliance atleast) are fascinated by worgens and hate the female ones...but have you noticed how small weapons look on their backs? The daggers from the "new" troll heroics look gargantuan on most characters...on worgen males they look like tiny toothpicks. Until blizzard fixes this I will never have my ninja werewolf!
Jul 1st 2011 10:31AM I am a heterosexual male IRL, but I don't get all this talk about backsides. Once you get past the first few levels, the gear obscures said anatomical feature (not counting the mageweave thing of course), and even when you can in someway glimpse it, tabards and and cloaks tend to ecclipse it. Also very few players I know, actually play with an horizontal camera setting, most play from above with and angle. Play whatever you like for whatever reason you like, I just don't get the premise in the WoW setting.
Also: enough with the humale male caster hate! Human male casters are awesome in gear! I wish I had one, but I don't play casters.
Jun 20th 2011 7:40AM "As for the question of Draenor ... given that the orcs of the world were essentially nomadic, many choosing the path of the shaman, it may be that it never really occurred to them to give the earth they communed with a name. It would be like giving the wind a name -- pointless, as it's the wind. The earth is the earth, it's an essence, an element -- there's no reason to give a name to it."
Except of course for this reasoning being in direct defiance of just about every real world shamanistic tradition. Where stuff had names.
Aug 4th 2010 6:57AM Does anyone know how strength will fit with bears in Cataclysm? I mean, are there any things in the beta that suggests how feral tanks can use items with strength on (usually tanking necks, rings and cloak, i.e. all non leather/trinket/weapon/idol pieces for tanking have strength on them in WotLK). Are bears once again going to be forced into the "hand me downs" of their tanking plate-wearing brothers and sisters? I for one would love if we could just use the same neck/rings and cloak for tanking and feral dps. Atleast it would stop the warrior/dk/paladin whining everytime something with high stamina and fx parry drops.