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The Queue: The Age of Fire and Gravel {WoW}

Mar 1st 2012 11:22AM Grovin, dude, it's a MAGICAL freakin' Ostrich.

Arcane Brilliance: Top 5 things my mage is looking forward to in Mists of Pandaria {WoW}

Feb 11th 2012 7:20PM I could assume that you're trolling but instead I'll assume that you're either new here or have never read a mage OR a warlock column on WI before. If a column goes by without an insult to the other robe wearing dps (shadow priests excepted) the readers start to wonder if the columnists are feeling well.

12 Days of Winter Veil Giveaway: Foam Sword Rack from WoWTCGLoot.com {WoW}

Dec 22nd 2011 11:12PM This may be the most fun one so far - I'd love this.

12 Days of Winter Veil Giveaway: Dragon Kite from WootLoots.com {WoW}

Dec 22nd 2011 11:11PM Paper dragon kites are sweet, I'd like one.

12 Days of Winter Veil Giveaway: Purple Puffer from WoWTCGLoot.com {WoW}

Dec 22nd 2011 10:31PM I wouldn't mind a floating ball of water with a fish in it.

12 Days of Winter Veil Giveaway: Nightsaber Cubs from WootLoots.com {WoW}

Dec 22nd 2011 10:18PM I wouldn't mind one of these.

12 Days of Winter Veil Giveaway: Fishing Chair loot code {WoW}

Dec 22nd 2011 10:13PM I'll try for this

12 Days of Winter Veil Giveaway: BlizzCon Exclusive Murkablo {WoW}

Dec 22nd 2011 10:09PM I'll throw my hat in the ring.

The Queue: Civilization {WoW}

Oct 30th 2011 2:35PM Alright, I'll bite. I understand what you're saying and I don't disagree with it in a general sense. However, I think there are points where the idea of "happy/unhappy coincidence" need to be considered and weighed as the more likely case and this situation is one of them. Otherwise, you could get something like:

Since "sha" means light in Eredun and "man" is a more general word for a person or people in Common, does that mean that "shaman" actually means man of light? Could this mean that Blizzard is trying to indicate that shaman actually are fallen or strayed paladins who didn't quite get what the light was about? This could tie in with Elune being a naaru* and could indicate that she reached out not just to the night elves, but to the tauren and trolls who attempted to follow her teachings of the light but couldn't grasp them. This could mean that the orcs had already been visited by the naaru and misunderstood the same teachings before the draenei arrived on Draenor. Perhaps the naaru that were helping the draenei run from the burning legion thought to bring the draenei to the orcs so that the orcs misunderstandings about how the light worked could be cleared up by seeing the example of the draenei. Orcs, tauren, and trolls were meant to be paladins all along. This can be backed up by the fact that all current Alliance races who can be shaman can also be paladins. **

Or shaman could just be a Russian word that refers to a healer and communer with spirits, generally of nature, that serves their people as a priest and, more rarely, a warrior or military commander.

* Yes, I know that's not real (at least so far). But then, neither is the rest of this argument.
** Again, ocean sized leaps of flawed logic are intentional.