Apr 25th 2010 2:53AM Firstly its flavor lore, blizzard has not ruled it out nor has blizzard confirmed it and thats how blizzard wants it to be.
Secondly you do have a point although technically since the Titans created the well of eternity and the night elves did evolve into night elves thanks to said well there shouldn't technically be night elf statues, if the statues were created by the titans while they were on Azeroth and not afterward by one of their many servants. Of course with all the retconning going on, who knows that the current lore it.
Apr 19th 2010 4:49PM More than likely if we get a flying 'thingy' ('IF' is important remember Blizzard also said that new dance moves would be "a great idea" and on the developers infinitely long "list") its probably going to be a mount, it seems easier just reskin something that's already there. But yeah demonic bat wings would probably be better.
Bat wings somehow seems right, warlocks have more than enough demonic "slaves" (so many Blizzard can't even think of a new one to give us), lets get more "fell tainted mutation" going! After wings comes horns and a fork tail!
Apr 13th 2010 1:22PM Wait its actually 90 some pages! Ok it's looking very unlikely :P
Apr 13th 2010 1:20PM Mmmm 5 pages so far 20 comments per page, hey that's still better than trying to get some of the WoW mount drops.
Apr 13th 2010 3:55AM Well ok I'll try to be civil...
Anyway my major disappointment wasn't so much with new spells and stats so much as with the lack of anything really new. I'm a warlock player and I don't really hate the changes blizzard is given us, its just that I wanted more, a flight mount (or even flight form), a few more demon skins. These aren't things like a spell that seems useless or unbalanced which might still change when the expansion drops.
Sure I know what Blizzard is saying, "if we give you a new demon/skin/mount then we'll have to give you one less random pve mob".
And I can see their reasoning, (extreme happiness) * (warlock player count) < (mild amusement) * (other class player count). Still I wanted my demonic flying pony :P
But I guess there is also the issue of if they give warlock demon new skins then they'd have to give druid new skins (although they already have sort of...) and the paladins will probably also want new mounts as well etc... etc...
Apr 12th 2010 12:05PM WoW gives me objectives (like shiny new armour), it gives me a way to achieve those objectives (grinding my brains out) and a sense of satisfaction when I achieve it. Then it goes and gives me more objectives and the cycle continues.
Honestly I've only been playing for little over a year, and I even took a few months break so my case is a little different from people that have been playing for the last 5 years.
Apr 11th 2010 6:17PM Same here, as a horde player it should shed some light on the people I indiscriminately bash over the head.
Anyway they did cover the Draenai (although not with the politics prefix) and they've only done, Orcs, Forsaken and Blood Elves, that still leaves Taurens and Trolls, (Death Knights probably fall somewhere between Horde and Alliance).
Apr 11th 2010 6:26AM "Gilneas had closed its gate, I don't see them welcoming many refugees"
Yeah but that doesn't stop them, there a refugee camp just outside the wall of people trying to get access to Gilneas because its "safer".
"Why does Stormwind, Wrynn, the rest of the Alliance, imagine they have the right to waltz in and 'reclaim' something that never 'belonged' to them in the first place?"
The colonization of Africa and the Americas comes to mind. Its a human trait, people can justify the most outrages things.
"I don't see why the Scarlets don't actually have a stronger standing in the Alliance"
Probably because their leader is a demon.
Apr 11th 2010 6:19AM I think its pure game mechanic, it would seem slightly unfair if you had several different types of forsaken while everyone had only 1 type with slight cosmetic differences, after all a orc is an orc. Anyway Blizzard also tries to make everything balanced (i.e. Trolls don't have a capital so neither does the Gnomes), so if there was different types of forsaken then they'd have to balance the other factions (or have the player base be very unhappy), which at the end of the day means a lot of work on not 'new' content.
Apr 11th 2010 5:50AM I will agree undead vs werewolves does sound pretty epic.
Also lore-wise there is a lot of background for a rivalry between them, the Forsaken are largely made up of the people of Lordaeron and if it wasn't for Gilneas' "lets build a big wall"-mindset Lordaeron might not have fallen to the Scourge (or at least the Forsaken might see it that way). And Lordearon and Gilneas were never on good terms.
As far as backstabbing goes Forsaken are old hands at it, the people of Gilneas even more so, remember they never supported the Alliance to begin with and even abandoned it, they only reason for joining is to A- find a cure, B- the forsaken are attacking. Neither reason I believe will inspire great loyalty for a bunch of xenophobic wolfmen.