Nov 26th 2011 5:54PM I have one question: didn't the whole WotLK mess (i.e. mass deaths and destruction) happen because one Alliance prince, who initially wanted to defend his people, murdered his father, went power mad and nearly destroyed everything and everyone?
I'm just pointing this out because people tend to say that Orcs basically get what they deserved (your ancestors drank demon blood etc.)
I mean, since the Orcs (or the Horde as a whole) are to blame for so much, wouldn't it be also honourable to take at least some responsibility for what was the theme of a whole expansion?
May 1st 2011 10:22PM [WTB the edit button]
Aanyway. I guess we'll just continue to politely disagree on the matter.
May 1st 2011 10:18PM @Eros
My bad again. I should have said "the articles" and not "the author" as I did in the first commentary, as >I< don't know the author personally.
Anyway, for a long discussion of the attitude towards the Orcs and the story of Thrall in the Know Your Lore articles just browse the commentaries below the texts. People have raised similar doubts before (if only by pointing out their colonial perspective of the texts or throwing the issue nature vs nurture argument into the debate of Thrall's personality)
Oh, and I >personally< loathe Garrosh Hellscream. So what.
May 1st 2011 9:55PM @Blue
I am mostly expressing impatience with the general angle the Know Your Lore articles present the lore of Wow. The placing of my commentary under an article divided into two parts (both of which I've read btw) was admittedly unfortunate, as it obviously made people think I'm criticizing the article for what it was meant to do. I am not.
I am criticizing the latent insistence on the Alliance being basically good (even though we know that in Wow there is no "good" and "bad" side), peace loving folk that "just wanted a road" and when they do wrong they do so because they have no other choice. Or were lied to by an evil dragon.
I am criticizing the latent insistence on the Alliance being shiny knights on white horses and the failure to admit that just as the Horde is barbaric, so is the Alliance full of corruption, xenophobia and greed that have never have anything in common with the nobility that the royal lion symbolizes.
As for the Orcs, you all know very well that their story is too complex and tragic to just write it down as "demon tainted so much their skin changed color."
May 1st 2011 8:40PM To specify: anything the Alliance does is or can be justified. It's just a road they wanted, after all. And anything the Horde does is slaughter. Because it's lead by an Orc. And they are merciless killers BY NATURE, because that's what makes them Orcs (as the author has stated in her text about Orc history).
Am I the only person to see the racism embedded in these texts?
May 1st 2011 8:35PM It's disappointing that the author of these articles doesn't even try to hide her anti-Horde bias.
Apr 12th 2011 11:52AM If we put it this way, the tanks have only one job: tanking shit (healers keep them alive) and healers only have to keep themselves and everyone else alive.
I understand sarcasm but this article is precisely why so many people consider healers to be pig-headed primadonnas
Mar 28th 2011 9:47AM Yes. The alchemy profession mount is so common it is definitely comparable to all other mounts;)
Dec 29th 2010 2:02PM WTB editing.
[cross out 'hours' in the middle paragraph]
Dec 29th 2010 1:59PM So yeah, like I wrote under an earlier post (http://wow.joystiq.com/2010/12/17/the-problems-with-tol-barad-and-how-to-fix-them/6#comments) I'm a Horde player on a heavily imbalanced server (Horde minority, 1:3). We were tossed around WG despite Blizzard's best attempts to "balance" it through tenacity. Once they introduced the 1:1 ratio (the only fair way to give both sides equal chances) we started winning battle after battle.
Since Tol Barad came out, we've held it almost without fail. Since the last minipatch (1800hp for winning attackers) we've lost it, and reclaimed it within 2 hours battles
I honestly don't wanna sound like a jerk, I have no idea *how* exactly it works but there is no hidden trick, no foul play, it really seems that in order to win, you don't need fixes, tenacity or whatever. You just need some organization and communication.