Mar 5th 2012 9:30PM I for one welcome our windchime overlords. ;)
Seriously though, the article is interesting - but it reads more as something Kil'jaedin would come up with to discredit the Naaru. It's subversive, insinuating, planting seeds of doubt; all hallmarks of the deciever.
There is so much evil in the warcraft universe; old gods, the burning legion, the scourge not to mention the things people do to each other even without those influences.
Is it really so hard to believe there is a force for good too that people can't imagine there *not* being a secret sinister agenda behind it all?
To me there is nothing sinister about the Naaru or the Light. Nor do I think the Naaru aims to rule the universe one day.
I think the Naaru are exactly what they appear to be and are working for the good.
And they do so, not because they one day want to rule in some kind of benelovent dictatorship, but rather because there will always be fighting and conflict in the universe and they work to make sure there is something good inlife too, not just conflict, as well as working to provide the spirits of the dead with a haven once their lives of toil are over.
Maybe I'm just too much of an optimist at heart. :)
Feb 28th 2012 9:32AM Paying assholes to behave like decent people reminds me all too much of paying the danegeld.
The farmers (or city, or nation) pay a tribute to the raiders so they won't attack them and burn their farm.
Then the raiders start to ask for a higher danegeld. The farmers pay, because they don't want a round of loot, rape and burn.
The next time they show up, they ask for an even higher danegeld.
Very much a slippery slope. Just ask Paris. Or England.
Nov 7th 2011 12:38PM Hmm, tis could tie together a lot of things.
Why Sargreas want to come to/manifest on Azeroth and why he created the burning legion.
Why the Pandaren are so important to the Horde and Alliance.
Why we could fight and win against Algalon and fight and at least banish two Old Gods.
Unlike the Titans, the Light does not represent Order in the same way they do. But neither is it the destructive chaos of the Old Gods.
The Light seem more akin to life for me. Unaffected by either (too) strict order or disruptive chaos.
Call is loose order and creative chaos if you will. Ergo - Balance, yet again.
The pandaren was not contacted by the light and does not reach out to it in the same way the other races do, because they learned to find the balance of life/light on their own, looking within themselves rather than seeking an external source.
Both are important however.
The way I see it, the Light is what enables us to fight the Old Gods with such (comparative) success even though we are vastly inferior in power to the Titans.
And also that via us the Light has the seeds of destroying the Old Gods and render the Titans obsolete. Because the Light and Life encompass both order and chaos, bot its joys and sorrows, but neither to the point of order to the point of stagnation nor chaos so destructive life is endless suffering.
To put it in a concrete case; Life and the Light is focused on positive emotions and actions, but it also encompass pain and death.
However, it is against needless killing. The Tauren and the way they strive to hunt and live with the land already know this. Killing and death is part of life, but you should respect life and not take more than you need and care for the land because then it will care for you.
As for Sargreas, he might be the Old Gods ultimate minion. Whether he is a titan disillusioned to the point of madness (wants to re-originate the universe) or his many fights against Old Gods corrupted him, the worlds he now burn with his Legion does the work of the Old Gods regardless.
And if Azeroth is indeed an Old God in itself, Sargreas might see it as his ultimate goal. If he's the dissilutioned Titans wanting to start over - to destroy the shell imprisoning Azeroth and its lesser Old God children, freeing it so he can destroy this original (?) Old God and begin the re-origination as he wants to do it;
Or if he's the titan champion corrupted by the Old Gods - free Azeroth so it can begin to spread its chaos unhindered again.
Suddenly Alexstrasza's message to the ones completing the meta World Holiday achievement has a lot more importance...
As my main is a draenei, I will fight the Legion and the Old Gods with everything I have.
And I will show mercy to my foes who are not in their service, take time to have a good time with my comrades on this new planet and share love with a partner or two to celebrate life in the most ancient and profound way a mortal can.
PS. Baby shower in april. :P
Nov 3rd 2011 11:55AM To save Neptulon a new kind of hero is required. One equally at home in the water as on land.
And those new heroes exist. A few rockpool adults who escaped the forced relocation by the naga out for revenge, and a few youngsters rescued by merciful landwalker.
This motley band will rise to the occasion and go to the aid of the Tidehunter.
And thus begins the rise of the murlcos.
Aug 2nd 2011 9:36AM Alexstraza, though very powerful in battle, does not lead the Wyrmrest accord because of her martial prowess, nor is her greatest strength her formidable combat abilities.
Her true strength and why she leads the Wyrmrest accord is because she is the lifebinder.
Her drive to nurture and protect is what makes her the strongest, because she can and will care for others than her own kind (both the red flight and other dragons). Including protecting them as well.
And the mortals she cares for respond in kind, helping and protecting her and her red flight as best they can.
Jan 25th 2011 11:09AM I'm fine with the female worgen proportions, but the posture should definitely be more crouched, like the males.
Also, give them glowing eyes like the males.
I mean, mascara, on a worgen?! Who thought that was a good idea!?
Also, tails for both males and females please.
Like the goblins, no issues there. :)
One possible reason for the female's upright posture might be pregnancy. In a species walking upright, a crouching posture would likely be uncomfortable during a pregnancy, and they don't walk on all fours or on the knuckles like gorillas to migitate the increase weight.
Still, more crouch please. :)