You missed the second post, Ashelia =)There's two posts in this Ask the CDevs.
You missed the second post, Ashelia =)There's two posts in this Ask the CDevs.I don't think I did, I posted all 3, just in a diff order.
So you did.
This is the most amazing Q&A I've ever read. x3
I love this Q&A, but Im thinking Murloc hero class LOL.
...That third-to-last question made me think of the song "Pain" by Three Days Grace.
Not having a lot of knowledge about general lore, this really enlightened me. I like it!Also No. The RPG books were created to provide an engaging table-top role-playing experience, which sometimes required diverging from the established video game canon. Blizzard helped generate a great deal of the content within the RPG books, so there will be times when ideas from the RPG will make their way into the game and official lore, but you are much better off considering the RPG books non-canonical unless otherwise stated.
I wish they would reveal what happen to Turalyon and Alleria Windrunner already.
The Forsaken and Holy Light interaction is really interesting. It's definitely not something I had thought about.Luckily I kept reading past the forsaken questions, because I was about to get hissy over "The only Blood Elf question was about their eyes? Really? I thought the answer to that was a given!" I think a more valid question, instead of "why the green eyes?" is Why are there still statues of Kael'thas in Silvermoon, for the love of A'dal! Maybe they're supposed to be statues of Anasterian instead, or something, but between that and the fel crystals still floating around it really bothers me to be in Silvermoon sometimes.
I'm going to have to find a copy of WoW Mag #5 when it hits stores. I really wanna know what the official lore is regarding the whole Troll and Night elf relation.Otherwise, very interesting post. Very interesting.
I'm going to have to find a copy of WoW Mag #5 when it hits stores. I really wanna know what the official lore is regarding the whole Troll and Night elf relation.Otherwise, very interesting post. Very interesting.Make sure to post it here =D
Coming into WoW as a lore nut, this is very refreshing. I wish Blizz would do like a weekly lore feed or something. Or expand Archeology even further and actually give you quests once you have certain tiers of info figured out. The questline with Zul'Jin confronting Garrosh and ten consulting Thrall for advice was very satisfying. Sadly, mos players skip these great events due to having BoA's and just doing randoms till 80. Still, lore > anything else in my mind. I'm and 80's kid, so growing up with the Final Fantasy series, Chrono games, Suikoden, Wild Arms, Sayuki, Tales series, Mana series....k u get my point, i like RPG's lol. Just saying, people tend to forget what makes a good RPG, which is story.
Great information here. But I still don't know where them Ettins came from!How do you hide such huge things for so long untill a big earthquake hits!
Great information here. But I still don't know where them Ettins came from!How do you hide such huge things for so long untill a big earthquake hits!http://www.wowwiki.com/Ettin
this will sound off topic but i wish Val'kyr is a playable race :)
Now that's how you do a Q&A session from game company to customers! Me likey ver ver much :D
Great information here. But I still don't know where them Ettins came from!How do you hide such huge things for so long untill a big earthquake hits!Quoted from: Manual of Monsters Appendix Three:"Ettins are two-headed giants who tower over normal humans. These creatures were the necromancers' first attempt at creating the feared abominations, but they proved too stupid and dangerous to be used even as shock troops for the Lich King's soldiers. Some of them escaped annihilation and have created a few villages. Their mud-and-dung hovels clump together against ravines and in other barren places, and ettins spend their time trying to figure out the nature of fire. Because it seems so difficult, they often prefer to eat their orc raw. Ettins live in the mountains and valleys of Azeroth, preferring to keep far from civilization. In order to do so, they often inhabit the most desolate and barren territories -- literally, the land no one else wants. Still, ettins make their living not only from hunting but also from primitive agrarian efforts".
I thought that was one of the wiliest Q+A I've ever read. They said a lot without saying much at all!I too am going to be interested in the NE+troll connection although they hinted on what everyone already suspects in their answer to what races are native. NE are not a native race. Ergo, that means they have to be evolved from the trolls somehow. The question that got me was the one about Elune being a naaru. I thought their answer to that question was deliciously coy. But then in the worgen cure question they said,The worgen curse has roots in both the Emerald Dream (through the wolf Ancient, Goldrinn) and the holy power of the goddess Elune. which suggests that they weren't being so coy after all and that she definitely isn't a naaru.
Q: Were there ever different elemental lords before the current four?A: Ragnaros, Al'Akir, Therazane, and Neptulon are the only elemental rulers Azeroth has had in its existence. What this will mean for the elements of fire and air with the deaths of their elemental lords is unknown, but it most certainly is not good."There must always be an elemental lord..."Anyway, jokes aside, that was an incredible Q&A. Enjoyed it a lot! :)
I still want them to explain where the draconian races(the two-legged and four-legged varieties)come from.