If this is the extent of how "dark" the Alliance are supposed to get colour me unimpressed. Attacking Scourge-aligned archaeologists after the Lich Queen has declared total war doesn't even begin to match MoP, let alone the atrocities of BfA.And of course it's immediately followed up by an appearance of the San'layn in case you somehow forgot the Horde is evil and deserving of severe punishment. Can't have Alliance players begin to question their righteousness.But I'm sure there will be some desperate enough to try and play the equivalency card here.
Call the San'layn dark and evil all you want, but Guzzy exploding into a skeleton after being exsanguinated and slam-dunked is probably one of the best and hilariously over the top deaths in WoW I've seen period..
How are the san'layn more morally bankrupt than your standard Forsaken, they're both former Scourge. Even the game acknowledges that it isn't anything special and DKs on both sides use the same powers. That and the guy is only deployed after you already nuke the archaelogists.inb4 muh Lich Queen, muh Blizzard ruined the light
Hysteria aside, that still doesn't make them any different than death knights who have to inflict suffering to stay sane and are members of both factions and are also past Scourge recruits. As are the val'kyr. The only thing they do have is a different look, but there's no appreciable difference between a san'layn and a blood dk blood elf in temperament or skillset. Them joining the Horde is no different than the forsaken joining the Horde, as the chat with Rokhan and Talanji makes clear and they don't have any special privileges.
There's no inference that the San'layn are uniquely eager to inflict suffering, considering our one scene thus far is this guy killing an enemy combatant and enjoying it, something all races have done in quests. As for the DKs, both Alliance and Horde accept that they will kill enemy combatants for that purpose and they also openly raise the dead. The skillset and end result is the same, and the attitude is not conclusively different.As for the Forsaken, they weren't morally upstanding even in Vanilla, given the plague experiments or possibly WC3 itself since they're already declaring they'll off whoever's not on their side. They are in the Horde for realpolitik reasons of accepting a people who would otherwise be wiped out and had already been rejected violently by the Alliance, and that's the same reasoning that brings in the DKs, Val'kyr and San'layn, both of which do basically the same things to different degrees.
Not even an hour in and some have already posted their views on the Horde on a thread about the Alliance war campaign...
Synea, I agree with you, the Horde are the bad guys and the Alliance are clearly not taking darker paths this expac like the Devs said. Oh well, that's the story they wrote and we'll have to accept it as cannon. I mean it is their world right? I guess if you don't like it you could just step away from it for a while, idk...I do enjoy you stirring up arguments and trouble in every new post though.
The hypocrite is back with his biased comments. His long absence made me believe he got a well deserved ban
Hmm... a Scourge species that just so happens to be "helping" the Horde, despite clearly not wanting to? He's under orders, alright, but I don't believe for a second that they're Sylvannas'... as least not directly. Sure, they might help her out here and there... but beings like that don't forget where their loyalties lie, especially when their new boss is partially responsible for their homelessness.
Do I really have to do this on EVERY.SINGLE.THREAD?Guys, behave.No jabs, no personal attacks, no hysteria, stay on topic, and don't bring discussions of other threads into this one.
I wish someone could come explain to me what makes the San’layn “evil”. Yeah the NPCs say so but they haven’t shown the San’layn doing anything bad since Wrath when they were under the Lich King’s control.The best I’ve heard is “They drink blood” which isn’t a very good argument since literally every race in this game eats flesh. What’s the ethical difference between eating flesh and drinking blood? They were going to kill their opponent either way because you know, WAR maybe?P.S. There needs to be a quest where we play as a San’layn and just go around dunking Gnomes
Oh dear another Edge'dorei race, i think i'm bleeding now just by looking at it.
Elder Scrolls has 4 elf variant races who are playable and about 10 more overall in lore. There are dark elves, wood elves, high elves, sea elves, ancient elves, ice elves, not quite high elves, half dark half light elves, orcs are elves, dwarves are elves, some sub-races of Khajiit are elves.D&D tends to have elf variants for literally every shade under the sun. As does Pathfinder.Never heard anyone ever complain about that. This incessant irritation over elves daring to exist is something unique to WoW players.