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Old 10-22-2018, 06:40 AM
Marthen Marthen is offline

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Originally Posted by Nazja View Post
And the WC3 manual called Tyrande a night elven princess... The thing is, manuals and promotional materials... they're very unreliable lore sources.
They absolutely are reliable for the game they are written for. Warcraft III mentioned another elven princess, Aszuna, in-game, so they were simply a thing. Just that Tyrande had her backstory rewritten in the Knaak trilogy is not an argument, that is a post Warcraft III material, not a Warcraft III material.

Furthemore, I also specifically mentioned the introductory scenes because they are directly part of the game.

Originally Posted by Nazja View Post
And while I'm sure John Staats is knows what he's talking about, the fact that they considered the Horde the evil faction simply did not carry over to the game.
It did not carry over into the game because up until Wrath of the Lich King, the game had very limited storytelling tools. Staats even revealed that they did not intend for the game to have that many quests, and most of them were added in hurry. The manual and the intros were to be the main source of lore.

Originally Posted by Nazja View Post
Let's also not forget that whether you are playing Alliance, Horde or even a Forsaken, your primary goal is to protect the world your character lives in from evil. How could you not feel like a hero?
There's a reason why terms like "anti-hero", "anti-villain", etc exist. That is that being a protagonist (or a hero) or an antagonist (or a villain) does not imply not confirm your moral compass, behavior, philosophical grounds.
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