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Old 03-14-2017, 09:15 AM
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To that person's credit it though most of it seems to be accurate.
Well, more or less yes, but I found instances (and I haven't read it whole by far) where the book gives out a completely different vibe than his notes had implied. But, of course, vibes and such have all to do with the exact wording, so you are completely correct.

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Mereldar dedicating her life to caring for the diseased and injured being what attracted the Naaru is neat, as is the Church of the Light being founded by a woman.
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Interesting how in some cases the trolls and gnolls treated Northshire clerics as non-combatants and allowed them to take care of the wounded humans safely but the Horde had none of that and targeted them mercilessly. As if we needed more proof orcs are only capable of honor when it's their own fucked up sense of honor.
On the other hand, I think this book has substantially improved the image of the orcs. Sure, they act in a deplorable way during the First War, but the book makes it rather clear it is the point when they were at their worst.
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Old 03-14-2017, 09:27 AM
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I suppose it would be handy.
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Old 03-14-2017, 10:07 AM
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Alright, I really do not get why the author of the last week's notes stated that the orcs devolved from the ogres, nothing such is even remotely suggested. On the contrary, the book clearly states that each species evolved from the previous one, and it also says that what the orcs lacked in size and strength, they made up for with a fierce intellect and a sense of community.
The word 'devolved' is always used incorrectly. Hell the word itself makes no sense since evolution doesn't work that way.
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Old 03-14-2017, 10:19 AM
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Alright, I really do not get why the author of the last week's notes stated that the orcs devolved from the ogres, nothing such is even remotely suggested. On the contrary, the book clearly states that each species evolved from the previous one, and it also says that what the orcs lacked in size and strength, they made up for with a fierce intellect and a sense of community.
They themselves said it wasn't an accurate description of them anyway.
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Old 03-14-2017, 11:02 AM
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The word 'devolved' is always used incorrectly. Hell the word itself makes no sense since evolution doesn't work that way.
Well, you sure can tell the guy that. I am certain he will be happy to know that he should use "degenerate" or "regress" when trying to express something that goes backwards.

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They themselves said it wasn't an accurate description of them anyway.
Yes, but he still insisted that the reason why he used the term was because he understood the orcs as "lesser". I just don't see how. Not that it matters, really.
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Old 03-14-2017, 11:59 AM
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On the contrary, the book clearly states that each species evolved from the previous one, and it also says that what the orcs lacked in size and strength, they made up for with a fierce intellect and a sense of community.
So Orcs ARE the Gnomes of Draenor after all.
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Old 03-14-2017, 12:05 PM
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So Orcs ARE the Gnomes of Draenor after all.
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Old 03-14-2017, 01:24 PM
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What poor soul has to love with the name Tommy Newcomer?

Anyway I have a physical copy so it's not here yet. Can anyone with digital post artwork we haven't seen yet?
Tommy Newcomer is Nyorloth, no joke.
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Old 03-14-2017, 01:42 PM
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Tommy Newcomer is Nyorloth, no joke.
Oh, neat!
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Old 03-14-2017, 02:57 PM
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One question. Grom very clearly recognizes Mannoroth when they meet in reign of chaos yet here Mannoroth hid behind a veil. How does Grom know him
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