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Poster: Cowdiem at 10/30/2005 5:15:26 PM PST
Subject: LORE: Elves <3 Trolls?
  

Q u o t e:
Forest Trolls:


Under their leader Zul'jin, they allied with the Orcs during the Second War. They were enemies with the High Elves, who took their land when they were exiled from Kalimdor and landed in Quel'thalas. Since the Elves were allied with Humans, an alliance between the Orcs and Trolls was logical. They are savage, and very much into ritual sacrifices and cannabalism. They are green in colour, and their warriors usually carry throwing axes.


LOL?

It makes sense that BE are allied with UD bcuz UD's leader is an elf but BE allying with Trolls? lol
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Poster: Caydiem at 10/30/2005 5:25:58 PM PST
Subject: Re: LORE: Elves <3 Trolls?
   Chris Metzen was asked about this very thing in the Lore and Quest Design panel during BlizzCon.

This is indeed part of the history, and it hasn't been forgotten, but ask yourself a similar question: "Why would Tauren ally with the Undead?" That's a tolerance more than a true "alliance". The same holds true here.

The bonds keeping the Blood Elves to the Horde are not ones of fellowship. The Horde is the means to an end, a particular purpose that the Alliance has actively fought against in the past. There is some bad blood there, no one denies that, but only through working with the Horde can they access Outland and gain access to the tremendous power there.
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Poster: Caydiem at 10/30/2005 5:36:11 PM PST
Subject: Re: LORE: Elves <3 Trolls?
  

Q u o t e:
And are Thrall, Cairne, and Vol'Jin total retards seeing as they can't tell they are being used by the Forsaken and the BLood Elves?


"Retards"?

Tch.

Say there was a new, powerful force in town (and I'm referring to both the Forsaken and the Undead here, in their respective times) with the potential to be either ally or enemy... and you'd only recently re-established your people on a new land and recovered from endless invasions. You're vulnerable, and increasingly aware of your known enemy gaining in power with each passing day. What do you do with this new force? Ignore it, allowing others to potentially gain even more strength against you? Attack them, making them yet another enemy? Or do you form a tentative and closely-watched alliance with them, bolstering your strength and giving you access to things you didn't prior while being able to keep a careful eye on them?

Thrall's no fool. Allying with the Forsaken gave his people a foothold on Kalimdor, and he can keep a close eye on any potential... problems they may cause in the future. The Blood Elves are a strong, sophisticated, arcane race with knowledge of Outland as it is now rather than Draenor that was -- to go in blindly to new frontiers would be folly.

Do not so quickly dismiss the choices of Thrall, my friend. He may initially seem quite the trusting fool, but he is deeply entrenched in the politics and power plays of Azeroth.
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Poster: Caydiem at 10/30/2005 5:36:11 PM PST
Subject: Re: LORE: Elves <3 Trolls? *edited post*
  

Q u o t e:
And are Thrall, Cairne, and Vol'Jin total retards seeing as they can't tell they are being used by the Forsaken and the BLood Elves?


"Retards"?

Tch.

Say there was a new, powerful force in town (and I'm referring to both the Forsaken and the Undead here, in their respective times) with the potential to be either ally or enemy... and you'd only recently re-established your people on a new land and recovered from endless invasions. You're vulnerable, and increasingly aware of your known enemy gaining in power with each passing day. What do you do with this new force? Ignore it, allowing others to potentially gain even more strength against you? Attack them, making them yet another enemy? Or do you form a tentative and closely-watched alliance with them, bolstering your strength and giving you access to things you didn't prior while being able to keep a careful eye on them?

Thrall's no fool. Allying with the Forsaken gave his people a foothold on the Eastern Kingdoms, and he can keep a close eye on any potential... problems they may cause in the future. The Blood Elves are a strong, sophisticated, arcane race with knowledge of Outland as it is now rather than Draenor that was -- to go in blindly to new frontiers would be folly.

Do not so quickly dismiss the choices of Thrall, my friend. He may initially seem quite the trusting fool, but he is deeply entrenched in the politics and power plays of Azeroth.

[ post edited by Caydiem ]


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Poster: Caydiem at 10/30/2005 5:36:11 PM PST
Subject: Re: LORE: Elves <3 Trolls? *edited post*
  

Q u o t e:
And are Thrall, Cairne, and Vol'Jin total retards seeing as they can't tell they are being used by the Forsaken and the BLood Elves?


"Retards"?

Tch.

Say there was a new, powerful force in town (and I'm referring to both the Forsaken and the Blood Elves here, in their respective times) with the potential to be either ally or enemy... and you'd only recently re-established your people on a new land and recovered from endless invasions. You're vulnerable, and increasingly aware of your known enemy gaining in power with each passing day. What do you do with this new force? Ignore it, allowing others to potentially gain even more strength against you? Attack them, making them yet another enemy? Or do you form a tentative and closely-watched alliance with them, bolstering your strength and giving you access to things you didn't prior while being able to keep a careful eye on them?

Thrall's no fool. Allying with the Forsaken gave his people a foothold on the Eastern Kingdoms, and he can keep a close eye on any potential... problems they may cause in the future. The Blood Elves are a strong, sophisticated, arcane race with knowledge of Outland as it is now rather than Draenor that was -- to go in blindly to new frontiers would be folly.

Do not so quickly dismiss the choices of Thrall, my friend. He may initially seem quite the trusting fool, but he is deeply entrenched in the politics and power plays of Azeroth.

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