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I think you're grasping at straws. There is a difference in the ears. Then there's the eyes. The image was done by a Blizzard artist. Because it wasn't done internally, though, it's "fan art".
The point stands.
That and the fact that she looks purple. Her eyes look the same silvery color that a Nigh Elf's do. I'm pretty sure if you took that picture and showed it around the forum people would say "night elf" a vast majority of the time. I've got to go against you on this one Syl: The sunwell changed the High Elves, not the Arcane. If arcane magic changed creatures then Gnomish mages would be showing signs as well since they've been doing it for approximately as long as the Highborn have, and there would be no Highborn night elves left and now there clearly are Night Elf Highborn left. Azshara looked like a Night Elf, she made a deal with an Old God and became a Naga and has made mortal lives a living hell ever since. That's the end of the story.
To try to put this to rest, I went and looked it up again. Apparently, all three of us are wrong.
While Azshara does exhibit some subtle changes, the reason High Elves and Blood Elves look differently than Night Elves has nothing to do with Arcane -or- the Sunwell.
Around this time, they had become completely severed from the life-giving energy of the Well of Eternity. This meant that they were vulnerable to the elements and had not received immortality from Nozdormu and the World Tree. They had shrunk in height and their skin had become a peach hue similar to most dwarves and humans. The high elves soon discovered primitive humans, but associated little with them. The forest trolls of Zul'Aman, under the Amani Empire, posed the greater threat to their society. The elves soon grew to hate the forest trolls and they fought each other whenever they met.
It wasn't the Arcane, or the Sunwell, it was the lack of the sustaining magics of the Well of Eternity. I will update the thread.
If you can start up a topic so that I can get some kind of consensus on what people feel about it then sure. I don't want things in here to be only my opinion.
I honestly wouldn't.
Maybe you were in/around Ulduar the time Yogg-Saron died? How about in/around Icecrown?
There fighting Arthas? I wouldn't go there.
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