04/13/2012 12:55 PM
Posted by Tianjan
Glad to hear you're not on the sauce. The geeks, nerds and poindexters in here throwing words into yours and Chris' words, I'd have started hitting the applejack about 12 pages ago.
Hey now! I'm a proud nerd and I still had little floaty hearts drifting off my head when I read his earlier post.
I mean, I get why folks are pissed about it, but that's how I like my forum mods: not afraid to throw down once in a while.
I don't want whipping boys, I want fierce.
Derailing threads isn't what a forum mod should do anyway. I love his chat posts too.
"...the pillars of the franchise are orcs and humans; it really is the Alliance and Horde by extension
"...the pillars of the franchise ARE orcs and humans..."
So 'are' is used as present meaning they obviously still are the pillar of Warcraft lore.
"...it really is the Alliance and Horde by extension..."
So by extension of the orcs and humans we have the Alliance and horde.
Honestly, I don't see why the mod decided the need to chime in with a long meaningless post calling Sky out on a point that is so prevalent in the game itself. The humans and orcs do all the heavy lifting and they both define their factions. When was the last time the dwarves, gnomes, troll, tauren did anything? Sure we have the independent streaks of Night elves and Forsaken that get a small bit of love, but overall the focus of the story is orcs and humans.
There was no need to derail the thread when the point was valid and the quote is ambiguous, and when taken with the in-game story Sky was completely right about the races (at least 8 of them) being nothing more than flavor. They have no real contribution.
What is really disheartening though, is that instead of addressing the OP and saying something telling people that they are listening maybe like, "sure we know people want to know about the story and what is going to happen to their race and how they will react.", instead of meaningless posts that just derail threads because the text is blue instead of addressing the actual content of the thread.