Important Lore question?!?

90 Blood Elf Paladin
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Ok so I was riding around as my sandstone drake and it hit me, The question.
How do the drakes mate if they're made out of stone? Darwinism would have had the drakes die out long ago..

Thoughts?
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100 Troll Hunter
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Stone and Storm Drakes are more Elementals than actual Dragonkin.

If I'm correct, they evolved into the first Proto Drakes.
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100 Night Elf Druid
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Ok so I was riding around as my sandstone drake and it hit me, The question.
How do the drakes mate if they're made out of stone? Darwinism would have had the drakes die out long ago..

Thoughts?

The same way Theradras mates, presumably.
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86 Undead Death Knight
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06/15/2012 12:34 PMPosted by Scean
Darwinism would have had the drakes die out long ago..


Darwinism doesn't amply to WoW.
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90 Troll Rogue
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Ok so I was riding around as my sandstone drake and it hit me, The question.
How do the drakes mate if they're made out of stone? Darwinism would have had the drakes die out long ago..

Thoughts?


It's fantasy.

Don't think too hard.
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90 Tauren Hunter
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06/15/2012 12:47 PMPosted by Tevinter
Darwinism would have had the drakes die out long ago..


Darwinism doesn't amply to WoW.
this, and it shouldn't even be Apply'd to rl.
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90 Blood Elf Paladin
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And they look like the're made from the same hard stone from Deepholm, but yet they can be skinned. So if you combined stone and skin together I guess you would get Petrified Leather?
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100 Human Mage
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I'd guess they asexually reproduce, if only to avert the mental images of the other option.
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90 Blood Elf Paladin
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While flying around I noticed my tail wasn't very flexible, being stone and all. That would make the positioning abit tougher according to physics.
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100 Troll Hunter
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06/15/2012 01:24 PMPosted by Scean
While flying around I noticed my tail wasn't very flexible, being stone and all. That would make the positioning abit tougher according to physics.

Stone Dragons are adept in Stone Magic. It's better to assume they're using magnetism to keep themselves aloft rather than actual flight.
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90 Blood Elf Paladin
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Your idea does make sense, but there would have to be some massive magnets somewhere though.

Im assuming Deepholm is in the core of Azeroth and the magnetism is strongest there. But what about in high places in the open like Mount Hyjal? How do they fly there?
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100 Troll Hunter
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Your idea does make sense, but there would have to be some massive magnets somewhere though.

Im assuming Deepholm is in the core of Azeroth and the magnetism is strongest there. But what about in high places in the open like Mount Hyjal? How do they fly there?

Assuming Azeroth has a magnetic field, and we're talking about magic, which doesn't have to make sense, they could just be bending the magnetic field around them.

Also, I don't think Deepholm is literally Azeroth's Core. It's another plane of existence. The rift to it just happens to be in the Maelstrom.
Edited by Pyronaptor on 6/15/2012 1:32 PM PDT
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100 Blood Elf Death Knight
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Ok so I was riding around as my sandstone drake and it hit me, The question.
How do the drakes mate if they're made out of stone? Darwinism would have had the drakes die out long ago..

Thoughts?

The same way Theradras mates, presumably.


This.

...*Shudder shudder shudder shudder*
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90 Blood Elf Paladin
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^^Assume the top figure is a drake

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the bigger o's would have to be supercharged super chilled magnets for its core
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100 Troll Hunter
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Again.

Magic.
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90 Blood Elf Paladin
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But the flaw in my theory is the drakes are breathing living beings. They would need organs, but the organs would be screwed by the magnetism. Thus they would have died off long ago, and never been able to reproduce.
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100 Troll Hunter
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06/15/2012 01:36 PMPosted by Scean
But the flaw in my theory is the drakes are breathing living beings. They would need organs, but the organs would be screwed by the magnetism. Thus they would have died off long ago, and never been able to reproduce.

Stone Drakes and Storm Drakes aren't actually living, in the sense you mean. They're Elementals. Like a Fire or Earth Elemental.
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90 Blood Elf Paladin
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Do you think Malygos would have givin magic to Therazane. She HATES outsiders.
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90 Blood Elf Paladin
9860
But if Im able to become a drake, does that make me a half-elemental? javascript:;
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