He's made decisions on his own, without taking the time to discuss it with the woman who has led the Night elves, the woman who has been around, guiding and caring for her people for 10,000 years, while he has been off in the Emerald Dream for decades to millennium at a time. Those decisions removed immortality for the Night elves (granted, he had a very short time to make the decision, but it still affected -all- Night elves), then he, on his own authority, refuses to let Nozdormu give the Night elves immortality again because he feels they have grown too distant from it. He didn't ask Tyrande about it it even if she thought it was a good idea. He flat out said 'No', because he thought the Night elves were not connected to the world. Then he goes off and becomes even more disconnected than he was claiming the Night elves were.
One, his decisions didn't remove immortality from the Night Elves. They had lost their immortality already, for... Seven, eight years, is it? And have been doing that ever since. They also weren't immortal to begin with, "merely" long-lived.
Two, since he has been, you known, in what is essentially the soul of the natural world, I believe he has the cognitive authority to make that call.
Three, Nozdormu obviously agree, since he asked Malfurion, directly, and never searched for a second opinion. Considering that he probably is aware of all possible alternatives to that answer, well...
09/26/2012 03:08 PMDruidism helped them make a new society, but it was never the main focus of that society. Druids never had -any- say in the government and even the patron of the Circle didn't want anything to do with running the Night elves.
Posted by Kynrind
Except it did was the main focus, yes, and they had a hand in the government. Malfurion exiled Illidan. Malfurion exiled the Dath'Remar's Highborne. Malfurion led the war against Xavius.
And the Night Elven focus on the woods, the natural word, the ancients et coetera is born of the Druids' reverence for it. Before, they lived in cities and where a magi-scientific culture not that different from, say, Dalaran. Druids have a LOT to do with the way current nIght Elven society operates. Even the bit about defending their homeland, normally associated with Sentinels - A huge part of it is their charge to protect Nordrassil, Hyjal, where it sits, and the neighboring lands. Nordrassil was born, mainly, of Malfurion's appeal to the Ancients and Dragonflights to give them a way to neuter Illidan's second Well.
Theramore was special. Speaking of vanilla, when I first for to Theramore (which I was surprised wasn't the human starting zone; there was no mention of Stormwind's existence in War 3) I was amazed it wasn't bigger and more populous. In war 3 it was portrayed as Durotar's equal and counterpart in many ways; the Human/Dwarf/High Elf veterans of Mount Hyjal settled there and the Orc/Troll/Tauren veterans went to Durotar. Well, and Mulgore.It was portrayed that all of Eastern Kingdoms was lost and Theramore WAS the Alliance. That portrayal has changed, but still: Theramore was special!
There's a huge disconnect between WCIII and Vanilla WoW Alliance-side, yes. Varian Wrynn wasn't mentioned at all in WCIII - Nor Fordragon, actually. Nor King Magni. Lordaeron, from WCIII, was a Horde zone. Theramore was treated as a quest hub instead of the capital it was described as in WCIII. Gnomes weren't even part of the lore, damn it!