LiLi Drinking Beer?

90 Draenei Shaman
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SPOILERS: This thread has some minor spoilers for quests in Valley of the Four Winds and the comic Pearl of Pandaria.

So, yesterday I read Pearl of Pandaria and was a bit surprised to see that Lili was buying, brewing, and drinking beer throughout the book. By the time the book ended I had come to the conclusion that Pandaren drink regardless of age.

Then, while questing in Valley of the Four Winds, LiLi specifically asked me to sample grains for Chen's brew because she had never had a drink in her life.

Is this just a small mistake on Blizzard's part? Or did I read the book wrong?
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90 Tauren Death Knight
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I'll scrutinize this when I pick up Pearl of Pandaria next week, but she definitely says she has never tried beer in the Valley of the Four Winds.
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90 Undead Priest
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Societies throughout history didn't necessarily have many prohibitions on minors drinking. In some cases, drinking alcohol was the safest option, since water tends to carry a lot of germs.
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90 Night Elf Priest
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Or alternatively, she was worried and wanted you to be the one to test all those things...
In case they were dangerous. You never know.
>_>
<_<

The minor excuse works very well there!
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09/30/2012 09:45 AMPosted by Felya
Societies throughout history didn't necessarily have many prohibitions on minors drinking. In some cases, drinking alcohol was the safest option, since water tends to carry a lot of germs.
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90 Orc Warrior
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her age isn't the issue he's asking.

I'd go with oversight. The person writing the quest probably wasn't familiar with the book
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Maybe she just hasn't tried Chen's brews, but had other ale?
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90 Tauren Death Knight
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her age isn't the issue he's asking.

I'd go with oversight. The person writing the quest probably wasn't familiar with the book


That's a fairly large oversight. Micky Nielson wrote the book, and he is heavily involved with the ongoing story.
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90 Orc Warrior
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I don't really think so. I don't mean to downplay this thread if it sounds that way, but I don't consider a single conflicting point on whether a pandaren drinks or not a "fairly large oversight"

It probably could have been easily avoided but there are larger inconsistencies
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90 Blood Elf Warlock
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And if she does drink?

Drinking alcohol is something that is gradually introduced to your life from a very young age in most societies. Not everyone is like the USA.
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90 Draenei Shaman
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Just to clarify...the point really isn't about her age. I don't care if LiLi drinks or not. The point was simply that there is a contradiction: one source says she drinks; the other says she does not.
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90 Night Elf Hunter
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This is subtly explained in Valley of the Four Winds. She mentions that she has never had beer, before glancing around nervously. Li Li drinks, but Chen does not know that.
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90 Draenei Shaman
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09/30/2012 12:32 PMPosted by Pumlaxer
This is subtly explained in Valley of the Four Winds. She mentions that she has never had beer, before glancing around nervously. Li Li drinks, but Chen does not know that.


If that's the case, I'll have to pay more attention next time I'm questing through the zone.
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90 Night Elf Warrior
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Her parents make her lie so that social services don't come and take them away when they accidently draw a B O N G at school.
Edited by Elrith on 9/30/2012 6:38 PM PDT
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90 Dwarf Warrior
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09/30/2012 09:45 AMPosted by Felya
Societies throughout history didn't necessarily have many prohibitions on minors drinking. In some cases, drinking alcohol was the safest option, since water tends to carry a lot of germs.


And if she does drink?

Drinking alcohol is something that is gradually introduced to your life from a very young age in most societies. Not everyone is like the USA.


ITT: People who can't read.
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Interesting fact. The real reason beer was safer was simply because you boil the water to make it, rather than the alcohol content itself. The real advantage of beer isn't just comparative safety - it's the high caloric content of it. It's not as efficient as bread or porridge, but it's still quite significant.
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