10/07/2012 03:29 AMToo many of you mooks ruin any appreciation of the lore by insisting on viewing it yourself through the lens of your main character and ignoring the intentions of the storytellers. It's cute the way you spin things, but far too often it becomes the basis for sulky criticism.
Posted by Elrith
I agree with Elrith. RP and the actual storyline are separate. Considering that CDev has a very specific storyline they want to tell, they have to assume that the player character is a selfless Hero, someone who has risen above the petty conflicts of the Alliance and Horde, has taken on great threats to the world and won, and has the best interest of Azeroth at heart. They also do this because only a small percentage of the population RPs, but a substantial portion of the playerbase follows the story, especially considering the very positive response the storyline of MoP has received thus far.
For example, take the Goblin starting experience. Not everyone
could have been a powerful executive and second to Gallywix. But, from a storyline perspective, that is what we see. I find that the best way to RP is to cherry-pick what my character has seen in the storyline and what they haven't, even if I actually did every quest, dungeon, and raid. Honestly, I hope someday Blizzard throws RPers a bone and places in a few systems to help shape one's character separate from the main storyline.
I don't appreciate Anduin.
Whether in character or not.
The intentions of the storytellers suck.
This is a separate complaint, though. It is also one that not everyone may agree with. For example, I actually enjoyed questing with Anduin as I found I actually agreed with what he was saying. Several members of my guild, who are into lore but not RPers, felt the same, mainly because we feel the war is asinine and want Garrosh's head to be mounted on our mantelpiece whenever they implement Guild Halls. This is coming from a proud Horde guild, no less.
I can respect where you are coming from, though, especially as someone who may be angered at the Horde's actions against the Alliance.