I am not sure where else to post this thread but here's my query. Being that I have just finished World of Warcraft: Jaina Proudmoore: Tides of War, I have a simple question, without giving any spoilers -
The Alliance was openly making use of Warlocks in a battle.
When did the use of Demonic magics become accepted by the Alliance? And if this is now canon as most of the books are, does this give Players the ability openly RP Warlocks in the "open" world now.
This was always frowned upon in my circles as Warlocks were always considered the low-lifes of the magic world, enslaving demons to do their bidding and such.
Being useful in battle isn't the same thing as walking around juggling soulshards and talking to your enslaved demon. What is acceptable on the battlefield is not necessarily acceptable on the streets of Stormwind. To say "they use warlocks in battle now, openly, does that mean they can openly walk around and practice?" is like saying "we use brutal, violent, questionably ethical means to attack our enemy like burning a Tauren village of women and children, on the battlefield, does that mean the Stormwind Guard should start policing like this?"
What is acceptable on the battlefield is a means to an end. That doesn't mean that you can waltz around Alliance territory proclaiming you're a demon monger.
Still, I usually leave this to personal preference. Azeroth has been in a perpetual state of war for some time now and people are probably growing pretty jaded. A warlock these days is probably a lot less shocking than it would have been several years ago.
Death Knights are accepted as members of the alliance, Wrynn makes it clear, but that doesn't magically end old prejudices and the nightmares that plague people who have personally encountered them before that point. Prejudices, superstition, and personal experience do not just disappear because the king says "Tirion says they're cool, they're useful, so they're welcome", nor does a warlock's usefulness in battle (probably to help counter Horde warlocks) suddenly negate old superstitions and prejudices against them among civilians, or even their fellow soldiers.
The Guard might not be allowed or inclined to arrest somebody simply for stating they practice fel magic anymore, but that isn't necessarily a license to walk your enslaved demon around town. Disturbance of the peace at the very least.