04/15/2013 12:40 PM
Posted by Zerde
They've said it, but it hasn't always been shown as such in game. Blood in the Snow is a good step, but that doesn't necessarily erase the other things he's done that weren't purely military.
Personally I think its impossible to try and separate politics and military matters fully. For example, the blood elves, getting them to join has both political and military aspect to it. Same with how to deal with the sha.
However I dont see Varian every dealing with more domestic issue of the various races. Like taxes, agriculture, industry etc.
The problem is taxes, argriculture, and industry DO deal with military as well.
Clear, defining limits need to be placed and stated and if the game shows him overstepping them (and I consider the Blood Elf thing overstepping them), he should be called on it and punished accordingly.
The problem is, as a soverign of a nation as well as Military Commander, he can't be punished.
Which is why him having both roles doesn't work.
Him offering that and forcing the rest of the Alliance to take on trade agreements, work besides the Blood Elves, and everything else it means to be in an Alliance was wrong without checking and discussing it with the other leaders.
Darnassus would have protected the Worgen with or without the Alliance, but they at least made it clear to the worgen that the Alliance bit was dependant on other nations.