About these "Deaths in Darnassus"

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No one died in Darnassus except for those who wished to remain; if you take the population of the city and divide it by the number of players who did that mission to rescue the civilians, the entire population of Darnassus was saved several times over. I guess The king was upset that This is fine dog died. can't say I blame him, really. it was the best part of that quest.
Nice math.
08/07/2018 09:33 AMPosted by Crunchy
if you take the population of the city and divide it by the number of players who did that mission to rescue the civilians, the entire population of Darnassus was saved several times over


that's not how it works m8
Yeah, and all of us really ruled over every player in our class during Legion - welcome to game limitations.
08/07/2018 09:33 AMPosted by Crunchy
No one died in Darnassus except for those who wished to remain
Darnassus was a large city filled with innocent civilians. There is only so much civilians one can escort out of a zone before they are in a warzone. They can't just 'magically' poof every civ in the area to another location, the alliance tried their best to save as much as they could.
08/07/2018 09:33 AMPosted by Crunchy
No one died in Darnassus except for those who wished to remain; if you take the population of the city and divide it by the number of players who did that mission to rescue the civilians, the entire population of Darnassus was saved several times over. I guess The king was upset that This is fine dog died. can't say I blame him, really. it was the best part of that quest.


Yeah uh...

That's now how it works. A lot of people died in that tree.
08/07/2018 09:33 AMPosted by Crunchy
No one died in Darnassus except for those who wished to remain; if you take the population of the city and divide it by the number of players who did that mission to rescue the civilians, the entire population of Darnassus was saved several times over. I guess The king was upset that This is fine dog died. can't say I blame him, really. it was the best part of that quest.


i was lazy and only saved one today and since not many people were out there, pretty sure lots burned.
08/07/2018 09:39 AMPosted by Verla
08/07/2018 09:33 AMPosted by Crunchy
No one died in Darnassus except for those who wished to remain; if you take the population of the city and divide it by the number of players who did that mission to rescue the civilians, the entire population of Darnassus was saved several times over. I guess The king was upset that This is fine dog died. can't say I blame him, really. it was the best part of that quest.


i was lazy and only saved one today and since not many people were out there, pretty sure lots burned.


I tried with my first run through. After that I usually just sat next to the portal. My "rescuer" was still surprised she found me. I was right next to her!
There was no indication that they had to evacuate Darnassus.

It wasn't until Teldrassil started burning that they realized they had to evacuate.

Shockingly, they can't evacuate that many people that fast. The only Darnassians who willingly died are the Priestesses of the Moon, as they refused to escape while others still were there.
Realistically speaking (or as realistic as elves in a giant tree get), tens of thousands of Night Elves probably burnt to death or died of smoke inhalation.
08/07/2018 09:48 AMPosted by Grimmantle
Realistically speaking (or as realistic as elves in a giant tree get), tens of thousands of Night Elves probably burnt to death or died of smoke inhalation.


It seems unlikely a siege catapult would have been able to launch high enough to reach the city. The tree would have had to have burned from the bottom up. This should have given the people some time to escape, but obviously in any disaster there are likely to be stragglers or special circumstances.

Long story short - take fire and disaster drills seriously and hold them often.
Read the Novella that Blizzard put up today!! It explains it so much more in depth and you will see just how long it was taking to evacuate the entire city, and the outlying outposts. I literally cried at the end of that read myself, even knowing what was going to happen.
Yeah no....the novellas outright call it genocide and that thousands died. Nice try though.
What about the other quest in the Temple...saving the spider spinnerets? Was anyone able to complete that quest? I tried on several toons, but each time I was sent back into the burning area. Not all my toons received the quest either.
08/07/2018 09:51 AMPosted by Adalberht
08/07/2018 09:48 AMPosted by Grimmantle
Realistically speaking (or as realistic as elves in a giant tree get), tens of thousands of Night Elves probably burnt to death or died of smoke inhalation.


It seems unlikely a siege catapult would have been able to launch high enough to reach the city. The tree would have had to have burned from the bottom up. This should have given the people some time to escape, but obviously in any disaster there are likely to be stragglers or special circumstances.

Long story short - take fire and disaster drills seriously and hold them often.


Don't be so quick to discount the combo of A) magic catapult and B) magic ammo. Not to mention the fact that a tree like Teldrassil couldn't exist in the first place in any remotely realisitc setting...
This is what tv tropes calls 'insane troll logic.'
08/07/2018 10:02 AMPosted by Arttemiis
What about the other quest in the Temple...saving the spider spinnerets? Was anyone able to complete that quest? I tried on several toons, but each time I was sent back into the burning area. Not all my toons received the quest either.


That was a low level quest. I made the mistake of picking it up and reading it AFTER I had picked up the quest to save the citizens in Darnassus the first time. Only after realizing it was a low level quest and that I was being timed for the other.
08/07/2018 09:34 AMPosted by Othaella
Nice math.
Can we stop calling it a "genocide"? You effing elves are still everywhere.
Fortunately the Night Elves had a strong leader, waiting to help with the evacuation. Making sure every night elf had the best chance of getting out.

Oh wait. No. She was too obsessed with her boyfriend.

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