Swords and spears are easier to mass produce, they don't run out of ammo and don't require troops to to carry around ammo wherever they go.
That person may prefer melee to a gun.
No nation has anything like a factory or assembly line to make guns so issuing one to every single soldier in a world of constant war is unreasonable. Weapons in wow are made by specialized craftsmen not a factory churning out several hundred guns a day.
"My bones are weak, my eyes see only darkness, and my body feels only pain; but these things are good because my will is my own."
I'm in a similar boat as tommo - I think the tech has it's place, Goblin and Gnome themed areas especially - but I think it's became far too intrusive in recent expansions.
It's ALWAYS been there, but it's never been so widespread.
I don't know guys, all this Technology seems to be a giant flaw on Blizzards part when they were making this game. The game developers were smart enough to notice that you can't have Pandaren be a druid because it wouldn't make sense for a bear to turn into a bear. However they were not smart enough to notice that gun wielders vs sword wielders would simply not be a fair fight.
Meh, doesn't bother me and I am typically a stickler for things that are inaccurate so to speak. The tech that is present is kinda dodgy The engineer mounts all look like they have been pieced together with whatever was lying around. I don't see these things as technological advancements that are out of place. I relate it more to our industrial revolution.
Guns?! BAH! Who needs guns!
I have a cannon, I load up a dwarven shaman or gnome caster and launch them towards a crowd, while they fly they can cast their spells all the want till they go splat and then we load up the next.
But yeah, much of this discussion can be added the words or phrases, "Magic", "You don't want to die on spawn in PvP (Headshots)".
Wouldn't mind more steampunk added in, but not the brutal kind like rigs and such, but the more "art" kind. Like as said, the train in Ulduar. Or hack, the bridge in SSC before the lady (was awesome too).
Yeah but there are also giant ogres and such hitting us with huge spiky axes that in reality would smash us to smithereens, and wild beasts with huge claws that would certainly rip one's face clear off. What about casters against swords? If you nit pick too much you will ruin everything! lol
But yeah, I think some of the things they have added over the past few expansions is a bit ridiculous. The gnomish and goblin tech from Vanilla WoW was fitting and didn't seem to break any of the immersion of being in a fantasy-based world.
But when I am alt-tabbed and hear a motorcycle idling in the background of the game... that's a definite "wtf?" moment for me.
i thought this was about wow having too much addons >.<
my bro always says whats the point of playing a game with so much texts floating around(names, dmg,quest, recount, omen, dmb.etcetc) so i thought something similar was here,
Creedy: "You've got nothing. Nothing but your bloody knives and your fancy karate gimmicks. We have guns."
V: "No, what you have are bullets, and the hope that when your guns are empty I'll no longer be standing, because if I am you'll all be dead before you've reloaded."
And adding another phrase to this, it's a complete different realm/world. Many things can affect it. Maybe the quality or bullets and arrows fell when we didn't have to buy them but they are suddenly there (which mean, you must be the one whom made them).
Realism doesn't belong in a FANTASY game. This game was never made to be realistic. If you want realistic then you are in the wrong genre of games.
Oh my, everyone in this thread basis a world that's full of magic etc on Earth's physics. You only assume a gun is more powerful than a sword because of "Earth Physics". It's quite possible that the metals used in WoW make for superior armour compared to bullets. It's quite possible that the orc's thick skin etc is almost impenetrable by bullets etc.
At the end of the day though, the best way for Blizzard to describe something is either "magic" or "it's a game" since even people with no imagination can accept that. If only they had as much ease explaining that to the die hard lore fanatics that can't seem to understand "it's a video game and it was done that way for balance" (ie, tauren paladins, undead holy priests, etc).
Why use blades when you have machine guns? Because you are faster using blades.