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    Real world logic and video games, especially fantasy/sci-fi video games do not mix.

    Blizzard has always put fun and gameplay ahead of lore and logic. There are guns, magic, and swords all in Warcraft because it gives the player more variety and fun that way. Limiting that just for the sake of realism was not something they wanted to do. There are plenty of other more realistic games out there, Warcraft has always had a pretty big dose of the absurd and silly mixed into it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Killington View Post
    Have you seen the guns in WoW? A lot of them fire at almost the rate of a modern day fully auto machine gun.
    Almost? Don't think I've seen a single gun in WoW pump out roughly 800 rounds/minute. Obviously I'm not including special shots but even including them I'm not so sure you could get that many off due to the GCD being 1-1.5 seconds.

    That said a large portion of the Technology in game is magic based. In order for most of them to function there has to be some level of magic infused into them.

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    Man, if anything, I want to see more of this. I'd want WC4 to skip ahead 200-500 years and have way more industrialization going on. Iron Horde, ftw! But mix in more magic and fantastical elements, so we can have bitching coal-powered magi-tek engines and war golems running on enchanted steam.

    Wait, that's basically Iron Kingdoms...

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    I don't mind a bit of steampunk, but it's getting out of hand now.

    I liked when it wasn't a big part of the game. You could see goblins and gnomes making some foolishly crazy inventions that usually exploded in their faces. Once in a while you saw a flying machine etc. But it was never a big part of the game and i liked it that way.

    Now it's soon World of Industrialization. I liked the game when it was a medival-ish rpg with steampunk influences. Not the other way around.

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    You know what, you guys are right, real world logic doesn't work in this game, best to just accept for what it is. I guess it's always just been a pet peeve of mine that that all this technology could exist along side, the medieval setting in this game. You all made good points.
    Last edited by Killington; 2012-11-15 at 10:32 AM.

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    If Warcraft was just castles and dragons, I would have not been as interested in the lore as I do now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Killington View Post
    One thing about WoW that has never made sense to me is all the technology in this game. I was always under the impression that the world we play in was some kind of medieval fantasy type setting like LoTR but I was way wrong.

    Blizz has gone way overboard with all the tech in this game in the last few expacs. Everything from motorcycles, to helicopters, to hover rockets ect I mean what next? Jet planes? Computers? Are we going to be seeing Garrosh log into his facebook on his ipad while he's bored in Org? Will we see Thrall calling up Aggra on his new Samsung Galaxy S to check in on her?

    There is technology in this game that even surpasses things we have in the real world, like all these robotics we see in the game. I don't know about you guys but I've never seen anyone riding around on hovering rockets to get to work.

    That's the thing though, if the citizens of Azeroth have access to all this technology why even bother using swords,shields, bows and all that kind of primitive weaponry? Why not just pick up a gun since history has shown them to be a far superior weapon? Never bring a knife to gun fight anyone? You have rockets, bombs, guns all at your disposal yet you still decide to to use axes and swords? Why?

    Anyone else feel the technology in the World...of Warcraft is out of control and breaks the immersion a little bit?
    Oh OP, you're trying to make sense of a game that mails out dragons again
    Also, I loves me some steam punk. The steamier the better lulz
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    They have computers already. Gnomeregan for instance. There was that one annoying as hell dungeon with bronzebeard where we had to escort him as he "hacked" the computer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Killington View Post
    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.
    How wouldn't it make sense???? If a humanoid bear could turn into a ferocious wild bear, I could see that making sense easily, a lot more than I can see a dogman turning into a bear, or cat.
    It's like crossing an intersection. There's shit going on all over the place and you don't panic and act like an idiot then do you?

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    Its a fantasy game....
    And Already The World Looks A Little Less Bright.....

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    I honestly dont get why you guys are looking for logic in a fucking fantasy game?
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    I kind of agree with the OP. Don't get me wrong i like steampunk fantasy but for some reason it just seems a little off in WoW. It seems like every third quest i'm destroying helicopters or dodging mines. I get that Blizzard wants to make a unique world, but at some point you start seeing how far it has trailed off from high fantasy/steampunk worlds. With all the talking pandas, pets and mechanical atrocities it feels like i'm in an over the top steampunk version of Narnia. I hate Narnia.

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    I think Blizzard implements the kind of level of tech we see the Goblins and Gnomes pushing out because that's what they want. They want to be able to have things, technologically in-game, that wouldn't be in standard or traditional fantasy. They want to be able to deviate from that. Instead of just elves with bows and arrows, dwarves with hammers and wizards with magic they have goblins with bombs strapped to their backs and Gnomes in partially functional helicopters. Cannons and tanks.

    I think it is there for sake of breaking away from tradition.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Evilananazz View Post
    I don't mind a bit of steampunk, but it's getting out of hand now.

    I liked when it wasn't a big part of the game. You could see goblins and gnomes making some foolishly crazy inventions that usually exploded in their faces. Once in a while you saw a flying machine etc. But it was never a big part of the game and i liked it that way.

    Now it's soon World of Industrialization. I liked the game when it was a medival-ish rpg with steampunk influences. Not the other way around.
    Seriously, its getting out of hand NOW? In Burning Crusade we had rockets, eco domes and dimensional spaceships

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    Quote Originally Posted by Killington View Post
    One thing about WoW that has never made sense to me is all the technology in this game. I was always under the impression that the world we play in was some kind of medieval fantasy type setting like LoTR but I was way wrong.

    Blizz has gone way overboard with all the tech in this game in the last few expacs. Everything from motorcycles, to helicopters, to hover rockets ect I mean what next? Jet planes? Computers? Are we going to be seeing Garrosh log into his facebook on his ipad while he's bored in Org? Will we see Thrall calling up Aggra on his new Samsung Galaxy S to check in on her?

    There is technology in this game that even surpasses things we have in the real world, like all these robotics we see in the game. I don't know about you guys but I've never seen anyone riding around on hovering rockets to get to work.

    That's the thing though, if the citizens of Azeroth have access to all this technology why even bother using swords,shields, bows and all that kind of primitive weaponry? Why not just pick up a gun since history has shown them to be a far superior weapon? Never bring a knife to gun fight anyone? You have rockets, bombs, guns all at your disposal yet you still decide to to use axes and swords? Why?

    Anyone else feel the technology in the World...of Warcraft is out of control and breaks the immersion a little bit?
    I agree fully! I personally don't use any of those mounts, haven't got any even.
    I don't find it fitting in the wow universe.

  16. #56
    Quote Originally Posted by Killington View Post
    Okay fine, but then explain to me why the citizens of Azeroth don't embrace all this superior tech and give up the inferior swords, bows and shields/primitive weapons?
    Magic enhancements make them competitive.

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    Have you played The Burning Crusade? Steampunk tech got nothing on the Naaru.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Killington View Post
    Okay fine, but then explain to me why the citizens of Azeroth don't embrace all this superior tech and give up the inferior swords, bows and shields/primitive weapons?
    you've never been killed by a bow, have ya?... Nasty little things. specially in the hands of someone that knows how to use it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chonar View Post
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    Have you played The Burning Crusade? Steampunk tech got nothing on the Naaru.
    And you my friend has just pointed out the first instance of wow being all "tech silly".

    The whole space tech angle that came with outland really didn't fit the game. It all started with Captain picard and the USS Draenei...

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    Warcraft 2 had flying machines, cannons, explosives, submarines, zeppelins, and oil platforms. The game even used oil as one of its three resources. Warcraft 3 had rifles, steam tanks, mortar squads and flamethrowers. The Warcraft universe has been distinctly steampunk since 1995. As I see it, there's not a whole lot to discuss.
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