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    Simple. It's a human city. The vast majority are humans, despite what you might asume from the amount of high/blood elf NPCs in-game.

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    I suppose it might be a cultural thing too though, recall that we had ONLY old white guys for president up until Obama.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Soul Craver View Post
    Have you ever noticed the leaders of the Kirin tor are always Human? why?

    Note: The high elves was the ones that taught them the Arcane
    Because short-lived, naive, irreverent Humans must be written as the best at everything other than beating Orcs in battle for cdev to have a story they like.

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    do we know for sure that all of them have been human? i wasnt aware we knew more than a couple of the former leaders
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    more intelligent people taught them how to drive a car, and so they made a club for drivers to show of there skillz.

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    It's the question that doesn't need to be asked in the first place. It's like asking why humans are leader of Alterec,Lordaeron,Stormgarde,Gilneas,Kul Tiras,Stormwind. It's because all of that are fucking human kingdoms.

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    WoW-lore is based on the idea that real consumers are human and therefore we have some innate preference to see them always pull ahead.

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    Because it's a human nation. That's like asking why has the leader of the Warsong Clan always been an orc?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slummish View Post
    WoW-lore is based on the idea that real consumers are human and therefore we have some innate preference to see them always pull ahead.
    And yet Horde is where the cdev is invested most.

  10. #30
    They aren't always human. Occasionally an elf gets in there, due to the old alliances and the Order of Tirisfal. Granted, historically that tends to turn bad for the elves.

  11. #31
    Quote Originally Posted by Deceitx View Post
    Undead Kirin Tor? please..
    Will never happen. The Scourge attacked Dalaran and their beloved leader, Atonidas, was slain.

    The people of Dalaran have as much right to hate Undead as the surviving Lordaeron citizens and the Gilneans.

    As for why they always Human?

    Dalaran is one of the 7 Human Kingdoms. It only makes sense that it's ruled by Humans.

    If any other race were to rule Dalaran, it would be a High Elf, but that's unlikely. Human kingdom and all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mister J View Post
    Will never happen. The Scourge attacked Dalaran and their beloved leader, Atonidas, was slain.

    The people of Dalaran have as much right to hate Undead as the surviving Lordaeron citizens and the Gilneans.

    As for why they always Human?

    Dalaran is one of the 7 Human Kingdoms. It only makes sense that it's ruled by Humans.

    If any other race were to rule Dalaran, it would be a High Elf, but that's unlikely. Human kingdom and all.
    1. I agree the Horde should make its own magic organization and that Dalaran is a human kingdom -but-

    2. There need to be more prominent non human mages

    3. The Forsaken do have some ties to Dalaran, but they're largely antagonistic lol

    http://www.wowpedia.org/Losses_of_the_Third_War

    http://www.wowpedia.org/Dalar_Dawnweaver
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    It's like asking why the USA President is always American ?

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    Have you ever noticed the leaders of the Orgrimmar are always Orcs? why?

    Note: The tauren was the ones that taught them the kodo hunting.
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    Well, everybody of importance to the story must be either a human or an orc (Anything else is just extras), the Kirin tor are by origin an alliance-oriented organization (huge burly orc in a robe looks silly anyway :P ), so humans it is...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mysticx View Post
    Well, everybody of importance to the story must be either a human or an orc (Anything else is just extras)
    This is dumb.

    -Why-.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Soul Craver View Post
    Have you ever noticed the leaders of the Kirin tor are always Human? why?

    Note: The high elves was the ones that taught them the Arcane

    Ignoring all the trollish answers...it's because it's a human city that was founded by humans. After the Elves taught the humans magic, those capable of magic founded a seperate city since the average peasant at the time was bias against magic...as were paladins up until fairly recently.

    Think of it as a WoW version of the Jedi Academy minus the fact that they don't only recruit children or frown on marriage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skytotem View Post
    This is dumb.

    -Why-.

    The Cenarion Circle isn't ruled by humans...and they're kinda a big deal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mysticx View Post
    Well, everybody of importance to the story must be either a human or an orc (Anything else is just extras)
    Which is why the story will never ever be anything but mediocre

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skytotem View Post
    I suppose it might be a cultural thing too though, recall that we had ONLY old white guys for president up until Obama.
    In most of fantasy, humans are always evil, always 'weak,' always lesser.
    I World of Warcraft, which started out way back with 'Humans versus Orcs,' Humans actually have a role to play.

    Why is it so wrong that humans (and orcs) are finally important in a work of fiction?

    Dalaran is a human kingdom. The Kirin Tor is a predominantly human organization. Most leaders are human, simply because there's far more humans there than anything else.

    So here's what: Elves may be majestic, but they're snubby, arrogant, and stupid. Yes, elves are stupid. They live very long lives, so they've got all the time to learn stuff, but they're not any brighter than any other species, which means that, in order to process the same information, they require ten times as much time. Which makes them stupid.
    Draenei are self-righteous blaggards. There's nothing interesting about them; they're holier-than-thou Naaru-worshipping cowards, and prone to quite a bit of mis-placed hatred against the Broken.
    Humans are intelligent, make tough choices, and bear the brunt of problems most other peoples are happy to shove their way. Sure, they make mistakes, and since they're more active than most, they make many mistakes. But at least they dó something.
    Dwarves like to keep to themselves.
    Gnomes are very intelligent, but have little interest in politics.
    Gilneans are humans, but like to take a back seat and let mommy Stormwind take the lead.
    Etcetera, etcetera.

    Perhaps a better question would be:
    What's with all the misanthropy in the fantasy genre? Are humans just not special enough for you to find them awesome?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RyanEX View Post

    The Cenarion Circle isn't ruled by humans...and they're kinda a big deal.
    They're also painfully neutral and have overwritten or stolen everything interesting about the Night Elves and anything related to them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stir View Post
    In most of fantasy, humans are always evil, always 'weak,' always lesser.
    Flat out bullshit.

    Humans are the hero. The ones that rise to the occasion no matter what that have empathy and kindness in their culture which leaves other races scratching their heads. Etc...

    They are not -always- evil.

    Humans and orcs are -always- important in fiction.
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