And i am aware of that joke aswell, but first of all the song in WoW was about killing dwarves and just becuase original was about smoking weed, that doesn't change the fact that in wow Trolls are singing about killing. Another thing is that this joke was deleted, so I don't understand how it actually count?
Sorry, but that's the most ridiculous statement i have ever heard. While i don't deny that there might be at times connection, but I am pretty sure that potheads will roll anything which will appeal to them rather than a race that give them impression that they're alike. And I wonder if you actually have done any kind of research on this feild to make such a claims.Hence tons of potheads started playing that race because they thought it was cool/funny and Taurens because of their herbalism racial. Obviously, I know that not everyone who plays a Troll is a pot head.
I personally have been playing game since TBC, but my cousin had been playing since Vanilla, he siad that trolls were one of the least played race, because racials were very unpleasnat, and only skilled gamers who knew how to play and use thier racials actually played them. And it seems to be much more true when combined with my own research. Even in WotLk they were the least played race (3%) And one of the reasons why I rolled my first troll. Every troll player I encountered was either very skilled player, or casual who don't do much, but rolled them anyway for 'cool factor'. Those troll players which I befriended with usually had either great education, or were very active people irl (one said that he was himself training cappoeira, and siad that it was main reason he rolled troll) and neither was even mentioning about smoking weed. Being at some point quite active roleplayer on my priestess, I got to know quite lot of them (sure it's not whole population of players, yet I think I can share my observations and experiences).
If they're your favourite race then you should notice that asaide from accent they don't really have anything else jamaican. And I wouldn't question you if you gave that impression. What I understood was that you put all the race to one bag for one very silly excuse, with which i disagreed.Second, I don't have anything against troll race as a whole. Its one of my favorite races. I just don't like Vol'jin so much. The guy that use to run ZA, Zul'jin, was one of my favorite lore characters and his story is pretty damn sad. Like I said, I never stated that all trolls are potheads and bad leaders. Its just the pothead stereotype was added by blizz during WoW. Take Belf males for example, people always call them homosexuals because of their /emotes and mannerisms in WoW. Yet in lore(WC3) Belfs where nothing alike the ones in WoW, Blizz makes stereotypes for all the races for shits & giggles. Also writers change all the time so the races keep flip-flopping personalities, same with the characters.
And I love Zul'jin too, It's shame what they did to him, Troll lore is in general very impressive and yet very sad. I wish that for once we will restore at least one Empire, and I am one of those players who refuse to acknowledge Quel'whatever as elfen land- it was sacred Amani Land, for centuries, and it will always be.
I started to play as belf (noob times) and the moment I crossed trolls I felt it was a shame to kill them, and back then I did know nothing about troll and elvesn lore, and yet I still felt that there was certainly something wrong with it.