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    Is Azeroth more technologically advanced than modern Earth?

    I was thinking about that the other day. Warcraft has a medieval feel to it, but at the same time isn't Azeroth more technologically advanced than modern humans are in the real world?

    When I see things like helicopters, motorcycles, rifles etc. it makes me wonder why most characters are riding around on horses, and using swords instead of driving cars, and wielding machine guns?

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    In a word: No.

    They do have the benefit of magic, though.

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    They're still stuck in the pre-internet age and no spaceflight (borrowed Naaru ships don't count). They have electricity, radio and TV. I would say 1950-60's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aquamonkey View Post
    They're still stuck in the pre-internet age and no spaceflight (borrowed Naaru ships don't count). I would say 1960's.
    They may not have space flight, but I think people overlook the fact that they have technology that allows them to open / travel through worm holes (which is essentially a more practical form of space flight), and gnomish devices that allow for teleportation etc. I consider that pretty advanced, lol.

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    it really depends on which nation you go by in terms of technology the Gnome and the Goblins are decades ahead of the Humans and orcs
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    Of course they aren't I hearth home from work every day IRL

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    Quote Originally Posted by achromatickang View Post
    They may not have space flight, but I think people overlook the fact that they have technology that allows them to open / travel through worm holes (which is essentially a more practical form of space flight), and gnomish devices that allow for teleportation etc. I consider that pretty advanced, lol.
    Considering they have no understanding of quantum physics, it's more likely magic based or borrowed technology. They have little control/understanding of how those generators themselves work. "Dimensional folding is not fully understood in any capacity."
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    Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
    ´So.. sorry to bring this up but..you know that .."thing" (Med'an).. is that "thing" cannon still?
    ...as much have some have wished otherwise, yes. (Loreology)

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    It is similar to how things were here on Earth when the automobile, train, etc first came about. Only the wealthiest or most entitled (ie military in time of need) had them. At this time, most people would still be seen riding around on a horse and carriage, while a few here and there would be rattling down the road in their fancy shmancy Model T Ford. Just like today, wealthier people can afford the expensive hybrids that we are seeing more and more of, but most of us schmucks are still driving around your average gas guzzler. Same with weapons; some armies at one point had such technological advancements as cannons and rifles, but mostly still relied on the bow and arrow and other more 'primitive' weapons.

    It can probably be assumed the 'player' in the Warcraft universe is wealthier and more 'important' than the average Azeroth citizen. We can afford the best of the best technologies, and the quartermasters of the factions we fight for make the best weapons available to us. Otherwise, you would see NPCs carting around the city in gnomish racecars like it was no big thing.

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    Any engineer can make an item that, in the description, reverses your gravity. They have devised ways of communicating long-distance with other characters technologically. They have created robots with artificial intelligence and personalities.

    Seems pretty darn advanced to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaleredar View Post
    Any engineer can make an item that, in the description, reverses your gravity. They have devised ways of communicating long-distance with other characters technologically. They have created robots with artificial intelligence and personalities.

    Seems pretty darn advanced to me.
    They probably reverse-engineered those things from Titan technology.
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    ´So.. sorry to bring this up but..you know that .."thing" (Med'an).. is that "thing" cannon still?
    ...as much have some have wished otherwise, yes. (Loreology)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aquamonkey View Post
    They probably reverse-engineered those things from Titan technology.
    Doesn't matter, if they know how it works... and since every engineer and his mother can make the first, a random rag-tag gnome knows how to invent and use the second, and the artificially intelligent robots have been around since Vanilla WoW... I don't know if that matters too much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaleredar View Post
    Doesn't matter, if they know how it works... and since every engineer and his mother can make the first, a random rag-tag gnome knows how to invent and use the second, and the artificially intelligent robots have been around since Vanilla WoW... I don't know if that matters too much.
    I meant more the AI.

    The gravity thing is magic based since it requires Electrified Ether (made from Volatile Air) to make. This is also where the comparisons to IRL break down, since much of their technology has magic components.
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    Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
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    Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
    ´So.. sorry to bring this up but..you know that .."thing" (Med'an).. is that "thing" cannon still?
    ...as much have some have wished otherwise, yes. (Loreology)

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    Serious? It is a game, logic out the window... Cyperpunk, steampunk call it what you want, it isn't comparable by any means.

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    Just looking at their non-magic technology, they are mostly behind us.

    If you take into account what they can do with any combo of tech/magic, they are far ahead of us.
    Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
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    ´So.. sorry to bring this up but..you know that .."thing" (Med'an).. is that "thing" cannon still?
    ...as much have some have wished otherwise, yes. (Loreology)

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    We are, but they have magic. Reminds me of when in a book the divide where the go to a magic land that was filled with all magic and not technology.
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    They may have magic thanks to some races, but these people collectively don't even have indoor plumbing. (Ok, other than the occasional sink, but where the heck does that even hook up to.)

    Helicopters and motorcycle, sure, but they're awful rickety. lol

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    No, the greater part of their advancement is due to magic, not technology.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aquamonkey View Post
    They're still stuck in the pre-internet age and no spaceflight (borrowed Naaru ships don't count). They have electricity, radio and TV. I would say 1950-60's.

    Personal helicopters, rockets, super fast trams capable of traveling half the distance of the continent in less than 5 minutes.
    Not to mention teleportation (Goblin/Gnome, not magic)

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    The most advanced technology they have is airships, made out of wood for the most part. No, they are not.
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