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    I'm going to go with Trassk's mountain dew explanation, for it is both glorious and accurate...ish.
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  2. #42
    Quote Originally Posted by wych View Post
    I never said they couldn't, I was just saying I don't find aimless creatures in a fantasy world particularly interesting.
    Much like the crazed caterpillars, but 10x worse since there are so many more rabbits.

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    Guys Kobolds are not related to Troggs.

    There are a number of lesser races in Azeroth that act like pets in the real world.

    Kobolds - Rats
    Virmin - Rabbits
    Gnolls - Hyenas
    Snobolds - Northrend Rats
    Murlocs - Fish/frog men
    Wolvar - Wolverines
    Oracles - Frog-things
    Sporlocs?

    Then things like Gilblin and pygmies in Uldum I guess could also count.

    They're just to add flavour to the continents really. Instead of fighting giant rabbits we get rabbit men.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harmonious View Post
    Guys Kobolds are not related to Troggs.

    There are a number of lesser races in Azeroth that act like pets in the real world.

    Kobolds - Rats
    Virmin - Rabbits
    Gnolls - Hyenas
    Snobolds - Northrend Rats
    Murlocs - Fish/frog men
    Wolvar - Wolverines
    Oracles - Frog-things
    Sporlocs?

    Then things like Gilblin and pygmies in Uldum I guess could also count.

    They're just to add flavour to the continents really. Instead of fighting giant rabbits we get rabbit men.
    actually kobolds are related to troggs. that was revealed in "World of Warcraft: The Magazine Issue 5".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Harmonious View Post
    Guys Kobolds are not related to Troggs.
    They are, though. They evolved from troggs who degenerated completely into flesh creatures.

    I don't like it, myself. Should've had them come from a rat ancient or something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Golden Yak View Post
    They are, though. They evolved from troggs who degenerated completely into flesh creatures.

    I don't like it, myself. Should've had them come from a rat ancient or something.
    maybe they did. maybe they are troggs that were blessed by a rat ancient, or something. maybe they were an especially weak group of troggs that being killed one by one by predators, so the rat ancient decided to bless them with his rat baby-making powers so they'd be born faster than the predators could kill them lol
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    Kids love rabbits...and pandas...

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    Rabbits = tween content. That's the explanation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mongoose19 View Post
    Kids love rabbits...and pandas...

    And monkeys, and tigers, and snakes, and ..cranes? And foxes.

    Really, I know it might be agreeing with some of the negative vibes people gave pandaria, but you can't deny half the inspiration of pandaria obvious came from this movie, even if pandaren came years earlier in wow's story, all the other races in mists didn't.

    considering all the races of pandaria are based on an animal hybrid, its not hard to make that connection.

  10. #50
    Quote Originally Posted by Kaleredar View Post
    Two words:

    Platypus. People.
    Yeah, there's a distinct lack of Australasian mobs in the game. Hippos are also another "common" animal that has no analogue in Azeroth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trassk View Post
    And monkeys, and tigers, and snakes, and ..cranes?
    That's not really a legitimate argument. Those species are important in Chinese mythos, it would make sense there would be crossover when two properties use the same source.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trassk View Post
    [IMG]considering all the races of pandaria are based on an animal hybrid, its not hard to make that connection.
    The Mogu aren't, they're based on Mongolians. The Yaungol are related to Tauren. The Grummles are related to Uldum's pygmies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Voyager View Post
    The Mogu aren't, they're based on Mongolians. The Yaungol are related to Tauren. The Grummles are related to Uldum's pygmies.
    the mogu are based on the stone lion statues in china.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese_guardian_lions
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    Quote Originally Posted by checking facts View Post
    the mogu are based on the stone lion statues in china.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese_guardian_lions
    Yep, foo dog men

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    yep, even the mogu are based on some kind of animal mythos, blizzard just souped them up a bit and made them humanoid from the get go instead of having some fabulous story of evolution.

  15. #55
    Quote Originally Posted by VeganHunter View Post
    Is there some bit of lore that calls for these rabbits to exist?

    They are, IMO, the worst, and most annoying mobs in the entire game.
    That's simply because they appear on the farm (artificial slowdown) and when not on the farm they're the only mobs outside vanilla that run away in fear. (again, artificial slowdown that should've been left in vanilla)

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    JAR JAR binks says hello...
    ...Made it through 9 years of wow...

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    Like all the lore of cata and especially MoP I find it's best to pretend none of it ever happened and ignore its existence as a whole.

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    We can only hope that they are not watching SyFy original movies.

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    You could say that about any race in the game...

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    Most immersion breaking part of wow IMO is when those fuckers are around, namely valley of four winds and that stormstout shit.
    I mean... Wow never was that immersion friendly, but for fucks sake that dungeon is a fucking alarm clock. To be honest, I'd sack whoever is responsible for that.

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