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    Quote Originally Posted by Tanaria View Post
    Stormwind is fairly suitable for the High Elves, considering they love working with Humans and many live between Stormwind and Dalaran.

    Night Elves will likely get something on Hyjal/Nordrassil.
    Forsaken will likely return to Lordaeron.
    No alliance , or high elf fan will ever agree that stormwind is suitable or fairly suitable for high elves. If you're a fan, it's not home, your people didn't build it, and as an elf you won't be satisfied with living in someone else's place as youyr permanent home.

    NAnd night elves are even more fiercely proud. Have the land, the power, the expertise and you should be able to.

    High Elves/Void elves:

    Land: Telogrus rift or Crystalsong Forest are both available to claim amongst other sides
    Power: The power of the void is the new energy /power source they can tap into if they can't use the sunwell directly.
    Expertise: The void elf scholars are some of the most learned and dedicated practitioners of magic. Look who comes to study the void? Scholars, magicians.. the expertise is there.

    Night Elves:
    Land: North and western Kalimdor, Broken Isles, anywhere from Val'sharah to broken shore (incl Suramar apart from the bit the Nightborne are in.
    Power: Well of Eternity, The emerald dream/world tree, Font of Elune.
    Expertise: Ancients of lore etc who remember everything (they helped build the original cities and remember every detail), Shen'dralar Highborne - (they engineered many of the magical wonders that made the kaldorei empire magical wonder and spectacle). 10k year+ priests who'd have been part of the building of some of the most extraordinary temples (see Cathedral of Eternal night, Temples of Elune in Zin'Azshari, Val'sharah, old Darnassus.) It was the ancients and those very highborne that built the kaldorei cities.


    From a lore point of view, night elves and void/high elves can gain powerful cities.

    but we all know, established lore is meaningless in these things. If they had no expertise we could logically trace or power or anything and blizz wanted to give them a city, they'd give them one and write the lore for al the pieces you need.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ardenaso View Post
    The Wrynns and their High Elf bitches



    (also I'm in need of someone who could texture Vereesa's tabard with the Silver Covenant design)
    They look ghastly, like pimps and their hos. Not the most flattering rendition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MyWholeLifeIsThunder View Post
    Indeed, I like that one a lot too! IMO the character creation screen could be revamped in much cooler ways. If there was customization options regarding racials during creation, this could have so much more potential.

    TBH I would go as far as to put all elves on the same category
    Yes, pretty much.. blizzard were clever in wow, by focusing on the aspects of one group that were diminished in another t, then changing their models to make them deafferent. But erven then, they were very similar. The Silvermoon architecture had a lot of inspiration from the Darnassus one - but players were so fooled by the whole package they missed it.

    And then did the same with Suramar,. but then it's only wow that insisted on such distinctiveness.. because of the factions.

    Good thing is most players see them as very similar, it's only die hards that are so fixated on them, that love seeing them as a completely different race - which I've never understand how they could think so when they both bear the name "elf" in their race name. and you can literally see the similarities if you look and think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mace View Post
    No alliance , or high elf fan will ever agree that stormwind is suitable or fairly suitable for high elves.
    well at least you didn't say Silvermoon/Quel'thalas like those who demand another mile after being given a mile

    I'd say Eldre'thalas; it's the last remaining Highborne bastion and Mordent has a claim on it. The Alliance High Elves and the Void Elves (and the Draenei too) can unite with the Alliance Highborne to restore Eldre'thalas and make it a new arcane bastion for the Alliance

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mace View Post
    They look ghastly, like pimps and their hos. Not the most flattering rendition.
    hmm Quenching Mod is turned off so perhaps Reforged looks ugly here
    The Alliance gets the Horde's most popular race. The Horde should get the Alliance's most popular race in return. Alteraci Humans for the Horde!

    I make Warcraft 3 Reforged custom models that intends to fill the gaps in the Reforged campaign

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ardenaso View Post
    Eldre'thalas! It could be a new fortress for Void Elves, Shen'dralar, and Alliance High Elves (with Draenei inhabitants since they're also arcane-oriented)
    Was kinda more thinking something in Arathi or Loch Modan, maybe Darkshore.
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    Which do we prefer? Purple or Blue? I really like the Alliance specific sets, want to get the hunter set as well
    Dristereau - Axxolentus - Thundereau - Culmination - Nulo - Somniare

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lilithvia View Post
    Was kinda more thinking something in Arathi or Loch Modan, maybe Darkshore.
    Or in a revampedAlterac, imagine a fortress of shadow and snow.
    thinly veiled high elf thread

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    Quote Originally Posted by The-Shan View Post
    Or in a revampedAlterac, imagine a fortress of shadow and snow.
    Nah, Alterac deserves to lie in ruins. Bunch of traitors.

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    Shouldn't this thread be merged with the official Blood Elf thread, since they are basically one and the same?

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    Quote Originally Posted by matheney2k View Post
    Shouldn't this thread be merged with the official Blood Elf thread, since they are basically one and the same?
    Pretty sure this thread is much older, so it'd be the other way around

  9. #25729
    Quote Originally Posted by matheney2k View Post
    Shouldn't this thread be merged with the official Blood Elf thread, since they are basically one and the same?
    Not really. This thread is now place for discussion regarding all thalassian groups, including both Alliance and Horde groups. Blood elf discussion thread is only for blood elves. It's very similar, but it actually has it's place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ardenaso View Post
    I'd say Eldre'thalas; it's the last remaining Highborne bastion and Mordent has a claim on it. The Alliance High Elves and the Void Elves (and the Draenei too) can unite with the Alliance Highborne to restore Eldre'thalas and make it a new arcane bastion for the Alliance
    The problem with Eldre'thalas is that the Silver Covenant high elves and the void elves are too hung up on getting Quel'thalas for either themselves or into the Alliance *with* the blood elves as per Vereesa, Umbric and Alleria's own words.

    The Highvale high elves have their own self-sufficient village so wouldn't be interested either.

    The majority of night elves see north-east Kalimdor as their homeland, rebuilding Eldre'thalas would be weird for them as it is far to the south, away from their homeland, and they made that mistake already with Feathermoon Stronghold.

    The Draenei have shown no big interest in building a shared city, or nation, with the night elves except for one small village that probably got wrecked by the Horde during the Fourth War. There are draenei settlers with the Highvale elves, but again it seems neither of those two are interested in packing up shop and heading to Kalimdor.

    That leaves the Shen'dralar and a very large group of those died during the Fourth War so alone they wouldn't stand a chance to reclaim Eldre'thalas for generations.

    (ignoring Blizzard's style of writing in all this ofcourse).

    Quote Originally Posted by Lilithvia View Post
    Was kinda more thinking something in Arathi or Loch Modan, maybe Darkshore.
    Why, for the love of whatever diety, would the night elves, high elves, void elves and Highborne elves want to live in Arathi or Loch Modan?

    Quote Originally Posted by The-Shan View Post
    Or in a revampedAlterac, imagine a fortress of shadow and snow.
    That makes even less sense, especially considering that Forsaken evacuated there after and during the Fourth War, it is centrally located in Forsaken territory, large parts are held (in-Lore) by the Frostwolf Clan and it is a former human nation.

    Quote Originally Posted by Lilithvia View Post
    Nah, Alterac deserves to lie in ruins. Bunch of traitors.
    I support Alterac City as the new capital for the new Forsaken nation under Calia Menethil and Derek Proudmoore (until Capital City is cleansed and it's sewers filled up with concrete).

    Precedent is there as the nation of Alterac was annexed by Lordaeron after the Second War and according to the war table the Forsaken evacuated civilians there during both the Battle of Lordaeron and during the Fourth War and the surrounding areas where heavily fought over during the Fourth War (and it's all about location too, Alterac is smack in the middle of core Forsaken territory with Stromgarde and Gilneas within "easy" reach incase of new hostilities).

    Quote Originally Posted by matheney2k View Post
    Shouldn't this thread be merged with the official Blood Elf thread, since they are basically one and the same?
    No, they have their own thread and high elf fans have their own thread. It's better this way, trust me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadowtwili View Post
    Why, for the love of whatever diety, would the night elves, high elves, void elves and Highborne elves want to live in Arathi or Loch Modan?

    I support Alterac City as the new capital for the new Forsaken nation under Calia Menethil and Derek Proudmoore (until Capital City is cleansed and it's sewers filled up with concrete).

    Precedent is there as the nation of Alterac was annexed by Lordaeron after the Second War and according to the war table the Forsaken evacuated civilians there during both the Battle of Lordaeron and during the Fourth War and the surrounding areas where heavily fought over during the Fourth War (and it's all about location too, Alterac is smack in the middle of core Forsaken territory with Stromgarde and Gilneas within "easy" reach incase of new hostilities).
    1, it's in core Alliance territory (Especially now that Stromgarde is once again a Human nation in the Alliance and now that the Forsaken have been removed from Gilneas because of the loss of territory during the lead up to the Battle for Lordaeron) and could easily be reinforced by the Dwarves and by Stormwind itself, contains a lot of nature (something Night Elves like), and easily fortified.

    2, Alterac is now within clear Alliance territory after Alliance victories in Stromgarde, Gilneas, and Lordaeron.

    3. Gilneas and Stromgarde are not within "easy" reach for what remains of core Forsaken territory (The Plaguelands, as well as eastern Tirisfal Glades)
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  12. #25732
    Quote Originally Posted by Dristereau View Post
    Which do we prefer? Purple or Blue? I really like the Alliance specific sets, want to get the hunter set as well
    Being a fan on contrast, I prefer the lieutenant commander's regalia (the blue set) with the regular skin tones and hair. I'm not a fan of the void skin tones or hair with either set to be honest, but especially not the field marshal's regalia (the purple set) since it's harder to see where your skin and hair end and the actual outfit begins due to the pale blue parts of the set. But that's just to my personal tastes. If it looks good to you, then it shouldn't matter what myself or any other person thinks.

    When using the void skin tones, the outfit colors that seem to go best (to my eyes at least) are limited to primarily darker purples and blues (especially with a non-blue/purple accent color such as the heritage armor), darker reds and magentas, blacks, desaturated browns (depends on the accent colors though). The void skin tones is such a limited palette that it made it very difficult for me to find transmogs I was happy with. The heritage armor (and anything else in the same color scheme) was one of the few that was perfect. Everything else I tried was hit or miss.

    Here were some of my transmog sets prior to the natural skin tones:



    The first, second, and fifth outfits were more likely for me to wear because of the contrast they offered (though I did change my hair color to the blue-green tinted hair for the 5th outfit) The 3rd outfit (mage tier3) wasn't awful, but like so many other outfits next to the void skin tones, I felt like I got "lost" in the outfit due to my skin and hair just blending in with it. In other cases like the 6th outfit, the contrast was kind of there, but not as pleasant to view for my eyes, and my hair color in that shot just again made my feel more like the outfit was wearing me rather than the other way around (though I could have swapped to the burgundy hair color to fix that). For me to appreciate the 4th outfit (mooncloth robe), I had to swap to the darkest skin tone to get the contrast I sought and still like the way it looked.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lilithvia View Post
    Nah, Alterac deserves to lie in ruins. Bunch of traitors.
    What better way than to straight up replace it and tear down the ruins? leave nothing left of them

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadowtwili View Post
    That makes even less sense, especially considering that Forsaken evacuated there after and during the Fourth War, it is centrally located in Forsaken territory, large parts are held (in-Lore) by the Frostwolf Clan and it is a former human nation.
    I didn't read anything about the forsaken evacuating to the ruins of Alterac, not that I dont believe you, I'm just curious on the source

    Edit: nevermind! It was a war table mission
    thinly veiled high elf thread

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    Quote Originally Posted by The-Shan View Post
    What better way than to straight up replace it and tear down the ruins? leave nothing left of them

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    I didn't read anything about the forsaken evacuating to the ruins of Alterac, not that I dont believe you, I'm just curious on the source

    Edit: nevermind! It was a war table mission
    I'm fairly certain war table missions aren't canon, and are filled with noncanon flavor text to make them have substance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MyWholeLifeIsThunder View Post
    That's the thing, the problem is that in WoW the term race is just too broad; it's used to describe species, ethnicities and magical/mechanical changes. Even if there were to be a biological component for differentiation for all races (there isn't) it is way too broad to have a meaningful value.

    It's just weird that Draenei, Tauren, Night Elf, Blood Elf and Void Elves are all defined as "different races" when the degree separation/distinction between them is so different. It's just not specific enough.

    And given all the different groups we call "races", race in WoW is so nebulous that discussions about it just lack nuance, when their main purpose really is just a gameplay thing.

    Maybe it would be nicer if we had a more nuanced species and ethnicities subcategorization, but we might as well could just see "race" in WoW as a concept heavily weighted by gaemplay decisions rather than something that makes exclusive sense within the lore, because as it stands, "race" does not require a biological component.

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    Also @Kyriani yay! you were able to change your icon!
    Race also means faction. You can see that “the night elves” and “the void elves” is the name for both the race and the faction. Altho we now call those faction night elves Darnassians, most people call them the night elves meaning faction rather than race

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    I can't wait to do some battlegrounds wearing this:



    I'm 100% sure this outfit will trigger some people!
    Azeroth must be remastered!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lilithvia View Post
    1, it's in core Alliance territory (Especially now that Stromgarde is once again a Human nation in the Alliance and now that the Forsaken have been removed from Gilneas because of the loss of territory during the lead up to the Battle for Lordaeron) and could easily be reinforced by the Dwarves and by Stormwind itself, contains a lot of nature (something Night Elves like), and easily fortified.

    2, Alterac is now within clear Alliance territory after Alliance victories in Stromgarde, Gilneas, and Lordaeron.
    Except it's not core Alliance territory (or well Loch Modan is, but it is dwarven territory), it's not the night elven homeland and it is a continent away.

    That'd be like saying it'll make sense for the Frostwolves, Forsaken or blood elves to just up and abandon their homes and move to Kalimdor.

    Quote Originally Posted by Lilithvia View Post
    3. Gilneas and Stromgarde are not within "easy" reach for what remains of core Forsaken territory (The Plaguelands, as well as eastern Tirisfal Glades)
    Most of Hillsbrad Foothills is still Forsaken territory as is around half of Silverpine Forest, the WPL and Tirisfal are basicly 100% Forsaken territory.

    Quote Originally Posted by The-Shan View Post
    I didn't read anything about the forsaken evacuating to the ruins of Alterac, not that I dont believe you, I'm just curious on the source

    Edit: nevermind! It was a war table mission
    It is!

    Quote Originally Posted by Lilithvia View Post
    I'm fairly certain war table missions aren't canon, and are filled with noncanon flavor text to make them have substance.
    Maybe, maybe not :shrug: Lots of old quests aren't canon either anymore!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luck4 View Post
    I can't wait to do some battlegrounds wearing this:



    I'm 100% sure this outfit will trigger some people!
    You can count on that. I'm so glad I gathered these old PvP appearances on my priest too. It looks glorious on thalassian model indeed and it will look even better with light hair colors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadowtwili View Post
    Except it's not core Alliance territory (or well Loch Modan is, but it is dwarven territory), it's not the night elven homeland and it is a continent away.

    That'd be like saying it'll make sense for the Frostwolves, Forsaken or blood elves to just up and abandon their homes and move to Kalimdor.
    Seeing as the only other places are druidic holy lands or entirely fel-corrupted, it's the only one that makes sense. You forget that these lands were once a part of the Night Elf empire thousands of years ago.



    Most of Hillsbrad Foothills is still Forsaken territory as is around half of Silverpine Forest, the WPL and Tirisfal are basicly 100% Forsaken territory.
    Silverpine and around half of Tirisfal are Alliance territory as a result of the Alliance retaking Gilneas, and attacking Capital City in BFA prepatch. your point about Hillsbrad is valid though, so I'll amend my statement: WPL, Eastern Tirisfal, and Hillsbrad are the only remaining core territories for the Forsaken.


    Maybe, maybe not :shrug: Lots of old quests aren't canon either anymore!
    Mission Tables are the one thing that were never canon to be featured as a "major" expansion feature. Sure, you sending people on missions is canon, but the actual missions featured within the tables are not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ardenaso View Post
    The Wrynns and their High Elf bitches



    (also I'm in need of someone who could texture Vereesa's tabard with the Silver Covenant design)
    *The Wrynns and their Elven bitches* Valeera is a Belf.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lilithvia View Post
    *The Wrynns and their Elven bitches* Valeera is a Belf.
    well the word of god says Blood Elves are High Elves so let's keep it for the sake of jest
    The Alliance gets the Horde's most popular race. The Horde should get the Alliance's most popular race in return. Alteraci Humans for the Horde!

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