What belongs in this category
Can someone clearly define what belongs in this category? Okay, it's obvious that articles like Warcraft RPG or articles about the different source books for the Warcraft RPG, like Manual of Monsters, Lands of Conflict, etc. belong here. But what else? Every page that includes any information from the Warcraft RPG? Well, as the RPG pretty much covers everything concerning the Warcraft universe and a lot of articles include a few tidbits of information taken from RPG material, that would put almost all lore articles into this category. Take for example the article about high elves. If I'm not mistaken the information in that article about how long high elves live is taken from the RPG (as a sidenote, I believe the numbers in that article are outdated as the new edition of the Warcraft RPG made some changes concerning the ages of the races). So, does that put the whole high elf article in the Warcraft RPG category?
Or should we only put pages that exclusively consist of information taken from the RPG into this category? If yes, then what about stuff like the new Northrend information that appeared in the latest RPG source book Lands of Mystery? Sure, a lot of information presented there appears exclusively in the RPG but what happens when Blizzard adds Northrend to the MMORPG in a later expansion an then some of the locations like The Nexus suddenly also appear in game. Do we then remove that article from the Warcraft RPG category? Seems a bit arbitrary to me.
So my question is: What exactly does and doesn't belong in this category? --Foogray 04:10, 17 April 2006 (EDT)
Thoughts on the languages.
Abyssal was a language from Core D&D, put in the Warcraft RPG setting when White Wolf didn't really have a lot of reference for the game. Same goes for Aquan, Auran, Celestian, Ignan, and Terran. Aquan, Auran, Ignan, and Terran were all replaced by Kalimag; Abyssal by Eredun. Keep in mind that the elementals and their masters answered to the Old Gods at one point in time, and as such they all probably spoke only one tongue since the Old Gods don't seem the kind to be too fond of multilingualism. Of course, once the Old Gods were forced to take their dirt-naps and the elementals were banished they could have developed languages on their own... As for Celestian, I'd say Titan is the closest you're going to get, but since MoM says celestials exist but are super-rare, that could explain things. Now, I'm not saying "delete this crap", I'm just saying that the listed languages probably don't exist anymore now that White Wolf knows what they're doing. Then again, nothing in the books state the existences or non-existences of these languages. --Super Bhaal 03:42, 7 June 2007 (UTC)
- Actually, Kalimag, Eredun, and even Titan, have existed since the very first Warcraft RPG book, page 104 to be exact, and have existed throughout the entire RPG series;
- I quote from the very first warcraft RPG sourcebook, D&D:Warcraft RPG core rulebook;
Draconic and Kalimag are obscure tongues spoken only by a few scholars. The native speakers - dragons and elemental beings, respectively - are seldem encountered...Eredun, the speech of the Burning Legion, is all but eradicated. It lives in the minds of cultists and those few brave enough to study it. Eredun has a life of its own - its words writhe in the minds of those who know it, eating away sanity and morality. ()
- Those two languages never replaced Abyssal, Aquan, Terran, Ignan and Auren (because Kalimag and Eredun predated references to those other languages in the series). The other languages were mentioned in later books in the series, along side of Eredun, and Kalimag as seperate languages.
- Heheh, whoops! Thanks for pointing that out. --Super Bhaal 12:28, 7 June 2007 (UTC)