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Comic 8 - I Am A Paladin

22nd Jan 2011, 12:04 AM
I Am A Paladin
Average Rating: 5 (1 votes)
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Author Notes:

Clef 22nd Jan 2011, 12:04 AM edit delete
Clef
Sorry about the low quality of this week's comic. I tried to get it done quickly so I could have more time to work on next weeks, which is fairly large. I had to improvise with the last panel because I...well...don't have cataclysm, so therefor am unsure if there are feces related quests there, too.

I used to be an avid player of the warcraft RTS series, so that was the only warcraft lore I was exposed to prior to WoW. I never read the novels, the Tokyo Pop mangas or comic books, so I have no idea who the dragon aspects, titans, old gods or the twighlight's hammer are other then what I learned while doing quests against them in in WoW. I don't know much about Deathwing, other then he's the corrupted aspect of earth, is Onyxia and Nefarian's daddy and (presumably) the head of the black dragonflight. Arthas' death effectively wrapped up the entire story line of the RTS series. In my opinion, the fall of the Lich King was the climax of WoW. All these new lore characters they keep creating for the game hold no real significance to me. Edit: That's right, he WAS in the Warcraft 2 expansion. Heh, shows how long its been since I played that. But if I remember right, you straight up killed him there.

It was rumored that Blizz was going to release expansions every 18-24 months until players reached level 100. I'd imagine by that time their next MMORPG will be out that would pull enough of WoW's base to the new game and abandon any plans to develop further content for what will then be an outdated game. That's theoretically three more expansions, which leaves a lot of room to kill off every last remaining hostile lore characters, create some new ones and kill them off, a revisit to Kil'jaeden and then maybe the eventual fall of Sargaras himself, who once killed, could effectively be the end of all evil and corruption in the universe. (yeah I could see him being lvl 100 raid).

I hoped for the day that there would be another warcraft RTS to help create or advance the lore, but seeing how warcraft went from being a Lord of the Rings clone to a Star Wars-like variant (space ships, giant robots, laser swords, tank warfare, you get the idea), it just would not be the same, and it might be more difficult to pull off then before...especially with no remaining enemy lore characters. Of course, Blizzard does have a nasty habit of bringing back characters that have already been killed off. I mean, I do recall the last time I saw Nefarian I was sawing off his head and dangling it by a set of chains in the Valley of Heroes in Stormwind, yet there he is again in Blackwing Descent...

Exit Question: Do you think WoW will be the conclusion of the warcraft franchise?

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worgenftw 22nd Jan 2011, 9:50 AM edit delete reply
i thought this was gr8 dont put your self down
terra 22nd Jan 2011, 5:15 PM edit delete reply
i am just glad that have not come out with a poop quest in cata. at least i have not found one yet...
Nightwill 23rd Jan 2011, 2:53 AM edit delete reply
The comic was awesome. Mood and flavor and clothing all spot on for a sweet memory of my own hopes with each expansion.

Theres new poop quests in old world but nothing in the 80-85 content. They save their tired rehashed jokes for the Indiana Jones zone.

I was told WoW is hard coded for 100 levels. but that didn't stop original Everquest though it did break it more.

I think Blizzard-Activision is too good at milking Warcraft to ever give up that teat while theres a drop of milk in it. But so long as they have the MMO for a way to tell their story they dont need to make an RTS game .. and if they did make one with a jump in the lore a fair % of their players would resist being 'forced' to buy and play it. Will it stop them, who knows. I mean there is NO reason in game for what happened to Staghelm after all. One day hes respected the next he is hated. If you wanna know why shell out for the book and read.
cocopuff 3rd Sep 2011, 6:28 PM edit delete reply
actually you just look him up on wiki you can clearly see his slow descent into madness
cocopuff 3rd Sep 2011, 6:28 PM edit delete reply
actually you just look him up on wiki you can clearly see his slow descent into madness
Clef 23rd Jan 2011, 4:56 AM edit delete reply
Clef
Not really sure if it's hard coded for 100, as I know many private servers out there go to lvl 255 or so.

I'd imagine Staghelm is hated because he's an arrogant, condescending prick who wants to oust the charismatic Tyrande as head of the Night Elves...or he's still just really sore about having his son tortured and killed during the Shifting Sands fiasco...but that's just my take from what I've seen while questing, heh. But you're right, I know the books would explain most of everything.
cocopuff 3rd Sep 2011, 6:31 PM edit delete reply
and maybe it ahs something to do with him corrupting nordrissil or maybe it had something to do with him using all that grain we got him to keep malfurion in the emerald dream
Rokas 23rd Jan 2011, 7:05 AM edit delete reply
The conclusion? I hope not! Dang Blizzard has gone and made it an addictive and intriguing storyline and there's been lots and lots of depth added to all sorts of aspects about the different cultures and characters. I think after they wrap up WoW they'll just jump ahead like 100 years or something and shift the factions around a bit, and then make Warcraft 4: Return of the Titans.

Of course, I've been reading some of the books and stuff, and so I've gotten more into the lore and story. For instance, I was not at all surprised that Deathwing would be made an in-game badguy, but I was surprised they didn't save him until like, one of the last expansions. I mean, he's just such a malignant [illegitimate offspring].

And finally: Poor Sara.
Guest 23rd Jan 2011, 7:24 AM edit delete reply
Ah, If you've played the Horde, you'd know that one Goblin lost his keys in Hellfire Peninsula and one of the felhounds ate 'em.. Lovely
Draco Blair 23rd Jan 2011, 7:24 AM edit delete reply
@UP

Ok, forgot the name and title but it's still 'Flawless Voctory' :P

You should think about some gravatars here too :)
TheDwarvenDude 24th Jan 2011, 8:23 AM edit delete reply
Great work - just the right stuff after a hard day's work. Keep up the good work, I really enjoy your drawing-style! =)

@Terra: Unfortunately there already *is* a poop quest in Cataclysm. Just do Redridge as Alliance and you'll get the very honor of collecting fox poop and even smear it... well... someone at Blizzard's got some perverted fetish.
Clef 24th Jan 2011, 1:41 PM edit delete reply
Clef
CRAP! (pun intended) That one would have been perfect! I wish I knew about it earlier...
Da_snail 26th Jan 2011, 2:54 AM edit delete reply
I'll tell you right now what will happen.
Sargeras will be killed, as soon as that happens everyone will be living in peace the Horde and Alliance will go back to battleing eachother.

But then...

Suddenly huge army's of Death Paladin Druids will wash over Azeroth.. Commanding the powers of the light nature and death all at the same time.. It turns out that during Cenarius his battle with Hellscream some of his tainted blood corrupted Cenarius, as soon as he returned he was Tirion who was evil all along.. He was Sargeras his apprentice, pretending to be good to take out the failed expiriment that was the Scourge, then waiting for the right moment to strike, he and the new corrupted Cenarius made a pact, and later on they also made a deal with Darion Mograine, he would betray his master the Lich King to then be the leader of the Death Knights himself and later on be granted so much more power.. As soon as Sargeras was killed Tirion, Cenarius and Darion took their army's and went to the body of Sargeras, draining his corrupted blood and turning it into a well of power and darkness. Then they took all their combined powers and fused togheter into 1 mighty leader that would be able to wield all the powers known to man, they then drank the blood of Sargeras, and grew in strength once more then proceeded to fuse their armys togheter as well.

Now more powerfull then any God, Dragon, Titan or any creature at all, with an army consisting out of all races bigger then the Burning Legion ever was... Azeroth's hero's are faced with a new challange.. More dangerous then ever before..
cocopuff 3rd Sep 2011, 6:51 PM edit delete reply
you know that sounds really good and all except for a few miner details for one if tirion was evil he would not be able to wield the ashbringer or at least it would have been turned to corrupted ashbringer but as you may or may not know his touche is what purified the ashbringer further more don't you think the idea of light and darkness coexisting in one vessel a bit ludicrous? i mean in case you didn't know the paladins like the priest get there power from the "light" which can only be harnessed by one pure of heart ergo one who worships the light can't be evil and vice versa and even if they could light and darkness are polar opposites, mortal enemies yin and yang if hey were condensed into one vessel the war that would incite would tear the vessel apart but nice idea just got it think it through
Clef 26th Jan 2011, 6:22 AM edit delete reply
Clef
Heh...brilliant. Already sounds straight from the mouth of Chris Metzen.
Olania 26th Jan 2011, 8:03 PM edit delete reply
That one in Hellfire isn't just Horde. It's next to Thrallmar, but Alliance can do it too, since the Goblin is neutral.
SlopDoggy 4th Mar 2011, 2:11 PM edit delete reply
I seriously hope not. The Warcraft universe is FULL of awesome tales. I hope we get to experience more of them
Cyilla 9th Mar 2011, 7:52 PM edit delete reply
There's a whole bunch Blizz could do with expansions, like World of Warcraft: Rise of the Forlorne (friend and I got bored one day and made it all up :P) the new zone would be the Spiritworld, the Silver Dragonflight fighting against the Hollow Dragonflight. And if you've ever wondered what happened to all the bad guys who died, ta da! Their spirits would be there, so it'd be likea Caverns of Time sort of thing, but for the dead.
Also, aside from a random idea, there's been speculation about the other side of Azeroth, Blizzard could do so much there, new monsters, villains, new everything. There could be an entirely new continent over there that we never new of. It could just pop up on our maps like Northrend randomly did.
cocopuff 3rd Sep 2011, 6:07 PM edit delete reply
you do realize that outlands is much much much older then 10,000 years
cocpuff 3rd Sep 2011, 6:23 PM edit delete reply
i mean the lord of outlands otherwise known as illidan is older then i mean unless he was born during the war of the ancients he would have to be According to the manual for Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos Malfurion and Illidan Stormrage were 15,032 years old and Tyrande Whisperwind was 13,836 years old at the time of the third war the world of warcraft vanilla takes palce 4 years after the 3rd war and assuming that there is a 2 year span (going be real time)between the start of wow's time line and the reopening of the black portal and another year before illidan was killed that would make illidan 15039 at the time of his death
Corrino 12th Jul 2012, 4:34 PM edit delete reply
No need to worry though, folks!

Why?

Come Mists of Pandaria poop quests go daily! Grab your shovels right away!
Del 5th Nov 2012, 7:23 PM edit delete reply
and some things never change:

http://www.wowhead.com/quest=31716/pooped
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