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Breakfast Topic: How are your characters coping with moral dilemmas in game?

Melisa Todd

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Cairne Bloodhoof is dead. We all know this as players, but what about players who play tauren characters? How do you deal with getting praise from Garrosh and having him tell you what to do, looking at him and knowing he killed your beloved leader?

Personally, I am talking to the screen, telling Garrosh off and saying that I am throwing his rewards back in his face -- but the game itself won't allow me to denounce him in front of his council, much less refuse to do those quest chains, because they are necessary to move into some of the new zones. Are you as a player frustrated with the inability to express your contempt of Garrosh or perhaps another NPC?

Trolls should not be very happy with Garrosh either, given that Vol'jin basically promised Garrosh that he would put an arrow in his heart. Are you having issues dealing with that level of contempt between your leader and the Horde leader? What do you want to do about it?

Then we come to one of my favorite NPCs on the Horde side, Sylvanas. She is strong, she threw off the hold of the Lich King, and as many of us saw when running Halls of Reflection, she stood up to Arthas, going toe to toe with him. She is someone to be admired ... but what she is doing now disturbs me greatly. Personally, this fills my main with horror, wondering if we are becoming the monsters that the Alliance accuses us of being. How do you feel about the idea of more sentient beings being forced to bear the curse of undeath, especially if you are undead yourself?

The story lines are fascinating, and I am enjoying them greatly, but my characters are having some severe moral conflicts with the current state of affairs. What about you?

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