Awesome work, ArgentSun! I guess it was pretty hard compiling all the lore background information!Will score an entry in the W-R!
Great blog Argent!
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It's horribly inacurrate, sorry.For a start "Nordic" is an understatement. The Germanic tribes that follow this religion spread far further than just Norway or even Scandinavia. Germany, Poland and areas further East and South.The Aesir and Vanir were not at war, nor were the Aesir the upper class. It differs from region to region, but the Aesir were normally War deities, and the Vanir, Nature deities. There was quite a bit of cross-marriage. The Aesir and Vanir were "at war" with the Jotun, Chaos gods, not frost giants. (although the nature of the Jotun varies.)Mjollnir was not really a gift, and Loki was half Jotun.Valhalla's only entry requirement was that you fall in battle, and a lot of the imagery associated with valkyries in WoW comes from non-contemporary sources such as The Ring of the Nibuleinigung(spelling NOT correct)
I wonder if we'll ever see an Item, NPC or event referring to "Ragnarok" in World of Warcraft ... I know plenty of other video games with Ragnarok somehow included in them. It could be epic sword (like in final fantasies etc.) or just an event or boss..Anyways, nice Blog. I enjoyed reading it as Im from scandinavic culture myself I enjoy viking tales and mythology too very much.PS. Sons of Hodir quests/quest chain is by far the best quest chain in WoW so far. Truly epic story there.
Northrend is my favorite area so far - mostly because it deals head-on with the Scourge in most parts.The only thing about Wrath that I have not ejoyed is that the weapons in Northrend - both from quests and drops - look archaic (spelling?). It just dosn't fit my DKs style, if you know what I mean.But what are you going to do?
Oh, by the way Brynhild is a character in the Ring.
What's that? I'm Scandinavian and thus this is twice as awesome for me?Awesome.
Oh, I agree, the sentiment is good, but as a member of the Hellenic Reconstructionist community, who has a number of friends who are members of the Germanic Reconstructionist community, I feel very strongly about accurate portrayal of both mine and my friend's religions.I certainly am not looking for an arguement, apologize if my tone suggested such, but I felt I should at least attempt to correct you.That and Malygane told me to in IRC :P
Im scandinavian myself, so its really cool with all the references to the nordic mythology in WoW.My personal favourite ingame reference is not a thing from that though, my favourite is the quest chain in Un'goro Crater with the little gnome Linken, who lost his sword, in it. Really awesome quest chain.
While I appreciate Blizzards fancy for borrowing pop-culture and the like, I can't help but be totally disgusted at the immense rip-off of the Nordic mythology. True that no one owns the trademarks to the names or stories, but FFS Blizzard, do your own work. I had no idea they had plagiar borrowed so much.