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Old 06-19-2014, 02:11 PM
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Default New Short Story - The Jade Hunters

Totally forgot to check it out and provide a link...

http://eu.battle.net/wow/en/game/lor...jade-hunters/1

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I almost regret killing Fineous.

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Old 06-19-2014, 02:56 PM
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While I'm sure that half of SoL hates the Celestials by now, this was certainly not a bad read. Some Dwarf-love is always welcome!
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Old 06-19-2014, 03:03 PM
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Heyooo Dwarf-centric Celestial story.
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Old 06-19-2014, 03:04 PM
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When does it take place? Certainly after Escalation... but before / after WC?

And wasn't there a tweet about Yoon appearing in the last story?
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Old 06-19-2014, 03:10 PM
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I feel the same way Nazja...
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Old 06-19-2014, 03:17 PM
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Finally.

Reading now.
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Old 06-19-2014, 03:27 PM
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Liking this so far.
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Old 06-19-2014, 03:29 PM
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" Rhona came close and wrapped her arms around her father's neck. The smell of hill daisy pollen vanished. The pungent odor of death, of burning flesh and a dream turned to ash, enveloped Carrick. His daughter's tiny voice whispered, "Stop comin'. There's nothin' left fer ye here." "

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Old 06-19-2014, 03:33 PM
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It was enjoyable, imo, had some really touching moments. (The part with the ghost dwarves was pretty cool to read about.)

Kept spelling Foreman Raike's name wrong though, the way they spelled his name made it sound like he was a Hozen, but he's a Pandaren as well.

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Old 06-19-2014, 04:01 PM
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Koveth.

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Old 06-19-2014, 04:02 PM
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Koveth.

Never forget.
If only we could get those golems as pets and honor him by giving ours his name.
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Old 06-19-2014, 04:04 PM
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If only we could get those golems as pets and honor him by giving ours his name.
A golem isn't just for christmas or gimmicks Nazja, they're for life.

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Old 06-19-2014, 04:05 PM
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Moira was amazing in her brief appearance, as usual.
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Old 06-19-2014, 04:09 PM
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Honestly, I think this was easily the best short story out of the Pandaria ones. It's no contest because Dwarves are just naturally awesome every time they appear.

Helps that they took the center stage and the Pandaren characters played an extremely small role, the characters actually learned lessons through their own experiences instead of some stock philosophizing pandaren having to preach to them about it.
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Old 06-19-2014, 04:56 PM
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So did the Thunder King beat all four Celestials? We knew he defeated Xuen but the story made it sound like he beat the others too.
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Old 06-19-2014, 05:13 PM
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So did the Thunder King beat all four Celestials? We knew he defeated Xuen but the story made it sound like he beat the others too.
Apparently Lei Shen is so badass he can beat up 4 demigods for the price of one
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Old 06-19-2014, 05:14 PM
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God, I'm starting to think I should jump aboard the Dwarf Bandwagon, Blizzard has just been doing them right whenever they're present.
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with the way the mogu destroyed the celestials and pandaren it's a wonder they lost to a bunch of overweight farmer slaves in the end
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Old 06-19-2014, 05:16 PM
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While I'm sure that half of SoL hates the Celestials by now, this was certainly not a bad read. Some Dwarf-love is always welcome!
Matt really knows his dorfs.
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Old 06-19-2014, 05:26 PM
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Koveth.

Never forget.
Is it bad that this moved me more than the Wildhammer's story?

I guess Koveth got more development than her.
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Old 06-19-2014, 05:48 PM
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So did the Thunder King beat all four Celestials? We knew he defeated Xuen but the story made it sound like he beat the others too.
He also managed to mortally wound Yu'lon. I guess he kept the others alive as seeing them imprisoned/tortured would hurt the pandarens' morale more than just killing them.

I think this has been the best portrayal of the Celestials we've seen. They're more like abstract forces of certain virtues, following the "hands off religious figure" type. Perhaps if the played this up more in War Crimes their verdict would have been more palatable.
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Old 06-19-2014, 06:00 PM
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I liked it!

Koveth was awesome, wtb more Golems.

And so Fineous wasn't actually a cheat? He just took the fall for his daughter?

Also, unrelated but I hope they retcon Gengeral Angerforge into not dying and instead make him one of Moira's vassals.
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Old 06-19-2014, 06:39 PM
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Surprisingly good, better than I expected.

However, at the risk of sparking anything, I can't help but feel that there is yet again a bit of trying to teach Alliance fans to not hate the Horde and whatnot. Specifically, a few of the passages from the Scrolls of the Celestials seems...well, a bit preachy, yet again.

Some pandaren wished for revenge. They built their strength for the day when they could strike at the mogu. Anger was the motivation for every breath. But what is strength without control? These poor slaves soon became instruments of wrath, turning their hatred on everything and everyone. They had forgotten Xuen's most fundamental lesson: "The only enemy is yourself."


Still other pandaren saw the mogu as an undefeatable enemy. They lost all ambition. They became numb to every emotion, wrapped tight in a chrysalis of self-loathing. It is said that these slaves even lost the power to dream. For what would be the purpose of dreams, when their doom was already decided? But they had only to open their hearts—to believe in the power of themselves—to see that this was not so. As Chi-Ji is wont to say, "Hope is the sun behind a stormy sky. Ever in the heart but veiled to the eye."


Though at least these do fit in with the Pandaren history and story better, I'll admit.

edit: That's not to say I didn't like it, I feel these are much, muuuuuch better a part of this story than previous preachings. And actually work for the dwarves in the story, too.

So not really a complaint. Just observing.

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Old 06-19-2014, 06:39 PM
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Told you guys the Thunder King killed Yu'lon!

Rest of the story is rather good, too.
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Old 06-19-2014, 06:48 PM
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Pretty damn good actually. I'd definitely say it's the best of the short stories.

It was a hell of a lot less preachy.

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Surprisingly good, better than I expected.

However, at the risk of sparking anything, I can't help but feel that there is yet again a bit of trying to teach Alliance fans to not hate the Horde and whatnot. Specifically, a few of the passages from the Scrolls of the Celestials seems...well, a bit preachy, yet again.
I think for once this wasn't the case. If Blizzard wanted that to be the message again they'd have hammered it home with a sledgehammer like they always do, or at least have inserted it more into the Dragonmaw part.

This one seemed to be pretty entirely about getting over the Clan-rivalry than on forgiving the Horde.
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