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if a race can be a mage, why can't it be a warlock?

#11HakPosted 1/8/2013 2:52:58 AM
Paladins were indeed immune to the spread of the scourge, so no Paladins died to come back as Forsaken.
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#12c0sa n0straPosted 1/8/2013 3:37:23 AM
Dawnshadow posted...
Night Elves and Draenei, when exposed to fel magic, become things like eredar and satyrs-- no longer playable races.

The Legion never made it to Pandaria, so demons aren't known there.

Small correction, all Draenei are already Eredar, it's what their race is called, Draenei means Exile and it's just what they call their particular group of Eredar.
#13Neo_HeartlessPosted 1/8/2013 3:39:07 AM
I guess from a lore standpoint, any race that doesn't have warlocks does so because the race doesn't tolerate it at all in their own ranks, although they understand the benefits of having warlocks as allies.

Night Elves in particular have had quite a few bad experiences with the Burning Legion and magic, so it makes sense that as a society they wouldn't tolerate any form of demonic magic. Tauren too. And both races are more in tune with nature than the other races and demons are abhorrent to nature, as they pretty much corrupt anything they touch.

As for the races that do have warlocks... well its safe to say that most warlocks are tolerated at best, which is why warlock trainers are found in the darker out of the way places in cities.
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#14c0sa n0straPosted 1/8/2013 3:52:49 AM
Night Elves only grudgingly accept Mages, Warlocks is a no go.
#15steveoSEK(Topic Creator)Posted 1/8/2013 4:13:09 AM
what i am getting at is humans have warlocks despite them essentially being outlawed by the religion of humans. and i mean ULTRA bad. same for shadow priests.
#16Black_Mage_MeeePosted 1/8/2013 4:48:09 AM
steveoSEK posted...
what i am getting at is humans have warlocks despite them essentially being outlawed by the religion of humans. and i mean ULTRA bad. same for shadow priests.

It's strictly a gameplay before story case. Thrall's Horde wouldn't have accepted warlocks either, but Blizz wanted them as player class so there you have it.
#17Nightbird_XPosted 1/8/2013 5:44:23 AM
It's kind of a religion thing; Mages get their power from being naturally attuned to the arcane elements, while Warlocks got it from consorting with demons..though lore wise it don't make much sense lol
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#18ToXiCNightMaRePosted 1/8/2013 5:17:38 PM
Couldn't the panda use the 'evil Sha' and thus be a warlock?
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#19Wyrmwarrior5Posted 1/8/2013 5:28:48 PM
LightHawKnight posted...
Meh, and worgens can't be paladins. Makes no sense at all lore wise.

I've always figured that was because Gilneas never really was part of the original Alliance, and had a different culture/religion then them, which is also why they have Druids while other humans don't, as originally they were more nature-mages then anything.
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#20DivineWraithPosted 1/8/2013 10:27:25 PM
How would a mage even "fall"? There's nowhere for them to go. They don't stick to any codes of honor, or follow strict guidelines. They use the elements for their own purposes, without permission from the ruling deity's.

An evil mage is still just a mage, possibly with a lame looking mustache and a stupid laugh. He might call himself an Archmage, but it's still just a mage.

Better question is, why can't every race be hunters? Is stick + string too difficult? Giving food to a random animal until it loves you is hard? Gnomes can make guns, pandas have guns all over. Makes no sense.