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Content Development Team Q&A

Posted by Suzie Ford on Jul 06, 2010  | Comments

Content Development Team Q&A - MMORPG.com

World of Warcraft fans were recently asked to post questions for the Content Development team at Blizzard. The team met with Chris Metzen and Alex Afrasiabi to answer as many questions as possible. The questions run the gamut from Frostmourne's destruction to whether or not incubi exist.

Q: Do incubi exist?

A: There are several different rumors concerning the male counterparts to the demonic succubus race, and it's clear that the succubi are responsible for all of them. A few of the more common rumors are:

    1. Yes, there are incubi, but the spell to summon them has been conveniently forgotten by mortal practitioners and Burning Legion agents.
    2. Incubi are kept as slaves on their home planet, having been rendered incapable of escape or independent movement.
    3. The succubi consumed the males of their race when they were brought into the Burning Legion. (Alternatively, the act of devouring the males is what caught the attention of the Burning Legion.)

Q: Could you please explain the lore behind goblin shamans? Goblins do not seem like a particularly spiritual race, especially one that would care about the elements (as evidenced by the Venture Co.).

A: Goblin shaman are an extension of their society's single-minded devotion to making a profit; to a goblin shaman, elementals are potential customers. Goblins do tend to be a bit more forceful in their negotiations than the other shamanic races (especially the tauren) would like, though they are far less forceful than what we've seen from the taunka in Northrend. (Unless the elemental tries to weasel out of its contract. Elementals tend not to have breakable knees, so goblins sometimes have to resort to other methods of control.) As for the goblins' "mechanical" totems, note that these are merely physical manifestations of the small totems they tinker/craft to form a link with the elemental spirits. Instead of lugging around large totems, goblin shaman have a ring (probably the same ring on which they keep their house and motorbike keys) with small totems they've built as conduits for the elemental spirits they do business with.

WoW lore fanatics won't want to miss the rest of this Q&A so head to the WoW forums to read the rest and add your thoughts to the thread.

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Suzie Ford / Suzie is the Associate Editor and News Manager at MMORPG.com. Follow her on Twitter @MMORPGMom
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