"Yrel is initially encountered by the Alliance expedition in Tanaan Jungle, held by the Iron Horde as a slave.” (http://wowpedia.org/Yrel)
God help us all, Blizzard may…
I think it would be interesting to see a woman whom may have been meek when your character first meet her rise up to the need of her people. Joan of Arc was very similar to being just a simple peasant girl and then come to the aid of France in their time of need.
I guess I don’t see how a slave or rape back story might diminish her character.
Indeed, they had already said Yrel was definitely going to be a “meek to badass” story, we get to see her development.
What I’m not really feeling is the assumption of rape as backstory (regardless of how good of a backstory could actually be)
Why are people going to worst case scenario like that? This new Iron Horde is under Garrosh, and for all his faults, he was never a savage in that way.
We don’t know if he allows rape, and I’m really edging for “hell no” He might be maniacal, but he has a sense of honor.
And that’s not even knowing how long Yrel has been kept prisoner, or how have this enslavement been.
Really, let’s just not assume rape, like why do we even have to go there.
Well i’m hoping the Iron Horde is very different but from what we can glean from stories like Unbroken, Rise of the Horde and lore events like the breeding of Half-orcs, the original Horde slaughtered everyone in their path but on rare occasions left women alive which were presumably tortured (all that could be heard were screams and laughs) and obviously raped to produce half breeds and since this is all we have to get reference from I can understand why people jump to this conclusion.
However I think (hope to dear god) the Iron Horde is more militaristic and strict which would warrant slaves for things like building and constructing war machines or something of the like where they would need like man power.
And I’m really hoping that that is the case because agree with people above that a character with an abusive back story can be written good but I feel like Blizzard is absolutley horrible at it and passes out that background to an uncomfortable amount of characters such as Alexstraza (whose character was scarred because she was presumably the most powerful being on Azeroth, queen of the Dragons who are guadrians of the Titan’s power on the planet but still but still could not escape one of the most barbaric acts of humanity don’t even get me started)and Keristraza where it not only is unnecessary but also completely trivialized.
Plus I’m sorry but I’m sick of female characters who have this abusiv back story because its in a fantasy game! I know rape is something that happens in real life but when I play a fantasy game I want to escape from reality and in a world where gender is relatively treated equally and men and women have equal access to magic and other powers, the threat of rape should not be an issue and to allude to it in your game because “its something that models real life” is unimaginative, lazy and downright fucking infuriating.
preach it ashley, personally, when I’m developing a character’s backstory, I never, ever include sexual abuse because it’s way too serious a topic to not handle correctly and fantasy stories almost always have it happen to women, telling women playing the games “yeah you’ve got super cool magical powers, but still you’re constantly threatened with rape” and that ain’t cool, and I like to pretend that in fantasy worlds, sexual abuse isn’t a thing because power levels are much more equal