Have you ever noticed these 'watchers', as I now like to label them? I have always had a subconscious wonder, so to speak, about these statues. Are they just statues? Or could they be monuments. Now, it wasn't until one (insert stormy/misty/dark here) night, that these constructs came into conversation. This particular chat was with Rioriel, from Postcards from Azeroth. After they cropped up, amongst all the important talk on the ancient Murloc Hierarchy and so on, speculation soon took flight.
What could they be? What could they represent? Just what indeed are these mysterious structures. We have a theory.
Could these beings be remnants of ancient titanic surveillance systems used to spy on the World of Warcraft population?! Or something more.
Spread out thinly and rarely. Holding a larger presence within the original game, and in the Burning Crusade, they eventually become non-existent in later expansions. What happened?
So, where can you see an example or two of these scattered 'I SAWS' which just seem to fall into the background, despite their size. Well, there are a number of Altars dotted around Azeroth. Such as the Altar of Storms in the Burning Steppes, or a similar ground within the Blasted Lands. The two can be seen below:
The origins of these of these, as laid out to us, are deep within the lore of the Orcs. Used as ritual sites, they were once stages made to channel evil demon energies and powers through to the Orcs, alongside a number of other dark manipulations.
Though, there's more. After venturing into the forever terrifying halls of the Black Temple, it became apparent that there were masses more of the towering statues:
Wait. Where is all this going? What if there is more to it. Could these have been originally set up as an experiment?! An experiment that has long been forgotten. Covered up. Mean, why else would such oblivious items phase out without a word to say. Let's go further.
Looking back at the vanilla and Burning Crusade opening (log in) screens:
Feel the Nostalgia. So, right from the start, they were there. Watching. What if they really were watching you and I. Experiments set up by Blizzard, or even the government. Set up to study us. Monitor us. What if we were the guinea pigs?! That could explain why this game suddenly became so popular right?
Maybe the reason it became swept under the carpet, was because the 'experiment' took control. By, say, roughly 12 million players of so..
MMO - Massive Monitoring Operation
What could they possibly have been trying to research. Are there hidden subliminal messages we have been missing.
Besides, like you could be made to believe any of that. Right? But anyway, have you seen this..
Before finishing up, I would like to raise some appreciation. Recently I have noticed a few gems around the net. In particular the blog community. More specifically posts/guides, and such, created from pure hard work, dedication and research. For example, just a few that I have come across most recently:
- Psynister's - Guide to Heirlooms
- DiscoPriest's - Complete Guide to Cloth Armor Sets (for transmogrification)
This is to say thank you to anyone who gives such content to the community, with no expectation of anything in return. If you have invested time into such creations, any shape or form, then send them in. I would love to see more of this, as I am sure you all do.
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