Deletion vote Edit
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- Delete PRH (talk · contr) May 5, 2010 (UTC) - (We already have the Life spans article)
- Delete Defrenay (talk) 14:25, May 9, 2010 (UTC) - (optional comment)
- Delete TheSatyr (talk) 01:21, June 4, 2010 (UTC) - (as stated above)
- Keep Julio144 (talk · contr) 19:36, May 10, 2010 (UTC) - (very useful to have information in one location)
- Keep Gamerd (talk) 03:00, June 4, 2010 (UTC) - (For now, I vote keep. Take it can be updated better later should it still be here.)
- Keep Htipiti (talk) 14:08, June 15, 2010 (UTC) - (A need over an overhaul equals not a need for deletion.)
- Keep WoWDeathknight (talk) 10:59, June 6, 2010 (CT) - (I'll give it time to be updated if it isn't my vote goes back to delete)
- Keep Drazisil (t/c) 14:03, May 31, 2010 (UTC) - (Chaged vote as Sky seems be doing a decent job at cleaning it up.)
- Keep The Lightbringer has spoken. 16:50, August 6, 2010 (UTC) - (I think we should keep it because it makes good sense and it may help the role-playing community.)
- Keep Cindrah (talk) 04:42, September 15, 2010 (UTC) - (See Above)
- Yes, you can always change your vote. User:Coobra/Sig4 03:14, June 4, 2010 (UTC)
Incorrect Ages Edit
The ages listed here aon the article are wrong, see the following information from somewhere on[]
Race ---- Adulthood ---- Lifespan
Dwarves/Gnomes ---- 40 ---- 300-400
Humans ---- 18 ---- 100-150
Night Elves ---- 110 ---- 2000
Trolls ---- 17 ---- 75
Orcs ---- 18 ---- 75
Tauren ---- 15 ---- 100
Orcs live shorter lives than humans for example.
- While 18 is the current age of maturity in most modern cultures for humans, in a medieval fantasy setting it would be lower as would the average life expectancy, therefore 15 as the age at which adulthood is reached is not unreasonable nor is 70 being considered a venerable age, although the types of magic that are fairly pervasive in the setting could work to increase life span. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Julio144 (talk · contr).
Elf ages? Edit
Elf age Edit
Night elves could live for an eternety - some time ago. As the world tree fell, the night elves became "normal beings" of, as also listed above, a 2000 years maximum. Blood and high elves are mortal since they abandoned kalimdor. I disagree with the statement of becoming adult with 110 years. Physical maybe, but the spirit needs some more hundreds of years to grow.
Anestarian is said to have seen the Trolls Wars. He was fighting along side the Humans under Thoradin, that alone puts him over two thousand eight hundred years if he reigned over the entire Troll Wars. It would appear Blizzard themselves aren't clear on the age and lifespans of the High Elves... --Invin Dranoel (talk) 10:55, 7 June 2008 (UTC)
I gather this information was taken from the RPG sourcebooks? Regarding Night Elves (only), it is not consistent with the lore of WoW; all Night Elves were immortal until only a few years ago (in WoW) when Nordrassil was destroyed. Blizzard has stated that their "natural" lifespan is now "thousands" of years, but since so little time has passed (in WoW) since the Third War, from the point of view of Night Elves this may be simply unknown. As such the information given in this article is highly misleading. Tyrande Whisperwind and Shandris Feathermoon both fought in the War of the Ancients about 10,000 years ago, and can still be encountered in the game world. Several other NPCs are probably a similar age. As such, any age up to a little over 10,000 years is clearly possible for Kaldorei. If there are no objections I propose to change the article accordingly.--Aldrannath (talk) 14:55, November 4, 2009 (UTC)
Draenei age? Edit
I was wondering if someone knows about the age of Draenei?
- That's already been brought up here and here (at least). I don't think anyone's come to any conclusions.
- I find it a bit annoying, however, that there are absolutely no weight estimates (aside, of course, from my "400 pounds of blue beef" joke).
Farseer Lolotea • talk • contrib 03:54, 7 June 2008 (UTC)
Undead age Edit
The page says for the forsaken there is no need for age since they do not die, yet the Quest:The Chill of Death Gretchen mentions that the "Mindless state" will be upon her soon, assuming that means all forsaken eventually become scourge or dead, wouldn't that prove an end to their 'un-life'? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Ndoki (talk · contr).
- this loss of sentience is most likely due to the manner that the forsaken are reanimated and a slow degradation of their bodies and minds due to un-death being an unnatural state. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Julio144 (talk · contr).
Redundant information? Edit
We already have the Life spans article for each race's life span, so what is the point of this article? The information on each race's average height and weight can be found on the races' own pages, although maybe it's nice to have all that information on one page. PRH (talk) 19:30, January 11, 2010 (UTC)
I started a little cleanup. I'll be back another day, as I'm not quite sure how to deal with the heights (which are averages here but on some other pages ranges). The weights appear to be estimated, so I'm not really sure how encyclopedic those are... --Sky (t · c) 01:43, July 24, 2010 (UTC)
Wasn't there...? Edit
Wasn't there also an age modifier listed on this article? Something about "To figure out how old your character would be... Multiply x by their human age." That was useful to role-players. -- Naij (talk) 15:54, August 9, 2010 (UTC)
- I don't see how. One: It was actually variable rather than based on the actual cases. Two: It has no standing in any source texts. Three: With the direct values on the article, I don't see a reason why the people can't guess at a relevant time. Four: How can we say that something is equivalent to something else? Even though the races age at a different rate, by the end of maturity, I'm fairly certain they all think along the same lines, making any comparison of "he's this old in human years" a little useless. If you really need to know the equivalent ages, I suggest you learn interpolation, or learn how to approximate well. --Sky (t · c) 18:31, August 15, 2010 (UTC)
Elf Age Edit
Way off, Blood elf race has been around for 7000 years. Night elfs have been around since the beggining of time. If someone wanted to they could even stretch their life back to the time when night elfs were still considered as trolls. Or a blood elf could have lived long enough that they could of been a night elf, before the race was split.