High Elves? Edit
High Elves who 'quench' their addiction are called Blood Elves. The High Elves in the Wizard's Sanctum are just mages.--Mannerheim 06:45, 29 December 2007 (UTC)
Mages are practicioners of the arcane (safer areas than the warlocks or necromancers). They are quenching their thirst for arcane magic. Some High Elves fight it, others try and keep it under control (these). Blood Elves tend to embrace it, swim in it, if you will. The difference between the High Elves and Blood Elves isn't all black and white.07:16, 29 December 2007 (UTC)
To quench something is to satisfy it, like drinking water to quench thirst. High Elves (the species) either fight it, become immune to it with Sunwell Rings or give in and become Blood Elves. High Elves (the species) who give in are cast out by other High Elves, but Blood Elves accept them so they become Blood Elves themselves. Practicing magic does not quench magic addiction at all, only mana tapping can do that.--Mannerheim 07:00, 31 December 2007 (UTC)
- I think you are getting game mechanics confused with how arcane addiction actualy works. All high elves regardless of whether they were mages/warlocks have an arcane addiction. Being around a source of magic will satify most, but practicing arcane magic is taking another step, and it is definetly a way to satify the addiction. Of course it often makes the addiction worse, once you tasted power you want more. Many High Elves have tried and go cold turkey, some succeed, others do not. But many high elves still do practice arcane magic using sources besides the sunwell, and try and keep their addictions under control, much like humans and gnomes practicioners (Whose source is the magical energy blanketing azeroth). Blood elves are those who embrace their addiction, via the newly restore "sunwell" (Anveena) and others going as far as tapping demons (Kael's loyalists). Non-casters do this just to satify themselves, and casters actualy use the mana they tap for their spells. Practicing arcane magic requires you to have an arcane magic source, thus it is satifying their addiction, and then some. As i said not all High Elves have given up the arcane arts. They are just more often far more careful than their Blood Elven brethren. There is no clear cut definitive line.
- If you want to know more about arcane addiction and difference between High Elves and Blood Elves other sources besides the game should be consulted, as because of the medium it is (a computer game) it often lacks the nessesary resources to fully explain a topic (Not to meantion many devs are somewhat ignorant of the storyline). The rpgs do a good job of explaining it. Particualy the WoW Core book and Magic and Mayhem. War of the Ancients and the Last guardian also provide personnel character insights to the addiction. 08:52, 31 December 2007 (UTC)