Marx called it the opiate of the masses. Edmund Burke instead declared it the art and theory of the remaking of a man. Dawkins has criticised the way it’s untouchable to criticism. Swift instead argued that we either had too much of it, or too little. Religion is always a touchy subject, but it’s an essential one. In the fantasy genre, religion has often been a powerful theme, as it seems to lend into the elements of magical power and good vs. evil. World of Warcraft is no exception, with Alex Ziebart detailing expertly the many religious forces within Azeroth. But what don’t we know? Is there something about Azeroth’s religion that’s done well, or that could be done better? How does religion impact upon your character if they’re a priest, shaman, druid or paladin? What about if they’re not? Can the Death Knight be considered a religious class? How should the real world’s religion impact upon your World of Warcraft playing and role-playing, if it should at all?
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