Mixed views I mean while yes a lot has happened since TBC, I am pretty sure the population of blood elfs would still be low maybe even lower since Void elfs left?
So just how much rebuilding would have even been done or zones repopulated, and while I would also like to see more story development on the race, the current old TBC s an important one for players to go through to understand the background of the race.
Pretty sure the area isn’t rebuilt given the last comic showed the windrunner spire still in bits, Silvermoon aside which is great - ghostlands and the other towns villages should still be deserted no?
" the total numbers of elves remaining after The Scourge Invasion, and after Kael’Thas took 15% (two thousand ish). you would have around 13,000 give or take a few hundred left. Now if we say 1-3% died on the Isle of Thunder, and maybe another .5% died in Dalaran (We’ll round to 2% total loss of population from those two conflicts max.) Then you’d round out to 12,500+ remaining Blood elves in Silvermoon.
Based on that, you can estimate 1250+ or so “High Elves” remain.
This is not including the void Elves, who…I can’t imagine being anymore than the high elf population, numbers wise.
SO , this means that at the lowest pitch, you could shoot for… a little under 12 thousand remaining blood elves. (11,250 if you want to directly subtract the supposed number of Ren’dorei)"
And they seem to have taken the base info from gamepedia, which is meant to be a good place for canon info.
Although that’s 2 years old tread but I cant imagine the pop would be much different now.
Nah, they ain’t right. That’s the Scryers under Voren’thal. Not Kael’thas’ original forces, many of whom surrendered and were re-integrated into society. By that definition there would -be- no High Elves, yet we still see them. Void Elves are a squad, lore wise they are a tiny number of people, less than fifty, I mean in no definition is a ‘squad’ a large number, and their numbers can’t increase, as only one entity knew how they were created, and that entity is dead. You can’t assume only Blood Elves died on the Isle of Thunder, or in Dalaran, High Elves were fighting there too, and their numbers are far, far less. High Elves are also described as being functionally extinct, a race in name only. There are more of them than there are Void Elves surely, but given how few Void Elves there are, that is not exactly difficult.
The Blood Elves have had additions to their numbers, in terms of the Sunfury’s who surrendered, the Sunreavers who were rescued, and well, the fact that they have a sustainable population. The High Elves have none of those things, and the Void Elves definitely have none of those things.
As long as Blizz keep throwing High Elves into the game, there are definitely -Hugely- more Blood Elves. The Blood Elves have a sustainable population, the High Elves apparently do not, so one population is stable or increasing, the other is only decreasing…
You still have to take into account that not a lot of time has passed and elves, having long lifespans, probably also are less frequently having children (though no where near as infrequent as Night Elves).
We are actually probably at a point where all of the elven races are reaching population crises due to what is likely a huge difference between the number of deaths and births over the past decade.
Of course, in reality, they’re all just hand wavy population numbers that are enough for sustaining the universe.
Regular reminder that all of the Orcs AND Trolls of Thralls Horde had fit into a couple of ships. And that was BEFORE the war in Ashenvale, Hyjal, the Scourge or any other cataclysmic event in the timeline of WoW.
Population numbers are irrelevant. Don’t even try.
And that Stormwind suffered 50.000 losses in the Lich King war. How did that even happen? I don’t recall any instance of the Alliance taking huge casualties except the Wrathgate, and there couldn’t have been that many troops there.
Also a reminder that humans built houses too small for them to fit into. I mean what is that, a wooden sleeping bag? We can’t really take the ‘couple of ships’ argument seriously, unless we also believe that humans in Azeroth are not in fact conceived, but paid for and appear fully adult. It was an RTS game for heavens sake…