As has been discussed in this blog before, Mages are the closest equivalent the Azeroth landscape has to to nearly insane quantum scientists.
In the “real world”, there are scientists who’s life ambition is to accelerate a proton to the speed of light, and then smash it into another proton, also traveling at the speed of light, in a head on collision. Why? To see what happens, of course.
And so it is with mages. Sure, there are a few who do this arcaney stuff for the betterment of mankind (or trollkind, gnomekind, whatever), and some who do it for the sake of power. The former, however, usually find themselves becoming priests, and the latter, warlocks.
So what happens when mages get a little bit carried away?
Why, the end of everything! (more…)