Night Elves have been a part of Warcraft's history since Warcraft 3, and they are the source of all elf-kind. They are one of the most popular factions in World of Warcraft, and they have a long history and tons of legends to learn about. However, the civilization has also had a bad start in the Azeroth conflict.
Fans are hoping for a better outcome for the Night Elves with the Dragonflight expansion currently in beta. This data-mined text has sent ripples through the fandom, suggesting that Malfurion Stormrage may be sent on a metaphysical bus to the Shadowlands, separating him once more from his lover, Tyrande Whisperwind. The two havent had much relationship or actual character development together, and they might not, if the story currently on test realms comes to pass.
The story is subject to change; because it is in beta, nothing is set in stone. A group of enthusiastic fans have taken to social media to express their love for the Night Elves in hopes that they may help light a brighter path for their favorite characters.
Ammatice, a Ukrainian artist, has started Twitter in an effort to raise support for the faction. Fans have used the hashtag to share fan art and impressive cosplay since 2008. Back in 2008, Ammatice told Polygon via Twitter messages. I still remember that moment when I saw Teldrassil with the music playing in the background.
Tor ilisartheranal! Joining #MightOfNightElves with Adanora as a Night Warrior #Warcraft pic.twitter.com/zsI4CpZXf
Some of my own artworks for #MightOfNightElves pic.twitter.com/9hbr5p78Rv
#MightOfNightElves pic.twitter.com/vOIEkabcE3 Night Elves are so dear to me.
Ammatice was fascinated by the beautiful elves and their magical forest creatures, and it inspired her to create fan art of the faction. She explained how Night Elves are made of many different ideas, including an ancient Greek and Asian cult, an Amazon-like army of Sentinels, and aristocrats obsessed with magic and power.
Drekky, a Russian artist and Night Elf fan, shared their appreciation with Polygon. They incorporated everything I love about fantasy races, including their wonderful forests, a strong matriarchal society, something I wasn't aware of back then. Now, I'm playing Night Elves again, as I'll write my own RP tales of fantastic Kaldorei and their animal friends.
#MightOfNightElves #warcraft pic.twitter.com/TOKCqVPEWb
#MightOfNightElves #warcraftart pic.twitter.com/kTGOdO4Tgw One of my favorite races in Azeroth is night elf. Literally every second of my characters is a night elf :D I hope I can draw them more often #warcraftart
Night elves deserve so much more than bad and tragic tales. Their culture, religion, and mysticism are what made me fall in love with them. https://twitter.com/GFu8TCHubM
Night Elves is the reason I started playing World of Warcraft in the first place. All cosplays by me. http://pic.twitter.com/blWIAeKlFl
Watching the Night Elves story progress through World of Warcraft has had its highs and lows. The Battle of Teldrassil was a disastrous low; the story event included the murder of the Night Elf people and the burning of their World Tree home, and a recent data mine suggests that the Night Elves will suffer further losses in the future.
Lemongrace, an artist and player in the World of Warcraft community, believes Shadowlands was left off on the note of renewal. Instead, we are almost taunted with more losses. Legion was when the night elf content reached its height for me, and while some decisions made back then were discussed extensively in the night elf communities, I still think it was a pleasure to play through it as a nelf [Night Elf] player.
I want Blizzard to understand and appreciate this fanciful race of magical and feral matriarchal elves, who were full of different cultures and devotion to nature, something that drew together so many queers, women, and POC! writes Drekky. I want Blizzard to share some of that love in the game for the first time since Warcraft III.
Lemongrass and others who are sharing their artwork through #MightofNightElves agree. Many of the night elf players Ive met throughout my journey in WoW have been some of the most passionate people with deep connection to their characters and the story, and that the race they created has inspired so much creative works and enchanted people for years this I love about the night elves and the nelf community.