Zyamani, on 17 April 2013 - 11:11 PM, said:
Exactly my point, we haven't seen or read enough of them to know anything and you immediately assume the worst. What if I had that relative and he was corrupt?
It doesn't matter, because the corruption (or otherwise) of your hypothetical policeman relative is unrelated to the reason he was killed. He's just walking down the street one day, and BAM! Shot in the head by someone who cared nothing about who he was or what he did except that he had a weapon at his belt.
Thing is, everything we've seen of the largos indicates that this is
what largos culture is about. The degree of honour received for kills is managed by the largos ruling houses, and the largos in Mount Maelstrom tell us that we're lucky they're after other prey or we'd be their prey instead. Unless the Tethyos Houses are
the rogue faction, it's the entire largos culture that's built around being the fantasy expy of the Predator species.
@Trei: You have to draw the line somewhere, otherwise you get a situation where any creature that is born a carnivore is by nature evil (clearly silly) or one of total nihilism where good and evil is meaningless and all that matters is whether you have the power and will to take what you want. Clearly, ArenaNet's idea of the Guild Wars universe does not sit at either of these extremes, so you have to draw the line somewhere.
I consider harming and killing sapients purely as bloodsport to be crossing the line. Doing the same for nonsapients is still bad, but not as
bad. Either way, it's not an issue to take enjoyment out of a hunt if you have some other
reason for it (food, remove a potential threat, and so on)... but the largos don't.
If the largos have a set of morals that allow them to do evil things, that does not mean they get a pass because their morals are different. It means their set of morals are, themselves, evil. (Lawful evil, to be precise, if using D&D alignments.)
Also, as a point of information: Many people get them confused, but sapience != sentience. Sap
ience is, essentially, possessing human-like intelligence and ability to communicate through language. Sent
ience is just self-awareness - something that most animals possess.