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8-28-2009 @ 6:58PM
I tried Mr. Knaak. I really did. It was like reading something a high school student wrote for a report. I mean, I'm not a famous writer, I don't even try, so I have absolutely no room to insult the man. But I just couldn't stand reading his writing. It all feels so forced. I don't understand the "OMG HE RUINED THE LORE" hate that he gets, and I don't understand the immaturity of some of the insults thrown at him. He's clearly an intelligent guy, quite witty in fact. Not the worse author I've ever read.Yeah, he could name his characters better (Rhonin? Seriously), but I wouldn't call all of them Mary Sues.Like I said, he's not an awful author, and he's not ruining the game. I think he's a mediocre author who has moments of great and moments of awful. And there's nothing wrong with that. I'd just prefer a Christie Golden book over his.I could punch him for naming his character Rhonin though. Not hard, probably on the shoulder.
8-28-2009 @ 10:33PM
Okay let me educate folks on this. Rhonin isn't taken from the Japanese Ronin, it's Galiec it means little seal. Knaak modeled the character after Rhonin the red who was a Warrior Poet and Advisor to Brian Baru an Irish King that lived in the Ninth century.A good part of the Knaak hate again stems from sheer ignorance and the follow the what’s cool mindset. To the tard who said I should read less fanfic....how many knaak books have you actually read? I’m betting one or less.
8-28-2009 @ 11:45PM
So he named Rhonin after a DIFFERENT Rhonin/Ronin? And that's somehow better because it's not Japanese? He's still naming a character after something from our world's history, though certainly not as "badass" as a Samurai. It still means something kind of cool in a foreign language to him/the reader and based on something historical from our world. It's still just as lame. Not to mention the Irish weren't known for their military dominance throughout history either.
8-29-2009 @ 1:05AM
@ Saint You do get that about 90% of all Warcraft personalities are variations of historical and mythical heroes, and that has been explained by the Aspects.
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