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11-09-2009 @ 8:14PM
I get the sense that Blizzard wants to take as much unnecessary reading out of WoW as possible and put all the words in contexts that people would properly appreciate -- if you want to read, read a book/comic book. This is likely due to the response of the gameplaying audience that wants less reading and more playing, since reading isn't fun compared to casting spells or stabbing things. No one loads up Team Fortess 2 to READ. For my piece, I want more words in the game. I want at least some acknowledgement that Sartharion is a problem and be provided a reason to kill him. Failing that, I'd love to have someone writing the WoW Comic didn't think exposition can only happen through hamfisted dialogue.
11-09-2009 @ 8:29PM
I understand, Mr. Crow. Most people I come across in-game really don't care who the lore figures are, or what the lore is. They just want to kill stuff and get purples. The people that do care are more than happy to read WowWiki entries, or get the books and comics, or read fansites - whatever it takes.
11-09-2009 @ 10:35PM
I don't mind reading or comic books. I just don't like having to read bad ones, which is often the case with these ancillary materials. Blizz just churns out this second rate fiction and expects everyone to read it. As Sacco mentioned, this comic's only gotten worse. Why should I have to pay extra for sub-par reading material just to feel like I'm getting a good game's full story?
11-10-2009 @ 6:02PM
This is nothing against you Kia, but I really don't understand people who just want to play the game just to kill things and not read the story. WoW has to be one of the worst games for that type of mentality. FPS games seems more suited toward that type of person. I know when I want to play a game like that I go play another game, I don't expect to do it in WoW.That's just a long way of saying I like having reasons for doing what we do in game and I do not like removing major storylines to another medium.
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