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2-23-2010 @ 2:23PM
I just detest how so much of the integral lore is explained in ancillary products to the game. I don’t want to feel like I have to read the comics or a book to understand what’s going on, especially if they’re a hit or a miss in the quality department. Whether I’ll like this book or not, I shouldn’t be required to read it to comprehend several of the motivations and plot points behind the core game storyline.More WoW authors should shoot off and try to write stories concerning their own characters and Blizz should in turn, work to support such creativity. It’s a big universe and there’s plenty of room for more of the smaller, more personal stories we’ve seen in the manga, as well as stories more epic in scope that don’t necessarily retcon and impact the games’ storylines. I’m fine with stories that flesh out Azeroth, but I want external products to begin forming the spine of the prime narrative.
2-23-2010 @ 2:24PM
sorry, last part should have been "but I don't want external products to begin forming the spine of the prime narrative."
2-23-2010 @ 2:32PM
Thank you - this is what I'm trying to hit at in my original question...Given that its most likely not... great reading, is there anything in there that we (as lore nerds) HAVE GOT TO KNOW... or is it something that we can skip and still grab in the game...(and I agree, I hope the major events leading up to the expansion are in game events.)
2-24-2010 @ 12:33AM
On the matter of Blizzard working the books and comics, etc. into canon: does anyone know in which order this occurs? Say for example, would Blizzard write to Knaak and say "could you make us a book about Malfurion where X, Y and Z happens?" or does Knaak write to Blizzard and say "I've written a book about Malfurion. He did X, Y and Z."?
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