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3-04-2010 @ 8:21AM
I do read them, but I wish to God we could have someone, ANYONE, but Knaak to write the night elves. I don't think he quite understands night elf culture or really thinks about how people who are ten THOUSAND years old might behave (here's a hint: they'd probably handle most things very different than someone whose life is half over at 50ish).Still, seeing as the books are the only way to get some of the modern lore (I will forever be upset that we didn't get to rescue Malfurion in game), you can't really skip them if you want to experience all the lore. Some of them are painful though - not just Knaak either; Cycle of Hatred failed so hard at grabbing my interest that I haven't even finished it. ^^;Some of it's really good, though. Several of the Legends stories were excellent, most of Christie Golden's work is great (although she fell short on Arthas, in my opinion), and the Death Knight manga rocked my socks. The stories are amazing in the hands of a good writer; I just wish Blizzard would hire writers of consistent high quality so I could love them all.
3-04-2010 @ 8:51AM
I'm pretty sure Richard Knaak has no idea how anyone thinks and behaves, 10,000 years old, Night Elf, or otherwise. Particularly if they're female and older than the age of five.Having struggled to get through even part one of War of the Ancients (and I bought the omnibus edition used for like $5!), I was filled with, well, rage, to see they put him in charge of Furion's novel. I've read fanfiction that handled all three characters in The Love Triangle better. I've WRITTEN fanfiction that was better.
3-04-2010 @ 9:41AM
I liked War of the Ancients trilogy.. a lot... my only problem was that they involved time traveling and thus conflicting with already released lore, creating an alternate time line... with less than 20 novels out there, there was no friggin need of it... just lame... but as of the enjoyability(sp?) of the books I would give em a 7.5 - 8...
3-04-2010 @ 10:05AM
@Kylenne:I haven't even written any WoW fanfiction and I've raised the average quality of Warcraft lore more than Knaak.
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