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3-22-2010 @ 4:34PM
"And that's perfectly ok"No, stop telling people that sloppy writing, bad world building, and a poor attention to detail is fine.
3-22-2010 @ 5:39PM
Yeah, it's not Terry Pratchett's Discworld but it does have some merit.I wont argue that there aren't many...well awful points and reused plots, but it has kept my attention well enough so I wouldn't dismiss it so easily.
3-22-2010 @ 5:42PM
"He's said something negative about blizzard! Quickly, downrate him!"
3-22-2010 @ 6:16PM
Lets say you have to remember the complete biography, personality, and thoughts of every person that lives or ever did live, AND you have to know the complete biography, personality, and thoughts of every person that WILL live.Blizzard has to do a slightly smaller version of this, but with the geography, governments, nations and cultures of Azeroth as well. And also remember that a lot of people have trouble remembering to zip up their jeans...
3-22-2010 @ 6:53PM
It's a lost cause. It's one thing to speculate about alternate timelines, multiverses, etc. but it even the Chris Metzen quote showed there was a lack of planning involved. The gist of what I got is pay attention to lore, but it will invalidate itself somewhere down the line, so don't pay that much attention to it. Might as well do away with quest text then. :(If any TV show did something like that without at least attempting to tie up loose threads, its ratings, viewers would lose interest, it would drop like a stone and get cancelled.
3-22-2010 @ 8:16PM
Bad worldbuilding? Sure, there are retcons... but aside from that how is the universe of WOW an example of bad worldbuilding?Or are you going to hang your hat one the existence of retcons and a few things your personally dislike?Maybe, just maybe is you explained your position a little instead of just spewing words like 'bad worldbulding' you would not be down rated so quickly.
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