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7-12-2010 @ 10:44AM
To expand upon the above ideas. I'm all for books/comics/etc being part of the lore but they should strictly be non-essential to playing the game. I shouldn't be asking questions about why such and such is standing in front of me. I need to know who this person is, why they are there, and why I should even care within the first two minutes of meeting them. You might think this is shallow...and you'd be right, but this is something all video games follow. The challenge here is for designers to come up with ways to make you care about this organized assortment of binary standing in front of you.I knew Tirion because I found him, gained his trust, and did everything in my power to rescue his lost son. To have him appear again two expansions later to become the most vibrant character in the game was wonderful.Then Varian returned looking very pissed off and brought some DBZ haircuts with him. Not to mention there is a "teenage" Blood Elf and a antlered night elf hanging around. Correct me if i am wrong but the only explanation I got was... he had amnesia, fought in the arenas, and came home with his two companions. It was enough but...still very shallow.Now if Varian returned, shouted out to Stormwind that he was traveling to Onyxia's lair just to climb down her throat and pull out her still beating heart for all that has gone on then actually did it with me there to see it...I would be singing his praises to this very day. "Screw Garrosh...let Varian lead the Horde! This guy dives down dragon's throats and eats their still living insides for breakfast!"Either way, Blizzard did focus on the most lore-important characters in WotLK. I eager to see what happens next.
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