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10-17-2010 @ 12:32PM
Don't mention the books of Knaak :-/
10-17-2010 @ 2:46PM
When a question is asked regarding something that is covered in a canon book, it has to be mentioned.
10-17-2010 @ 4:35PM
I guess I might be able to take a stab at an answer of my own, but...I've not read the Warcraft novels. I started to read my bf's copy of Arthas but didn't get to finish it. Every time someone mentions this guy there are responses like- KNAAAAAAAAAAK. So, what's wrong with him? I mean if he writes for Blizzard and they like his work, what could be so bad about it?
10-17-2010 @ 4:43PM
One word. MedanThen go look up "Marty Stu" on TVtropes.
10-17-2010 @ 6:13PM
@Prissa: First off, Knack didn't write the Arthas novel, the good writer did (Christie Golden, though IMO it was her weakest work).Secondly, Knaak's flaws are immediately apparent to anyone's who's actually read good fantasy novels. They read like bad fanfiction, to put it mildly, and fail even by the much lower standards of video game tie-in novels (compare any one of his books to "Dragon Age: The Calling", as an example). His Stu fascination has been well-documented, as has his utter inability to write a decent female character (Tyri might well be the only exception to that). I'm not really sure why Metzen likes him, other than the obvious pot shot that Metzen's a guy who couldn't even remember his own canon. But it's my opinion Blizzard keeps employing him because anything with the World of Warcraft logo on it flies off the shelves. He's a known quantity that can produce buckets of sales, and in the world of publishing, that's all that really matters (see also: Meyers, Stephanie).
10-17-2010 @ 7:48PM
Med'an first popped up in the comic written by Walt Simonson, but in anything written by Richard A. Knaak.
10-17-2010 @ 7:50PM
Er, that "but in anything" was supposed to be "not in anything".
10-18-2010 @ 10:54PM
"One word: Rhonin" Fixed.
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