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10-18-2010 @ 10:32PM
@AlI'm not denying that Rhonin and Knaaks characters aren't Mary Sue's or anything. But I at least recognize that, you know, Blizzard PAYS Knaak to write this stuff. It's not like he sits in the Knaakcave and writes random shit and calls it lore. Blizzard gives him an outline and he writes about it. Then they read it, decide whether or not they WANT it to be canon, and then they make it so.Besides, it's not like Rhonin just POOFED this shit into happening. There were books about it. He went through journeys, like all characters, and if any of the haters had actually read the books and decided to critique it fairly, Rhonin started out as a nobody. He SUCKED when he started. And hey, while I find the entire Rhonin time travelling thing to be really wacky, I remind myself that Rhonin was powerless through the first half of that book. I also remind myself that due to my night elf hunter, Arthas got to make it through the culling of Stratholme. And because of that same hunter, I helped Medivh open the dark portal. Nothing Rhonin has done has been any less 'wtf' than any of the lore moments caused by players in WoW. Blizzard no doubt knows this.I'm not necesarrily defending Knaak here. As I said, I am NOT a fan of his and I think his books are, at least from a technical standpoint, garbage. I just don't think it's fair the way he's destroyed by the haters that refuse to even think about what they're saying. Food for thought: Deathwing. You know the big fella, right? And his buddies, Ysera, Malygos, so on and so forth? Knaak played a pivotal role in these characters. He, more or less, created them. And it's because of Knaak's Deathwing that we're going to enjoy Cataclysm so much.Just saying. The guy isn't some sort of evil WoW fanfic writing supervillain. He HAS done some good, people just don't give a shit anymore.
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