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10-23-2010 @ 8:19PM
I still don't understand all the Knaak hate. When the lore was "originally" wrote, it was just bits and pieces of unfinished story. Like what Knaak said, he does what Blizzard tells him to do for the most part, and he had to devolop, and yes, change stuff. I mean, I don't hate Golden either, but I hated the Arthas book, to me it made me feel as if Arthas was a wimp, or like Tom Cruise or something. heheh. I haven't finished reading The Shattering yet, but I was a bugged when Jaina was talking to Wrynn about what happened to Bolvar, which, no one except for Bolvar and Tiron were supposed to know about it. Remember the cinematic? I don't see anyone go off about her flaws like I hear people complain about Richard. Maybe if Richard threw a random love story in every book, or adopted a cow and named it Inedible, maybe people will like his books more. Also in Rise of the Horde, she described most areas (zones) the exact same way as it appears in the game, which was disappointing. I would've preferred hearing more about Draenor before it fell apart. I mean, there would've been landscapes that don't exist anymore right? Places like in between Hellfire and Shadowmoon? Oceans? She's not the perfect writer either. Leave Knaak alone.
10-23-2010 @ 8:48PM
"Maybe if Richard threw a random love story in every book"Oh, like, say, creating a random extra Windrunner sister from whole cloth just to shoot out annoying little half-elf babies for his author-insert ubermage who's accomplished everything there is to accomplish, has Alexstrazsa's consort as his mentor and friend, and TAUGHT MAGIC TO ILLIDAN?We hate Knaak because he's a poor writer with weak literary skills, and a bad habit to just handwave when it comes to Rhonin.
10-23-2010 @ 9:36PM
@ShrikeSeriously?Thrall and Varian are the same character.Garona is a massive 'wtf' of a character.The Old Gods are obviously lovecraftian.Arthas, Kael'thas, and Illidan are all roughly the same character with various motives.Tirion is as Mary Sue as they come.Don't even get me started on Med'an, who was created by Walt Simonson and Louise Simonson. Nobody jumps on their backs for creating ridiculous characters.Knaak is a writer who is payed to write what BLIZZARD tells him to write, and his Mary Sue characters are completely evident of that. Blizzard has absolutely NAILED the Mary Sue Character department. To blame Knaak for that is ridiculous. It's like people FORGET that he isn't allowed to make this stuff up, everything he does is the work of Blizzard. The dude even said it himself.People hate Knaak because he created a NEW Uber character to interact with the already created Uber characters, and for some reason that bothers them.I strongly dislike Knaaks writing on a technical level. I refuse to jump on the Rhonin hatewagon just because he's a Mary Sue when 95% of all Warcraft characters are special snowflakes in their own rights.
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