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1-14-2011 @ 4:41PM
Too bad there's really no purpose for Worgen after you leave Gilneas.Wish Blizz would stop making all these stupid books / comics and put all this stuff ingame, they are ruining the game with all the good parts of the lore happening in these lame books.If I'm going to take the time to read a book it's going to be a good book written by a real author, not some hack that writes video game books (lol).
1-14-2011 @ 5:23PM
People, downvotes are for idiotic first posters and gold sellers. Downvoting people who have a different opinion is nothing more than childish pouting.
1-14-2011 @ 7:30PM
I disagree. I think downvotes are also for people who are making asses of themselves, people who mock others' hard work, people who generally talk crap, and people who try to tell other people what to do.
1-14-2011 @ 8:20PM
Or you're a shambling man-child who still can't handle it when the world doesn't revolve around them :)
1-14-2011 @ 9:13PM
You bring up a very valid point. I'm surprised you were downvoted. And the replies saying you're mocking someone's hard work... buh?It isn't unreasonable to want a fully fleshed-out experience for Worgen in game. If you haven't already, play the Goblins from 1 to 20. Go from Kezan to Lost Isles to Azshara and see the sheer amount of love they've received. Compare to the Worgen experience, that ends (for them) once they hit Darkshore. They're on the NE leveling path at that point. The Worgen story IS continued in game, but it is made available to new Forsaken players. Which is fine, because they're the other half of the conflict... but to rob the Worgen of that by sending them to the other side of the world, and putting them on the Night Elf leveling route... it's just a let down.I won't say this story is bad for what it is, a story that is separate and existing in a format outside the game. That's fine. But I also won't turn a blind eye to a relatively poor handling of Worgen in the game. Too many events are taking place in the literature. Baine's retaking of Thunder Bluff? That would have made an EPIC assault event in the game, but it was only detailed in the Shattering book.
1-14-2011 @ 11:13PM
@perderedeus. I guess some people want to stay ignorant of Blizzards mishandling of WoW through greed and just view these problems as ramblings from a troll and mark me down.Wish I could be ignorant and enjoy WoW the same way as they do, would be nice to call things I don't understand the work of witchcraft (lol).Blizz could spend some time and money to make an epic taking back Thunder Bluff event, but no, they get some Rent-a-Writer to write a book about said events and make a ton of cash instead of improving the game and having major plot points take place in the game where they belong. Also, they make all this money from this kind of stuff but don't bother hiring decent voice actors to do voice work, Hell, Crowley sounds like they gave a drunk homeless man a 40oz to go in and do some voice over work in a drunken Jack Sparrow accent.I don't see how more people are bothered by these kind of things, I love WoW and I hate seeing it slowly being ruined.
1-15-2011 @ 2:49AM
I have to be honest. I find your contempt for the journeyman writer nauseating. Your "rent a writer" comments display an ignorance of the difficulty of the writing profession and a general unwilling, dismissive attitude that completely invalidates anything you have to say.I have a book out, have been published in several magazines and anthologies, and I know how hard the freelance writing life is. If someone offers you a paying gig with the potential for a lot of exposure, you take it. If it's someone else's property, if it's a video game setting, if it's the flipping Teletubbies, you often find yourself taking that job. It's work. It's money. It's writing. It's the fact that people like you pretend to literacy but scorn the writer in the trenches trying to make a living at his or her craft that really irritates me. Tennesee Williams wrote horror fiction when he was young. Jack London wrote pulpish sci fi. Some writers get lucky, and get to write the "good books" that someone else told you about (because I refuse to believe that anyone who actually loved writing would be so hateful to writers) but not everyone gets to make it.
1-15-2011 @ 6:07AM
@Matthew Rossi. A "writer" for Joystiq thinks he knows what a real writer is? That's kind of sad.I gotta ask. Did you copy and paste your opinion from another site like you do your articles?Riddle me this. If that Rent-A-Writer is a hack, what does that make someone who writes about WoW on a blog that is known for its lack of integrity and thinks he's a real writer? A nobody? A failure? Delusional?Seems like these "writers" you speak of need to get a real job if life is so tough for them, lol.
1-15-2011 @ 6:45AM
Ad hominem attacks aside, you got any actual point or facts to share?Here's why I think I'm a real writer:http://monkeybrainbooks.com/Things_That_Never_Were.html Even got an introduction from Paul Di Fillippo, writer of the Steampunk Trilogy. I know you haven't read it. You use 'lol' as punctuation.Here's my credits from Postscripts magazine. http://www.sfsite.com/lists/ps-author01.htm I got nominated for the British SF award for those.Here's an old adventure I wrote for Pyramid Magazine: http://www.sjgames.com/pyramid/sample.html?id=706So, Joker, got a name? Got any professional credits? Got anything besides ill-tempered, undeserved scorn? Go ahead and provide your bona fides. Sure, I'm no great shakes, I'm not famous, I'm not rich, and I'll never be. I don't care. I've been writing professionally for a variety of venues for more than 20 years now. I use my name. I don't hide behind an a jejune mask of anonymity and throw insults around when confronted with my own ill mannered, uneducated, boorish self entitlement.Your contempt is pointless since it's unearned. Responding to you is like talking to a camel, and as likely to reach you.
1-15-2011 @ 7:33AM
@Matthew Rossi. I'm going to be the bigger man here and walk away since you're obviously mentally ill. You remind me of the security guard in Observe and Report, and that's just sad.
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