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3-16-2011 @ 4:54PM
The problem with the KNL segments, is they always sound like cliffnotes as opposed to the full story, and kinda come off as difficult to read sometimes. Imagine someone telling you the whole story of star wars in a few paragraphs, Sure you understand the story because you've seen all the movies, but if you hadn't seen them and just tried to understand the story based solely off someones paraprasing it would sound like a bunch of nonsense.I'm not downing your writing or saying I don't enjoy reading these, I just want to know a better way to find the lore, maybe ill play through wc3 with codes on and just watch all the cut scenes or something.I still believe this is a problem that rests on Blizzards shoulders, have you ever played any other game that REQUIRED you to play other video games, and read several novels just to understand whats going on? Its a bit ridiculous.
3-16-2011 @ 5:07PM
Or it's indicative a rich and deep universe that has been created that extends beyond the simple realm of "video game."
3-16-2011 @ 5:31PM
Search on UTube for a video series called Pre-WoW. It covers all of the story elements of WC3 ans the expac. It was very enlightening when i took a break back in BC and came back aware of why i was fighting the different bosses. I would not discount the books either, the Chronicles of war collection covers a good chunk of lore as well.
3-16-2011 @ 5:42PM
You are way off on that one. Any game that's a sequel will not be able to give you the full story. World of Warcraft is a sequel, plain and simple. Granted it's one of the most complex and spectacular video game sequels ever made, but that's essentially what it is. You don't start reading a series halfway through and expect to get the whole story as to what is going on. Many authors do take the first chapter (or in some cases 2 or 3) to give you a brief rundown as to what has gone before, but 100% of the time it's nowhere near as good as actually reading that book and your understanding of everything that came before will be severely limited. These articles are indeed like cliff notes as they give you a summarized rundown of events OR a compilation of fragments of lore about a specific individual or location or event that is not anywhere in the cannon media (games, books, comics, etc). If you want a full rundown of what has happened you should go play the lead up games (Orcs & Humans, Tides of Darkness, Beyond the Dark portal, Reign of Chaos, The Frozen Throne) and read the Novels and comics as well as scour wowpedia (and possibly wowwiki) and learn all there is to know about the vast universe that is Warcraft. We'll see you in 2012 when you're done (if you're a fast reader, cheat on the games, and can lay your hands on copies of said games that will run on today's computers) ;)
3-16-2011 @ 6:12PM
WTB GoG versions of the old Warcraft games.
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