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7-18-2011 @ 3:43PM
Oddly enough, I liked "Arthas" A LOT more than I liked "The Shattering". I just can't bring myself to read this one after the disaster that was the Shattering. I honestly don't trust Golden in terms of storytelling anymore, which isn't her fault if Blizzard gives her everything she's supposed to write. She's a great wordsmith...I just don't care for her portrayals or her storylines anymore. Like others, I've grown too cold towards Thrall, on contrast to squeeing every time I saw him before. I don't -like- him anymore. I also really dislike how the novels are becoming necessary to understanding plot IN THE GAME now. It used to be they just fleshed out things so you could understand motivations better that couldn't be portrayed in the game. Now, it's more "Read this or you have no idea what the heck is going on" in the game you've played for years. That's a complete turn off for me.
7-18-2011 @ 4:46PM
Writing novels where you're given the story -- they're bound to come out with a lot less soul and I've never seen soul in tie-in novels. If you write your own story, you care about it, you're trying to say something, you're passionate about what your characters do. But if you have no choice in what they do it's just a mechanical job, and it does show through in the writing.And I very much agree with what you say at the end -- we should know what the hell is going on in-game.
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