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11-15-2011 @ 7:35PM
I dont want to read about alliance stuff in a book. I want to see it in the game. Bets that the only thing thats going to make it to the game is Theramore smoldering, with most players asking "Wtf? Why is Theramore in flames?" In which case Blizz will tell us to read the book.
11-15-2011 @ 10:03PM
^ This.I am for the most part against telling major plot points exclusively in the books. And even more in this case since it's the perfect oportunity to show the Alliance some of the love that it desperately needs and deserves.
11-15-2011 @ 10:54PM
11-15-2011 @ 11:09PM
Less books more Warcraft 4 to set up new lore.
11-16-2011 @ 4:06AM
I think they tend to concentrate on Alliance lore in the novels because they think it'll have broader appeal to non-players. To pick a silly example, which is a better publishing pitch: young queen defends her city against attacking orcs; or young cow-man misses his dad, tries to be best cow-man he can be.Sucks a bit for players though - it's almost like there's an Alliance Tax to see your faction's lore.
11-16-2011 @ 5:01AM
Not necessarily true Killik.Rise of the Horde and Lord of the Clans are (IMO) the best Warcraft novels out there, and both are all about the Horde.Me and (I think) most players would prefer to experience major plot points like the Emerald Nightmare or The Shattering first-hand rather than get told "go read the book".Books are ok for secondary stuff that enriches the experience without becoming a barrier to understand the story. Examples are books like Arthas: Rise of the Lich King or the aforementioned Lord of the Clans.BTW, they wasted some good material for an Emerald Dream expansion with the Stormrage book.
11-16-2011 @ 10:40AM
Ah, true Eternauta. It would be nice if they restricted the novels to fleshing out backstory or filling in on historical details. Although it's good game content wasted, the reason I object to advancing the current plot in novels is more that it seems a cynical way to make fans pay for 'premium content'. Except, of course, that the quality often falls some way short of premium.
11-16-2011 @ 2:34PM
This is how I feel about the killing off Cairne in a book. I want to see this stuff in the game. Sure if they want to go into more detail about the inner workings and all that fine, but at least show me in game the events happening and not just the aftermath.
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