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12-08-2011 @ 6:17PM
Wallert's comment pretty much sums up my feelings on the matter regarding what the characters do and where they do it.I have no issue what-so-ever with the books. Afteral, it's impossible to see everything. We never saw the Exodar crash into Azeroth, we never saw the Blood Elves march to the Undercity to request partnership of the Horde, nor did we see these things in the books.Elements of The Shattering novel were added to the game, namely Thrall heading to Nagrand, and that's pretty much the only thing I would claim to be an issue. Every novel needs to have some manifestation in the game, but to forsake books and comics and god knows what else, just to put it into a game which, and I hate saying this, does not narrate very well without a "expensive" cinematic, well, it just seems blinkered to me.Major lore characters need to continue having detailed stories out of the game, but they need to continue working in game. ALL of the major lore characters were rubbish back in Vanilla. They did nothing, and it was an incredible disappointment. I didn't care about any of them until the Ahn'Qiraj short story appeared and I started to give a toss about Fandral, but why was he still static in game? Why didn't he have a presence in Silithis back when we were pushing the gates?Lore characters need to do something in game. Prove WHY they're considered *major*. It's probably the one thing I will always say that Wrath was good for.
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