Mar 5th 2011 8:32PM But that is where you are mistaken, it is Canon. If you read or listen to Stormrage, some of the events that play out in that are included in Cataclysm!
Mar 5th 2011 8:31PM They used to have the original story on the WoW website! Under general lore topics. The War of the Ancients is one of the tales!
Mar 5th 2011 8:29PM Hey,
Great read Matt. I do have one analysis regarding your conclusion. In the book of Genesis, there are two creation stories. In the first one, time is linear and quantitatively described, God created the world and everything else in seven days. The other creation story describes creation more qualitatively, basically stating that God was the progenitor of Creation and allowed for it to occur, there is no specific time of completion mentioned in the second story. In any result, the two stories are strikingly different, one describes the timing of events specifically, the other omits time completely, yet the message and depth of the varying stories are equal. I believe the same is similar for the original version of the War of the Ancients and Knaak's version, the message and depth of the stories are one and the same. I don't believe that we are playing in an alternate dimension and if I recollect at the end of the third book, Nozdormu was well aware of Krasus, Rhonin, and Broxigar's temporal displacement. So I don't buy that he could still be trapped (in timeline A). Ultimately, I don't think the night elves would have been as successful defeating the Burning Legion without Rhonin, Krasus, & Broxigar. Since he already knew how time would progress, It could have been a simple case of manifest destiny.
Mar 5th 2011 6:53PM but my favorite classes to play are druids - balance (feral is boring). Shadow priests, and locks.
Mar 5th 2011 6:48PM Yeah,
I can't play Hunters or Warriors! Although, I find the pet dynamic for hunters to be quite interesting, I can't get past the Hunter's talent tree, I find the specs to be very boring and uninspiring. Warriors are just boring. I enjoy playing the more mystical classes. That said, I think the talent trees for rogues and dk's definitely makes those classes more fascinating to play.
Feb 13th 2011 3:46PM @Tri Feb 9th 2011 7:19PM
The second and third books are by far the best. I think I know why I don't appreciate Christie's books as much. I find the lore about the more exotic races of WoW to be way more fascinating! I only read one written by her so I would definitely like to read more (I own and read "Circle of Hatred", I would like to read more of her's but it seems that she focuses a lot on what I consider the boring races (i.e humans and orcs) whereas Knaak writes more about the night elves, blood elves, dragons etc. I may be wrong about that but even though many people have said that Golden's last book was outstanding (I totally have no doubts), I would be more inclined to get a book about elves before, I would consider reading one about the LK. In any result, I hope you get that last book soon, some really exciting stuff happens.
Feb 13th 2011 3:27PM I may be in the minority but I happened to really enjoy the Well of Eternity Trilogy. I think everyone is getting all caught up in the time-time travel elements, which is by far the least important component in the series. I believe that Knaak used it as a device (much like the Cavern of Time was a device for players) for the reader to experience the events that took place in Azeroth those centuries ago. The entire time I read the books I felt as if I was an invisible participant watching everything happen. Honestly, the "whole" time thing can be equivalent to a village loremaster (storyteller) telling a child about the great wars and battles of their time. That child's imagination may allow him/her travel in time as they listen to the storyteller. So even if the time travel events is "canon" I don't think Knaak would have said that the time travel component was a major theme when he wrote it. I couldn't stop reading them once we knew who our players were.
I know this is an article but I had to express that I think Knaak is an awesome writer and that I think people are unfairly critical. IMO if ya gonna be critical about it, it should be about something relevant and the whole "time travel" element just isn't.
It's funny though, after listening to Stormrage, he was able to revisit the time travel element, talk about reaping what you sow? I mean an entire chapter was about Broxigar's sister or cousin (don't remember what she was) seeking revenge on someone from her nightmares (the one that she believes killed Brox).
Jan 10th 2011 11:34PM Malygos, Aspect of the Blue Dragonflight, was dead, not by Deathwing's claws but by mere mortal hands -- and magic was without its guardian for the first time since the world's inception.
Correction: Alexstrasza and the Red Flight takes the credit for defeating Malygos. She makes mention of this in the Twilight Highlands when she summons and face DW. We only assisted her in defeating Malygos.
Nov 20th 2010 4:05PM What about the new shroom bloom that occurs when treants die now. Is that a sufficient improvement for Force? Also, I personally feel that the new thorn mechanic is decent, i try to cast it on the tank as often as I possibly can!