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The Future of World of Warcraft? {WoW}

Sep 23rd 2006 8:53PM Just a note, I've been playing for coming up on 2 years now, the whole time using gamecards. To create the account initially though, I did have to provide credit card details (which I promptly removed after it was all set up).

I don't think that changes any of what you said, I figured I'd just note it.

Blizzard releases interactive Outland map {WoW}

Sep 13th 2006 8:42PM The most interesting thing is when you click on the zones in this order:

Shadowmoon Valley
Blade's Edge Mountains
Nagrand
Netherstorm
Zangarmarsh
Hellfire Peninsula
Terokkar Forest

What's Your Best Pet Name? {WoW}

Aug 5th 2006 12:10AM A gorilla named Kong. Whoddathunkit?

Draenei: Paladins and Shamans? {WoW}

Jul 27th 2006 8:58PM See my question is there because I haven't seen anyone anywhere say how the lore has been rewritten to accommodate Blood Knights.

The introduction of the new Draenei involved some rewriting. This is undisputed fact. Eluna's post demonstrates the changes. In this instance Blizzard have admitted that established lore was rewritten, and the old lore (that the Eredar corrupted Sargeras) has been replaced by the new lore (that Sargeras corrupted the Eredar).

I'm probably not looking hard enough (and am certainly not familiar enough with the lore), because I haven't been able to find where lore has actually been rewritten for the Blood Knights, as so many people seem to claim.

What I can see is that the lore has been added to. Extended. Established lore is 'what has happened' and the additions for Blood Knights is what 'is happening'.

Personally I like the lore explanation for the Blood Knights. It feeds into the Blood Elves' 'desperate crack addict' demeanour. Also it gives the Alliance races a reason to be quite pissed with them.

Most importantly though, what PsyClerk said. Gameplay trumps lore. All lore has ever been is background for the gameplay. Sure it's branching out to establish itself as it's own commercial entity (the books) but the needs of the game come first.

(Mainly it's the 'rewritten'/'added to' distinction that really bugs me. Still, if anyone can point out something that has been rewritten to accommodate Blood Knights, I'd appreciate it.)

Draenei: Paladins and Shamans? {WoW}

Jul 27th 2006 8:00AM Ok...

So, looking past the initial introduction of the new Draenei (where Blizzard has admitted there was some rewriting), could somebody clarify what lore has been rewritten in order to accommodate the Blood Knights?

Draenei: Paladins and Shamans? {WoW}

Jul 27th 2006 4:53AM Looking past the initial introduction of the new Draenei (where Blizzard has admitted there was some rewriting), could somebody clarify what lore has been rewritten in order to accommodate the Blood Knights?

Sneak Peek at the WoW Trading Card Game {WoW}

Jul 24th 2006 6:20PM "Peek"

More Video of Flying Mounts {WoW}

Jun 29th 2006 10:24PM Was it a flying mount (as in one of these weird looking Outland things), or just the usual bugged taxi?

New Patch Brings Midsummer Fire Event {WoW}

Jun 20th 2006 7:42PM It is on worldofwarcraft.com now. It's the 4th of July event (it concludes on the 5th).

I missed it last year. Hopefully it is closer in quality (and fun) to the Xmas and Halloween, or even Children's Week events, than that ridiculous Easter thing.

WTB: Unofficial Guides, PST {WoW}

Jun 18th 2006 1:15AM What was to stop you from doing File->Save As on Guide A?