Mar 31st 2009 10:08AM Your in luck then, the new arc of the original WoW comic series has reintroduced Garona. As the issues come out we're suppose to learn more about her and what place she will take in the present. Some good stuff in store there ;)
Mar 31st 2009 9:28AM Not really sure what your basing that off of? Quite a few of the novels have had strong Horde POV's and some actually helped wash away the bad guy image (RoTH, LoTC).
If your talking about the comics, despite what some people seem to believe, the Horde wasn't shown as evil. In fact there was little Alliance/Horde stuff period, just an awesome man trying to kill a dragon who messed with him and his kingdom. The lastest issues do deal more with the Alliance and Horde, but neither side is being shown as good or evil. Plus you do get the differing views of Thrall, Rehgar, and Garrosh.
However, I do agree that the next comic stuff will probably be something more Horde focused. If its anything like the other comics, it'll probably be something that ties in strongly with Wrath.
Mar 31st 2009 8:58AM Just so you know Axo, that was Onyxia who caused the Defias problem, not Wrynn. This was clarified in the comics by showing how she would ensorcell certain people and all.
Mar 31st 2009 8:42AM Metzen has mentioned that he'd like to keep Thrall's bloodline pure. Make a new female orc hero and develop her through the comics and games. This would give Thrall a developed mate in terms of character, not to mention possible heirs in children.
Trolls really need something, but I can't stand reading the way they talk.
Honestly I've been really surprised nobody has talked about Rehgar Earthfury from the original series. While he has reappeared in the lastest issues, I think hes the type of guy who could have a little miniseries in itself. Either way a really awesome Horde hero who I expect to be added in the game at one point.
Nov 21st 2008 12:42AM Just so you know Allison, the Defias weren't completely innocent. In the WoW comic we learn that after the second war, Varian rode across his land fighting off orcs stragglers. Since he was gone for so long, he let the House of Nobles handle the rebuilding project. Its been shown that Lady Prestor was in charge of the nobles at that time. Using her dark magic and influence, she messed with both the Nobles and Defias member's minds.
Its also said that excessive greed played a part among the Defias, though that could also have been influenced as well. So while they weren't totally at fault, they held some fault, especially when they tried to handle things so violently.
Nov 20th 2008 5:01AM I think people judge the comic a bit too harshly imo. If your expecting in-depth novel writing, you won't find it here. Overall I don't mind Walter's writing, and the adventure/story hasn't been as bad as people think. Each character was given quite a bit of distinct personality, and even little side quests of their own. Varian's own story has taken longer true, but his character has shown uniqueness as well.
As to Lo'gosh talking to himself, it wasn't done to let us know more about his character. He did it to compare memories with Varian in the case one should disappear in the end, plus to see if they held the key to Onyxia's defeat.
When people first heard about his doppleganger, everybody automatically suspected it was a dragon in disguise, now its proving to be otherwise. That means the story did its job, and its a shame more people can't look past a few bumps and see the overall picture of an interesting character.
Oct 29th 2008 6:38PM The Ashbringer series has rushed events too. They jump from one thing to the next very quickly. It actually makes for a confusing timeline.Thats just how the comics work, however the WoW one is based more on the characerter's journey, and how the act. The Ashbringer series has barely gone into much depth with any character while the WoW series has. You can blame Blizzard quest writers for changing a comic character, and so far thats what they did with Varian, to create a war. The Ashbringer deals with more well known events and more well known characters. The WoW series deals with a known quest and unknown characters which is why people feel less story in it. I like both because one was meant to develop new heroes, the other was to tell the story of the Ashbringer.
Oct 29th 2008 6:35PM The Ashbringer series has rushed events too. They jump from one thing to the next very quickly. It actually makes for a confusing timeline. Thats just how the comics work, however the WoW one is based more on the characerter's journey, and how the act. The Ashbringer series has barely gone into much depth with any character while the WoW series did. You can blame Blizzard quest writers for changing a comic character, and so far thats what they did with Varian, to create a war. The Ashbringer deals with more well known events and more well known characters. The WoW series deals with a known quest and unknown characters which is why people feel less story in it. I like both because one was meant to develop new heroes, the other was to tell the stroy of the Ashbringer.
Oct 29th 2008 6:22AM I think thats been the true complaint Mben. Most of the people who like Horde stuff got bored with the comic, which explains why you stopped after the first few issues which actually contained quite a bit of Horde elements. I'm a big Alliance/Horde fan, and I like to keep up with all the stuff that goes on so I buy them regardless of who the spotlight is on. Plus in issue 15 the WoW comic should tread into some new territory outside of the Missing Diplomate quest which includes Garona and such. So i'll definately be looking forward to the next issues.
Oct 29th 2008 12:50AM I actually liked the WoW comic series quite a bit, some people just view it too harshly imo. The comic is mainly about learning of the different characters, and the journey they must take. People have become to focused on how obvious it was knowing Varian was the king. Blizzard was never trying to hide that fact because it wasn't the point of the story. Most people seem to overlook the that each character was given an in-depth look into their lives. Honestly, how often would you expect to find a Druid, one who is suppose to be collected, have problems with rage and unfulfillment? We still haven't gotten to the secrets behind Varian either, or his actions as king.
The main reason people find Ashbringer more interesting is because of the unknown factor. Thanks to a WoW quest, we had a simple yet accurate idea what was going to happen with Varian, even though we don't know all the exact secrets and details. The Ashbringer however, has a much bigger unknown, hence, why people feel more story in it.