Aug 11th 2011 3:49PM By the end of the 1st war isn't llane wrynn 30, medivh 45 and lothar a balding and greying old man? How were they child hood friends?
Dec 12th 2010 12:36PM 1.
I'm seeing two 4000g options at the flight trainer. Which is the one that will teach me to use my reigns of the bronze dragon and all the other Sweet mounts i will hopefully land in the future.
Where is nozdormu?
Is Cromie in Cataclysm yet?
Dec 10th 2010 6:02PM Aratar the redeemer, becuase he is under developed amd has so much potential. ilike to think he is leveling and gaining gear score like the rest of us waiting to pop out of Sylvanas birthday cake.
Tyrande, Becuase she is a bad ass ninja paladin moon priestess with 10,000 years of fighting experience and training who would kick the unholy crap out of Sylvanas.
Sylvanas becuase she does what she wants and knows how to manipulate the people of higher status around her. She just a lean mean undead queen.
Varian because he is a tortured brooding a-hole with a horrific case of Post dramatic stress disorder and a bad ass warrior. Becuase he has issues raising a child like most parents do (Except for the fact he is a king and his son the prince). Wish he and anduin were more involved with the human leveling experience. I also enjoy him Becuase he voted not to slaughter the orcs after the second war. Becuase he is a man who, perhaps, i beleive is deeply effected by his faith in the holy light (some of his more favorable choices lend themselves to an understanding of the three virtues). Because he is flawed.
And garrosh, becuase thrall is the smart kid that everone loves and all you want to do is just show him up.... and becuase i also have daddy issues.
Dec 10th 2010 5:22PM oh yes! and now he has some slick moves on the goblin rocket way.
Dec 2nd 2010 11:52AM Agree!!!
Kaz and loch are fun. Dwarf shammy and gnome priest... Oh yes! love gnomer music!
Love darkshore, feels epic with malfurion. and thank you Garrosh Hellscream for invading ashenvale, thank you. I had a blast with my nelf kitty (prowl n ravage! prowl n ravage!) also felt epic.
Human starter was nice but, needs to phase from quest to quest though and change the land scape a bit. it lacks an imersive quality. Elwyn was a disapointment and changing Defias wizard to Rogue Wizard is lame. west fall and redridge are great as is dusk wood.
Oct 19th 2010 12:56AM @roseclown
I hope a i am replying correctly.
Very well said. I agree with you. A Characters desires and actions do define and drive a plot. I believe knaak attempts this, but doesnt take the time stay with certain moments or just focues on the wrong ones, or cites general information about past events in exchange for emotional development. In Stormrage, a very short Mother/ daughter-ish interchange between Tyrande and Shandris Feathermoon was unearned.
Golden Takes more time with moments and gives her characters room to live. She's a bit more patient about getting to the next movement of the story. Im reminded of the picnic with arthas throwing a showball at jaina.
As for Maturity? You're right to call me out on that becuase i wasnt clear i guess. I just want these stories to get more emotionally dirty, and dangerous and grown up. I think they try to be. But even with Golden it feels a wee bit general. I look forward to reading the this new one, though.
Oct 18th 2010 11:07PM Knaak and golden are both decent. I think all of these books need a more diverse editing team to challenge the writers to go outside the box little bit. As for some of those earlier books? (tides of darkness, darkportal) They are are terrible.
As for the writers knaak is plot and event driven and younger. Golden is character driven and a only smidge more mature. This is where their talents are as writers. Stormrage was fun but didnt try to be dangerous. Golden likes to somewhat play with her characters being "Human", I.e. having sexual desires, bieng insecure or mentally unstable like Varian Wrynn, king of Stormwind, Duke of the Elwynn, Count of Everstill, High Farmhand of Westfall and lord Ireland. KnaaK introduced characters that push the story forward and establish believable conflict with in the social sphere of that world. He could've had alot more fun. Broll and tyrande could have had a brief affair or something. THAT would have been great! Or allowed shandris to travel with broll and they could have had a little thing. i bet she'd turn out to be a little to clingy.
As far as the over powered characters that knaak creates? Blame ghostcrawler for not rebalancing... But seriously, I have no problem with this. the universe needs to be constantly expaning, redefining and evolving its lore. Everyone blames him for rhonin, but metzen has the final word yes? All of the events, the time traveling, freeing of alexstaza, awakening of stormrage, Broxigars death fit into the world he to created and continues to act as dramaturge for.
Lucan foxblood was an odd creation, though i didnt find him irritating. and for a moment was wondering if there would be human druids. Thura was fantastic! A female Orc with outstanding lineage? A possible challenger to garrosh hellscream? mmm, interesting.
Knaak is good comic writer. Golden touches those things we can relate to, but in the end its still g-rated.
Oct 17th 2010 5:59PM Stunning...
Well done metzen and voice mixing. haha!
I love the tsunami over booty bay. heaving of the earth.
I love the nailing of the plates. Burning fumes he leaves behind. almost like those vidoes of a nuclear explosion.
Neltharian the earth-warder. Power of the earth. BOOM!
Now if i were to be greedy and want more: I like terenas narating the cinimatic for wrath. as if there was an outside opinion or another dimension of the antagonist. However, it made sense becuase he, King Terenas, shows up at the end wrath and was infact still a part of frostmourne.
What would have been cool is if alexstraza narated and had an opinion of her brother and the destruction he wrought. Or even better, Nozdormu, who is cursed to watch all of this and do nothing to stop it, who has always been behind the scenes, who more than likely carries a great deal of guilt for doing nothing to help is brother neltharian from falling into madness. (all speculation)... and I wanted the camera to dip lower in the valley of heroes to get a sense of his size. those statues are huge!
Oct 15th 2010 5:18PM The reflexes of cat and the speed of a mongoose.
Pandaren Monk. Player has to make choices during starting area that deteremine what faction he or she will belong to, a third choice could be to stay completely nuetral with access to both alliance and horde quest, cities, auction houses etc. and having to play a balancing game with reputations. Only one per acount to keep them rare.
An unarmed (but possibly a staff or bow), short ranged combatant whos attacks are supported and amplified by holy and elemental power. Talent Specs: 1. Chi (holy and earth Healz), 2. Drunken Stance (Air and Water DPS) 3. Dragon Stance (Fire and Earth Tank).
They wear special self-made pants/kilts, belts which require regents from the their current surroundings. They brew customizable lagers, ales, malts and meads for buffs.
The Tattoo their bodies with magical runes, glyphs, pictures which act as armor and enhancments.
They help those in need...
On a side note:
Give fire mages abillity to turn into pheonix as a flying mount.
Give warriors a ranged talent spec. possibly shared with arms.
Let the Alliance play highelves (Mage, Priest, Rogue... mabey Pally), let them stand straight and have the jump be the same way as the night elves.
Give Horde a second Type of Troll (with cannibal racial like the forsaken, only it gives them a strength or casting buff) or let them play tuanka, whos racial is to stand around in larger grassy plains, fart, make grunting noises and mate.
Why was arator the redeemer forgoten in the storytelling. they could have brought him back in wrath as an argent crusader or something.
Where is nozdormu?