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The Queue: Dextered {WoW}

Dec 21st 2010 11:53AM I'm intensely disappointed by the lack of Dexter love here.


Sexual dimorphism in Cataclysm {WoW}

Dec 13th 2010 7:08PM When? I'd say in the various situations where women serve as guards, particularly in the Horde, or... Anywhere. The entire 'world' is dangerous. Look at the kind of threats that surround Goldshire (which has tragically not succumb but I digress) and tell me martial skills aren't needed everywhere you go. It's not so much a problem of 'how would they be exposed?' as it is 'why do they look the way they do, given that they are?'

... Because archery isn't a workout? In any case, they were archers but melee combat was employed, too. Wardens, for example- and as you can see with any Night Elf guard in-game, glaives and spears are pretty popular. The Sentinels were portrayed as being much stronger in the WarCraft III art and were dumbed down for obvious marketing reasons. I'd recommend the Reign of Chaos art book, personally- and if you compare it to the stuff in WarCraft III itself, it holds up.

Sexual dimorphism in Cataclysm {WoW}

Dec 13th 2010 6:49PM I don't take issue with the height differences so much as I do with the muscular ones. In a world where aggressive, killer boars, hell hounds, raiders or werewolves could be in your backyard- it seems silly that most of the females are drastically under-muscled. I'm not saying female Humans and Gnomes need to be comparing triceps with their male counterparts, but give the ladies a chance against the unfriendly neighborhood rare; you going to tell me that the ditzy fourteen-year-old gymnast with purple skin jumping around every few minutes defended Ashenvale for ten thousand years? Really?

Just make them look like they could survive in WarCraft's environment of skull-crushing, bloodletting awesomeness.

BlizzCon 2010: WoW Insider interviews author Richard A. Knaak {WoW}

Oct 23rd 2010 8:40PM "The moment that it had even appeared that the human had been about to find fault with the grand design, Stareye had politely suggested that the council would manage its own efforts and that the wizard had other duties to which he should be attending."
-Taken from the War of the Ancients Trilogy, book three, The Sundering

In the context of writing, Knaak's name is ironic. He is simply a hack. His work often neglects basic grammar, his characters are cardboard cutouts, and his sentences.... Oh, his sentences. Knaak's prententious, Tolkien-wannabe disposition produces the most convluted, unreadable sentences in fiction. I think the above quote showcases nearly all of these things beautifully.

I doubt many will come to his defense; so, to make my argument as succint as possible...