World of Warcraft is an expansive universe. You're playing the game, you're fighting the bosses, you know the how -- but do you know the why? Each week, Matthew Rossi and Anne Stickney make sure you Know Your Lore by covering the history of the story behind
World of Warcraft.
There are a lot of interesting characters in World of Warcraft
who deserve some time in the spotlight, but who don't have major, epic, world-changing effects on the storyline of the game. They exist, they put in their appearances and then move back out of the spotlight, these Harry Dean Stantons
of the Warcraft
universe. Some date back to original WoW
, while others debuted in Cataclysm
, but all are characters that managed to grab the attention with their time on the stage.
This week I wanted to take a look at these supporting characters. Some no longer exist in the game; others you can still run into. Some have a reoccurring presence; others came and went. Like J.T. Walsh
, when you see them you immediately think, "Hey, it's that guy
" (or sometimes girl, or even thing). I expect this will be a mini-feature in this column, as there are a lot of supporting characters in the game worthy of a mention. I'd have liked to include Joanna Blueheart
this time around, but she really only appears in one quest chain and it doesn't feel like it's time yet. Still, she is
really awesome, so she's the header image this week.
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