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Green light for villain short stories

Illidan
There was an exciting announcement for lore fans yesterday on Twitter from Micky Neilson, the publishing lead at Blizzard Entertainment. Over the last few years Blizzard has been working on various series of short stories, all available for free on their website, exploring different aspects of World of Warcraft. Micky has confirmed that the next short story series will revolve around the villains of WoW.
If you've been following Micky's twitter feed, you may remember that he took an informal poll a little while ago, asking for fan preferences on which direction to take in the next collection of WoW shorts. Specifically, did we want leader updates that expanded upon the existing leader series, or something completely new featuring WoW's antagonists? It looks like the antagonists have won out. Personally, I voted for the villains, so I'm chuffed by the announcement. It's always a good writerly exercise to dig into the perspective of an unsympathetic, and even actively malicious, character. I think these stories have enormous potential and I can't wait to see who they choose to feature. We know at least this much: as it says in the tweet, Micky himself will be tackling Kael'thas Sunstrider.

Filed under: News items, Lore

World of Warcraft: Ultimate Visual Guide available for preorder

Yogg Saron in the Ultimate Visual Guide
Today Blizzard announced a new book release in partnership with DK Publishing--the World of Warcraft: Ultimate Visual Guide. The guide features many pages of new and unreleased artwork, in-depth character profiles for famous WoW heroes and villains, location information, famous battles of Azeroth's history, lore references, and even a guide to the different types of magic found in the Azerothian universe. Oh, and there's a glimpse into the creative development process behind WoW, as well, something I don't think has ever before really been explored in a Blizzard publication. The pre-order pages on Amazon and Barnes & Noble cite the release date as September 30th, so mark your calenders. This guide is sure to interest any WoW lore fan or art enthusiast. A full preview is available on the official DK landing page.

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