Ironically, I find today's stories in WoW much more "comic"-esque. And stories back then more "realistic" ?Edit : In fact, I think they went with the "There is always a bigger evil" common trope a bit too long, and now, WoW migrated from something like medieval heroic fantasy to spaceships and tanks... From a time where heroes could be killed by mere soldiers, when now... Seriously, all "important" character is overpowered af.( Except Vol'Jin. :'( )
If you read the entire article, it sounds to me like they're 'weaving out' Sylvanas, and maybe Saurfang. Sounds like they're pulling a Star Wars on us. Say goodbye to the old guard. This expansion will change everything.
“As a decade or more has gone on, the sensibilities of the audience have gravitated more towards thoughtful, compelling narratives, and we've been able to start to evolve and follow suit and start telling those more with this game.“Translation: Gettin dat game of thrones trend money!I love WoW, but I didn’t sign up for “Ned Stark’s beheading” in my fantasy escapism, in a medium where I’m asked and invited to “live in” the world.I’m keeping the faith, because other elements of this interview point to things I do want (mechanically united factions: “younger players” won’t feel a need for the separation), but maaaan, I really don’t want A World of Ice and Firecraft. Shock-negative feels need a promised payoff of triumph. That’s an unwritten rule of this genre and medium.
“We knew that some players were gonna feel exactly the way Saurfang was feeling, some players are going to feel like Sylvanas, and we wanted to use that story as a vehicle to remind them, this is war.'Nnn... really not comfortable with the potential thread that “both sides” of the horde schism deserve equal representation as encouraged player types.The “lok’tar ogar” horde can and should be encouraged to live on and thrive, they should triumph and be encouraged. Their triumph, and the service of these characters’ players doesn’t necessarily have to come in stories that legitimately and understandably upset other players.The “death to the living/can you hear the screams” horde is an evil that must be reserved for PVE elements. That’s pure evil and in serving horde players this should not be encouraged in an audience that can, will and has taken “immersion” too far. I have faith that WoW realizes this, because “yaaaa hate those other players raaaa” is not sustainable, nor should they try to sustain it.
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lol @ using Daily mail
The Daily Mail? So Garrosh did nothing wrong to defend his homeland and there are too many immigrants in the Horde I guess, lol.
Ehh, if Wowhead can use, say, Polygon, there's no reason they can't use The Daily Mail as a news source.
Daily Fail.... I refuse to click the link of that rag I wouldnt use to wipe my...Harsh ? no im not being harsh all they print is lies and racist comments.If they reported on the Burning of the tree Saint Syl (breasts exposed) would be exonerated from all charges and it was probably the wisps that did it.
Don't really want Daily Mail readers in Azeroth tbh.
I hate the fact these comments sections are filled with toxic comments and negativity. It gets so tiring.
The Daily Mail has its problems, but other than a couple references to its vulgar "entertainment" elements, the people attacking it here sound like the sort who think its problems are something far different than what they are and probably think far worse publications are okay.
I must admit that an article related to WoW is not what I would expect any UK newspaper doing, let alone the Daily Mail -- must've been a slow news day.