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Forum: World of WarCraft Discussion 10-15-2018, 11:51 PM
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Posted By Marthen
As far as I am concerned, I'd prefer a case of...

As far as I am concerned, I'd prefer a case of subtle mind alteration (the val'kyr altering a small part of their perception and evaluation capabilities, altering their behavior without any need to...
Forum: World of WarCraft Discussion 10-15-2018, 01:33 PM
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Posted By Marthen
Alright, I can agree with that. However, one...

Alright, I can agree with that.

However, one small correction (since it relates both the argument I made in the previous post and since I generally dislike misconceptions). Metzen did in fact...
Forum: World of WarCraft Discussion 10-15-2018, 04:15 AM
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Posted By Marthen
You could say the very same about a large number...

You could say the very same about a large number of characters. Uther from Warcraft II looks like a copy of young Metzen, the Silver Hand bears many pseudo-nordic allusions, and the paladins love...
Forum: World of WarCraft Discussion 10-15-2018, 12:30 AM
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Posted By Marthen
First of all, that has nothing to do with...

First of all, that has nothing to do with self-inserting, nor does it excuse scapegoating. Second, context. He said while explaining the movie (the version at the time) would be Alliance-centric,...
Forum: World of WarCraft Discussion 10-14-2018, 02:41 AM
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Posted By Marthen
I wouldn't be talking about credibility if I took...

I wouldn't be talking about credibility if I took a toxic meme created by stitching a few unrelated images taken out of context together at face value, but hey, each to their own.

Still, it's just...
Forum: World of WarCraft Discussion 09-29-2018, 06:53 AM
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Posted By Marthen
In between Calia, the strange updates to Uther's...

In between Calia, the strange updates to Uther's Tomb, the hints at more Worgen content (including the model update), and Blizzard saying that we'd see the story consequences and resolution to the...
Forum: World of WarCraft Discussion 09-28-2018, 01:36 PM
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Posted By Marthen
The broadcast text for the Zuldazar raid present...

The broadcast text for the Zuldazar raid present on PTR makes it rather clear that despite the fears (and in more severe cases rivers of tears) that the strike at Zuldazar would be a failure for the...
Forum: World of WarCraft Discussion 09-05-2018, 09:27 AM
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Posted By Marthen
The Horde War Campaign finished. I am getting...

The Horde War Campaign finished. I am getting more and more convinced that the whole Derek plot will end up tied to Calia's plot. I even suspect a potential storyline where the Proudmoore family as a...
Forum: World of WarCraft Discussion 08-31-2018, 03:52 AM
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Posted By Marthen
Plus Gilneas is a starting zone whereas Kul Tiras...

Plus Gilneas is a starting zone whereas Kul Tiras is half an expansion content. Not to mention Blizzard has come a long way since Cataclysm when it comes to design.

People might complain that...
Forum: World of WarCraft Discussion 08-28-2018, 01:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 667
Posted By Marthen
The kickstarter for the World of Warcraft...

The kickstarter for the World of Warcraft Development Diary is up now.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/whenitsready/the-world-of-warcraft-diary...
Forum: WarCraft Fan Works 08-28-2018, 06:12 AM
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Posted By Marthen
I feel I should throw an update here. I have...

I feel I should throw an update here. I have restarted my work on this, and as part of that process, I've been convinced to set up a discord for those who want to engage with me. Why discord? Simply...
Forum: World of WarCraft Discussion 08-24-2018, 02:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 667
Posted By Marthen
After having learned of their Realm vs. Realm...

After having learned of their Realm vs. Realm plans for Classic and how the cold war was at that time supposed to be hot (clear to anyone who had paid any attention to the manual/early questing)...
Forum: World of WarCraft Discussion 08-23-2018, 11:28 AM
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Views: 452,280
Posted By Marthen
Well, I sincerely hope that those people who were...

Well, I sincerely hope that those people who were heavily invested in seeing this expansion fails because of the faction war, Teldrassil, etc won't hurt themselves over this.

Anyway, seems Krainz...
Forum: World of WarCraft Discussion 08-22-2018, 04:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 667
Posted By Marthen
Staats answered some more questions on twitter to...

Staats answered some more questions on twitter to me through DMs, as well as some through public tweets. What I can share.

1) The split into two hard factions indeed came only after the team...
Forum: World of WarCraft Discussion 08-21-2018, 06:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 667
Posted By Marthen
Staats released an excerpt of his diary here; ...

Staats released an excerpt of his diary here;

https://imgur.com/a/Nme3Dy8

An interesting tidbit; there's a mention of six planned Ream vs. Realm battlefields. This once again confirms my...
Forum: World of WarCraft Discussion 08-20-2018, 05:57 AM
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Views: 452,280
Posted By Marthen
Exactly what I was thinking of when I wrote the...

Exactly what I was thinking of when I wrote the post down, Deicide, especially it were the Umbric parts in the war campaign that made me think about this.

Edit: Calia's undead, if they become a...
Forum: World of WarCraft Discussion 08-20-2018, 05:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 667
Posted By Marthen
World of Warcraft Development

So the new kickstarter campaign for World of Warcraft Dev Diary by Johh Staats is approaching, and with it, some Q&A and interviews are arriving.

Here's the first one.
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Forum: World of WarCraft Discussion 08-20-2018, 02:31 AM
Replies: 7,124
Views: 452,280
Posted By Marthen
I suspect something more overreaching than a few...

I suspect something more overreaching than a few individuals or a singular group.
Forum: World of WarCraft Discussion 08-19-2018, 11:57 PM
Replies: 7,124
Views: 452,280
Posted By Marthen
So, having played through most basic things, I am...

So, having played through most basic things, I am really starting to feel Battle for Azeroth's story is going to be, in a very general sense, inspired by Warcraft I/II and the scrapped Warcraft III...
Forum: World of WarCraft Discussion 08-17-2018, 01:29 AM
Replies: 7,124
Views: 452,280
Posted By Marthen
Have you seen the cinematic? It does explain how...

Have you seen the cinematic? It does explain how is he alive.
Forum: World of WarCraft Discussion 08-03-2018, 03:03 PM
Replies: 7,124
Views: 452,280
Posted By Marthen
Nathanos feels much more like Teron Gorefiend...

Nathanos feels much more like Teron Gorefiend figure than Orgrim in this story. He might diverge from Sylvanas as she falls from power (and finally, later on, perishes pursing her "ulterior motive"),...
Forum: World of WarCraft Discussion 08-03-2018, 10:29 AM
Replies: 7,124
Views: 452,280
Posted By Marthen
Seeing the cinematic and having a look at the...

Seeing the cinematic and having a look at the novellas, it gets pretty clear where the story is heading, and that leaves me with a single question. Next to Sylvanas' Gul'dan and Saurfang's Durotan,...
Forum: World of WarCraft Discussion 08-02-2018, 06:15 AM
Replies: 7,124
Views: 452,280
Posted By Marthen
In an age where any story development one does...

In an age where any story development one does not enjoy is called bad writing and any character development one would not have character assassination, you certainly can.
Forum: World of WarCraft Discussion 08-01-2018, 09:31 AM
Replies: 7,124
Views: 452,280
Posted By Marthen
I wouldn't be getting my hopes up, but what...

I wouldn't be getting my hopes up, but what Deicide suggests would be both a logical and generally a good way progress.
Forum: World of WarCraft Discussion 08-01-2018, 05:00 AM
Replies: 7,124
Views: 452,280
Posted By Marthen
Oh absolutely. My point was simply just that the...

Oh absolutely. My point was simply just that the underlying issue is not "bad writing" as some people put it, but the overall design, which is both misjudged and miscalculated.
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