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Forum: WarCraft Lore Discussion 02-13-2020, 06:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 686
Posted By BoxCrayonTales
The deeper problem is that Blizzard can't do...

The deeper problem is that Blizzard can't do interesting or consistent characters, much less interesting or consistent villains.

MMOs are an awful format for any kind of storytelling. The whole...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 12-05-2019, 07:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,233
Posted By BoxCrayonTales
I'm working on an alternate universe pitch, feel free to critique

Due to my dissatisfaction with the quality of Blizzard's storytelling and world building, I decided to work on a pitch for an alternate universe that addresses the flaws I perceived in canon.

Here...
Forum: WarCraft RTS Discussion 12-04-2019, 04:15 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 33,198
Posted By BoxCrayonTales
The missions did have voice acting in the demo....

The missions did have voice acting in the demo. It just wasn’t copied to the final game.
Forum: WarCraft RTS Discussion 12-01-2019, 07:16 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 33,198
Posted By BoxCrayonTales
I suppose you are right. I have more...

I suppose you are right.

I have more interest in Starcraft myself but I’m constantly frustrated by fanboys who refuse to acknowledge that SC1 isn’t really that good of a story. The psi-emitter is...
Forum: WarCraft Lore Discussion 11-30-2019, 05:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,306
Posted By BoxCrayonTales
The idea of metaphysics differing between worlds...

The idea of metaphysics differing between worlds is a fascinating world building concept. One I wish more fantasy settings would use when they start mucking about with cosmology. Unfortunately, this...
Forum: World of WarCraft Discussion 11-30-2019, 06:11 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 13,390
Posted By BoxCrayonTales
This is hilarious. Blizzard really can’t stay...

This is hilarious. Blizzard really can’t stay consistent with themselves no matter how hard they try. I can’t wait until they have to release a new chronicle series to explain that everything in the...
Forum: WarCraft RTS Discussion 11-29-2019, 05:30 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 33,198
Posted By BoxCrayonTales
I’m almost certainly speaking out of the...

I’m almost certainly speaking out of the bitterness and resentment that has accumulated as I grow older and gain a better appreciation of the craft of writing. I’m so contemptuous of bad writing.
...
Forum: WarCraft RTS Discussion 11-29-2019, 03:17 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 33,198
Posted By BoxCrayonTales
How many stories have you read that you can...

How many stories have you read that you can really make that estimation? There are a lot of stories in the world, not just video games.

But if we’re limiting ourselves to video game stories, WC3...
Forum: WarCraft RTS Discussion 11-29-2019, 07:47 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 33,198
Posted By BoxCrayonTales
Is the story really as good as we remember it...

Is the story really as good as we remember it being?

Remember, this is the period of Blizzard history where they solidified their standard plot outline of the races teaming up to fight a loony big...
Forum: WarCraft RTS Discussion 11-28-2019, 08:09 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 33,198
Posted By BoxCrayonTales
Anybody still who cares about integrity with...

Anybody still who cares about integrity with regard to Blizzard is delusional. The canon is a dumpster fire and has always suffered from pointless retcons. Anyone who cares about integrity should...
Forum: General Blizzard Discussion 11-27-2019, 04:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,917
Posted By BoxCrayonTales
I had a few ideas for an original setting...

I had a few ideas for an original setting inspired by Starcraft and its clones, Atrox, Dark Planet, and StarFront. The plot is basically the plot of Episode 1 stretched out over decades.

As far as...
Forum: General Blizzard Discussion 11-27-2019, 01:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,917
Posted By BoxCrayonTales
And WoW shat over the contributions of night...

And WoW shat over the contributions of night elves and scourge.

We don’t need additional races. That doesn’t fix anything and it takes away attention from the existing three. The existing terrans,...
Forum: General Blizzard Discussion 11-27-2019, 12:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,917
Posted By BoxCrayonTales
Starcraft as an IP is about RTS conflict between...

Starcraft as an IP is about RTS conflict between the terrans, protoss, and zerg. Adding in new races completely wrecks that dynamic, as seen when the plot of every game after the first bowls down to...
Forum: General Blizzard Discussion 11-27-2019, 11:20 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,917
Posted By BoxCrayonTales
https://www.pcgamer.com/it-sure-sounds-like-starcr...

https://www.pcgamer.com/it-sure-sounds-like-starcraft-2s-devs-would-like-to-make-starcraft-3/

Apparently the SC2 devs want to make a SC3.

I have no idea what the plot would even be about, other...
Forum: World of WarCraft Discussion 11-19-2019, 05:13 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 13,390
Posted By BoxCrayonTales
I meant the second. I am interested in...

I meant the second.

I am interested in seeing the Scourge fleshed out, including their politics and logistics in the Shadowlands. Just not by Blizzard.

Hence why I’m only interested in seeing...
Forum: World of WarCraft Discussion 11-14-2019, 01:42 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 13,390
Posted By BoxCrayonTales
How so?

How so?
Forum: World of WarCraft Discussion 11-12-2019, 01:57 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 13,390
Posted By BoxCrayonTales
That’s not what I hear in the complaints. The...

That’s not what I hear in the complaints. The Scourge is being supplied by the Shadowlands.

In any case, undead being unnatural is arbitrary. I could easily write a fantasy setting where they are...
Forum: World of WarCraft Discussion 11-12-2019, 11:39 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 13,390
Posted By BoxCrayonTales
I saw a lot of criticism of the new death cosmic...

I saw a lot of criticism of the new death cosmic force because it is written to create the undead rather than find them corruptions of death. This in itself is based on the idea that undeath is a...
Forum: General Blizzard Discussion 11-06-2019, 07:57 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,917
Posted By BoxCrayonTales
From a gameplay perspective their games are...

From a gameplay perspective their games are great. That's all.

The storytelling is awful even by the typically low standards of video games in general. There are children's shows with better...
Forum: World of WarCraft Discussion 11-05-2019, 04:19 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 13,390
Posted By BoxCrayonTales
I got into them when I was much younger. My...

I got into them when I was much younger. My tastes have matured, but Blizzard gets worse with every installment.
Forum: World of WarCraft Discussion 11-04-2019, 12:59 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 13,390
Posted By BoxCrayonTales
I don't care about Blizzard storytelling except...

I don't care about Blizzard storytelling except to mock it. That said, I'm curious how Marthen will integrate the Shadowlands materials into his Retrocraft setting. I was always fascinated by how he...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 10-28-2019, 05:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,557
Posted By BoxCrayonTales
The manual doesn’t set a high bar. It never did....

The manual doesn’t set a high bar. It never did. It is a lot higher than that set by the games. The games have always been shlocky even before SC2.
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 10-28-2019, 05:10 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 54,832
Posted By BoxCrayonTales
I don’t think the manual is some “unassailable...

I don’t think the manual is some “unassailable jewel”. It is bare bones at best. But it isn’t anywhere near as silly as the games’ plot.
Forum: WarCraft RTS Discussion 10-18-2019, 05:06 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 33,198
Posted By BoxCrayonTales
The problem is that the armor is absurd and the...

The problem is that the armor is absurd and the buildings have Fisher Price proportions. It makes the characters’ realistic proportions look utterly incongruous. Our minds can subconsciously tell...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 10-07-2019, 09:48 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 54,832
Posted By BoxCrayonTales
The frustrating part is that most of that is...

The frustrating part is that most of that is vastly inferior to the political status quo setup in the decades old SC1 manual.

The Confederacy, Conclave, and Overmind were great as far as conflict...
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