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Forum: WarCraft Lore Discussion 06-30-2019, 05:28 PM
Replies: 31
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Posted By Grimo
Yup, you've both said it beautifully. I feel like...

Yup, you've both said it beautifully. I feel like the writing this xpac is the best its ever been on a technical level, which is why I really don't like this catchcry of 'bad writing'. If anything it...
Forum: WarCraft Lore Discussion 06-30-2019, 03:53 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,758
Posted By Grimo
I dunno. I think people are forgetting the Cata...

I dunno. I think people are forgetting the Cata days, when whole zones were just Indiana Jones parodies and Thrall acted like an idiot and Deathwing's plan made no sense when he could just fly back...
Forum: WarCraft Lore Discussion 06-30-2019, 01:05 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,758
Posted By Grimo
Was a rude to you, or something buddy? I concede...

Was a rude to you, or something buddy? I concede that you're right and I'm wrong - no need for the snark.

I do, however, feel like the whining is much worse this xpac. Bleating out 'bad writing'...
Forum: WarCraft Lore Discussion 06-29-2019, 05:45 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,758
Posted By Grimo
From the quest 'Once were warriors': ...

From the quest 'Once were warriors':

<Saurfang turns to face you.> Is it blood that I smell? I regret being unable to lend assistance. How proud you must be. My chest swells just knowing what you...
Forum: WarCraft Lore Discussion 06-29-2019, 05:20 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,758
Posted By Grimo
The polish on the writing has never been better....

The polish on the writing has never been better. I don't understand this criticism. The narrative is too similar to MOP and is relying on its third act reveal too much, but I just don't see what...
Forum: WarCraft Lore Discussion 02-02-2019, 01:33 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,042
Posted By Grimo
Whaaaaat I had no idea! Do you have any...

Whaaaaat I had no idea! Do you have any sources/links I could read?
Forum: WarCraft Lore Discussion 01-25-2019, 11:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,042
Posted By Grimo
Oh man, I thought I was the only one who felt...

Oh man, I thought I was the only one who felt like this. Kalimdor really should have been the only continent in original WoW, because it was clearly set up as the new world of Horde/Alliance. Then...
Forum: WarCraft Lore Discussion 03-19-2017, 05:45 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,212
Posted By Grimo
Night Elves have Korean and Shinto influences...

Night Elves have Korean and Shinto influences rather than Chinese.

Orcs as Mongols I can see, but the Mogu are firmly Qin Dynasty Chinese. The Thunder King is very much like Emperor Qin Shi...
Forum: WarCraft Lore Discussion 03-16-2017, 12:41 AM
Replies: 329
Views: 27,363
Posted By Grimo
Just read it, and feel like it is a bit like the...

Just read it, and feel like it is a bit like the middle child of this series. The first volume held juicy secrets about the origins of the cosmos, the titans, etc, and the third one will be...
Forum: WarCraft Lore Discussion 03-13-2017, 04:50 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,998
Posted By Grimo
I would change a few things just to be more...

I would change a few things just to be more consistent, but I think overall I'd keep it mostly the same:

- Keep the Titans as metallic giants, and not living worlds. I just think that is an...
Forum: WarCraft Lore Discussion 12-15-2016, 05:58 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,924
Posted By Grimo
The answer for this is in Chronicle. If you look...

The answer for this is in Chronicle. If you look at the map of the cosmology at the beginning of the book, you see Fel wedged between Light and Death, with Fire as its corresponding element. So it...
Forum: WarCraft Lore Discussion 09-28-2016, 09:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,726
Posted By Grimo
Hello all, Feanor's story was probably...

Hello all,

Feanor's story was probably borrowed from Irish mythology by Tolkien. It is very similar to the tale of the coming of the 'Children of Danu' to Ireland. They burn their ships so they...
Forum: WarCraft Lore Discussion 06-14-2016, 02:17 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,609
Posted By Grimo
So anything that is fantasy and expository =...

So anything that is fantasy and expository = Silmarillion? Right. Vastly different styles.
Forum: WarCraft Lore Discussion 06-12-2016, 05:28 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,609
Posted By Grimo
Not the answer you were expecting but: Chronicle...

Not the answer you were expecting but: Chronicle is the best written. I think the prose in this book is more professional than any other Warcraft tie-in. It can even be quite beautiful. Otherwise,...
Forum: WarCraft Lore Discussion 06-12-2016, 05:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,938
Posted By Grimo
http://i.imgur.com/Mr8c3Gw.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/Mr8c3Gw.jpg
Forum: WarCraft Lore Discussion 06-10-2016, 06:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,938
Posted By Grimo
Sorry but this sounds like something from someone...

Sorry but this sounds like something from someone who hasn't played the old RTSs. If anything the movie expands on the lore of the WC1 which had a slender-at-best-plot. It's hardly stunted.
Forum: WarCraft Lore Discussion 06-09-2016, 06:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,938
Posted By Grimo
I totally agree. This is the element I liked. The...

I totally agree. This is the element I liked. The idea of Azeroth maintaining these armed elite of knights and footmen etc in a time of unending peace, as the WC1 manual portrayed it, always annoyed...
Forum: WarCraft Lore Discussion 06-09-2016, 06:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,938
Posted By Grimo
I'm more disappointed that the movie verse was a...

I'm more disappointed that the movie verse was a good opportunity to create a more streamlined, less-rectcon'd version of the lore that sort of didn't bring the baggage of 20 years of evolving lore,...
Forum: WarCraft Lore Discussion 06-09-2016, 06:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,938
Posted By Grimo
Nope, they speak in brackets signifying they're...

Nope, they speak in brackets signifying they're speaking Zandali.
Forum: WarCraft Lore Discussion 06-09-2016, 03:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,938
Posted By Grimo
Movieverse: Bonds of Brotherhood

Just read the graphic novel. Short review + lore notes:

Pretty abyssal. Lots of take-it-or-leave-it Whedon-y quip dialogue, and awful, awful 90s art. Characters are indistinguishable from each...
Forum: WarCraft Lore Discussion 05-22-2016, 02:18 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,517
Posted By Grimo
It really isn't a big deal. The book states that...

It really isn't a big deal. The book states that they used to be nomadic, until they settled beneath Greatfather Mountain, which explains why they can have things like writing systems and 1000s of...
Forum: WarCraft Lore Discussion 05-18-2016, 01:35 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,517
Posted By Grimo
I just went over some bits again. It seems there...

I just went over some bits again. It seems there are 2 causes:

It is heavily implied that fel magic is killing the land (though the orcs don't know this).

This creates a lack of food across...
Forum: WarCraft Lore Discussion 05-18-2016, 01:12 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,517
Posted By Grimo
Not at all. In fact, even though they are...

Not at all. In fact, even though they are describe as playable draenei, their role in the story is much more like the broken. They live on the margins and only seem to ever be slaughtered by orcs....
Forum: WarCraft Lore Discussion 05-18-2016, 01:05 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,517
Posted By Grimo
They do, but it is too late. The book doesn't...

They do, but it is too late. The book doesn't really state exactly HOW they poison spirits either. None of it makes sense.
Forum: WarCraft Lore Discussion 05-17-2016, 02:21 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,517
Posted By Grimo
Yup. Just finished it. Quick review: quite...

Yup. Just finished it.

Quick review: quite boring, sparsely written, repetitive. Didn't really enjoy it. Funnily enough, it reminded me of a poorly written Cormac McCarthy's the road. It is a...
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