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Forum: WarCraft RTS Discussion 10-18-2019, 04:06 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 20,591
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, 08:48 AM
Replies: 180
Views: 46,676
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...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 10-04-2019, 05:51 AM
Replies: 180
Views: 46,676
Posted By BoxCrayonTales
Okay, so I'd like to start up some more...

Okay, so I'd like to start up some more conversation. Here's a subject that should prove sufficiently controversial: the future of the Starcraft storyline.

Given Blizzard's past history with their...
Forum: WarCraft Lore Discussion 09-19-2019, 12:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 397
Posted By BoxCrayonTales
What if there were more factions than Alliance/Horde?

I don't know if a question like this has been asked before, but I had this crazy idea for a version of World of Warcraft which had several more factions than the binary Alliance/Horde.

So the...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 09-17-2019, 06:46 AM
Replies: 180
Views: 46,676
Posted By BoxCrayonTales
https://starcraft.fandom.com/wiki/Ihan-rii ...

https://starcraft.fandom.com/wiki/Ihan-rii

They are a new protoss faction that Blizzard pulled out of the woodwork as a marketing ploy in order to sell war chests. Their ships and robots are built...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 09-16-2019, 03:21 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 46,676
Posted By BoxCrayonTales
Since this thread was last active, we got the new...

Since this thread was last active, we got the new war chests. The ihan-rii are yet another new protoss faction that Blizz pulled out of thin air. Egon Stetman has become a walking punchline. He...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 09-06-2019, 10:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,472
Posted By BoxCrayonTales
Opened a discord specifically to discuss...

Opened a discord specifically to discuss alternate universes: https://discord.gg/qbt2bH4
Forum: WarCraft Lore Discussion 08-26-2019, 11:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 662
Posted By BoxCrayonTales
The canon is a mess. So I decided to abandon it...

The canon is a mess. So I decided to abandon it and invest my interest in the "world of retrocraft" attempt to rewrite the story.

I'm currently working on my own attempt to cleanup the Starcraft...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 08-26-2019, 11:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,472
Posted By BoxCrayonTales
So I have published an accounting of my ideas for...

So I have published an accounting of my ideas for an AU that recycles the canon while discarding the ideas that I disliked.
...
Forum: General Blizzard Discussion 06-27-2019, 12:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,175
Posted By BoxCrayonTales
Activision Blizzard has seen a record stock drop...

Activision Blizzard has seen a record stock drop this year, but they stabilized at nearly half their previous value. Future prospects are most likely mobile gaming.

Mobile gaming isn't inherently...
Forum: WarCraft RTS Discussion 06-14-2019, 12:25 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 20,591
Posted By BoxCrayonTales
I'm hoping that maybe the naga tech tree might be...

I'm hoping that maybe the naga tech tree might be expanded into a full tree like the other four and that they might be available in multiplayer. It's probably not going to happen, at least not...
Forum: WarCraft Lore Discussion 06-12-2019, 10:05 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 10,854
Posted By BoxCrayonTales
That's too bad. I was introduced through WC3...

That's too bad. I was introduced through WC3 myself and I still think a WC2-based Retrocraft is interesting. I'm sick to death of Blizzard's "unite the races to save teh world" plots and their absurd...
Forum: WarCraft Lore Discussion 06-12-2019, 08:47 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 10,854
Posted By BoxCrayonTales
Not sure how much interest it would attract. How...

Not sure how much interest it would attract. How much interest would you say Retrocraft generates?
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 06-12-2019, 08:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,472
Posted By BoxCrayonTales
Anyway, I'm getting off topic. Something I...

Anyway, I'm getting off topic.

Something I wanted to discuss was factions. Back in the halcyon days of SC1/BW mapping, some people made custom campaigns which featured new factions like terran...
Forum: WarCraft Lore Discussion 06-12-2019, 08:20 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 10,854
Posted By BoxCrayonTales
I've never used discord before, except once to...

I've never used discord before, except once to look briefly over the app. I have no idea what I would call the server.
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 06-12-2019, 03:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,472
Posted By BoxCrayonTales
There’s a thread on spacebattles “UA Plays:...

There’s a thread on spacebattles “UA Plays: Starcraft” that reviews the writing. Pretty much everyone agreed that BW had big problems. It’s scattered across dozens of pages, but I’ll try to post some...
Forum: WarCraft Lore Discussion 06-11-2019, 01:34 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 10,854
Posted By BoxCrayonTales
Okay. I don’t have any further ideas for...

Okay.

I don’t have any further ideas for Warcraft. Retrocraft seems to be doing just fine already. I’m more interested in rewriting Starcraft because there don’t seem to be any similar efforts to...
Forum: WarCraft Lore Discussion 06-11-2019, 11:50 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 10,854
Posted By BoxCrayonTales
According to the alpha/beta descriptions of the...

According to the alpha/beta descriptions of the footman and paladin, the Alliance fell apart and suffered civil wars. It seems most likely that the civil wars would occur within nations and between...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 06-11-2019, 05:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,472
Posted By BoxCrayonTales
Even so, I'm trying to devise the setting in such...

Even so, I'm trying to devise the setting in such a way that canonical events can be recycled fairly easily. Broad strokes if not details.

For example:

Kerry/Raynor/Mengsk soap opera: the canon...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 06-10-2019, 06:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,472
Posted By BoxCrayonTales
I don't want to give them undue attention. That...

I don't want to give them undue attention. That risks making them the main characters of my proposed reboot, which I want to avoid. I don't want there to be main characters of the whole setting,...
Forum: WarCraft RTS Discussion 06-07-2019, 03:31 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 20,591
Posted By BoxCrayonTales
Yeah, well... The spacebattles forums went...

Yeah, well...

The spacebattles forums went over the bad writing at length and pretty much everyone agreed this was blatant bad writing....
Forum: WarCraft RTS Discussion 06-07-2019, 10:38 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 20,591
Posted By BoxCrayonTales
Back to WC3R.... One of the coolest...

Back to WC3R....


One of the coolest innovations from SC2 was the army customization. You can argue that campaigns poorly executed its potential, but the multiplayer skins and co-op commanders...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 06-07-2019, 10:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,472
Posted By BoxCrayonTales
Yeah, I almost forgot that happened. Really glad...

Yeah, I almost forgot that happened. Really glad I decided to get interested in the retrocraft speculations.

Anyway, I put together a public google doc to keep the various ideas I have...
Forum: WarCraft RTS Discussion 06-07-2019, 06:41 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 20,591
Posted By BoxCrayonTales
IIRC, I haven't played the official campaigns...

IIRC, I haven't played the official campaigns since the early 2000s. I don't remember them well enough to make an informed judgment, and re-playing them would take a while. Furthermore, it would...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 06-07-2019, 06:01 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,472
Posted By BoxCrayonTales
I had a few ideas concerning them. An easy...

I had a few ideas concerning them.

An easy way to prevent them from being supplanted is, ironically, to remove their status as special snowflakes. Instead of being created with "cosmic energy" by...
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