They've been friends for quite a while. It's the cross-faction canon camaraderie now that Jaina and Thrall are at odds.
I understand her hate for Garrosh, thats perfectly understandable. but for her to now hate all the horde, even those not guilty of doing her wrong, thats just an obvious case of blizzard trying to appeal to the wrong kind of players for there sake.
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You don't need to buy any books, just look it up online. Pretty sure the site is called WoWpedia or something like that now. As for showing lore in-game or not - they can do that much better now than they ever could before. However, people complain about having to read or having to listen to NPCs roleplay.
It's a slipper slope.
Country first, same as in real life.
You run into Anduin several times as Horde. The first time is in Jade Forest already when you discover at the end of the quest chain, that the young alliance soldier was him. Then again you find him in the Temple of the White Tiger. And there you get the explanation why we simply don't kill him....
Tauren have other values than the barbaric Orc's with their ruthless leader.
Last but not least, Anduin is a wonderful tool to showcase the discrepancies within the Horde itself.
He who sees his own doom can better avoid its path. He who sees the doom of others can deliver it.
Yeah. Anduin is awesome. He's one of my favorite people. I also read the books as well, so, yeah.
Yes you do need to buy the books if you want to know everything that's going on. You also need to go back and do all the quests that changed and do them on both factions. If you don't want to do that, you read all the books.
Arathi Basin and Warsong Gulch are about resources. (As are Eye of the Storm and Isle of Conquest). Strand was about retrieving a titan relic for your faction... Alterac Valley and Gilneas (arguably) are the only BG's based on actual "war" or "territory"
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Sylvanas, on the other hand...
WTF Rhonin dead? Seriously, I play this game for way too many hours a week and I never had a clue.
It's effort. Effort done for free. You're not paying for the books, so to get the lore, you visit a free site, and you're annoyed because the free site is not a library of novels..?
Though I think just showing that they have died ingame to let everyone know, since its stupid to only show such major characters dying in a book, I still rest my case, the game can't show any kind of decent way of presenting deep and developed lore.
The reason for that being the majority of players who can't be arsed to read the novels are the same people that ripped on any kind of character lore happening ingame (mostly because they want the game to revolve around them and not the lore characters)
I don't see the problem with it being in books. Sure it sucks for the people who hate reading, but for lore nerds, I think it's great. Other fantasy series have outside books that give you more insight into the series so it isn't just a WoW thing.
Personally, I think enticing people to read books is a good thing.
So no ham fisting us in doesn't work. As I mentioned in my OP you're again listing the bolder parts of the story, the subtle parts cannot be done. We are not there to X leader's best buddy in the story.
Warcraft RTS worked because were were actually playing the the characters/armies in the story rather than a bystander. This is again another flaw with trying to tell and RTS story in a MMORPG.
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