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    People mostly call it "good writing" if they enjoyed it, and bad when they didn't.

    I enjoyed Jaina's storyline. Whether it qualifies as good or bad writing according to forum "experts", I couldn't care less about.
    I'm pretty sure Disney doesn't have some sort of monopoly of any kind on X sort of writing. I tend to call PG13 and below ratings "Disney-ass" though, I have to admit. Not as a jab at the Disney movies I adore.
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    I absolutely hated the direction they were taking Jaina, but if BfA did one thing right, it was righting that wrong. I still think she needs to cool it, but at least she's not absolutely mental like she was during the end of MoP and since.

    As far as making it into a movie, idk. I feel like they'd just fuck it up and do something stupid (like make another live action movie for some stupid reason). Taking an originally animated/not live action thing and making it live action tends to ruin it (Mario Bros, Avatar Last Airbender, idk the fucking WARCRAFT movie?).
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    The game is still rated for ages 13+.

    Handwaving the word Disney around doesn't mean anything.
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  4. #44
    Its not new that Blizzard takes inspiration from other media. Arthas/Lich King is a lot like Anakin/Darth Vader and Thrall borrows a lot of his character from Thor. I like to think that they pulled Varian straight out of an anime.

  5. #45
    Quote Originally Posted by GreenJesus View Post
    Not to mention the fact Zandalar was literally a huge wakanda reference (black panther owned by disney).
    Nah... this I disagree with. Now you are looking to much in it.

    Dont over do it

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreenJesus View Post
    Not to mention the fact Zandalar was literally a huge wakanda reference (black panther owned by disney).
    Quote Originally Posted by Alanar View Post
    Nah... this I disagree with. Now you are looking to much in it.

    Dont over do it
    Other than the 'Zandalar Forever!' thing, I don't really see it either

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    warcrafts writing has always been crap, full of references and rip-offs. even wc3 which people consider to have "good story" is a crappy rip-off.

  8. #48
    Quote Originally Posted by Gaidax View Post
    Oh sod it with you "not good writing" - you lot could not fucking write bloody three coherent sentences if your life depended on it, yet suddenly everyone is an acclaimed literature critic here.

    Pray tell, should Kul Tirans have showered her with flowers and welcomed with open arms after what she did to them? She's literally a traitor and if anything - she got off too easy overall.

    There are a lot of things in BfA that make people rightfully raise their eyebrow, but her being jailed is not one of them.
    It doesn't matter whether he could write a better story, that's a cheap argument.
    Writers are paid to...... Write.
    Its their job, and if they do a poor job they deserve criticism.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cherry123 View Post
    BFA Jaina storyline is like Disney writing
    and many people liked it. Do you want all characters to be written like this?
    Is it though? And in what way? I don't even know what "Disney writing" is...can you explain? I mean..just putting faces over a Frozen poster isn't telling me anything.
    Last edited by det; 2020-01-19 at 03:28 PM.

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    Well, blizzards writing always is about the fallen-angel plot. Be it Arthas, be it Kil'Jaden, it is always about good people becoming baddies.

    And it is always ending in defeating them.
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    Given Blizzard's strong tendency to write either bloodthirsty baddies or Mary Sue's (sometimes both at the same time lawl), Jaina is a remarkable example of restraint - at least when compared to the likes of Sylvie or Manduin.
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    BFA was about as nuanced as a golf club to the testicles/ovaries.

  12. #52
    Quote Originally Posted by tmamass View Post
    Not it wasnt. a mighty mage like her thrown into jail like a disruptive teen at the start of bfa is surely NOT good writing.
    i love how you only look at power and not at emotions. she chose to let her mother decide out of guilt. if she wanted to just overthrow the kultiran government, she probably could've done it alone. saurfang was bad writing, jaina was actually pretty good.

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    I liked the story for the Alliance side for BfA. The Horde side, not so much. If Disney took over WoW in some capacity, I'd probably still play. But I'm open minded like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tenebra the War Criminal View Post
    Yeah, Jaina is such a Disney princess. Launching an assault of an enemy capital city which led to many civilian casualties, actually killing people who were not villains, look what an adorable princess she is:



    Can't wait to see Elsa bring war and destruction to the Southern Isles in Frozen 3.
    Now thats a Frozen movie I'd watch lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by tmamass View Post
    Not it wasnt. a mighty mage like her thrown into jail like a disruptive teen at the start of bfa is surely NOT good writing.
    Anyone can be thrown in jail if they don't fight back. If you're going to complain about writing at least find a credible example.
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  16. #56
    Quote Originally Posted by cparle87 View Post
    Anyone can be thrown in jail if they don't fight back. If you're going to complain about writing at least find a credible example.
    when a grown woman behaves like a teen its not good writing...

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    I don't mind the story telling. What bothers me in WoW is when there isn't meaningful content. If the best thing in each tier patch is the raid/new season for m+/PvP, then there isn't really much to keep people around. I'll play Ny'alotha for a few months, but unless it's knock your socks off entertaining, I just don't see myself continuing.
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  18. #58
    Quote Originally Posted by tmamass View Post
    when a grown woman behaves like a teen its not good writing...
    How did she behave like a teen? Did you miss the fact that she ACCEPTED the judgement of her mother because she was consumed by guilt?
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  19. #59
    Quote Originally Posted by tmamass View Post
    when a grown woman behaves like a teen its not good writing...
    Yeah. Choosing her friends who she thought could be better than they were in the past over her father who died because of it. Then having that faith completely destroyed year after year. Returning home only to find you're public enemy number one. And being disowned and sent to die by your own mother. Yeah. She totally had the willpower to fight back and kill her own people. It's called the despair event horizon.
    "Remember, never look over the long term story and try to piece together what Blizzard planned, only take singular moments out of context and blow them way out of proportion. We can argue better that way. Every time I try to look at the story as Blizzard are presenting it I'm either called a shill or a fanfiction writer." Powerogue 2019

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