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  1. #21
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    Quote Originally Posted by SinR View Post
    Chromie story? Hell yeah!

    "Written by Lead Narrative Designer Steve Danuser"

    Aight imma head out
    Took the words right out of my mouth.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ragu4 View Post
    There's clear leftist fatigue here, and I understand. Could have been a cute little story, but no, need to shoehorn in enough data points that fits that King Diversity Chart we all saw while back.

    It's all so tiresome.

    Also, like clockwork, class is fun and does things, let's remove damage and features so it's more of a chore than an enjoyable experience.
    It's not even that. His storys are just entirely boring and predictable. Always pretending to play 4D chess, when he barely manages to walk a straight line with the writing.
    Haven't followed Shadowlands, but i just remmeber that in BfA, they were always "you'll never predict this!" and everyone predicted basically everything before it even launched.

  3. #23
    They butchered Protection seven years ago, and evidently remain very pleased with themselves over the mockery they have made of it.

  4. #24
    Quote Originally Posted by SinR View Post
    Chromie story? Hell yeah!

    "Written by Lead Narrative Designer Steve Danuser"

    Aight imma head out
    Same Feeling my friend.

    "Oh boy we find some lore about this little ball of fun maybe we will learn about..... Oh steve wrote it? nvm"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ragu4 View Post
    class is fun and does things
    Being OP is fun and doing things...
    Cringe
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    nazi is not the abbreviation of national socialism....
    When googling 4 letters is asking too much fact-checking.

  6. #26
    Quote Originally Posted by Shakzor View Post
    It's not even that. His storys are just entirely boring and predictable. Always pretending to play 4D chess, when he barely manages to walk a straight line with the writing.
    Haven't followed Shadowlands, but i just remmeber that in BfA, they were always "you'll never predict this!" and everyone predicted basically everything before it even launched.
    As much as I loathe to defend the guy, BFA was Afrasabi's work, the groundwork had already been laid for the story including the tree being burned down. Shadowlands was his work though despite what the clown posters over on wowhead would have you believe. Dragonflight is also going to be a dumpster fire.

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    Oh so is this Blizzard's new M.O.? "Buy the book and then a year later we'll start putting chapters/sections of it for free on our website."? Of course they start with a Danuser 'totally original new' story 'definitely isn't robbing existing characters of worth or ruining them' but neglects the fact that Dragons have been around for even longer than most mortal races so wtf would they have a day dedicated or celebrating to 'transitioning' into a specific mortal appearance when it only serves as a disguise and they've previously switched up appearances when the need has arrived.

    Quote Originally Posted by Caerule View Post
    It's important to note that this story comes from a book of Fairy Tales, many of which do not accurately portray the situation they are describing. There's no reason to assume this one is any different.

    While Visage Day is a thing, which I suppose is understandable as a culturally significant thing, where a dragon picks a form other than its draconic one, that doesn't mean that all the figures mentioned in this story, were actually at Chromie's Visage Day. They could easily just be embellishments for the sake of the story. The intent of the stories in this book were to provide interesting tales, not accurate lore.
    While true it comes from their Azeroth's races fairy tale book, we're about a year out from Danuser spouting on Twitter about how proud he was to solidify 'the lore' behind dragons taking on mortal appearances and proceeded to swing his 'permanent marker' in people's faces about how 'inclusive' he made it.
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    Would be nice if as much emphasis was put on being able to select your own upcoming visage form.

  9. #29
    Quote Originally Posted by Zephre View Post
    As much as I loathe to defend the guy, BFA was Afrasabi's work, the groundwork had already been laid for the story including the tree being burned down. Shadowlands was his work though despite what the clown posters over on wowhead would have you believe. Dragonflight is also going to be a dumpster fire.
    Oh, was it? Honestly barely remember who did what. With his hard-on for Sylvanas and it being so Sylvanas focused, i thought it was him.
    Well, not that the core essence changes of most things being incredibly obvious and pretentious

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ealyssa View Post
    Being OP is fun and doing things...
    Cringe
    Uh, yeah? Lol

  11. #31
    Quote Originally Posted by Tiev View Post
    "Read this charming and heartfelt fairy tale" - And that's why it doesn't feel like Warcraft anymore.

    Who would describe the Lich King's story as charming or heartfelt?

    Gul'dan's thirst for power.

    Illidan, Kael'thas and Vashj as servants to a horde of demons.

    The Orcish clans making trails of devastation as they invade the world of Azeroth

    Warcraft was never about hearfelt or charming conclusions, it's about war, tragedy and struggle and sometimes you get your cathartic moments BECAUSE of that strife (Wrathgate).

    The World of Warcraft used to be more like Westeros and at least in-game it's been feeling more like Narnia.
    What do you expect when a bunch of lefties, who feel the need to inject their personal ideologies in a fantasy realm based on racial warfare, become the narrative directors of the franchise? All the old guard of WoW left long ago, who knows what they are working on, if anything.

  12. #32
    Quote Originally Posted by Shakzor View Post
    Oh, was it? Honestly barely remember who did what. With his hard-on for Sylvanas and it being so Sylvanas focused, i thought it was him.
    Well, not that the core essence changes of most things being incredibly obvious and pretentious
    He's still got a massive hard on for Sylvanas tbh, the cringy redemption arc and everything Sylvanas was him as was shadowlands wild ride through hot garbage.

    Personally I'm not getting my hopes up over next expansions story, he's all about the characters he likes.

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    "That made a lot of sense. “And the blue hair?”

    Kalecgos shrugged. “You gotta have blue hair!”"

  14. #34
    Quote Originally Posted by Zephre View Post
    As much as I loathe to defend the guy, BFA was Afrasabi's work, the groundwork had already been laid for the story including the tree being burned down. Shadowlands was his work though despite what the clown posters over on wowhead would have you believe. Dragonflight is also going to be a dumpster fire.
    Take that with a GIANT grain of salt. The people that said that are the same people who would have to take responsibility for the dumpster fire the past 2 expansions have been. They got rid of Alex and then blamed all the crap on him. Maybe it was him, maybe it wasn't. Given we haven't seen much in the way of good storylines since then...... I remain unconvinced.

    However, danuser has shown he absolutely sucks at his job, so they are leaning on someone who is definitely bad at storytelling, while blaming their past failures on someone who MIGHT be bad at it.

    At the very least, I'm not expecting brilliant writing yet.

  15. #35
    Quote Originally Posted by Dejiko View Post
    Would be nice if as much emphasis was put on being able to select your own upcoming visage form.
    Would be nice if this visage form crap didn't exist. Or at least not for the dracthyr.

    Let alone in the form of Danuser's sickening vision of it.

  16. #36
    Quote Originally Posted by Arikara View Post
    Would be nice if this visage form crap didn't exist. Or at least not for the dracthyr.

    Let alone in the form of Danuser's sickening vision of it.
    I`m with you on that one.
    Either go all in with the visage forms, or just give a ton of added customization options for the dragon form.

  17. #37
    Any chance at any sort of compelling story / narrative / characters / worldbuilding in WoW remains microscopic so long as Danuser remains the Principal Narrative Designer

  18. #38
    Wait, the dragons have to lock in their mortal form?

  19. #39
    Quote Originally Posted by Jotaux View Post
    Wait, the dragons have to lock in their mortal form?
    Well now they do apparently.
    That is, if Blizzard doesn't forget about this story as they've done many others

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    Quote Originally Posted by ONCHEhap View Post
    Well now they do apparently.
    That is, if Blizzard doesn't forget about this story as they've done many others
    Actually wait, I know for sure Krassus used at least an orc and a human form at some point.

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