Wow: The story of Shadowlands had a lot of potential, only blizzard failed
The Lore Community of WOW was already small, as with Battle for Azeroth the number of players who are interested in the history of World of Warcraft shrank. Finally, only a tough core of Lore fans left, who hoped Blizzard with Shadowlands tears the rudder back and presented us a story that will hit the players from the slippers. But it came differently. Numerous well-known ** Lore experts like Pyromancer or Nobbel have already taken a break a break before, and the story of World of Warcraft for the time being returned.
- The Chairman is a joke!
- Storytelling and important details
- Frustrated Lore fans
- So you tell good stories!
The Chairman is a joke!
The Shadowlands, Sylvanas, the Lich King, the Schreckenslords and a ominous villain, whose cosmic intriguing game even the old gods surpassed – Shadowlands had all the ingredients for a bombastic Lore feast. In contrast to my colleagues, I found the Chairman as a villain very exciting. The idea that a gray eminence from the hidden out the history of the Warcraft Universe has controlled since Eänen has its charm.
Since the beginning of Shadowlands, I’ve been waiting for Blizzard to finally explain to us who is exactly the cheater master and why he has the creation. But instead of Zovaals story to give more depth, Blizzard’s authors present us an aelglaut villain with zero personality. Too bad, the champion champion would certainly have the potential to increase the best WoW rogues of all times.
The Super Schurke Thanos served Blizzard as a template for Zovaal. If you are already inspired by well-known superhero and rogues from the DC or Marvel unevielsum, then the new figure should have just as much charisma the original. Source: external that was different. Wow: Legion was a true lore party! There were numerous cinematics and quest series, in which we learned more about the past of Azeroth, over the heroes and rogues. Blizzard ventilated numerous secrets of the burning legion and moved the legendary antihelden Illidan storm grim to a new light. So why did the Chairmaster in Shadowlands of Blizzard not just as much love as the legendary demon hunter in Legion?
Storytelling and important details
The story of Uther Light Bringer is one of my personal story highlights from Shadowlands. Source: Blizzard and that’s the point. Without context, a story that suggests such a wide arc gives no sense. That’s hard to explain, especially when it comes to an emotional topic like the Lore in Wow. Many lore authors come across their limits at exactly this point in Shadowlands. Most is not about that the story is bad, but that she is badly told. This is a big difference that escapes many players at the sometimes very heated discussions around the WoW Lore.
It is not about that Blizzard’s authors can not continue the stories of well-known WOW figures such as Sylvanas, Uther and Co.. After years of standstill, in the past years in the game, a fresh wind turned into a fresh wind, as WoW origins such as Illidan, Sylvanas and Jaina emerged from the sinking to advance the story.
This character development makes a good story. So it’s nothing bad for Sylvanas ‘the good part of her even in Shadowlands again and arthas’ held soul finally finds peace. Rather, it is about how Blizzard tells these stories and how much attention to detail show the authors when they tell these stories.
Frustrated Lore fans
I am well aware that most players do not care about these lore details. The story makes only a small part of WoW. In the community, inserted lore fans are often smiled or even mocked as a “boomer”. Also, I’m not mocked by this mockery. I often broke my head about why the dispute between the so-called WoW-Fanboys and Lore fans in Wow in Shadowlands is so escalated. The outraster of the Lore expert Pyromancer is the prime example of the poor mood that prevails in the WOW community right now.
At that time, I found something exaggerated by the Meltdown by Pyromancer. Today I can better understand his emotional reaction because I am at the moment at the same “boiling point” as he. I’m sick of waiting for Blizzard to get the curve and explain the story of Sylvanas and Zovaal in Shadowlands.
But instead of making nails with heads, Blizzard comes only empty promises. Every story chapter of Shadowlands so far raised more questions than answered and also the story, the Blizzard on us in Zereth Mortis, stacked my patience. Again for understanding: I’m not concerned with whether Sylvanas finds salvation at the end of Shadowlands. Rather, it’s about the context that gives your long Odyssee.
So you tell good stories!
That you can assemble Sylvanas’ old and new I into a meaningful and above all exciting story, shows a lore fan called Makani . The artist gives in her comic the story of “broken inheritances” much more depth by putting the many puzzle pieces of Sylvanas’ history image for image to a total artwork. Please read the comic absolutely, it’s worth it!
With their work, Makani shows us that you have to change or even revise at Sylvanas’ story at all. Blizzard would have a similar story told in Cinematic “broken inheritances” and with only one video can answer all previous questions about Sylvanas and their connection to the Chairman on a blow. There are these many small details that make an epic story from a lukewarm history.
Why Blizzard has absolutely a complex story since Battle for Azeroth, I have a puzzle to today. Finally, World of Warcraft (Buy Now) years ago with simple stories great successes years ago. The current storytelling is not satisfied with neither old nor new players. I am convinced that this problem will ensure that WOW comes to a generic MMO with a second-rate story. And maybe Nobbel is right with his conclusion to the story of Wow. If you think less about how cool could become the next wow story, but rather think how Blizzard is ruining the story, then it is better to take a break.
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