This week Joce and Manny focus on Lore, as most of the news has been about the World of Warcraft story. They cover an interview with Alex Afrasiabi, the Sylvanas and Saurfang cinematics, the Collectors Edition novellas “A Good War” and “Elegy”, and try to figure out where we go from here. They then take a listener email about a possible fate for Captain Summermoon.
Storytelling In World of Warcraft
The Tech Website, Science Alert released a three-part interview with Alex Afrasiabi, the Creative Director for World of Warcraft. This series came out over 3 days and covered how storytelling has evolved over the course of WoW.
Part 1 – Quest implementation and in-game cinematics
Part 2 – Story Arcs, Lore Keeper Team and Story adding to gameplay
Part 3 – Story Leadership, Designing Story with Players who skip reading quest text, the Story unfolding over the course of an expansion
The Tree Has Burned
Podcast (faz-pod): Download (Duration: 2:12:33 — 121.4MB)
I think you guys missed a very interesting option for Sylvanas. I kind of want to see her get obliterated by Aszhara/Nzoth. What better way for the lore team to prove that all of this is effectively petty squabble in comparison to the true enemy, than by squelching one of the most ruthless figures on Azeroth not with some hero’s death/redemption arc/killed by us the players in rebellion, but with a death that’s effectively a wimpier. In my mind, there is no better method to rightfully prove how big and bad void lords and their servants are than by building her up as the biggest and baddest, only to have her squished like an insect.
Anyway, just a 4th option for her character.