Category Archives: World of Warcraft
World of Warcraft expansions keep coming, and the next one sounds pretty big: Battle for Azeroth! I don’t know about you, but that sounds pretty final to me. Though, Blizzard has not said this is the final expansion. But it does bring the classic Horde vs. Alliance war back to the forefront!
As always, we got a sweet cinematic trailer to go with the announcement!
And we got a trailer talking about the new additions to the game world. We’ll finally unlock Kul Tiras, which is cool.
Unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on how you look at it) I’m in one of my off-periods for World of Warcraft. It’s one of my favorite video games of all time, and it’s a gameworld and lore I love to the very core of my being. But I can’t always afford to play or want to play. I haven’t even touched Legion, which will hopefully go on sale soon.
The expansion sounds cool, but the number one thing that will bring me back to WoW — new playable races — wasn’t announced for the third expansion in a row. The last new playable race we got were pandaren (which I loved, by the way).
Instead, the new expansion will have subraces. They look pretty cool. And I suppose this would give me a good reason to finally roll a proper dwarf and troll.
But I want to make an ogre, gosh darnit!
I am a member of several prominent fandoms. I love me some geeky TV shows, movies, video games, comics and more. And like any good geek, I can get super into the lore and backstories of these franchises. Got a wiki wormhole with dozens of pages devoted to the secret connections of several minor supporting characters? I’m in! I love a good lore.
Don’t understand what I’m talking about? Comedian Patton Oswalt explains it pretty well in this stand-up clip. Lore is not just the main story, but all the deeper histories behind the characters and settings. Lore isn’t just Frodo and the One Ring, it’s everyone who came before and everything in the Simariliion. Lore isn’t just Tyrion, Daenerys and John Snow playing the Game of Thrones, it’s the history of the Night’s Watch, Bran the Builder, Robert’s Rebellion, The Tales of Dunk and Egg and more. Game of Thrones has great lore.
And now I’m going to share my favorite lores with you! I’ve loved a few over the years, ignored others. Feel free to share your own favorites in the comments!
For reasons that still befuddle me, the producers of the Warcraft movie decided to adapt the original video game storyline from the 90s. Even though Warcraft became a household name with the World of Warcraft MMORPG in the 00s, they turned back the clock to focus on the origin story of the world. I supposed it makes some kind of sense, but it leaves out all of the most popular characters and stories.
We’ll have to wait until the threequel or fivequel before we see the likes of Thrall, Illidan, the Lich King or Chen Stormstout!
But that’s not to say the early days of Warcraft don’t have fun and exciting characters. And being the super lore nerd that I am, I’ve decided to put them in a list. Last week, I wrote about Warcraft concepts and characters I hope to see someday down the line, later in the franchise. That was before I saw the actual movie. Now that I’ve put in the time in theaters, and now that I see them sticking pretty close to the early stories, I’ve got a few more specific ideas in mind.
If Warcraft 2 sticks with that earlier timeline, who are some classic Warcraft characters they should add? You won’t find too many of them in World of Warcraft, but back in the day, they were our champions!
Except FULL SPOILERS for the new movie after the jump.
The Warcraft movie is out and it’s getting terrible reviews! That might dull its success in America, but it’s killing overseas! Hope for a sequel remains! I won’t see the film until Saturday night, but until then, we can always count on the Honest Trailers folks to have some fun.
Those take me back. I’ve played Warcraft since the very beginning. Such a fun game! I hope to enjoy the movie.
For the Horde! Lok’tar ogar! Get pumped, get excited! The Warcraft movie hits theaters this weekend, and I am chomping at the felboar’s bit to see it! Warcraft is in my blood. My brother, father and I have all been playing Warcraft since the very beginning, back when I was a wee henchman. I live for the Warcraft lore, so a big screen, live action adaptation is the sort of movie I’ve been waiting for!
I really hope it’s good.
It’s getting high marks overseas, which is nice. But it’s not about superheroes, and for once in my geeky life, I’m actually worried about that. I think the trailers have been excellent. The CGI looks amazing. The story and the characters could be something special. Heck, I don’t just want Warcraft to be good, I want it to succeed!
I want a whole franchise! I want a ton of sequels! I want them to plumb the depths of Warcraft lore and deliver everything I’ve ever loved about the series. Join me after the jump for a few specifics!