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Old 09-16-2011, 01:44 AM
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Default Curse of the Worgen Q&A Sept 2011

Now that most people have read Curse of the Worgen, or read the spoilers, it would be interesting to set up a Q&A about it.

I'll forward your questions to, both, Micky Neilson and James Waugh.

The Curse of the Worgen Hardcover comes out on October 12, 2011.
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Old 09-16-2011, 02:04 AM
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Now that most people have read Curse of the Worgen, or read the spoilers, it would be interesting to set up a Q&A about it.

I'll forward your questions to, both, Micky Neilson and James Waugh.

The Curse of the Worgen Hardcover comes out on October 12, 2011.
When did Belysra first appear in Gilneas?

Did the Gilneans pick up Druidism from the Night Elves, or did they develop the basics naturally?

If developed naturally, what set them apart from the other human nations?

Not exactly something touched on in the comics, but considering the presence of a Priestess of Elune and Genn's cooperation with her, is Gilneas as a nation "devout" in the belief in the light, or is it a much smaller part of their culture, compared to say, Lordaeron?

And now that the Lore questions are out of the way,

Do you think the story line carried over well into the game?

Given the chance, will series such as this be portrayed in game rather than through published materials, in hopes of reaching a larger audience?

Often times in media, "present events" and "flashback" panels can be rather jarring on the reader. Are you happy with the way these panels were presented?
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Old 09-16-2011, 03:14 AM
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Gilnean druids are portrayed in game as "Harvest Witches", bearing more resemblance to real world druids than the Night Elven ones we see in game. After the very first class quest, however, this portrayal is abandoned and never again touched upon or explored. What can you tell us about Gilnean druidism, prior to the events of Cataclysm?
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Old 09-16-2011, 05:28 AM
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What happened to Halford Ramsey?
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Old 09-16-2011, 08:36 AM
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Is Belysra the same persona as Belrysa Starsong?

If so... fix the goddamn name, it's been mistyped since release.

I would like to know about what's going on with all the characters in the comic, aside from main characters (Genn and Darius) only a night elf reappears at Darnassus. Pretty much everyone else is missing or doing nothing, including Belysra, the druids, the nelf that brought the scythe, Tess and Mia, Krennan, Gwen, Hersham, http://www.wowpedia.org/Talar_Oaktalon (the NE captain of Genn's ship), and much more.

And yeah, I want to know why Halford Ramsey isn't replacing that stupid CSI parody (I don't remember his name, and I don't want to).

Finally, are they going to include some new extra pages in the hardcover? (like Ashbringer did)

PS: By the way, here's a list containing all the characters and locations of the comic: http://www.wowpedia.org/User:Lon-ami..._of_the_Worgen .
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Old 09-16-2011, 09:30 AM
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I'll bite. If these are already answered, let me know. If you want to clean em up go ahead, just posting random thoughts that I had while reading the comic.

Did all of the night elf worgen get cast back into the Emerald Dream?

When they were first put into the Emerald Dream, was it just their mental side that got cast in, or where they physically put into the Emerald Dream? If it was just their mental side, then how did they physically show up in Gilneas?

Were they asleep the entire time in the Emerald Dream, or just awake? If they were awake then how come no other night elf druid who was in there never mentioned seeing them?

When the Gilnean worgen did the cure, did they pick up the night elf culture as it appears they have in game? Is there more to the cure than we know?

What happened to the Scythe of Elune? Do we know who "cursed" it and turned the pack form into the worgen form?

How is being a worgen a "curse"? Based upon what we see in the comic, once you get the cure then everything is back to normal and you basically get superpowers with no drawbacks.

Now that we see in game a cured worgen can use his blood to transform more people into cured worgen, do we even need the night elf cure anymore?

Is there a reason why the worgen curse only effects humans and night elves?

Did the worgen war destroy much of the industrial side of Gilneas and the main reason why the Gilneans abandonded it for a more nature focused culture?

What is the timeline in the comic book and how does it relate to the in game storyline. In terms of years, months, days and all that.

What kind of things got left on the cutting floor? Was there any plans to do anything with Mia and Tess?

Was Ivar Bloodfang part of the Bloodfang pack during the events in the comic? If not, then where did the Bloodfang get their name?

Is there any other plans to expand more upon the worgen with another comic book? Any plans to do one that actually has a bigger role in WoW since the worgen story is so lacking in game?

Do you think the story line carried over well into the game?

That's one of the questions that I really wanted to ask besides the background on the Gilnean druids. After reading the comic, it felt like it took place in it's own universe and had little to no impact in game. Besides just being a really crappy background story.
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Old 09-16-2011, 09:37 AM
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Actually, Lon-Ami, Krennan is in Darnassus. I think he's in Rut'theran.
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Old 09-16-2011, 09:52 AM
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Actually, Lon-Ami, Krennan is in Darnassus. I think he's in Rut'theran.
I remember seeing him there in the Alpha, but I thought he was removed :S.
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Old 09-16-2011, 10:32 AM
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Is Belysra the same persona as Belrysa Starsong?

If so... fix the goddamn name, it's been mistyped since release.

I would like to know about what happened with all the characters in the comic, aside from main characters (Genn and Darius) only a night elf reappears at Darnassus. Pretty much everyone else is missing, including Belysra, the druids, the nelf that brought the scythe, Tess and Mia, Krennan, Gwen, Hersham, www.diablowiki.com/Data:Npcs/Gharbad_the_Strong (the NE captain of Genn's ship), and much more.

And yeah, I want to know why Halford Ramsey isn't replacing that stupid CSI parody (I don't remember his name, and I don't want to).

Finally, are they going to include some new extra pages in the hardcover? (like Ashbringer did)

PS: By the way, here's a list containing all the characters and locations of the comic: http://www.wowpedia.org/User:Lon-ami..._of_the_Worgen .
Belrysa is at the tree in Darnassus along with Gwen and all 3 druids with 1 of them even reappearing in Felwood and Krennan is in Ruth'eran. And who cares about minor NPC's such as Hersham. Halford, Tess and Mia missing are the only ones that really are odd.

This is why asking questions about a game you don't play is a bit stupid.

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Old 09-16-2011, 10:47 AM
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Old 09-16-2011, 11:11 AM
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Belrysa is at the tree in Darnassus along with Gwen and all 3 druids with 1 of them even reappearing in Felwood and Krennan is in Ruth'eran. And who cares about minor NPC's such as Hersham. Halford, Tess and Mia missing are the only ones that really are odd.

This is why asking questions about a game you don't play is a bit stupid.
Last time I checked they weren't there (only one of the druids). Oh, snap.

Also, this is about a comic. No need to be mean (but yeah, I pretty much wrote all names I remembered, though it's not like they're doing anything relevant, mind you... no worgen is doing anything relevant anyway).
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Old 09-16-2011, 11:23 AM
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I think the point is that you really have no room to complain about it if you're not playing the game and experiencing anything first hand.
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Old 09-16-2011, 11:24 AM
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Last time I checked they weren't there (only one of the druids). Oh, snap.
You can’t really "Oh, snap" someone when they’ve demonstrated that you’re the one in the wrong because your information is woefully out of date and inaccurate.
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Old 09-16-2011, 11:26 AM
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Last time I checked they weren't there (only one of the druids). Oh, snap.
Yeah, I don't think anything snapped except your credibility.
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Old 09-16-2011, 11:41 AM
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Lol, you're so amusing, I should make mistakes more often. Btw, the "Oh, snap" was directed at myself. Though it was obvious, but seems I failed, again! badum-ts.

Btw, fixed previous post, link was wrong. Again! Oh god.
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Anyway, I have nothing to add apart from what has already been asked. However, I doubt the Gilnean druid question will be resolved - despite it being one of my biggest lore questions - as Gilnean druids do not appear in Curse of the Worgen and would therefore not be applicable to a CotW Q&A.
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Anyway, I have nothing to add apart from what has already been asked. However, I doubt the Gilnean druid question will be resolved - despite it being one of my biggest lore questions - as Gilnean druids do not appear in Curse of the Worgen and would therefore not be applicable to a CotW Q&A.
The question can always be reworded. Think of something like "did the night elf presence and their druidic arts transpire somehow into the worgen? if so, when did these arts start?".

Something on those lines, that could relate to the worgen druidic origin or just the druidic stuff going around at the flashbacks.

Anyway, the writer is Micky Neilson, one of Metzen's hands. If someone knows aside from Metzen and Evelyn, its him.
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Anyway, I have nothing to add apart from what has already been asked. However, I doubt the Gilnean druid question will be resolved - despite it being one of my biggest lore questions - as Gilnean druids do not appear in Curse of the Worgen and would therefore not be applicable to a CotW Q&A.
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Do you believe "Gilnean" culture has given way to "Worgen" or even "Night Elf" culture at this point? CotW is pretty much the only glimpse we got into pre-Worgen Gilneas, and you had a unique opportunity to portray a human culture radically different than the "standard" set by Stormwind and Lordaeron. Is there room in Warcraft for this culture to continue, or has it been destroyed or subsumed?
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Old 09-16-2011, 06:14 PM
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What concepts for a Gilnean main character did you have in mind before you finally settled with Halford Ramsey? Did you have something else in mind besides a snarky detective, like a warrior or an aristocrat? Also what about Halford's character do you feel would appeal to readers the most?
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