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Forum: WarCraft RTS Discussion 04-15-2020, 02:07 PM
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Views: 106,773
Posted By BoxCrayonTales
To be entirely honest, the entire story is......

To be entirely honest, the entire story is... well, it has issues. Pacing, verisimilitude, Metzen's inexperience as a writer at the time...

People call StarCraft 1 and WarCraft 3 the "golden age"...
Forum: World of WarCraft Discussion 03-13-2020, 08:58 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 34,126
Posted By BoxCrayonTales
I always thought the WoW story was bad, and this...

I always thought the WoW story was bad, and this doesn't change my opinion at all.
Forum: World of WarCraft Discussion 03-12-2020, 06:19 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 34,126
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Forum: WarCraft RTS Discussion 03-05-2020, 12:23 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 59,268
Posted By BoxCrayonTales
The male models in Granado Espada looked better.

The male models in Granado Espada looked better.
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 03-05-2020, 04:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 7,524
Posted By BoxCrayonTales
EDITED FOR TONE The main disagreement...

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The main disagreement I have with Starcraft fans is that they equate Starcraft with Arcturus, Raynor, and Kerry. I don’t like those characters at all. I frankly don’t...
Forum: WarCraft Lore Discussion 02-24-2020, 08:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,756
Posted By BoxCrayonTales
They also suffer immensely from his inexperience...

They also suffer immensely from his inexperience as a writer at the time. We only give them a free pass because 1) video game storytelling in general has low standards and 2) they're apparently the...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 02-19-2020, 10:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,569
Posted By BoxCrayonTales
Kerry only became the mascot because Blizzard...

Kerry only became the mascot because Blizzard didn't write any other interesting characters to take the spotlight off her. The BW is a blatant Mary Sue plot. According to the fandom wiki, the pages...
Forum: WarCraft Lore Discussion 02-19-2020, 10:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,586
Posted By BoxCrayonTales
I hope you get along okay, dude. I don't know...

I hope you get along okay, dude. I don't know exactly how you feel, but I've been through plenty of rough patches.

Maybe one day you could spin it off into an original fantasy setting. Few fantasy...
Forum: WarCraft Lore Discussion 02-19-2020, 04:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,586
Posted By BoxCrayonTales
I don't think it was ever written down in one...

I don't think it was ever written down in one place, but IIRC Marthen's treatment made them into a theocratic empire based in Northrend and a couple other nearby lower planes. After escaping Draenor,...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 02-18-2020, 11:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,569
Posted By BoxCrayonTales
My last post probably wasn't that helpful, but...

My last post probably wasn't that helpful, but it's extremely difficult to explain to people what's wrong with Starcraft if they can't already see it for themselves.

Here are some guides on...
Forum: WarCraft Lore Discussion 02-18-2020, 09:19 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,586
Posted By BoxCrayonTales
Marthen mentioned a lot of things from his WC AU....

Marthen mentioned a lot of things from his WC AU. I’m not all that familiar with it.

The basic idea was to give them an actual society with politics, religion, etc.

Pretty much the key reason...
Forum: WarCraft Lore Discussion 02-18-2020, 08:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,586
Posted By BoxCrayonTales
They're bland and boring. To have an...

They're bland and boring.

To have an interesting villain, that villain needs to have a personality. They don't need to be misunderstood or anything, they just need to be colorful.

Look at the...
Forum: WarCraft Lore Discussion 02-18-2020, 08:46 AM
Replies: 7,632
Views: 631,017
Posted By BoxCrayonTales
That was a retcon. Like everything else. ...

That was a retcon. Like everything else.

Prior to WC3, there was no indication that magic was an inherently corrupting force. There was a minor implication that the TYPE of magic had an effect, as...
Forum: WarCraft Lore Discussion 02-18-2020, 08:25 AM
Replies: 7,632
Views: 631,017
Posted By BoxCrayonTales
The whole Thrall x Jaina thing is a bad...

The whole Thrall x Jaina thing is a bad fanfiction trope. It's the same as the Raynor/Kerry disaster. It's really sexist.

Jaina is the only female character of note who interacts with Thrall in...
Forum: WarCraft Lore Discussion 02-18-2020, 08:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,586
Posted By BoxCrayonTales
WC3 didn't have interesting villains. Pretty much...

WC3 didn't have interesting villains. Pretty much the only interesting arc it had was Arthas' fall to darkness. Although after rewatching the cutscenes on youtube it suddenly looks silly and...
Forum: WarCraft Lore Discussion 02-18-2020, 07:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,586
Posted By BoxCrayonTales
None of Blizzard's big villains have been good...

None of Blizzard's big villains have been good for decades.

The Horde was a good villain back in the WC1/WC2 era, when they were basically European colonizers.

The Overmind was a good villain,...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 02-18-2020, 07:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 782
Posted By BoxCrayonTales
The inspiration goes back even earlier to...

The inspiration goes back even earlier to Starship Troopers, the novel. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Starship_Troopers)

This isn't entirely accurate.

The terrans draw mostly from Starship...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 02-18-2020, 05:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,569
Posted By BoxCrayonTales
Starcraft is fiction. Arguing that everything...

Starcraft is fiction. Arguing that everything makes sense because of arbitrary in-universe mechanics you just pulled out of the woodwork is a logical fallacy known as "the Thermian argument." What is...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 02-18-2020, 05:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 7,524
Posted By BoxCrayonTales
That's one of several criticisms I have of her...

That's one of several criticisms I have of her (and Stukov, but he's far less obnoxious about it). Aside from having Mary Sue powers, she steals the spotlight from the genuine zerg characters.

I...
Forum: WarCraft Lore Discussion 02-13-2020, 05:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,586
Posted By BoxCrayonTales
The deeper problem is that Blizzard can't do...

The deeper problem is that Blizzard can't do interesting or consistent characters, much less interesting or consistent villains.

MMOs are an awful format for any kind of storytelling. The whole...
Forum: StarCraft Discussion 12-05-2019, 06:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 7,524
Posted By BoxCrayonTales
I'm working on an alternate universe pitch, feel free to critique

Due to my dissatisfaction with the quality of Blizzard's storytelling and world building, I decided to work on a pitch for an alternate universe that addresses the flaws I perceived in canon.

Here...
Forum: WarCraft RTS Discussion 12-04-2019, 03:15 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 59,268
Posted By BoxCrayonTales
The missions did have voice acting in the demo....

The missions did have voice acting in the demo. It just wasn’t copied to the final game.
Forum: WarCraft RTS Discussion 12-01-2019, 06:16 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 59,268
Posted By BoxCrayonTales
I suppose you are right. I have more...

I suppose you are right.

I have more interest in Starcraft myself but I’m constantly frustrated by fanboys who refuse to acknowledge that SC1 isn’t really that good of a story. The psi-emitter is...
Forum: WarCraft Lore Discussion 11-30-2019, 04:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,759
Posted By BoxCrayonTales
The idea of metaphysics differing between worlds...

The idea of metaphysics differing between worlds is a fascinating world building concept. One I wish more fantasy settings would use when they start mucking about with cosmology. Unfortunately, this...
Forum: World of WarCraft Discussion 11-30-2019, 05:11 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 34,126
Posted By BoxCrayonTales
This is hilarious. Blizzard really can’t stay...

This is hilarious. Blizzard really can’t stay consistent with themselves no matter how hard they try. I can’t wait until they have to release a new chronicle series to explain that everything in the...
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