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Old 04-02-2010, 04:05 PM
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http://blizzplanet.com/content/store...mage-vol-1.jpg

I see Rhonin's face and Knaak's name so that really says enough.
Also, the Blue dragonflight atacking... Dalaran? Something we never got to see in-game?
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Old 04-02-2010, 04:16 PM
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Hate to see Rhonin again.
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Old 04-02-2010, 04:19 PM
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I see Rhonin's face and Knaak's name so that really says enough.
But there is another character there! It's not about Rhonin! Just like the WotA trilogy was about just that.

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Also, the Blue dragonflight atacking... Dalaran? Something we never got to see in-game?
Well, there is the Violet Hold attack. An attack by air? No.
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Old 04-02-2010, 04:45 PM
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But there is another character there! It's not about Rhonin! Just like the WotA trilogy was about just that.
It isn't about him, but he's on the front cover and the manga is written by Knaak... I'm just sayin'...


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Well, there is the Violet Hold attack. An attack by air? No.
But it wasn't exactly a full-scale attack on the city itself, was it? It was more like a sneaky infiltrate-the-prison attack, I'm pretty sure 90 % of the Dalaran citizens didn't even realize it was happening (not to mention the the players themselves probably didn't have a clue why they were fighting blue dragons in there, just because the whole thing wasn't presented properly in-game to begin with, it was just "Here, take this key and now go kill some dragons in the dungeon!").

Now, the cover features some blue dragons flying in the sky above Dalaran - an event that couldn't have gone unnoticed by the majority of the population. That makes me think that a blue dragonflight attack took place that we never got to see in-game.
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Old 04-02-2010, 04:52 PM
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I honestly don't care if Rhonin is in it, but that art looks really bad.
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Old 04-02-2010, 04:54 PM
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I honestly don't care if Rhonin is in it, but that art looks really bad.
I agree. Even the Sunwell Trilogy's covers looked better than this.
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But it wasn't exactly a full-scale attack on the city itself, was it? It was more like a sneaky infiltrate-the-prison attack, I'm pretty sure 90 % of the Dalaran citizens didn't even realize it was happening (not to mention the the players themselves probably didn't have a clue why they were fighting blue dragons in there, just because the whole thing wasn't presented properly in-game to begin with, it was just "Here, take this key and now go kill some dragons in the dungeon!").

Now, the cover features some blue dragons flying in the sky above Dalaran - an event that couldn't have gone unnoticed by the majority of the population. That makes me think that a blue dragonflight attack took place that we never got to see in-game.
Because it is Dalaran, and it has the crystal nose, I think that the dragon is still Cyanigosa.

Side note: Azuregos got the crystals because he ate Azsharite (mountain giant feces), while other blue dragons got them because they are just more powerful.
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I agree. Even the Sunwell Trilogy's covers looked better than this.
I like Sunwell Trilogy's art.
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Old 04-02-2010, 04:59 PM
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Now, the cover features some blue dragons flying in the sky above Dalaran - an event that couldn't have gone unnoticed by the majority of the population. That makes me think that a blue dragonflight attack took place that we never got to see in-game.
Remember that the art on the cover of a comic (and I imagine it applies to Manga too, although I usually avoid them) is not necessarily a depiction of what exactly happens in the book. They are more often then not metaphorical amalgamations of things that happen to give the passerby an approximation of what they can expect.
The same misconception arose when they released a comic cover that had Garona with a knife to Varian’s throat and people were like “how can Varian survive that?” It really just featured a fight between them.

So for example, you can safely assume that this manga will feature Dalaran and the Blue dragonflight. Will it necessarily feature a Blue dragon attack on Dalaran? No.

That being said, I think its also entirely possible that there was a Blue Dragon attack on Dalaran and it will be depicted in the book. The WoW game world, which is mostly static, is no real bar to events taking place in other media.
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Old 04-02-2010, 08:36 PM
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All they have to do is use that character with his giant hand and swat all the dragons away.
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All they have to do is use that character with his giant hand and swat all the dragons away.
Hah, forced perspective fail.
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Is the kid his son?

Didn't he have twins? Did he teach them fusion?
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Is the kid his son?

Didn't he have twins? Did he teach them fusion?
Me and Handclaw discussed this earlier... his children cannot be older than six. When the WotA was going on, Vereesa was still pregnant. And in WotA, Orgrimmar is visited. That means the WotA books cannot take place earlier than TFT, which was six years before WotLK. There's no way that can be his son, unless he got hit with an aging spell a la Khagdar.
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Old 04-02-2010, 10:04 PM
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Probably some young blue dragon mage.
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Old 04-03-2010, 02:13 AM
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I honestly don't care if Rhonin is in it, but that art looks really bad.
Actually, the art is the only good thing about the cover. It's not typical manga art, it looks more like the western-style comic drawings, that's probably why I like it so much.

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Remember that the art on the cover of a comic (and I imagine it applies to Manga too, although I usually avoid them) is not necessarily a depiction of what exactly happens in the book. They are more often then not metaphorical amalgamations of things that happen to give the passerby an approximation of what they can expect.
The same misconception arose when they released a comic cover that had Garona with a knife to Varian’s throat and people were like “how can Varian survive that?” It really just featured a fight between them.

So for example, you can safely assume that this manga will feature Dalaran and the Blue dragonflight. Will it necessarily feature a Blue dragon attack on Dalaran? No.

That being said, I think its also entirely possible that there was a Blue Dragon attack on Dalaran and it will be depicted in the book. The WoW game world, which is mostly static, is no real bar to events taking place in other media.
Yeah, you're probably right as usual, maybe I shouldn't take the cover so literally.
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Old 04-03-2010, 03:28 AM
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His companion looks like a blood elf.

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Old 04-03-2010, 05:43 AM
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His companion looks like a blood elf.

Oh joy.
I'm not so sure. Red and black clothes, greenish eyes, yes... but on the other hand he's missing the pointy ears and the long eyebrows.
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I'm not so sure. Red and black clothes, greenish eyes, yes... but on the other hand he's missing the pointy ears and the long eyebrows.
Well, maybe he is a half-elf... <,<
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Actually, the art is the only good thing about the cover. It's not typical manga art, it looks more like the western-style comic drawings, that's probably why I like it so much.
It might look more western, but it looks extremely amateurish and downright poor compared to anything I’ve seen in comics lately.

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I'm not so sure. Red and black clothes, greenish eyes, yes... but on the other hand he's missing the pointy ears and the long eyebrows.
I think he’s just a young, skinny human. The eyes are actually yellow, same color as his giant flaming fist. It all makes sense, because being the superhero he is, its only logical Rhonin gets a teen sidekick.
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Old 04-03-2010, 10:13 AM
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I like the style, no problem with it so far :S.

I hope this book to answer some of the many questions around the Nexus War that were left unanswered, like the ethereals and the abduction/desertion of some mages.
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It might look more western, but it looks extremely amateurish and downright poor compared to anything I’ve seen in comics lately.
More amateurish and poorer than Thassarian's dumb muppet face on the cover of the Death Knight manga that looks like it was drawn by a 10-year old manga fanboy? Sorry, but I highly disagree.

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I think he’s just a young, skinny human. The eyes are actually yellow, same color as his giant flaming fist. It all makes sense, because being the superhero he is, its only logical Rhonin gets a teen sidekick.
Hah, I hear ya on that one.
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I hope this book to answer some of the many questions around the Nexus War that were left unanswered, like the ethereals and the abduction/desertion of some mages.
What about the abduction/desertion of mages was left unanswered?

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More amateurish and poorer than Thassarian's dumb muppet face on the cover of the Death Knight manga that looks like it was drawn by a 10-year old manga fanboy? Sorry, but I highly disagree.
Its just as bad, though I've personally never cared for the manga-style at all.
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Aww man not another human protagonist.
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Aww man not another human protagonist.
Well, at least it's not an elf.

When are we going to have a damn dwarf or troll protagonist?

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What about the abduction/desertion of mages was left unanswered?
We don't know anything about how the "named"s joined Malygos. Telestra and Urom, for example, seem to be pretty powerful mages, and I'm sure they had some relevance when they were still part of the Kirin Tor.
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We don’t have specific info on specific characters but we certainly know enough so that its not an “unanswered question.” Very simplistically - They sold out the Kirin Tor because Malygos was going to let only them keep magic if he won.
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