05/12/2013 05:56 AMHow you believe the protoss should feel isn't relevant.
Posted by Inprea
If Blizzard wants to do half-@$$ed storytelling that's their business, true. However, if there's going to be talk of how wonderful the story has been, then it's perfectly fair and accurate for me to point out that in fact the writing of the protoss characters was pretty shoddy.
Blizzard is the ones who granted the writer's permission to write the books and until something is done to invalidate the information such as a retcon they can be used to obtain information on the characters.
It was a gamble on their part, which they've done before. However, when they find that the third party writers do worse than their own storyboard people they then remove the story from the game's plot.
This is much the same with the game. People believed that Zerus was apparently a volcanic world and had been left lifeless. HoTS arrives and it's tropical covered with live as apparently some life forms managed to remain hidden.
I'd chalk that up to a timeline issue. Zerus might've gone through a mass extinction event, been rendered nearly
liveless, and then bounced back.
I'm not sure where you get the idea that the books are bad either or most people dislike them.
They just chose crappy writers is all. The comics pretty much all suck, and that's just the nature of comics in general. Very rarely do you see a comic story that's better than novels, and good enough that movie makers don't feel the need to change it.
It sounds like you tend to make up your own story if you're running your own plot.
In a game with $#!tty plot, yes I do. However, I first acknowledge the one it already has when playing it through the first couple times.
If you're running your own plot though and ignoring information about the characters I don't see how you could possibly evaluate them correctly.
Ah yes, yes I could. I write stories for a living.