Who's idea was WoW

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Not blizzard, who was the guy/guys who had the idea made the lore etc, there's always a main person behind every development. Who is it (Looking for names here)
Edited by Fizzlebång on 1/4/2012 11:55 AM PST
100 Blood Elf Death Knight
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They are some who call him... Tim?
Edited by Karat on 1/4/2012 11:56 AM PST
>.> <.<
*whispers: Warhammer*
*Runs*
85 Human Mage
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After an exhaustive Google search (20 seconds), came on this site:

http://www.lorecrafted.com/timelines/2009/10/4/novel-chronology.html

Might answer your question, more thoroughly than you want even.
100 Blood Elf Priest
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Michael Morhaime, Allen Adham, and Frank Pearce are all co-founders of Blizzard. Each credited for the development of early Warcraft.
100 Blood Elf Priest
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After an exhaustive Google search (20 seconds), came on this site:

http://www.lorecrafted.com/timelines/2009/10/4/novel-chronology.html

Might answer your question, more thoroughly than you want even.


that is the novel chronology, christie golden wrote her first warcraft novel in 2001, 7 years after the release of Warcraft: Orcs and Humans
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90 Worgen Warlock
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The driving force behind the lore has been Chris Metzen:

http://www.wowpedia.org/Metzen

Though there's a team of lore and story/quest developers right now with folks like Dave Kosak running them:

http://www.wowpedia.org/Dave_Kosak

A lot of the brainchild of WoW's design came from Tigole:

http://www.wowpedia.org/Tigole

Rob Pardo:

http://www.wowpedia.org/Rob_Pardo

Furor:

http://www.wowpedia.org/Alex_Afrasiabi

etc. who had played everquest and were brought on to help design the world of warcraft based on their experience in that game. It's kind of a funny story. They were unhappy with EQ and basically told the EQ devs, "If you don't take our suggestions to heart, we'll design our own game."

And they did.

And look at WoW now.

However, despite there being some big names in WoW development rest assured that every single person on the teams contributed in some way. WoW isn't any one person's brainchild or game, though some had more of a hand in it than others.

I'm sure I'm forgetting some older devs but I wasn't as into the game when I started playing back in the day so I didn't keep as much tracking on it.

ETA: Also what Mediana said!
Edited by Alona on 1/4/2012 12:16 PM PST
Community Manager
There really isn't one person who has shaped the story behind Warcraft. It's always been a collaborative effort. The story has evolved along with our company, though the original developers of Warcraft: Orcs and Humans remain ever entwined in the franchise's momentum.

01/04/2012 11:54 AMPosted by Fizzlebång
Not blizzard, who was the guy/guys who had the idea made the lore etc, there's always a main person behind every development. Who is it (Looking for names here)
Community Manager
Or, if you want a few more details on some of the major lore collaborators, Alona does a pretty good job pointing them out here. ;)

The driving force behind the lore has been Chris Metzen:

http://www.wowpedia.org/Metzen

Though there's a team of lore and story/quest developers right now with folks like Dave Kosak running them:

http://www.wowpedia.org/Dave_Kosak

A lot of the brainchild of WoW's design came from Tigole:

http://www.wowpedia.org/Tigole

Rob Pardo:

http://www.wowpedia.org/Rob_Pardo

Furor:

http://www.wowpedia.org/Alex_Afrasiabi

etc. who had played everquest and were brought on to help design the world of warcraft based on their experience in that game. It's kind of a funny story. They were unhappy with EQ and basically told the EQ devs, "If you don't take our suggestions to heart, we'll design our own game."

And they did.

And look at WoW now.

However, despite there being some big names in WoW development rest assured that every single person on the teams contributed in some way. WoW isn't any one person's brainchild or game, though some had more of a hand in it than others.

I'm sure I'm forgetting some older devs but I wasn't as into the game when I started playing back in the day so I didn't keep as much tracking on it.

ETA: Also what Mediana said!
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There really isn't one person who has shaped the story behind Warcraft. It's always been a collaborative effort. The story has evolved along with our company, though the original developers of Warcraft: Orcs and Humans remain ever entwined in the franchise's momentum.


That said, I'm glad to see the direction MoP is moving the game. I hope to see less lore having to do with the strange and paranormal; ie, demons, dragons, scourge. And more having to do with what the game is really all about. The war between alliance and horde. More lore involvling alliance and horde heroes. New heroes and our part in aiding them towards the ultimate goal of world domination.
Edited by Gravy on 1/4/2012 12:25 PM PST
100 Blood Elf Priest
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>.> <.<
*whispers: Warhammer*
*Runs*


01/04/2012 12:16 PMPosted by Gorkag
Technically it was whoever invented Warhammer. WarCraft was originally going to be a Warhammer game.


State your sources or forever hold your peace, by the light, may it shine brightly and guide you to the truth.
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01/04/2012 11:54 AMPosted by Fizzlebång
Not blizzard, who was the guy/guys who had the idea made the lore etc, there's always a main person behind every development. Who is it (Looking for names here)


You realize WoW is based on Warcraft lore, right? Dating back to Warcraft 3 and before.

It's like asking, "Who thought up the original idea of 'America?'"
Edited by Tiedstick on 1/4/2012 12:28 PM PST
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01/04/2012 12:22 PMPosted by Bigdaddy
LIES!!!!! Blizzard holds 1.5 million monkeys in a dungeon in Blizz HQ, they bang out ideas on IBM Selectric typewritters and Blizz takes credit for these ideas, now you know the rest of the story.


The BLURST of times? You stupid monkey!

(Simpsons reference)
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01/04/2012 12:24 PMPosted by Gravy
There really isn't one person who has shaped the story behind Warcraft. It's always been a collaborative effort. The story has evolved along with our company, though the original developers of Warcraft: Orcs and Humans remain ever entwined in the franchise's momentum.


That said, I'm glad to see the direction MoP is moving the game. I hope to see less lore having to do with the strange and paranormal; ie, demons, dragons, scourge. And more having to do with what the game is really all about. The war between alliance and horde. More lore involvling alliance and horde heroes. New heroes and our part in aiding them towards the ultimate goal of world domination.




Except...the Horde was driven by the Burning Legion so it's been like that from the beginning so no the lore isn't just central to the Alliance and Horde.
90 Human Warrior
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>.> <.<
*whispers: Warhammer*
*Runs*


01/04/2012 12:16 PMPosted by Gorkag
Technically it was whoever invented Warhammer. WarCraft was originally going to be a Warhammer game.


State your sources or forever hold your peace, by the light, may it shine brightly and guide you to the truth.

I thought that was starcraft
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01/04/2012 12:22 PMPosted by Bigdaddy
LIES!!!!! Blizzard holds 1.5 million monkeys in a dungeon in Blizz HQ, they bang out ideas on IBM Selectric typewritters and Blizz takes credit for these ideas, now you know the rest of the story.
Hey at least there well fed, and get dental.

lol
100 Blood Elf Priest
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I thought that was starcraft


warhammer has 2 flavours

Warhammer - hi-fantasy
Warhammer 40k - sci-fi fantasy
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