At least Garrosh called her out on it. What will the next Warchief do about it? Better question: What if SYLVANAS is the next Warchief? Oh man.
How many novels are planned to be released over this expansion? Also, since you have stated Garrosh is the main antagonist during your big MoP reveal, do you feel you've hurt opportunities to write more exciting novels to build up this already hyped epic battle we will eventually experience in-game?I'm glad you enjoyed the novel! Golden is a fantastic author who works very closely with us to do justice to the franchise.If you're getting psyched about the storyline, I think you'll love the next novel which focuses on Vol'jin. Have you played the troll 1-10 intro experience? Vol'jin flat-out tells Garrosh he doesn't trust him and he'll stab him in the back the moment he sees an opportunity. The novel carries his story forward and really meshes in with the events of patch 5.1.One of our ongoing goals is to make sure that the games and novels compliment each other, and that major lore events don't happen in the novels without some kind of representation in-game. This is a huge challenge for us!! But I think we're getting better at it.
09/11/2012 06:31 PMPosted by CobbleWould have appreciated if the next novel was regarding past events like the Ordering of Azeroth or something like that but I guess it could have been a lot worse...
09/11/2012 06:35 PMPosted by FalrinnWould have appreciated if the next novel was regarding past events like the Ordering of Azeroth or something like that but I guess it could have been a lot worse...
Especially lately, the novels tend to compliment the game. Since MoP doesn't really deal with the history of Azeroth outside of Pandaria, it would be pretty far out of left field to make a novel dealing with the ordering of Azeroth.
Maybe if we have a Titan-themed expansion I could see it happening, but that's about it.
Although I admit I am now puzzled on why Dave Kosak can rattle off a dozen pieces of lore on the spot (some of which are quite interesting), yet it takes Blizzard over half a year to answer a similar number of questions in Ask CDev.
Why did Thrall let Gallywix Live if he's a slaveowner? Why did Thrall ever even allow Slavery in the Horde?
Thrall's vision of the Horde is a refuge for people in need. He's a helpful guy. The Bilgewater Goblins just had their home destroyed, and they were refugees (he can certainly relate to that). They helped him in the Lost Isles, so he offered them a home. Presumably he'd put a stop to any slave trade (the player characters don't remain slaves once they join the Horde.)
Of course... afterwards he was no longer the Warchief. Garrosh was probably a lot more hands-off of the goblins, so long as they showed their usefulness - as they demonstrated immediately in Azshara.
09/11/2012 06:57 PMPosted by PyronaptorPoor Vol'jin
I'm being extremely optimistic about this.
09/11/2012 07:10 PMPosted by JaelaraHe didn't even Answer WHY Gallywix was made leader. Why him? Why not execute or imprison him and make, say, Sassy Hardwrench the faction leader? Why place him over his former slaves as their LEADER? How can that ever be excused?
09/11/2012 06:58 PMPosted by SkytotemIgnored Reghar Earthfury, and the slave trader in durotar.
09/11/2012 07:11 PMPosted by SkytotemHe didn't even Answer WHY Gallywix was made leader. Why him? Why not execute or imprison him and make, say, Sassy Hardwrench the faction leader? Why place him over his former slaves as their LEADER? How can that ever be excused?
It can't. That's why they didn't address it.
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