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Firelord
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Regarding lore and story-telling...I feel like it has been a shit show full of retcons since WoD, maybe even earlier. The lore in BfA is just pure nonsense. I loved the story up-to WotLK.

In their defense, the game has seen many retcons, even in the early days. The whole Draenei drama during The Burning Crusade was a retcon, and I do believe there were quite a lot of retcons going from Warcraft I, II, III over to World of Warcraft.

But yes, even with the retcons that had happened, the game's lore today (to me) is absolutely ridiculous, and I could write down a lot of what I dislike. Truth be told, the main reason why I am not actually playing World of Warcraft anymore is not because of their poor systems and faded gameplay, but rather that the lore, the story, is completely broken.

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Posted : 26/12/2018 8:29 am
Nymis
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In their defense, the game has seen many retcons, even in the early days. The whole Draenei drama during The Burning Crusade was a retcon, and I do believe there were quite a lot of retcons going from Warcraft I, II, III over to World of Warcraft.

Could you elaborate on what thing in particular? I feel as though we didn't really have that much information on Draenor back in 2006/2007 like we do now. I take it you didn't like Chronicles very much then?

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Posted : 27/12/2018 10:55 am
Firelord
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In their defense, the game has seen many retcons, even in the early days. The whole Draenei drama during The Burning Crusade was a retcon, and I do believe there were quite a lot of retcons going from Warcraft I, II, III over to World of Warcraft.

Could you elaborate on what thing in particular? I feel as though we didn't really have that much information on Draenor back in 2006/2007 like we do now. I take it you didn't like Chronicles very much then?

It was more or less something about Eredar and Dreadlords being the original ones that corrupted Sargeras, but got changed to Sargeras corrupting all Eredar, to then get changed into Sargeras only corrupting some Eredar and the ones that didn't get corrupted are a group called Draenei, to then tie it in with Lost Ones that has been wandering around in Swamp of Sorrows since Vanilla.

Then there's smaller retcons like Night Elf males being allowed to be Warriors, and Night Elf females being allowed to be Druids.

That's all I can list for now, but I could probably update the post if I remember anything more. It's pretty late here.

While I do have my dislikes about the Chronicle lorebooks, I think most of the stuff in there is cool.

My dislike for the lore is mainly how the Titans are no longer really a mystery, but rather well known beings that can be defeated by the player character.

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Posted : 27/12/2018 5:46 pm
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