Archive for March, 2010

Book Review: Stormrage

Posted in General, Lore with tags , , , on March 13, 2010 by Korzik

Now, no one can claim that any of the Warcraft books are works of literary art.  But, Stormrage by Richard A. Knaak is by far the worst written of the books.  If you can move past the writing and get to the base story of the book.  You’ll find a shallow and uninteresting part of lore.

The book deals with the Nightmare that is currently inhabiting the Emerald Dream.  Through the course of the book you learn the cause of the Nightmare and how it is dealt with.  Effectively putting to rest the possibility of a future expansion dealing the Emerald Dream.  There a few revelations in the book that could effect lore in the future but, overall it is just wrapping a story line.

An interesting note about the book however, is that it is the only Warcraft Novel that takes place in current time. (Night of the Dragon could be argued to be also) That in and of itself may be a reason why I found the book rather interesting.  The other books I was able to look past their flaws to enjoy a bit of the history of the Warcraft universe.  That history greatly enriches the game experience for me when I the why, when and, how of events.  Stormrage provides none of those insights at this time.

Would I recommend it: If you are a lore nerd; yes, despite all of it’s flaws and shortcoming it is still Lore.   If you don’t care all that much about lore and only want to read one Warcaft book.  Go out and buy Arthas instead.

Welcome to my new blog

Posted in General with tags , on March 9, 2010 by Korzik

If you followed me over from Dirty Deeds: A Rogue Story at blogspot, welcome to my new general WoW site.  If you happened across this blog from another source, welcome to my rants and insights.

This blog will have a much larger scope than Dirty Deeds did.  While DD was a rogue specific blog this one will cover anything and everything in game that I feel is worth writing about.  From the warcraft novels, to guild issues, to alts and, of course rogues.

This page is very much still in development but, I just wanted to give a quick rundown of what is going on here.  Expect a lot of changes to take place before my next post.

So again, welcome and I hope to see you back.