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In this week's WoW Factor, Joe Sanicky gets a little philosophical on the practice of questing in Blizzard's World of Warcraft. What's the driving force behind questing in WoW? Has it gotten better with age? Is WoW still doing things to progress the genre?
The object of today’s column is a simple one; to make as comprehensive an analysis as possible (within a limited space) of Blizzard’s opening quest line for new Horde arrivals to Northrend. As many of you may be aware of I’ve complained about the rather lifeless inclusion of flavor text for quests in the Burning Crusade and much of vanilla World of Warcraft before, as evidenced by the following quote:
“…as a player who has never encountered this content before I’m inclined to try my hardest to not only experience it, but to understand it as well. I stopped reading quest logs quite some time ago, instead being content to read through WoWwiki when I have a desire to learn some lore…and it is actually very interesting, I just wish Blizzard put some more effort into getting the lore into the game itself!”
Read the rest of Joe's analysis in The WoW Factor: The Hermeneutics of Questing.