How would you feel about a Hearthstone-based WoW expansion?
Heartstone has done some fun things with Warcraft lore over the years -- evil supervillains banding together, a big Draconic dust-up, Mean Streets of Gadgetzan -- and none of it is in World of Warcraft, which I think is a crying shame.
How important is it to you that lore continues from one WoW expansion to another?
The story of World of Warcraft is one that continues.
What gets you so invested in video games?
I say this as someone who has been playing World of Warcraft since release, who has played every single Diablo game the moment they came out, and who basically has found himself turned into a meme based on my love for specific classes in said games -- but sometimes I wonder why I'm so invested in these games.
Exploring Azeroth gives us an updated look at the Eastern Kingdoms while solving an old mystery
Easily lost amidst the excitement of the Shadowlands release last week was the publication of Exploring Azeroth: The Eastern Kingdoms, a fun book that sends our favorite Rogue couple traveling through the Eastern Kingdoms.
How do you feel about characters being removed from the story?
The current pre-patch brought with it an important lore fight.
Catch up on Diablo lore with our rundown of the many horrors of Sanctuary
There's both Diablo Immortal and Diablo 4 guaranteed on the horizon, with a potential revisiting of Diablo 2's story in a remastered (nay, Resurrected?) version.
How do you prefer the lore of a game relate to the player experience? How much of it should come from outside the game itself?
Games approach their storytelling in different ways for different reasons.
What’s your favorite lore moment in any Blizzard game?
To this day, I love the moment in Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls where you discover that the King of Westmarch has been deposed and murdered by one of his noblemen during the Reaper invasion of the city.
How important is World of Warcraft’s story to your gameplay experience?
I often wonder about how other people play World of Warcraft.
What story moment in World of Warcraft had the biggest impact on you?
It can be a happy moment, it can be a sad moment, but I want to know what moment in World of Warcraft has stuck with you over the years.