World of Warcraft players have had quite the adventure with Lead Systems Designer Greg “Ghostcrawler” Street. We wish him the very best as we take a look at how far he has come.
Greg Street, Bachelors of Art in Biology and Philosophy and a PhD in Marine Biology, was once a research assistant professor at the University of South Carolina. But according to an interview on Age of Kings Heaven,
“[it] is a lot of fun for the first several years or so. […] As I moved up the ranks, however, I was spending more and more of my time writing grant proposals, filling out paperwork, and playing departmental politics. […] Science is a lot of doing the same thing over and over again.”(Source)
The beginning of the Time Wars at the end of Warlords of Draenor. Conspiracy Craft goes all wibbly wobbly timey wimey again in World of Warcraft.
Players in World of Warcraft will be focused on hunting down Garrosh Hellscream and stopping the Iron Horde. But Time Travel In Warlords Of Draenor revealed that there is something bigger at work which was hinted at BlizzCon. Meaning that the Orcs are a diversion away from the true villain.
As stated, the real threat to Azeroth will be the fact that the red Dark Portal is connecting the true timeline to a corrupted past. And in light of the upcoming novel, War Crimes, the Bronze Flight will be using their unique powers to show the defendant’s transgressions. Because of that, we know Garrosh’s abettor, Kairozdormu, will be close at hand. What is about to unfold in Warlords of Draenor will be the beginning to a future war.
The war of the centaurs against Azeroth had been in their blood since birth, since Zaetar’s own father Cenarion stripped him of his power and cursed his bloodline, cursed the centaurs. It was their duty to fight against those who Cenarion had loved or honored.
And then those Tauren had come. They smelled of green earth and shared similar powers as they, the centaurs. Then they had to go and be blessed by the Demi-God. It was then the war games between the two had turned to insult, testing the centaurs’ patience for years. They began to outright kill the too slow young ones who were seeking courage by stealing their sacrificial offerings.
It was too much for the shaman, Senka. The elementals’ rage he controlled paled in comparison to his hatred—to his thirst for revenge. His people thirsted for retribution, but union between centaurs was a rare occurrence. Yet Senka, along side his mate Grenka, had forced cooperation through power and brute strength. With a unified force, the raiding on the nomadic Tauren began.
This is a teaser from what I had started writing in 2011 for Blizzard Entertainment’s Short Story Contest. I never completed the story—work got in the way—but I plan on picking this up again.
The Student Art Contest with Blizzard Entertainment starts this December! Ready, set, go!
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The next World of Warcraft novel by Christie Golden set to release next year!
Award-winning and seven-time New York Times bestselling author, Christie Golden, recently announced another novel to add to her list of World of Warcraft narratives. Christie recently took some time out for an interview where she spoke about the novel.
The brutal siege of Orgrimmar is over. Garrosh Hellscream, the most infamous orc on Azeroth, now sits in chains. His tyrannical leadership of the Horde has been ended by his many enemies, and he must answer for his crimes.
Renowned leaders from across the world gather in Pandaria to witness Garrosh’s trial. Visions of his past atrocities are presented in vivid detail for all to see. But as history is revisited, old grievances and bitter memories come back into the light, and those in attendance begin to wonder if anyone among them is truly innocent. Mounting tensions and rising enmity steer the court to the brink of chaos… as the world waits with bated breath for the verdict on the war crimes of Garrosh Hellscream.
According to the interview, this novel will have several very important characters from both factions present for this trail. All the faction leaders will be present to give witness to injuries dealt by Garrosh Hellscream. And though a courtroom scene for most could seem dull, writing has the benefit of transporting the reader to the very accounted moment. Not to mention having a few Bronze around to really share them.
Be sure to read Anne Stickney’s full interview over on WoW Insider. War Crimes is now available for pre-order on Amazon for the hardcover edition. Or you can pre-order the eBook for the Kindle or Nook edition. War Crimes is set to release June 3, 2014.