Just as a quick aside, we’ve recently been hit with the cover for the latest Azerothian novel; this one entitled Jaina Proudmoore: Tides of War.
While we don’t know the story explicitly, we are aware that the Horde gets involved in an attack on Theramore, an attack that pretty much becomes the annihilation of the crib. As this is Jaina’s main haunt, she becomes understandably put out by the whole thing and goes bat-shit crazy to the point of netting herself some white hair. Personal opinion? You go, girl.
But while I feel the story of Jaina’s reaction to the ass kicking dished out in Theramore has the potential for a great book (and could tie in with the “war crimes” connected with Garrosh), I am absolutely disgusted that one of Cataclysm’s biggest mistakes is set to be repeated – namely that major lore points are again going to be dealt with outside of the game. We’ve already been told that Theramore is the lead up world event to Mists of Pandaria, and the novel is most likely going to act the same way The Shattering did.
I’m very, VERY disappointed with this. The game and the community could do without yet more of this grubby, money-grabbing cynicism.
What a let down.