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Author Topic: Anybody know Starcraft?  (Read 2034 times)

BoxCrayonTales

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« Reply #30 on: January 14, 2020, 07:22:23 AM »
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Yes, if done well. I agree there's world building potential underneath the soap opera.

But without control of the IP, I don't see how you would reach an audience of notable size.
I figured that too. Hence, I'm also working on an original universe that recycles the premise of Starcraft without the soap opera aspects.

If anybody's interested in collaboratively brainstorming the world building, then let me know.

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« Reply #31 on: July 20, 2020, 04:52:03 PM »
Blizz posted a story summary on their blog: https://starcraft2.com/en-us/news/23331587

It's... just as bad as you would expect it to be.

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« Reply #32 on: July 20, 2020, 09:09:47 PM »
People pay attention to the lore?

The best writing Blizzard did was on the original Diablo, because there was so little of it compared to "cutscene, the game".
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« Reply #33 on: July 20, 2020, 10:36:18 PM »
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People pay attention to the lore?

The best writing Blizzard did was on the original Diablo, because there was so little of it compared to "cutscene, the game".


It's absolutely maddening for me. I like all the art and the units and stuff. But the story is frankly awful.

This makes it really difficult to discuss with people who actually like the game. I don't know what's wrong with me, but for some reason I can't have constructive storycrafting conversations with other fans of the game.