I miss when the creative team releaseD weekly short story articles on the Mothership website every Wednesday.
I miss when they had control over the lore.
I actually miss the Gatewatch saga, which I was never an opponent of.
I miss looking forward to the lore each week. Like episodes of a TV show.
I miss arcs like Battle For Zendikar, Shadows Over Innistrad, Amonkhet and Ixalan. For example. Looking back, there have been some amazing stories in this game and from the Gatewatch era. Magic Origins was such a fond time for me too.
I miss Kelly Digges and Alison Lurhs
I miss actually longing for Theros to get similar treatment to all the other blocks that got weekly stories.
But most of all, I miss the time before Nic Kelman and his friend Greg Weisman outright annihilated this entire franchise and compromised my love and passion for it. None of this as any criticism to the author or book here, I just can’t believe where we are in general on this storyline forum, where I’ve made some of my fondest posts before. Now I don’t even have the heart to open a thread here and read it thanks to Kelman and his gaggle of goons. (No, that doesn’t include Wrexler, Kate Elliott or Sanderson)
There’s just No redeeming Viven honestly. The character had potential, but the only interesting aspect about Viven (lost home world) Samut does better. They could have played up the whole crossbow being ghosts of her former world, her anguish, more about her as a Steve Irwin type explorer (which Kiora does better) to differentiate her more from Garuuk, But instead she just seems like an awful version of other PW’s identities.
If I were writing the character, I’d have had her start out anguished over the loss of her world, using the crossbow to relive memories of it, then growing the courage to explore creatures of other worlds and realizing nature is all one entity, regardless of the plane, and becoming an explorer as a means of looking to the future and seeing glimpses of her own world through others.
Instead she’s just everything you don’t want to see in other green based characters, in one character. Her stories are better off avoided.
Well, there are slurrs against Lavabrink. And Skysail is nomadic.
True. Skysail is nomadic, though I meant terrestrially nomadic where camps are regularly packed and moved to a new spot as opposed to being vehicles in which one lives in. Though even this is fair but I'm just surprised nomadic living is an exception rather than the rule.
Edit: cooperation or even mutual toleration need not require all parties to think highly of or even like one another. Are there any examples of wars and battles between the three major sanctuary cities?
They may not have wanted it to conflict too much with Zendikar, which has no consistent settlements due to the roil shifting terrain. I think there’s some but for the most part the nomadic/explorer trope is a Zendikar thing.
I just realized: Why the hell is Kiora not on Ikoria?
Because she will be on Zendikar, probably.
I suspect so. I read on the Forsaken summaries that she declined returning to Theros for Gideon’s ceremony and instead returned to Zendikar. I wonder what they’ll have planned for her and zendikar’s lore down the line.
It’s possible we don’t have a named character for the Ozolith yet but I wouldn’t really know.