Know Your Lore: Lore 101 — How to fold a Tinfoil Hat


The World of Warcraft is an expansive universe. You’re playing the game, you’re fighting the bosses, you know the how — but do you know the why? Each week, [hide]Matthew Rossi [/hide]and [hide]Anne Stickney[/hide] make sure you [hide]Know Your Lore[/hide] by covering the history of the story behind World of Warcraft.

Out of all of the lore articles I’ve written so far for WoW Insider, none seem to garner quite as much commentary as the tinfoil hat series. Whether I’m babbling on about [hide]Elune being a naaru[/hide], the Lich King being a [hide]walking plane of existence[/hide], or the possibility that Azeroth is just [hide]a giant trap for Sargeras[/hide], coming up with theories and tossing them at you guys is an exercise in creative thinking.

Rather than go on with another crazy theory, this week I decided to go a different direction entirely. There are a few tricks to trying to predict what’s going to happen with a book or an ongoing story like Warcraft. It’s not just about coming up with wild ideas; they have to actually be plausible ideas. And it’s not about what you think should happen; it’s about trying to define what may come to pass. Today, we’re going to take a look at the nuts and bolts of what defines a story, what makes up a tinfoil hat theory, and how to apply it not just to Warcraft but to anything you happen to be reading.[hide]Continue reading Know Your Lore: Lore 101 — How to fold a Tinfoil Hat[/hide]Filed under: [hide]Lore[/hide], [hide]Know your Lore[/hide][hide]Know Your Lore: Lore 101 — How to fold a Tinfoil Hat[/hide] originally appeared on [hide]WoW Insider[/hide] on Sun, 24 Jul 2011 20:00:00 EST. Please see our [hide]terms for use of feeds[/hide].[hide]Permalink[/hide] | [hide]Email this[/hide] | [hide]Comments[/hide]
The World of Warcraft is an expansive universe. You’re playing the game, you’re fighting the bosses, you know the how — but do you know the why? Each week, [hide]Matthew Rossi [/hide]and [hide]Anne Stickney[/hide] make sure you [hide]Know Your Lore[/hide] by covering the history of the story behind World of Warcraft.

Out of all of the lore articles I’ve written so far for WoW Insider, none seem to garner quite as much commentary as the tinfoil hat series. Whether I’m babbling on about [hide]Elune being a naaru[/hide], the Lich King being a [hide]walking plane of existence[/hide], or the possibility that Azeroth is just [hide]a giant trap for Sargeras[/hide], coming up with theories and tossing them at you guys is an exercise in creative thinking.

Rather than go on with another crazy theory, this week I decided to go a different direction entirely. There are a few tricks to trying to predict what’s going to happen with a book or an ongoing story like Warcraft. It’s not just about coming up with wild ideas; they have to actually be plausible ideas. And it’s not about what you think should happen; it’s about trying to define what may come to pass. Today, we’re going to take a look at the nuts and bolts of what defines a story, what makes up a tinfoil hat theory, and how to apply it not just to Warcraft but to anything you happen to be reading.[hide]Continue reading Know Your Lore: Lore 101 — How to fold a Tinfoil Hat[/hide]Filed under: [hide]Lore[/hide], [hide]Know your Lore[/hide][hide]Know Your Lore: Lore 101 — How to fold a Tinfoil Hat[/hide] originally appeared on [hide]WoW Insider[/hide] on Sun, 24 Jul 2011 20:00:00 EST. Please see our [hide]terms for use of feeds[/hide].[hide]Permalink[/hide] | [hide]Email this[/hide] | [hide]Comments[/hide]

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