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World of Warcraft: Traveler Announced!

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A brand new venture of Blizzard has just been announced! The World of Warcraft: Traveler Series will be a book series aimed at younger fans of the game.

 

These books are going to follow the story of a child adventuring through the world of Azeroth, experiencing the grandiose aspects of our favourite places, but presenting it through the eyes of a child. You can check out the announcement trailer below:

 

 

The Blizzard team have employed Greg Weisman to write the project, as well as full-page illustrations by the artist at Blizzard, Samwise Didier. You can also find cover art being done by another artist at Blizzard, Stephane Belin.

 

You can check out the Blizzard post and full press release for more details.

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Can I say. I'm 25, and I think I'mma buy this for myself. It looks super cute!!

 

Agreed. I don't care about the age recommendation, it's almost certainly going to have amazing art in it, cus... well, Blizzard.

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Lovely art. I approve.

 

Will be interesting to experience the world from an insignificant childs perspective and not the powered up world leader(s) as per usual. One might assume this child aint as entrenched in the faction conflicts as the older generations are. It´s also an opportunity for Blizzard to create a stand alone storyline set apart from the main story archs we players experience in the game - something this franchise needs more of.

 

I just hope they respect the actual scale of the world. Far too often do we see Blizzard writers use the in game scale in their books as their blueprint for the setting. This makes the world feel unnecessarily small when characters can cross literal continents in hours.

 

Greg Weisman is also way above the level of those same writers Blizzard usually employ, his work on Young Justice and Gargoyle in particular is proof of that. 

 

Am excite.

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Lovely art. I approve.

 

Will be interesting to experience the world from an insignificant childs perspective and not the powered up world leader(s) as per usual. One might assume this child aint as entrenched in the faction conflicts as the older generations are. It´s also an opportunity for Blizzard to create a stand alone storyline set apart from the main story archs we players experience in the game - something this franchise needs more of.

 

I just hope they respect the actual scale of the world. Far too often do we see Blizzard writers use the in game scale in their books as their blueprint for the setting. This makes the world feel unnecessarily small when characters can cross literal continents in hours.

 

Greg Weisman is also way above the level of those same writers Blizzard usually employ, his work on Young Justice and Gargoyle in particular is proof of that. 

 

Am excite.

 

Agreed. It can be easy to forget how huge the world really is when we have so many ways of moving quickly in-game. I doubt this child is going to have a dragon to ride across Northrend, so let's hope it works out.

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gah, I want that Sideshow statue from Arthas so bad! Warcraft has so much potential to grow.. with the movie, Hearthstone, and Legion...........gah. Will definitely get this book. And I'm looking forward to seeing more of Sam's art...

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gah, I want that Sideshow statue from Arthas so bad! Warcraft has so much potential to grow.. with the movie, Hearthstone, and Legion...........gah. Will definitely get this book. And I'm looking forward to seeing more of Sam's art...

 

Agreed, he is so talented. For anyone wanting to check out what we mean, just go here:

 

http://www.artofsamwise.com/

http://samwisedidier.deviantart.com/

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