There was an exciting announcement for lore fans yesterday on Twitter from Micky Neilson, the publishing lead at Blizzard Entertainment. Over the last few years Blizzard has been working on various series of short stories, all available for free on their website, exploring different aspects of World of Warcraft
. Micky has confirmed that the next short story series will revolve around the villains of WoW
If you've been following Micky's twitter feed, you may remember that he took an informal poll
a little while ago, asking for fan preferences on which direction to take in the next collection of WoW
shorts. Specifically, did we want leader updates that expanded upon the existing leader series, or something completely new featuring WoW's
antagonists? It looks like the antagonists have won out. Personally, I voted for the villains, so I'm chuffed by the announcement. It's always a good writerly exercise to dig into the perspective of an unsympathetic, and even actively malicious, character. I think these stories have enormous potential and I can't wait to see who they choose to feature. We know at least this much: as it says in the tweet, Micky himself will be tackling Kael'thas Sunstrider.