when did blizzard completely stop caring about the quality of their writing and storytelling?
MUH THRALL IS JESUS THE ORCS A GOOD BOY THEY DINDU NUFFIN NOBLE SAVAGES
Because the good devs all left, got fired, or died. Why does any system change? The quality of it's design or components change. In this case all the studios we've known and loved are losing the people who made the memes we really enjoy... and are being replaced by memes we like less. I think that's it.
when they saw that everybody else was having massive success without it.
buy it on sale.
the gameplay is fun and the missions are overall well designed, but don't pay attention to the story, characters or dialogues. they're completely flat, uninspired and downright embarassing.
It was, no doubt, the worst writing in a Blizzard's game. The Protoss characters were plain dull and boring, and the campaign didn't have enough new mechanics to compensate for that.
Campaign writing 3/10 Mediocre at best
Campaign mechanics 5/10 Ship abilities were kind of interesting and fun, sometimes.
Pirate it. I regret wasting $40 on that (thank god I didn't buy the deluxe shit).
That didn't change Chris Metzen's writing.
He just went off the deep end after Warcraft 3, it really kickstarted when The Burning Crusade came out and he started assassinating major lore characters.
(But does that mean it started with Naxxramas?)