Since the new book in the series has just come out (Oathbringer), I am rereading the first two books (The Way of Kings and Words of Radiance.)
I was just thinking how the Highstorms would be something interesting in a game, when I got to the Brandstorm area. Could have been coincidence.
Then I came to Chalon Docks. Since I listen to the books on audio, I had to look up the spelling of a main character's name. It turned out to be spelled Shallan, and I dismissed this as being a coincidence in my imagination only.
But then it turned out that there is a female scholar named Yasna at the Astralarium. In the books, another main character is a female scholar named Jasnah (pronounced Yasna.) That seemed too close to be a coincidence.
Has anyone else found anything to suggest that someone on the development team is a fan of the series?