I suspect Jaina will be Neutral. Thrall is and will be the Warchief. Garrosh is holding the office pro tempore, and was directly told by Thrall he was not being made Warchief.
I suppose the misconception is easy to come by, as anyone who hasn't read the book doesn't know this, and they see the title floating over Garrosh's head. Jaina strikes me as being extremely intelligent, even to the point of understanding her father had to be removed to make peace for the two factions. I believe she will be smart enough to realize the destruction of Theramore is Garrosh's doing and will remain friendly with Thrall once he is back to root Garrosh out. I believe once this happens she will remain a friend to the Horde as she has always been. This is why I don't see a problem with her going Neutral once she leads the Kirin Tor.Originally Posted by The Shattering, pg 101
Paladins are Cool Now?
What happen to Kalgan?
Bleep it... Can we give both factions what they want already? Bring life back into the world....
Paladins are Cool Now?
What happen to Kalgan?
https://twitter.com/DaveKosak/status...72812030742528 where he actually said it.
Sigh. I think it's pretty clear from audio files that Jaina wanted to use focusing Iris to destroy Orgimmar. Calec reasoned her and she gave up. That's why Kirin Tor choose her as successor. Jaina isn't neutral, never was - Varian is her king and Garrosh is her enemy, at least for now. But Kirin Tor has much more important duty - to guard magic realm. To think that Dalaran wil risk civil war for this Varian brute bidding - that's preposterous.
There's no logical reason for them to remain neutral after that. But neutral factions have overlooked the Horde's actions even though it didn't make sense before (Cenarians not caring about the Horde razing Ashenvale, Sylvanas kidnapping a member of the KotEB, etc.) so it's more a question of whether or not Blizz will actually have the balls to make the Kirin Tor an Alliance-only faction or if gameplay will dictate they stay neutral even though lore says they shouldn't.
And lol, you're comparing the fully remade but not damaged orgrimmar to the fully remade but with some large holes sw? You don't like Org? Good, Stay in Undercity. Stay in TB, stay in SM. It doesn't change that Org is a majestic town, and SW is a town with holes in it. And they're both the "de facto" capitals of their alliances.
People seem to either ignore or just dont know that the reason why Hillsbrad was made into a Horde zone was to fix (to a degree) the PRE-EXISTING Horde/Alliance zone imbalance.
Either way. These constant "faction favoritism" debates are all petty anyways.
Its like me QQing that the Blackhorn fight takes place on an Alliance gunship, if I did, people should look at me if i was retarded and petty
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Plus that is an opinion not fact.
Personally I love the new Horde buildings, but I know others that hate it.
Theramore is absolutely more important than Stonard, both in lore and in-game. If nothing else (in-game), it's the Alliance's point of travel to eastern Kalimdor. I'm not sure what would be done to replace it except perhaps to make Alliance go to Ratchet, and making Alliance take boats that send them squarely into Northern Barrens - Horde territory - after what happens to Theramore seems a little extreme.
I am going to toss in my own speculation here, based on the post-event map: Theramore will not be completely destroyed and will continue to be a quest hub. The boat from Menethil Harbor to Theramore will still run. My reasoning? On the map, the docks and a flight path are still there.
While the audio on the front page isn't final, like Boub stated in the vid itself - if it is sort of an indication of her final verdict, I think Blizzard might have backpedalled on their initial idea which was Jaina going alliance and hostile against the horde. Or at least the last half of the audio leads me to believe that.
If that's true, it wouldn't surprise me if it was partially due to the whine-age about being hostile not fitting Jaina and that it's lorelol and idiotic to make her hostile.
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"Give us nothing"?
I play both Alliance and Horde but the entirety of Cataclysm was filled with "giving" your "us" something and the alliance's "us' nothing, nothing but losses - unless you, like the mass of screaming horde fans count Taurajo as an atrocity of war and more than a compensation for all the losses of the alliance.
If you don't mind, I don't think Blizzard owes your "us" anything at all, even if I'm sure that they'll get the horde something out of it while it's the alliance who loses a NEAR capital city.
Thanks for the awesome sig, Lady Amuno.
And I'm sick of reading that Jaina was neutral with the Horde and that she suddenly "turns" Alliance. Jaina always was a staunch supporter of the Alliance. Just because she advocated peace with the Horde does not mean she was less loyal to the Alliance.
And logical reason is easy, frankly. If you stop and think. It will lead to civil war.
First of all, there are horde members among archmages and in the Council of Six.
Then, a lot of mages had long relationship with dragonflights, some of them to the point of dragonsworn. They simply don't think of themselves as Alliance, they don't care of this petty war. They think of a far more noble destiny.
And third, Kirin Tor cares the most about studying magic. No one will dare to attack Dalaran now. So Kirin Tor are free to learn magic. With the help of Blue Dragonflight. Inside the Nexus.
Why would they want to join war effort on the other side of the planet, again?