We know the Iris was in the Kirin Tor's possession after Dragon Soul. We know it was stolen, and that a Sunreaver was apparently involved, and we know it's used by the Horde to destroy Theramore before it's recovered by the Alliance.
We may not know every little detail of what happens, but we have enough of an outline to know that the Kirin Tor should be upset.
To me sabotage scenario makes more sense, than outright stealing. It's risky, takes a lot more effort and time, and brings unwanted attention of dragons.
Dark news arrives in Jaina’s beloved city, Theramore. One of the blue dragonflight’s most powerful artifacts -- the Focusing Iris -- has been stolen. To unravel the item’s mysterious whereabouts, Jaina works with the former blue Dragon Aspect Kalecgos. The two brilliant heroes forge an unlikely bond during their investigation, but another disastrous turn of events looms on the horizon. . . .
I even bolded the pertinent part for you.
I do agree, though, it seems like it's becoming downright trivial for more or less anyone to march into the Blues' sanctum nowadays.
Your own opinion of which city is better is irrelevant to this. One has a whole in it, the other doesn't.
Because Blizzard has such a sterling and spotless record when it comes to being straight with Alliance events...oh wait.
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Yeah..it's certainly because Varian's a brute...he's done so many unspeakable acts since he retook the reigns of Stormwind. He...no wait. Well he...uh. Maybe...no.
Oh yeah, he declared war in the Undercity...but chose peace at the end of WotLK...dang. So yeah, it'll have nothing to do with the Horde STEALING a magical device from Dalaran and using it on the home of a prominent Kirin Tor member. It'll be totally because Varian's a brute.
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The confusion caused when one's mind
overrides the body's basic
desire to choke the living shit out of
some jerk who desperately needs it
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I see those pointless discussions are still continuing. Why are you trying to discuss things are are destined to happen? Of course every fan of Hellscream or fanatic Horde fan won't accept that the Horde is soon going to lose everything. Doesn't matter how many logical reasons you can present them. They won't simply accept them.
I remember back on the start of Cataclysm it all started with Sylvannas. We had a 80% here who saw her actions the same as the Lich Kings. Then we had some Forsaken fanatic fans who kept trying to find pathetic excuses to present Sylvannas as a misunderstood person. Didn't mattered if in almost every quest the Forsaken were acting like the Scourge. For them they were just misunderstood and had a reason for doing that.
Then it was Garrosh. We saw him being a complete douche in the whole WOTLK and Cataclysm doing various crimes. He did some good acts but the crimes were far too much to be covered. There we had like an 80% who of course didn't like how Garrosh was written as a character. He had potential to be a good warchief but the way it was written it was really too late. Of course the Garrosh fans were seeing him as a misunderstood person and not as a criminal of war like the majority of us here.
I remember warning the Garrosh fans back then that Garrosh won't really last long as the whole world in the end will fight him in a Siege of Orgrimmar but all of them were telling me that this wouldn't happen because the Horde love Garrosh and bla bla bla bla bla. 5 Months later and we learn that in the end the Alliance and what's left from the Horde decided he is dangerous and joined forces to put him down. Score one for Darth-Piekus and zero for Garrosh Fangirls.
I also remember telling them back then that there will be a time where every neutral faction will simply turn against Garrosh's Horde because they will decide he is dangerous. They also told me that wouldn't happen. What do we see 6 months after? Jaina taking the lead of the Kirin Tor and them joining the Alliance and what's left from the Horde on their warfront agaisnt Hellscream. It hasn't been confirmed fully yet but 90% going there. Score two for Darth-Piekus and zero for Garrosh Fangirls.
I understand they like Garrosh Hellscream. He had the potential to be a good character. However they need to wake up from that dream world of theirs and land back to reality. Garrosh's character is butchered, he cannot be redeemed and he will be put down. I understand how they feel. Nobody likes losing but they need to understand that Garrosh was fighting a war he couldn't win for a planet in which was a guest. Azeroth has only place for Thrall's Honorable Horde not a Bloodthirsty Copy of the Demonic Horde.
As someone who has played Horde since Vanilla, I have to say that whoever has been writing the storyline for WoW has made the whole Alliance/Horde interaction nothing short of painful and agonizing since WoTLK. I mean seriously; we had a very cool storyline involving pulling Garrosh out of the throws of depression in TBC only for him - for no apparent reason *ever* explained aside from ham fisted Blizzard retconning - to become a total douche bag in WoTLK. Furthermore, the moment Garrosh started spouting his head off, Thrall should have taken him aside and physically beat him senseless for making him look bad.
http://www.mmo-champion.com/threads/...time-with-lore 4th specs from a pure lore standpoint.
http://www.mmo-champion.com/threads/...0#post17518830 Read / Add your ideas for new endgame formats/variables.
Also, I love that you had to call people "fangirls," as if being a "fanGIRL" is somehow worse than being a "fanBOY." That's incredibly sexist and offensive.
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