Anyway, long ramble short, Rexxar killed Kul Tiras marines, but their actions in Durotar were their own; it's generally implied that (like Garithos) the rest of the Alliance had no idea what they were up to and as such, those conflicts weren't really Alliance vs Rexxar, it was Rexxar vs Kul Tiras.
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I have to say for an expansion that supposedly has the Alliance getting their teeth back and having their "fist pump" moment......
I sure do see a lot of Horde lore names being talked about without any mention of Alliance outside of Varian. My cynicism towards Blizzard's Alliance development is making me think this will be another expansion of major, awesome Horde lore moments and development while the afterthought of throwing a thing or two in for the Alliance will be tacked on.
So far everything I've heard:
Tyrande will be involved in 5.1
Varian will start his trials in 5.1 working towards leading the Alliance (It could become Blue Horde or it could be developed well and he'll be like Lothar in 2nd War)
Jaina will be caught up with in 5.1
Sylvanas will play a huge role
Thrall will be Horde only quest involved in 5.1
Vol'jin has his own novel coming and will be involved in 5.1
Rexxar is getting lore development
Lots of blood elf development coming down the pipes
They keep acting like saying even a peep about Alliance plans will be "spoiling it" which sounds a lot like Cataclysm's build up. I'm not optimistic.
Here we go..
"Oh My Gooood they mentioned Rexxar that means he will be warchief because they said his name!"
"Oh man, They said Sylvanas, she must be warchief because they said she'll be doing something!"
You just know it..
I don't see logic in Rexxar being Neutral at all. Like I said, since Vanilla he has been Hostile. Him and Thrall are good friends. (I know Thrall is currently neutral, he isn't neutral in the "I love everyone and want to be best friends", but moreso neutral in the way of "Hey, we need to put these differences aside or we will all die" (Even after Thrall was kidnapped by Alliance)) He is also aquaintances with Rok'Han, Vol'jin, and Baine Bloodhoof (although I'm not sure if Baine would remember Rexxar, he only met him as a child). It only makes sense for Rexxar to be a Horde and Horde only character.
Warender - Orc Enhancement Shaman - Mal'Ganis US
They said that we player will be alliance commander ===> they just don't want Alliance heros over shadow horde heros...
Rexxar becoming a more permanent fixture of the horde as the leader of his Ogre clan (yes, I know he himself is mok'nathal) which joins the Horde would be pretty cool, regardless of how everything plays out. I don't think Mok'Nathal themselves are too viable as a playable race due to aesthetic similarity to Orcs, and only really existing in a couple villages in Outland.
He is a Champion of the Horde, and as such comes to our aid when we need it. Since he has a personal relationship with Thrall and Chen, I could easily see him being involved in the siege of Orgrimmar, especially if Garrosh commits an atrocity on Pandaria to get Chen directly involved. The raid seems to be set up as as saving the horde (and the world at large) from the tryanny of Garrosh as opposed to assaulting the Horde itself due to Garrosh, so it definitely fit's Rexxar's MO to join the fight as a champion.
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Those lore changes actually make me come back. Thanks blizz.
Oh hey...assumptions. *Facepalm*
I know people are tired of waiting but there's not much we can do BUT wait.
You know I listened to the interview, and kosak did not say Rexxar or Sylvanas will play 'major roles', just that they will play roles.
As usual, the posters here have blown it out of proportion. Both characters will play a role, its just that the interviewer threw the question as kosak to be answered quickly as possible, and all he said was both characters will have roles, not that they would be major ones.
Yes! Rexxar for Warchief!! And Blood elves playing a major role? Awesome!
I see no reason for Sylvanas to play such a major role in Garrosh's take down, if she helped it would be for her own sake anyway and not for the Hordes. I'm also tired of people treating her like a victim because Garrosh put his foot down. Sylvanas has been shown to be just as bad if not worse than Garrosh, I am surprised people can still like her.