They say the new warchief will hate Sylvanas more than the previous one did right...?
You are not your role. You are not how much gold you have on your account.
You are not the mount you ride. You are not the contents of your bank.
You are not your epic purples. You are not a special and unique snowflake.
You are the all-grinding, all-farming crap of Azeroth.
Unless they change the structure of the Horde as we have always known it, the orcs ARE the Horde. They would be the Horde with or without any of the other factions. The title of Warchief is the leader of the orcs. Therefore the Warchief has to be an orc.
Unless the events that come to pass that lead to Garrosh being removed are so disastrous that they result in an all out civil war, I can't see any logical scenario where another faction leader can become the Warchief. Nor can I see any scenario at all civil war or not that would cause the orcs to follow anyone but an orc. The Horde as we know it would fracture and disband, leaving only the orcs to carry on the name.
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Didn't Cairne expect Thrall to appoint him Warchief when it was clear that Thrall was quitting politics for a while?
To save anyone the trouble of looking it up.
mostly repeated here http://www.wowwiki.com/Warchief
There is a small amount of wiggle room as was mentioned with Cairne in the book for the title to be taken away in a duel, but I still don't see how the orcs would ever follow that person. Any speculation to the contrary is unsupported by lore which is the only criteria anyone can use with certainty.
I'd love to see Vol'jin there, but I doubt it will happen...
Rexxar would be pretty nice. It'd also set pretty well for Ogres joining the horde (Rexxar is half orc half ogre and blizzard did think about adding Ogres, more than once).
Which isn't to say that they'd follow another race, either, but the potential is there. After all, orcs value strength.
Last edited by StationaryHawk; 2012-10-15 at 03:26 AM.
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Calling it now.
I think it's entirely possible, although I don't like the idea, for Blizzard to be toying with us by first stating Thrall would return as Warchief and then saying later maybe he wouldnt. By having him return as Goel instead of Thrall. It kinda sucks because I want the old WC3 Thrall back but knowing Blizzard it sounds exactly like something they would do, smiling the whole time at their clever little misdirection.
I've been Vol'Jin FTW for years now!
Vol'jin for Warchief !!!
Rule of Thumb: If the healer's HPS is higher than your DPS, you're doing it wrong.
Do you guys honestly believe that Thrall is not coming back? LMAO!!! He is the goddamn poster boy of the Horde he always has been. There is no Horde without Thrall. He is gonna make some heroic intro into this expansion. He'll avenge Carine, avenge Jaina and tear Garrosh from Ogrimmar by force.
Then who'll be racial leader of the orcs.