The Blood Elf leader (Lorthamar or whatever) did have mentioned about him in the voice acting that "You'd make an excellent Warchief". Maybe this is a hint of things to come?
Vol'jin will unify the remaining trolls after we kill their last leaders in the 5.2 raid and use them to fight Garrosh, giving him the population to be "important" inside the horde and fortifying his position as warchief, just saying...
Vol'jin is a reasonable warchief. He is to the Horde what Anduin Wrynn is to the Alliance, in my eyes.
A better leader.
But neither of 'em are warmongerers so the playerbase will hate them both.
Originally Posted by Ghostcrawler
its not possible that whoever the next warchief is cant take over and rule from garrosh's chambers? you dont think that if a tauren or a troll took over there wouldnt be troll or tauren guards in the throne room? is there a law somewhere that the leader of the horde has to be located in orgimmar? orgimmar is a capital city but thunderbluff is also considered a capital city, undercity is also considered a capital city.
The Illidari was lead by Illidan, who was one of only what seemed to be five night elves in the entire force, the majority being Naga, Blood Elf, and Fel Orc. Should I call it a night elf faction though since the leader seems to be the only important part?
I don't mind him becoming Warchief. He's got all of the qualities of one.
The only thing that seems to be stopping him becoming Warchief is the apparent precedent that Warchief's must be Orcs, which is hard to judge because up until this point the Orcs haven't been a position where they've spent a significant enough time with another race where that has been a individual with suitable qualities.
Then there's the simply fact Warcraft is Orcs vs Humans.
I'm apathetic really. I don't mind if he becomes Warchief, but it isn't in the "theme" of the games story progress.
Roleplaying, hardcore Raiding, running LFR on the occasional weekend, PvPing, rolling alts, achievement hunting, pet battling, or just enacting an endless series of whims, I don't care how you play WoW. Just as long as you have fun doing it.
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Also, when people asks Thrall to be coming back, is not to have an NPC standing in Orgrimmar, we want his presence, his leadership, his position back. I think Chris understands that.
I dont think he can send us better hints at us without blatantly spoiling us the lore completely.
Last edited by Crashdummy; 2012-10-15 at 05:33 PM.
When Thrall returns, he will help convince the other leaders to appoint Vol'jin as the warchief, but himself will stay around as a spiritual leader. This way, Vol'jin is technically the Warchief, but Thrall is around to fill the void of an important orc that does not fully answer to Vol'jin.
Believe it or not, but Metzen made Thrall into his persona during Cataclysm because he wanted to get Thrall out of the Warchief seat. He felt the role was suffocating him and kept him from reaching his potential as a character beyond the factional squabbles that define the series.
Last edited by Grocalis; 2012-10-15 at 05:34 PM.
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Why hasn't anyone mentioned Aggra? That is whom I personally think will be the next warchief. It will most definitely allow Blizzard to build their story even further into future expansions with Aggra and Thrall raising their child and their child becoming warchief later on. Eh, just my opinion.
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How about this one? There won't be a warchief. Maybe the Horde learns a lesson from Garrosh and doesn't give one individual so much power and come to realization that the idea of a "warchief" is out of date. A council of sorts to lead the horde, with an orc chairing it with Vol'jin and Baine taking an active role in governing it and have a considerable sway of power. Well.. that's what I think's gonna happen anyway but maybe horde purists will disagree. I dunno to be fair.