And, about the "he is just a young, underage, cute boy, how could he, mean orc" thing: Anduin is acting on his own for the whole expansion. So far he simply pisses me off (his only quotes are like "don't do this, it's mean! Don't you know war is bad?" - how more cluche can you get?), but I kinda admire that he decided to mature and take responsibility for his actions. His clash with Garrosh is not a kid in tantrum attacking a "mean orc", it's a well planned attempt - a successfull one - to stop him from doing something that could cause casualities. He acted, he succeeded, and he clearly saw it coming that Garrosh wouldn't say "damn, you've got me there, congratulations pal!". Garrosh attacked an enemy - not a civilian, not a child. Don't see anything clearly evil there.
As often as the juggling inmate and I disagree, he's right here. Anduin knew what he was doing and he made himself an enemy (and it's not like he's helpless. He was shown to be a very talented archer in the comics and in Varian's short story, Wolfheart, and in both Cataclysm and Mists of Pandaria he's a skilled priest). While I personally find Anduin's rationale regarding how pants-on-head goofy the Alliance and Horde devoting themselves to infighting is to be a breath of fresh air, Garrosh isn't exactly in the wrong here (outside the horrifically immoral plan Anduin foiled and Garrosh's general madness and sociopathy) when he attacks an enemy who just fucked up his plan.
Awesome sig by Elyaan is awesome.
Anduin breaking the bell actually rang the bell, which is why Garrosh was stunned. Anduin is the reason that Garrosh is soon to become a Sha superpower... or something...
Everybody thank Anduin.
You can't just watch those things from narrators perspective. It does not work like this.
1 - Before the event with the bell, you, the players character, witnessed as Garrosh's assassin stabbed vol'jin, who told you he would go into hiding, and you need to watch Garrosh for what he does.
2 - You go to Thrall, tell him what has happened, and then fight and kill Garrosh's kor'kohn on the echo isles to free the darkspears.
3 - You witness a sha manifestation being taken to Silvermoon and escapes, corrupting those around it, before you kill it, and lor'themar tells you he is considering leaving the horde because of Garrosh.
All this preceeds the event with the bell. As these events have unfolded, you, the player character, are more or less an agent watching Garrosh in what he does. You stand there fighting and killing corrupted orc solders that Garrosh is sacrificing for his experiments.
And, if Anduin was the enemy you claim, you would have been able to attack him when she showed to stop Garrosh. If you have played all though pandaria, you as horde would have sided with Anduin in the krasarang wilds, so your character has a better understanding of who Anduin is then Garrosh does.
If you honestly thing there was anything rational about anything Garrosh did with the divine bell event, your off your rocker.
Second thing, all those things you stated... Well, it's the player character who knows all this. You know how bad are Sha, you know what havoc may they cause when used as a weapon. Garrosh Hellscream knows only 2 things: some of his soldiers are too weak to maintain it, and Blood Elves have no clue about it whatsoever. His move to use an untested thing he barely knows how to use is foolish indeed - but frankly speaking, it is the player character who knows that this is a beggining of a disaster, not Garrosh. So, why are we helping him? Horde player, knowing all this stuff, should leap in desperation on Garrosh, knowing that his using the bell will annihilate everyone around. And no, Spirit Healers are not in the lore.
And by the way: Anduin is an essence of Alliance. Everything he does says "Alliance" no matter how much is he speaking about neutrality. And yet he is the guy you are constantly supporting and praising as a character. No offense, but are you sure you picked the right side?
Yeah I kind of realized by this point you have your own definition of what characters and the type of characters you like in this kind of story, so its pointless trying to debate with you.I actually have the loremaster of Pandaria thing, I've played this thing through. Still I hate Anduin. As a character. Sometimes a kind of "deus ex machina" 2dimensional hero is just not that interesting. Especially if he looks like this.
the point is that as an ultimate weapon, the bell proved to be useless. if just by hitting it with a special hammer it stops working, than the alliance would just make lots of special hammers to counter it. the pandaren made one, why can't the alliance copy it and make more?
garrosh won't give up on the sha, but he gave up on the bell. that's why he decided to bury anduin with it lol
It doesn't nullify it forever as far as we know. Not to mention that to counter it you have to be next to a bell.
It was hardly a futile effort on the Horde's part.
Although I am glad that for a change one of Garrosh's tricks is actually foiled.
He's created this idea that because the sha are powerful, and not demonic, they must be a power he can control without giving into demons. Yet we all know the sha don't work that way, they only grow stronger the more you negative emotion rages, and the more stronger they become, the more they can warp and corrupt you.
Garrosh is a giant fool, be thinks he can control the world.
I am going to be so happy when they reveal his fate.