I would just Faction change if Lor'themar became Warchief.
I would just Faction change if Lor'themar became Warchief.
The man who passes the sentence should swing the sword.
Warchief is a military position. The military is Orc at its core. The military will be besieging Orgrimmar in 5.4. If it's going to be Orcs vs Orgrimmar, the Warchief either should be an Orc, or must have the support of all prominent Orcs, especially the ones in the military leadership.
Nah. In a recent intervie at Gamebreaker one of the developers mentioned his candidacy. That means to me he is almost certainly not the new Warchief. It would be a really bad move to indirectly reveal who the new Warchief will be that way, when the question in one of the most exciting things about this expansion. This just smells misdirection all over.
Thrall's first choice was for Cairne. The reason Thrall didn't pick Cairne was because he didn't have complete support from the tauren tribes and questioned his leadership ability.
Of course, outside the lore, Warcraft has always been about orcs vs humans.
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Personally Im down with LT as WC. I like Vol'jin but I think LT could better balance being a military commander and politician. Plus I think a Warrior needs to lead the Horde.
i really want to see this happen
let the rage begin!
face off Varian's hair v Lor'themar's hair!
I am curious about what Lor'themar's going to do with the Blood-magic-golem stuff he gets on the Thunder Isle.
http://www.wowpedia.org/Blood_mage), so it's not as if magics on the darker end of the spectrum raise moral dilemmas that haven't been dealt with, but I would not have expected Lor'themar to be so keen to acquire such knowledge. He's a originally Farstrider, from a group that has little to do with magic compared to the magisters and warlocks, so I assume he expects the blood elves will need all the power they can get to arm themselves against Garrosh and his goons when the time for his deposing comes.
I think the most curious question is, from where do they intend to extract the reagents to keep these artefacts powered...?
I keep saying it. Chen Stormstout will be the next warchief. He's also the pandaren that appears in the opening cinematic plus "he" narrates the opening cinematic and the The Thunder King cinematic. They could've used any random panda.
To hell with the "ermergerd he natural bro". For the horde! For Chen Stormstout!
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To me it really comes down to 1 of 2 choices. 1 of whom i haven't actually kept up with lore-wise so i do not know where he stands (literally and politically or if he 'stands' at all these days).
I honestly cannot see anyone other than Vol'jin or Saurfang replacing Garrosh. They both make sense because they have both been around since the beginning, as far as i know. Admittedly though Lore is not really my best subject, especially things that happened in the WC-WC3 eras. When exactly did the Darkspear join Thrall and the Horde?
Garrosh was only Warchief because of Thralls respect for his father, Grom, correct? Because as far as i remember the duel between the two never officially had a winner did it? I mean, it was interrupted by an assault by the Lich King, so... if someone actually did win, who would know?
Vol'jin definitely commands respect among the Horde because he was one of Thralls right had men, along with Cairne, and probably Saurfang.
Saurfang has an interesting position with the alliance, given that King Varian showed respect for him during the Saurfang encounter in ICC (at least on the alliance side of that encounter, is that canon or is the horde encounter? for that matter, are either?). I mean, he lost his son to the Lich King, something the alliance is not altogether unsympathetic to. Arthas was a prince after all.
Some theories i have seen thrown around are that Sylvanas would try for the throne, but that doesn't really make much sense because the Forsaken are mostly just about themselves. Not unity. Lor'themar doesn't make too much sense to me either for the simple reason that the Blood Elves came later to the Horde than the other races.
I have to stick with Vol'jin or Saurfang. If for some reason Saurfang is inelligible (like if hes dead or committed elsewhere or something that i have missed lore-wise) then i definitely say Vol'jin, whom i lean towards anyways because of the initial drama in Cata between him and Garrosh. Epic duel to the death incoming!!!!
First of all, I love Blood Elves. They are my favourite race in all of Wow. And I really dig the new Lor'Themar. But the idea as him as warchief just doesn't seem right to me.
He's an excellent leader and the best thing that could have happened to the Blood Elves in their times of trouble since the third war. While some might argue this is what makes him Warchief material (which might be true), I say this is the exact reason why he shouldn't be Warchief. The Blood Elves have an excellent leader on their hands right now and I don't really think taking him away in a way would be kinda sad.
You don't have to be Warchief to play an important role in the Horde. He himself is a great general and his Blood Elves are the most exquisite mages in the Horde, and his actions on the Isle of Thunder show, that the Blood Elves are a force to be reckoned with in both strength (they aren't that many and they can stand against Zandalari, Mogu, Saurok and the Alliance) and wisdom (Lor'Themar preparing for an uprising within the Horde shows his foresight).
I say, let Lor'Themar continue his current path of awesomeness and let him stand side by side with the new Warchief, as the Leader of the Sin'Dorei.
PS: Warchief Theron sounds kinda stupid :P
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