It's been heavily hinted that she's survived, but I don't see has a place in the story now. Her air time should've been Wrath (Arthas, her brother) or Cata (Deathwing, her betroved). She's lost relevance now outside of taking back her land, which I don't see happening because the nature of MMO-ness.
This is her possible reference -
The release of the RPG Horde Player's Guide may have shed some new light on this story. In one of many short stories, a paladin by the name of Andarin tries to infiltrate the Undercity to free prisoners. To his shame, he is quickly discovered by a fallen priest named Trevor. The undead makes him 'an offer he can't refuse': in turn for helping Andarin, Andarin must help Trevor free some of the Argent Dawn's prisoners. The paladin ponders the situation but finally agrees, together they descend into the city. After having fought some guards and abominations, the strange duo decides fighting the prison guards will not work and comes up with a plan: Andarin will distract the guards, and Trevor will free the prisoners. Knowing that he has no other choice, the paladin agrees. Trevor quickly manages to get a hold of a keyring and opens the door of a cell in which a girl was locked up. The girl recognizes the Forsaken and is shocked, but Trevor simply bows, saying "Good evening, my princess."
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If Queen Calia appear and marries King Varian, the two main human kingdoms of Azeroth would be finally united in the same line of succession: Anduin, King of Lordaeron and Stormwind.
I believe the main problem lies within the fact that all the neutral factions are almost entirely made of former alliance heroes ( the argentum crusade, the Cenarion circle in hyjal, formerly the Kirintor ...) And in the future if there will be a Burning Legion addon it will probably feature something on the line of an army of light, we will see either Turalyon and/or Anduin and/or Velen in that neutral faction. Which of the main-lore-horde characters on par with them would be able to pull of something like that? I can't come up with anyone. Which means the alliance will "lose" their important character to neutrality.
On a related note I see another problem with the storytelling. The horde lore appears as one connected and interrelated story as a whole while the alliance only gets tidbits of story that do not really relate to each other in the game very well. It's rather rugged in comparison. As an alliance player you don't really interact with your leaders. The horde does so all the time which makes you WANT to join the rebellion.
Jaina is blizzard's excuse not to have to concern themselves with the real factionleaders or races beside Varian and the humans. Don't get me wrong I like the story about Varian and Jaina but it's not the only alliance story worth telling. And I want especially the night elves to go against Gary in the raid. I mean, come on, Ashenvale anyone?
And think about the Worgen and Gilneas. Blizzard still has to adress this issue.
I still question why they even bothered to add gnomes at the start. They should of just added high elves to start of the human zone.
I agree with the OP. The Alliance does need more development, I'm not a Horde player but I enjoy their characters much more. They're fleshed out, complex and morally ambiguous. From what I've seen of Tyrande in 5.2, it screams of lazy writing.
Also, does any Alliance player level to 86 via dungeons just to skip the Jade Forest quests? Sully "The Pickle" Macleary in particular is incredibly irritating. The comedy dwarf device should have ended with Gimli in tLotR.
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I cant agree more with OP. Alliance needs a face-lift asap.
Alliance core still humans+dwarfs+gnomes and Horde is orcs+taurens+trolls, note that in that scenario the political power being in the hands of Humans and Orcs make way more sense since dwarfs & gnome and Taurens&troll are just parts of their races .
You forget the part where the Blood Elves did try to help the Alliance but were pretty much told "We don't need you" and were shun down so they had to join the horde.
Actually they accepted help from the Naga and when the Alliance found out, they were imprisoned AND sentenced to death for this.
THEN they joined the Horde
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