Blizz has already said that the new warchief will be someone nobody guessed, which realistically probably wont be possible, but it's gonna mean it's not the obvious choices like vol'jin or lorthemar. I believe, after Wrathion's scary predictions that we are headed towards something that neither side will be able to face alone, either Wrathion or Anduin will end up leading a combined faction of horde and alliance against what is highly likely to be the legion in the next expac so there technically wouldn't be a new warchief. At the very least Anduin is gonna have to be taking on some sort of role with the horde otherwise his whole story line this expac with befriending the Taurens doesn't seem to make much sense.
The Vol'jin scenario/questline in barrens is pretty awesome in my opinion. I wouldn't mind if he were the new warcheif, but I really would line Baine to get the job as Blizzards way of saying sorry for killing off his dad. haha
Won't the new Warchief be announced in 5.5?
It seems the final candidates are Thrall, Vol'jin, and Saurfang. Thank god Sylvannas or Lor'themar won't be getting it.
"I'm Mr Meeseeks, look at me!" - Mr Meeseeks
What if the Horde simply becomes splintered after the SoO and the expansion ends with the doubt surrounding its future? Theron seems to regret joining with the Horde in the first place, Vol'jin and Baine don't seem to want leadership of the entire Horde so much as they want to care for their own people (nor does Saurfang of Eitrigg, for that matter), and who knows what Sylvanas really wants? It would seem like a large step back for Thrall for him to return as Warchief (regardless of how well I liked him for the part). If we don't end up killing Garrosh in this raid and he somehow "redeems" himself, would the rest of the Horde suffer his leadership again regardless?
Not to mention the Alliance, who would love to see a weakened, divided Horde. They'll be fighting in the SoO alongside Horde leaders, but will they really be fighting alongside them, or will they be working to pit them against each other and throw some monkey wrenches into the works. The Alliance are not all altruistic and above fighting dirty.
Or will it be a total copout ending? *sigh* I hope not.
Imagine the tears if it was Anduin, and judging by the story leading up to 5.4, it's not something you can rule out lol
Besiddes, there will be a long time with fighting before the would put a new chief in. So I bet it's a new patch for that. Or even first in the next expansion.
Wanna know what they're gonna do?
They're gonna take every single race on the Horde side, fuse them together, and wanna know what they'll come out with?
That's our new Warchief.
A freakin' gnome.
There. I solved the greatest question to the universe.
Do I get a cookie?
haws anyone stoped to think that maybe.. JUST maybe we wont kill garrosh and we will just cleanse him of the sha which in turn makes him the perfect warchief? .... it sounds like a more reasonable thing
How about sylvanas? Given her recent attitudes, it would make the next expansion pretty interesting.