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I wonder what excuse Blizzard will give if the new Warchief is not an Orc. The Warchief should be, before anything, the leader of the Orc clans (IMO).
Why would the Orcs accept a non Orc as their leader? What would stop them from picking their own Warchief and leaving the Horde? Also, if there's no Orc Warchief, why would all the different Orc clans submit themselves to the leadership of an *Orc leader* that's not above their own clan leaders and has to submit to the leadership of a non-orc.
Why are so many people counting out Saurfang? I get that he's old, I know. But what if Blizzard decides to go down the route that most countries do now (especially the U.S.) - go with an older leader that's more specifically elected for running a country (in this case, a faction) and not so much actually fighting in warfare? When Garrosh is dead, I'm guessing that will end the Horde v. Alliance war (at least for a while), and there won't be much use for the new Warchief to have to physically fight. Plus, it isn't like Garrosh is drop-dead old. He's just got a bit of mileage, is all. He has all the qualifications and experience. I see no legitimate reason why he couldn't/shouldn't be the new Warchief.
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this leads me to believe that 5.5 (if they go with it) may actually be something along the lines of a plot twist in the direction of 6.0 skysunder/darkbelow w/e it is
I don't know, Blizzard is predictable sometimes..I still believe that the next warchief gonna be Vol'jin because of the Book and the role he played in the expansion...Well, hope I'm wrong.
But yes, I agree with you, I don't think the other races should continue to be ruled by an Orc without questioning it. But I don't think taking the place of the Orc leader would make sense. If they want change, they should probably change the power structure of the horde and either rule it by council or just stay together as an alliance without an absolute leader.
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Probably gonna be Vol'jin or Thrall coming back. Outside bets on Chen or Baine, or a minor Orc NPC suddenly raised to major character status.
That being said, given the enormous lore push Vol'jin has gotten since 5.1, I wouldn't be surprised to see him given the role of intermediary Warchief while the Horde sorts itself out post-revolution (Vol'jin, after all, masterminded the revolution and the Darkspears led the charge, with the other races either pursuing their own agendas before they were ready to join up, like Lor'themar, or joined after Vol'jin declared open revolution like Baine and apparently Sylvanas and Gallywix). Then, either in the post-Orgrimmar, pre-expansion patch and/or the next expansion's release content/event, we'll see the long-term Warchief take the throne, if it's not Vol'jin.
Idk man... If the Warchief is not an orc, I just cannot see me standing at his side. Seriously, I rather be Alliance than have an Orc Leader that isn't an Orc. New Horde or Old Horde, a WARCHIEF needs to be an ORC.
There's always a lighthouse, a man, a city
Other leaders: "No."
Garrosh: "FINE THEN. ALL Y'ALL GONNA FALL IN LINE OR GET CRUSHED."
Other leaders: "Okay. /rebellion"
So... I guess in broad strokes it would have gone the same way, but without destroying huge swaths of land and desecrating the locals' holiest of holy ground in the process and with a lot of troops that didn't get killed fighting Garrosh's war for him, and without Garrosh having had the opportunity to gather up artifacts and Y'shaarj's heart. It would've made the Siege much less one-sided for the rebels and may have negated the need to team up with the Alliance, given Vol'jin's implicit understanding with Sylvanas that would let her use the val'kyr to raise corpses for reinforcements.
It's like naming a Draenei High King! Draenei doesn't have kings, just like trolls doesn't have warchiefs. A warchief needs to be the orc racial leader AND the Horde leader, just like the supreme commander (or high king) is the human and Alliance leader.
There's always a lighthouse, a man, a city
And yes, I'm with you on the Warchief thing. Lets hope Blizzard doesn't mess this up.
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