Anyone but Lortha-whatever and I'm happy.
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"It is a matter of taking the side of the weak against the strong, something the best people have always done" - Harriet Beecher Stowe
Whoever becomes Warchief should be a beloved character, regardless of race
"The Horde be a family"
With its angry green guys
Jamaican tribal guys
Native american bull guys
Little mafia guys
But its still a family, and as long as its a Warchief that everyone can rally behind, thats fine
As for how much weight Forsaken and Blood Elves have. They have the Plague and the Sunwell, so yeah...
The Forsaken also have the Crusade breathing down their necks, and the Blood Elves, well let's see, they got decimated by the scourge, some more scourge, a Civil war, didn't want to go to Northrend, considered joining the Alliance etc. They're leeches at this point.
Vol'jin is the most likely candidate then of course there's Baine, Lor'themar, Thrall and Saurfang. And they did say it would be someone we wouldn't expect. Then again they said that a while ago back when we had no clue of who it would be. I personally would have the Banshee Queen if she didn't started acting like the Lich King. I think Vol'jin would win the title though, he's the most promising
So from my understanding most non-Orc leaders within the Horde, at some point in the lore, were REALLY near death or even near their race extinction (Tauren x Centaur).
What I'm trying to say is the idea of Orc leaders fuckin up shit is outrageous. If it wasn't for a certain orc leader (Thrall), we wouldn't have the Horde. We would have extinct taurens, Darkspears joining the Zandalari (or else), Blood Elves on the Alliance (improbable tho, pretty sure they'd join Sylvanas), MORE genocidal Forsaken (without any control, they'd be either extinct or gone apeshit) and no Bilgewater Cartel goblins. I'm not saying Thrall is awesome and did all this shit, what I'm saying is all the racial leaders were practically CREATED by an orc leader, in this case Thrall.
Most Orcs fucked up everything? Seriously! Doomhammer led his people to glory over Stormwind, Thrall reunited his people and created the Horde we have today. Even Garrosh and Blackhand, with their sick mind and lust for power, made the Horde a WAR-MACHINE. Mistakes are normal, but saying we need to Race-Change our faction leader because some of them made mistakes (which ALL LEADERS ON THE GAME did) is pretty pointless.
It's that simple: The HORDE is lead by WARCHIEFS. An Warchief is an ORC. If we come to the point where Vol'jin leads the Horde, I'll faction change. lol
Sure this has been said already, but here comes the table flipping cinematic where Varian becomes the temporary ruler of both the Alliance and the Horde. This is the only explanation of why Alliance would just hand Org back without a fuss.
- Varian is new Jesus
- Varian gets martyred next expansion
- Reignites war between horde and alliance
- Jaina goes full retard while Anduin disappears to meditate somewhere.
- Jaina gets killed at the end of next expansion
- Rugged and grown up Anduin repeats the sins of his father and returns with a feral vengeance after his time in the world, coupled with being persuaded by Wrathion who becomes Onyxia 2.0 (in terms of manipulation)
- War is brought back to Azeroth
- Then comes the Legion + Black Dragonflight who see them as the ultimate power
- We kill everything, make peace with our factions.
For whoever is to be Warchief, hopefully he wont be a disappointment to everyone. At least we don't have to wait and see who it might be in another patch.
Last edited by Combatbulter; 2013-08-23 at 06:15 PM.
He who sees his own doom can better avoid its path. He who sees the doom of others can deliver it.
Fist pumping moment for the Alliance: Varian says who's gonna be the Warchief.
Maybe we won't get a new warchief until the next pre-expansion patch, and we get some sort of counsil (like the dwarves have) made of every horde faction leader. A fun idea that just came to mind. If they decide to make ogres a playable race next expansion maybe something like this will happen: Horde is weak without a proper leader, the Stonemaul Ogres rebel (for whatever reason) against them. Rexxar hears of the ogre rebellion (somehow) and comes back to keep the ogres in check, and BOOM they can place Rex as the official faction leader for the ogres. Perhaps even Warchief.
The cinematic is already in-game on PTR. It's just encrypted and the Garrosh encounter is not accessible and almost certainly won't be tested further on the PTR.
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The blood elves that willingly followed Kael'thas are in the same school as the orcs that now willingly follow Garrosh. The blood elves have nothing to suggest they know better about leading or not screwing up anymore then orcs are.
And given how the blood elves were considering going back to the alliance, who in the right mind wants a blood elves leader whos loyalties would extend to the hordes rival faction on a whim? No.. thats just beyond ridiculous.