I would like it back, I would like high elves playable and I would like a lot more focus on the forsaken story.
First of all it is a desire driven by emotions: Lordaeron was a human kingdom that players of the strategy games, in a sense, lived in. If you liked the humans particularly, you may have even considered it 'home.' And it is natural to want your home back, isn't it?
Secondly, it is, in a way, a matter of honour. When Stormwind was taken by the orcs in WarCraft 1, the kingdom of Lordaeron did all it could to help Stormwind's citizens, and to help them reclaim their kingdom. Now that the situation is reversed, isn't that the most logical thing for Stormwind to do as well? What is more, Stormwind's current king, Wrynn, was a fugitive of the siege of Stormwind during the first war; he knows first-hand what it is like to lose your home.
Thirdly, there is a very practical reason: similarly to Syria beng a perfect gateway to the East for Western countries in our days, Lordaeron is a perfect gateway to the northern parts of the Eastern kingdoms. Its value is immense from a strategic point of view for the Alliance.
And to seal the deal: Sylvanas and the Forsaken are the most unstable element of the Horde, perhaps even worse than Garrosh and his followers. Such a potential threat is hardly one to just let be.
Of course, the game requiring a 'safe' approach to faction balance, so as not to upset or alienate/inconvenience players, something drastic is almost guaranteed not to happen, in World of WarCraft at least. What is more, the dramatic value of a lost homeland, now filled with terror, is quite high. So I doubt that the writers at Blizzard would want such potential to be wasted. Although I don't think they have done much of a good job in tapping that potential up to now. Not blaming them of course since such a story would require focus on just the Forsaken, at a time when the game prefers to focus on the two bigger factions: the Alliance and the Horde.
Last edited by Drithien; 2013-09-01 at 11:08 AM.
The alliance is on their front door. A perfect time for the alliance to destory org, the trolls and their corny little island, and to take back much of northern kalimdor. From there full out assault on gilneas, alterac, hillsbrad, wpl.
Or a hold on hostilities until the orcs can be shipped through the portal back to outland. that's where they're from after all. gtfo.
that's interesting story telling to me. A vast conflict, political ties and shifts, expulsion, war war war. Not farming for meat and stone to help your enemy defeat his enemy simply then to turn around with zombies in your northern lands left unchallenged.
pish posh to blizzard story telling.
"To the ordinary, we are unknowable. Fallen, corrupted; rightly feared. You cannot understand our origins, our motives. The dawning realization, that we are not fallen... we are ascended!"
I don't know, but I get a hint that Sylvanas will not much longer take all the bickering from the Horde and in the end she might be the last one standing on both sides. It's highly unlikely that the Alliance will take back any territory, it's much more likely that Sylvanas (not the horde) will push much deeper into theirs until there is nowhere to push anymore.
Oh please, Sylvanas has been cruising toward raid boss status since late Wrath.
Sure, some people may have made it to Stormwind but i really can't imagine that it would be more then a handful.
I play horde and frankly I don't see rational reason. Taking Arathi? Sure. There is a port here and Thoradin's wall makes great first line of defence - you can fall back to Thandol Span and there is a forward base in Alterac.
Alliance with Dark Irons help should also wipe away any horde/orc presence near Badlands and BlackRock. Then they can focus on southern lands.
Alliance should also send emissaries to plagulands and have some sort of treaty with Crusade and Ebon Hold in case Sylvanas should start something funny.
We will never get Lordaeron back.
Normal is the name for the mental disorder present in the majority of humanity.
But of course, the logic also says that Turalyon and Alleria should be heroes of the Alliance, and yet we all know will happen to them soon ...