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    Quote Originally Posted by Daetur View Post
    Did you also miss the part where I said that they would need to only include 2-3 serious, viable options oin order to this to be possible? None of those is likely to be Sylvanas.
    That's not necessarily true either. Sylvanas is one of the best developed characters in the entire WoW universe which makes her a serious choice. She has viability but she also has a big rack and likes to show it off. Leaving her off the ballot would cause just as much issue as putting her on it. Which is why the system shouldn't work. I just don't see a vote of the players ever resolving anything in this game.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xeraxis View Post
    New warchief is named in 5.4 end cinematic. Anyway no. Any self respecting player would not want their warchief to be Basic Campfire. Unfortunately too many idiots would vote for it just because they could.
    Hey! Just compare where the Horde would be right now if we Basic Campfire supporters had won out over the Garrosh lickspittles!

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    No, it'll mean more work for Blizzard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moon Blade View Post
    It wouldn't work because all the fanbois would make dozens of toons just to vote for Sylvanas because she has a huge rack and likes to show it off, who is arguably the worst choice for a leader of the Horde.
    Then make votes tied to accounts.
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    if this ever happened the alliance would campaign as much as they could to elect an alliance char as war-chief just to say fuck you to the horde

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    jaina for warchief.

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    no, no one would be happy and dumb options.

    see above comment
    Last edited by Redpanda; 2013-09-02 at 07:21 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Balo View Post
    if this ever happened the alliance would campaign as much as they could to elect an alliance char as war-chief just to say fuck you to the horde
    An alliance char would not be an option, further on the choice to pick a Warchief belongs to the horde and it alone, and specificly people who have finished Siege of Orgimmar Normal (means they are somewhat dedicated to the horde).

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    We'd get an absurd, unneeded, unqualified fan service character as Warchief, like Lor'themar.
    Quote Originally Posted by Tradewind View Post
    The non-sequitur derp is reaching critical mass...and it's not even page 2 yet.

    Talk about peaking early.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moon Blade View Post
    That's not necessarily true either. Sylvanas is one of the best developed characters in the entire WoW universe which makes her a serious choice. She has viability but she also has a big rack and likes to show it off. Leaving her off the ballot would cause just as much issue as putting her on it. Which is why the system shouldn't work. I just don't see a vote of the players ever resolving anything in this game.
    She would be totally wasted as Warchief, and is the Horde leader most loyal and tied to her own ends and her own sub-faction. Baine, Vol'Jin, Thrall, and even Lor'themar have all be significantly more involved in either or all of the Horde's creation, Garrosh's rise to power and eventual overthrow, and the redistribution of Horde power than Sylvanas. She simply doesn't make sense as an option, outside of "she's popular because she has a big rack so obviously they'd include her," as if Blizzard doesn't care about the story at all. Blizzard clearly has a direction, and Sylvanas is clearly not part of the "new Warchief" story.

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    I think the idea of an election is possible, but it's probably best to experiment with a less important position first and it's much to late to implement it for Horde Warchief (since that's due to be revealed next week). Maybe they could have the Gnomes and Goblins elect new leaders.

    I definitely agree with Daetur that Blizzard would have to limit it to 2-3 reasonable choices. Otherwise it would just be chaos.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moon Blade View Post
    That's not necessarily true either. Sylvanas is one of the best developed characters in the entire WoW universe which makes her a serious choice. She has viability but she also has a big rack and likes to show it off. Leaving her off the ballot would cause just as much issue as putting her on it. Which is why the system shouldn't work. I just don't see a vote of the players ever resolving anything in this game.
    She definitely would not be a choice. Forsaken are too much of a splinter group/wildcard to have the reins of the Horde handed to them. On top of their shifty behaviors Sylvannas would use the Horde machine to further the end of the Forsaken with little regard to the others of the Horde; and seeing as that just happened with Garrosh, I doubt the other Horde leaders (aka Blizz's writing) would let that happen again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ringpriest View Post
    Hey! Just compare where the Horde would be right now if we Basic Campfire supporters had won out over the Garrosh lickspittles!

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    i would vote for hogger

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    I vote for Woodcutting...
    Either that or Gamon.

    But seriously though, it wouldn't work too well, lack of choices will cause people to scream and yell for more, too many choices will cause people to question how Blizzard will choose if there's not enough of a majority.
    And the story would have to be changed because of the choices just to accommodate something like Alexstrazsa for Warchief.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goldeneagle View Post
    It could be part of the achievement for finishing the Siege of Orgrimmar, a 1 time chance to vote for the Warchief, and right befor patch 5.5 Blizz will collect the poll result's and the character that actualy got most of the votes from the horde becomes the new Warchief.
    How's the progress on the american death star?

    Democracy doesn't work because of idiocity and is easily abused by some guy campaigning for something ridiculous (see death star). Besides there isn't a single country today that actually has a proper democracy , most democratic nations only have the choice between party A and B, maybe C (voting C usually means your vote is wasted anyway, because they won't be able to do jack shit) and in the end you are stuck with a 51 to 49 majority that can do what they want, because any promose made during the election is forgotten after the winners party where they drink their brains out. Couple of years later rince and repeat. Actual democracy only works in very smal communities, like back in ancient grece when every adult male was able to raise his hand to vote for something, with out depending on some intermediate party that may or may not do what you want.

    Edit: Hmm sorry, went off the road somehwere with my rant ..
    Last edited by Haidaes; 2013-09-02 at 08:43 PM.

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    So... Basic Campfire for Warchief all over again?

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    This is blizzard, no player choice allowed!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daetur View Post
    Guild Wars 2 did it.

    Blizzard just needs to have a few legitimate, serious options (only 2-3), and develop the story for each of them in the event they get selected. However, that's a lot of development time for 2 things that will never be used and that only one faction gets to participate in.
    These, for example:

    Give us 3 options:

    Thrall

    Vol'jin

    and

    Lorthemar Theron

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