It's not really the same situation as with the Horde, where the organisation itself ceased to exist between the Second War and the end of the internment period.
For the sake of argument, let's say the Grand Alliance evolved from the Alliance of Lordaeron, and if considered as a process as well as an organisation, it led a continuous existence. Sounds reasonable?
Which isn't that far off from what I'm saying... but if humans evolved from some pre-human species, we aren't that pre-human species anymore. We're something different, though we once were that thing. Or should I have said vrykul?For the sake of argument, let's say the Grand Alliance evolved from the Alliance of Lordaeron, and if considered as a process as well as an organisation, it led a continuous existence. Sounds reasonable?
This is my speculation about what will be next, so don't take this serious.
1: Varian send more soldiers to secure Gilneas and push back Forsaken to Tirisfal Glades. Here can be two options... Sylvanas pull back her forces from Gilneas. Or she can try create new scourge. Banshee Queen become slowly Lich Queen?
2: Vol'Jin don't trust much Sylvanas, after her invasion to Gilneas. He ordered to secure Undercity as Thrall and Garrosh did before. Also Vol'Jin can banish Forsaken from the horde.
3: Jaina in Garrosh trial will demand Garrosh death. In her vision, this would be a justice for destroying Theramore. Future whereabouts unknown.
4: Night Elves will got serious threat in thier own people. Not from Highborne, but from Maiev... Maiev make a promise, to clear Night Elves from Highborne ane make Night Elves again to greatness... This can remind also Fandral attempts, to regain immortality for Night Elves?
5: Dwaves as dwarves, always will got a political problems... I can only guess, but will likely possible that Moira will try, to make her son as a high king of Ironforge... But here will be resist from Muradin and Falstaad...
Well, going by Tyrande's Siege gossip, it sounds like Varian is pressuring the Horde for a full withdrawal from Ashenvale in return for the night elves withdrawing from Aszhara (which is also plentiful in lumber). Tyrande's fine with it because she thinks the goblins will stripmine it and leave the Horde up the creek again, forcing them to learn how to ration their resources. Going by Varian's gossip, he'll be mobilizing to retake Gilneas. Sylvanas seems to have something up her sleeve in regards to seeing of Vol'jin is good enough for her to accept as her Warchief. Gallywix, Baine, and Lor'themar all seem groovy with Vol'jin. Anduin does, too, though he isn't the best judge of character at times. Jaina continues to insist that the Horde shouldn't be allowed to self-govern.
I'm really confused as t what Trassk wants the Horde and Orcs to be like... he is so all over the place.
I love Varians character, I just wish Dwarves, and maybe some Gnomes get some action. I want Magni back.
But, what I would have hoped is, with the message blizzard force feed us for most of this expansion, how "horde is family", is that they would uphold this and show its not just about one person (in this case vol'jin) but about all, and at least show more orcs standing against garrosh then with him.
This is the worst moment for the orcs since there defeat to the alliance decades ago, and the final salt in the wound comes from another race being put in power over them. If you want a story about being equal, make it equal, not one dominating the other, thats what Garrosh did and he was hated for it.
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Roleplaying, hardcore Raiding, running LFR on the occasional weekend, PvPing, rolling alts, achievement hunting, pet battling, or just enacting an endless series of whims, I don't care how you play WoW. Just as long as you have fun doing it.
Considering named orcs though, I would have loved to see more stand against Garrosh (oh Gorgonna, why did they forget you?), which unfortunately might have ended up in a clusterfuck of characters.
As for the future of the orcish race, I do believe most of those outside Orgrimmar would have sided with the Rebellion, at least those living in the smaller settlements. We already had some hints in 5.3 that the Crossroads was a rebel town.
I just feel like its better storytelling than "oh! Orcs are good guys now!" and its certainly better than having a random badguy be the last boss.
Good stories have their ups and downs. This is a down. I can understand how you feel, but I think you are refusing to see that Blizzard will likely have the Orcs and the Horde go "up" from here.
Who would you prefer to be warchief though? Voljin seems unsure anyway. It seemed kind of temporary to me.
It's a learning opportunity, and as such a huge boon for RP, I'd say.