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Rise of Azshara Cinematic - Safe Haven
Varok Saurfang realizes that if he is to secure a future for the Horde, he must reach out to the one who led it in the past.



This article was originally published in forum thread: Rise of Azshara Cinematic - Safe Haven started by chaud View original post
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  1. Leyre's Avatar
    Piece of shit cinematic, Saurfang practically forced Thrall to help in the conflict
  1. styil's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by DeiviiDavy View Post
    I'm feeling like Rise of Azshara is closer than I anticipated.
    You'd hope so. There hasn't been a new zone added to this game in over 9 months. Even WoD had a new zone released at this point in the expansion cycle.
  1. lockybalboa's Avatar
    This cinematic is pointless and out of sync with the main storyline. But of course Blizzard had to forcibly insert their pet race somehow. Fuck Blizzard and their Orc fetish
  1. Freaking Frumpy Frak's Avatar
    Too bad this will all end with Kerrigan Sylvanas revealing that she was actually the goodest good guy ever and we were all just too stupid to go along with her genocidal rampage.

    Nice cinematic, though. I might have actually cared if the people who work on the actual game weren't creatively bankrupt yes men lackeys of the share holders.
  1. Ielenia's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Fleugen View Post
    Lore-wise, you're a sneaky bastard. That's how you're not noticed 2 feet away.

    You know how to hide yourself behind cover, and can move silently. The idea behind stealth is to play into the assassination part of rogue, which has NEVER required full invisibility. That way, you simply get close, close the gap, then assassinate the target. And then you disappear back behind cover.

    It has never been about invisibility. If rogues could be fully invisible, what's stopping them from assassinating everyone in their sleep whenever they feel like it? In fact, now that we know it is, why hasn't Sylvanas just sent assassins to murder all of us in our sleep, since they're invisible?

    They could literally wait in our rooms till we went to sleep and we'd have no idea. Because they're literally fucking invisible.
    The idea of them being "just very sneaky" went right out the window when Blizzard removed the run speed penalty for stealth, and added a speed buff to it through a talent.. basically allowing you to move faster while stealthed.

    So you now somehow move faster while being as careful as possible to not make a sound while moving or brush into objects or avoiding lights, etc, etc...
  1. Roar-Powah's Avatar
    Eh too bad Blizzard doesn't put effort into the game like this cinematic...
  1. serendipity11's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Grumpy Old Man View Post

    That says 7.0, which was legion. And 8.2 is dealing with Azshara. Doubt she's getting her own expansion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarethion View Post
    We already knew Thrall is coming back, so now we know exactly how and why.

    But to summarize this video - Sylvanas sent her assassins after Thrall. Now, as much as I don't like Sylvanas and would love to see her go, it was actually a valid strategic decision to go after Thrall. After all, he most likely still has a lot of sympathizers within the Horde and should he choose to come back, he'd be a legit threat to Sylvanas' rule.
    Actually no. He wasn't remotely a threat to her rule. First off I don't think she's paranoid about losing control of the horde. She just doesn't wanna die because she's terrified of it. Killing thrall would not benefit her in any way. All it'd do is unite all the thrall sympathisers against her and put her life in increased jeopardy she wouldn't even be safe in Ogrimmar. If she were to assassinate him sending rogues equip with forsaken made blades seems like a really dumb idea. It'd be better to send them to poison his ale so it looks like natural causes. Also if Saurfang followed assassins stalking out Thrall why wasn't the very first thing he said was "WATCH OUT I SAW ASSASSINS COMING FOR YOU!!!!" Not say nothing until they show up and are killed so they can't answer any questions. That's sketchy. Though TBPH I don't think he set up the assassins, he may have. Been I see it as more opprotunic. Extra way to convince him is "See how evil she is? She literally sent assassins after you!". I find it more likely that it is the twilight hammer's doing. As N'zoth is gonna want the horde and alliance broken so they can't stop him. So either that really pretty CGI video had some of the worst writing I've ever seen in anything (including most porno) or there is something sketch going on.
  1. Chickat's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Snorri View Post
    You are 4 years too late. Proven very very fake.
    Yeah, we will never get Azshara or Nazjatar. Get over it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeiviiDavy View Post
    I'm feeling like Rise of Azshara is closer than I anticipated.
    Yeah, maybe early June instead? I was thinking June 25th the whole time, but maybe June 11th? Raid June 25th/July 2nd. I doubt they would launch the raid over the fourth of July weekend. Big holiday in US.

    So maybe June 18th 8.2
    July 9th raid?
  1. Ielenia's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Chickat View Post
    Yeah, we will never get Azshara or Nazjatar. Get over it.
    As an expansion? No, we won't. Because that's what that loading screen suggests.
  1. Logwyn's Avatar
    This cinematic has so hype. Horde going to get set back to the true horde!! Kick those undead players out and make them suffer!!! Thrall gonna punch out that dark lady. Its over!!
  1. Chickat's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Ielenia View Post
    As an expansion? No, we won't. Because that's what that loading screen suggests.
    I was just being cheeky.
  1. ThatsOurEric's Avatar
    I keep seeing people posting about Saurfang lying to Thrall, yet 2 fucking Undead Rogues attacked him. Last I checked, the Undead
    aren't friends with Saurfang right now, and he has NOTHING to gain from lying to Thrall, so could you guys please not keep harping
    on that? It's beyond retarded.


    Quote Originally Posted by Sorrowseer View Post
    Saurfang enjoyed killing the defenseless civilians when the horde attacked stormwind during the second war, he said so himself. He is a piece of shit who enjoyes murdering defencless women and children for fun.
    That was when he had drunk the blood of Mannoroth, and was under a demonic influence.

    There's a scene in Borean Tundra where Saurfang tells Garrosh what happened when the Orcs attacked the Draenei,
    and how once Mannorth's influence was gone, a lot of the old Orcs were horrified and suicidal for committing so
    many attrocities.

    It was Saurfang who helped them, and even he himself says he doesn't eat pork anymore, because it reminds him
    of the sound the children make.

    Of course, if you actually knew anything about the lore, you'd already know this.

    Which you don't.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ihavewaffles View Post
    "I followed them" BWAAA HA HA HA HA HAA suuuuuuuuuuuuuure you did..
    Yeah because a war veteran like Saurfang who has a lifetime of combat experience in tactics and warfare couldn't
    possibly know anything about stealth, hunting, and/or tracking. I mean what would someone who's had the title/rank
    of General know anything about that stuff?

    Nope. How unrealistic.

  1. Ihavewaffles's Avatar
    Was he ever a hunter, rogue? Then no
  1. Ardreth's Avatar
    These mini CG's are so fucking cool. I wish they could implement those through the game in the story but I know that is not financially feesable.

    And we all know Thrall was coming back at some point. Like duh.
  1. Dessicuus's Avatar
    I hate to break it to ya'll, but Sylvanas is not this stupid. She only sent two assassins to kill THRALL? Nah. This is part of her plan. She needs him to return for some reason. Baine is in chains to bait him into returning. If killing Thrall was her only motive, he'd be dead. She is way too cunning to fail at such a simple task.
  1. Skytotem's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Dessicuus View Post
    I hate to break it to ya'll, but Sylvanas is not this stupid. She only sent two assassins to kill THRALL? Nah. This is part of her plan. She needs him to return for some reason. Baine is in chains to bait him into returning. If killing Thrall was her only motive, he'd be dead. She is way too cunning to fail at such a simple task.
    So... she sent two forsaken to get themselves killed?

    I mean, no matter what her 'twist' plan is, she still burned children alive and went Orwellian Dictator in BTS.
  1. Dessicuus's Avatar
    Casualties of war is a necessary evil in winning. Ever play chess? She sacrificed two pawns to get Thrall to make a move on the board. Do you really think she would only send two to kill Thrall? Do you really believe her intent was to kill him this way?
  1. The Stormbringer's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Daevied View Post
    Wasnt Thrall bald?
    Nah, he just shaved his head for a while.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ihavewaffles View Post
    Was he ever a hunter, rogue? Then no
    Most Orcs started off as part Hunter. Going out and hunting for their tribes, that sort of thing. Saurfang is pretty old, and extremely experienced.
  1. Grumpy Old Man's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by serendipity11 View Post
    That says 7.0, which was legion. And 8.2 is dealing with Azshara. Doubt she's getting her own expansion.
    That pic is a very old inside joke in these forums.
  1. athrun7189's Avatar
    Awesome cinematic
    such a great job for a simple patch!
    thanks blizz!

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