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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. force18's Avatar
    I love the cinematic not because of who, but I really want to see a movie done like this based on lore.

    Is Telaar still around? By looking at the rough area, being able to see OshuGun that is pretty close to Telaar city.
  1. Rhlor's Avatar
    I love to see Nagrand!!! so beautiful! we need a WOW CGI movie
  1. Thetruth1400's Avatar
    I'm glad the Mary Sue isn't back, just stepping into a leadership role again. He said he doesn't want it, and Saurfang made it clear that that isn't what the Horde wants either.

    That aside, there really isn't much Blizzard can do with Sylvanas now. Either all these people are against her and she's within the right, meaning the majority of the Horde leadership is going to die for treason (Very Unlikely) or she has proven herself evil beyond redemption sending assassins to kill Thrall, someone beloved by the Orcs, but completely uninvolved in anything. Hell, he fled Draenor completely and is living on TBC Nagrand. At this point, she's at a cartoon level of villainy.

    No one is going to accept and forgive her after this expansion. She either dies or flees the Horde becoming a bigger threat next expansion which we kill her in. She's like an amalgamation of Arthas, Garrosh, and Gul'dan all rolled into one shitty, off the wall, weak storied character.
  1. Kryos's Avatar
    Imagine a World of Warcraft 2 with those graphics and scale. Maybe when I'm old and grey...
  1. rrayy's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Tornwar View Post
    Since when was Thrall a traitor? Him defending himself against Sylvanas' assassins is apparently being marked as a traitor.

    Well... I'd rather be a traitor than dead. And in death, you can even become a puppet for Sylvanas...
    Thrall isn't a traitor. Saurfang is.
  1. Orby's Avatar
    Can someone let me know when the music score to this cinematic comes out, that alternate Nagrand soundtrack I could could hear was so good.
  1. Clone's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by tromage2 View Post
    So Saurfang is now lying to trick Thrall to pick up his axe against the Warchief??
    Sylvanas has 0 benefit to send two rogues after Thrall when he is out of the picture for years and years.
    No, there is no proof either way.
  1. Kryos's Avatar
    Just imagine....
  1. GreenJesus's Avatar
    Nagrand looks nice why don't we all just move there? lol..
  1. Seriousdoom's Avatar
    Sigh, i really hate that orc..... saurfang - traitor of the horde.
  1. peggers69's Avatar
    Interesting turn. I always find it funny when I read comments saying "bad writing" from gamers. It is not your story. Dont feel it is right? Write your own story.
  1. elistar's Avatar
    Enough people argue about Sylvanas so I want to leave that aside for now. Also along with everyone else - the quality of this cinematic is beautiful.

    BUT:

    Toward the beginning of BFA or shortly before the devs said something along the lines of both factions being able to have pride in their side this expac.
    Unless you are an orc (or very possibly a Tauren or Troll) where is your faction pride coming from as Horde? Twice now we are being split apart for the sake of a leader apparently gone power mad, or something. Once again, apparently, Thrall is the only one who can save us. Is Thrall the only thing holding the Horde together, ever? How are the "lesser races" supposed to feel about this? How should this bring about faction pride?

    Not to mention the sort of questionable decision to write the same storyline twice now but instead of having lesser character be the big bad leader who needs to be brought down, instead choose a faction leader many people have loved for years. I'm just trying to find some out here that doesn't end in crushing Sylvanas or some hamfisted redemption plot and I can't see it.
  1. Stardrift's Avatar
    lol all these Garrosh comments. How silly.

    Don't you guys have something more important to complain about?
  1. tmamass's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by force18 View Post
    I love the cinematic not because of who, but I really want to see a movie done like this based on lore.
    Same! Blizzard is KING of cinematics and a wow movie using that still would have been a HUGE success but I doubt they have the balls to ever do something like that.
  1. Frostyfire14's Avatar
    The cinematics team is PUMPING THESE OUT! Love them. Good work!
  1. GreenJesus's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by huth View Post
    Say about the story what you want, but Blizzard is going all-out on the cinematics for BfA.
    Too bad they chose to do this with BFA's story. What a shame. At least Metzen is back in action.
  1. Charo's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by mightykong View Post
    The Doomhammer originally belonged to Orgrim Doomhammer and he was not a Shaman. The Doomhammer is in no way tied to the elements, but they did some kind of shenanigans in Legion to imply it was so because it was an artifact. Thrall probably just left it behind because he no longer wanted the responsibility, not because he couldn't physically use it.
    The Elements never left Thrall, Thrall lost his "faith", his strength and conviction. The Elements do not care he used them to end Garrosh, they're beyond petty mortal quarrels. They left Thrall because like when they pulled away from Gul'Dan, they aren't about to lend their strength to a weak willed Orc. Should Thrall find himself and call on the Elements, they will answer.
  1. dranlord's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Queendom View Post
    Did I miss something in the story so far?

    Why is Thrall hiding in Nagrand?
    How Saurfang got there?
    Why Sylvanas want to kill Thrall?

    Nothing makes any sense.
    ok, first after WoD Thrall lost his conection with the elements (all bc he used the elements to kill Garrosh), after Legion he step down from the horde all together and when live on Nagrand with his wife and son.

    Outland and Azeroth and connected trow the dark portal, so you can still go there, i mean on canon, isnt like the way Alternate Dreanor was, that on canon was 1 time going.

    Sylvanas probably is after Thrall, base on what happen after she trap Baine, if you speak with the other Horde heroes there, you can see Rexxar saying he need to inform someone about what going on, knowing Sylvana she have ppl looking after each major horde figure, so probably she know Thralls is a problem for her plans. Plus she really never buy the whole story about Saurfang been death.
  1. The Stormbringer's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by CreatureLives View Post
    Just wish he was wielding the Doomhammer.
    Too bad canonically it doesn't have cool powers anymore, it's just a big hammer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charo View Post
    The Elements never left Thrall, Thrall lost his "faith", his strength and conviction. The Elements do not care he used them to end Garrosh, they're beyond petty mortal quarrels. They left Thrall because like when they pulled away from Gul'Dan, they aren't about to lend their strength to a weak willed Orc. Should Thrall find himself and call on the Elements, they will answer.
    That's roughly my thoughts on the matter, too. I mean, wasn't he 'closer to the elements than any other shaman'? He was literally broken into elemental versions of himself, and then all of those version were fused back into a single whole. He because the 'World-Shaman' and stood in for a fucking Aspect. The Elements don't just abandon someone like that because he broke the rules of a tradition that isn't theirs in the first place, on a planet that isn't theirs either.
  1. Wekko's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Drpizka View Post
    "i F0lLowEd tH3M"

    Because a warrior can track 2 stealthed rogues!

    You are both a traitor and a terrible liar.
    Varok and Thrall are raid bosses. Those rogues were trash mobs.

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