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7-04-2010 @ 8:25AM
My prediction for the Orc leadership scenario. The orcs were enslaved by the Legion, ensorcelled by a demon lord, and conditioned for decades to be merciless berserkers. They've only been free of that a relatively short time, so of course, alot of that warmonger attitude is still going to present itself. (and by the way, if we're pointing fingers, why blame Thrall who's trying his damnedest for peace DESPITE all of that, when Varian, who's people are quite impassive in comparison, is trying HIS damnedest to cause conflict? Declaring genocidal intent is no way to make friends, your highness.) Anyway, it's apparent that, yes, Thrall's diplomatic ways are lost on his people due to this nature. And it's been speculated in past KYLs that there may be growing discontent in Thrall among the orcs and they may want Garrosh and his warmongering ways to take over. But then they'll find out that what they THINK think maybe not be what they ACTUALLY want, and definitely not what they NEED. My personal prediction holds to this. Thrall is going off to be the next Guardian of Tirisfal and leaves Garrosh in charge. Much rejoicing among the more rowdy orcs. He quickly sets out to pick a fight with everything that moves, as we've seen so far from the beta. But this causes alot of problems. Despite what alot of them think of themselves, the orcs aren't the killing machines they were. Garrosh's brand of wholesale slaughter has no place in the Horde anymore. Plus the whole fact that he puts all of his resources into the military machine and then spreads it too thin. As we saw in the Soviet Union, when you forsake everything, such as infrastructure, in favor of military power, and try to take on too many fights, you're going to collapse. As the expansion progresses, he's going to get worse and worse until the end when something disastrous is going to happen. Maybe Orgrimmar falls under attack, and Garrosh abandons his post in the middle of the crisis to go fight Deathwing one on one. If he's lucky, he'd die right then. Ideally, WE'LL get to fight him and put him in his place. But more likely, he'll fail and be critically injured (and a group of 10 to 25 brave heroes will have to do the job). Then when he returns to the throne to resume leading, the people will be fed up. Thrall will show up to tell Garrosh what's what and smack his punk ass down. Then he'll leave someone else, more deserving, in charge. I'm looking at you, Saurfang. Think about it, he's perfect. A proven veteran of all three wars, plus the wars in Ahn'Qiraj and Northrend. And he's a prefect blend of the Thrall's patience and diplomacy and the glory and honor of the general orcish ways. And I hear his tears can cure cancer. Except he's never cried. (Oh, except when he collects his son's body. [We named him Dranosh.])So that's my two cents. Just my personal predictions of hopes for what the expansion brings on that front. I meant to go into how I hoped a similar situation occurs on the Alliance side between Varian and Anduin, but I got kind of longwinded there.
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