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12-08-2011 @ 1:17PM
Here is my take, I think they will not change much about Varian... I believe they are playing him up to destroying himself and Anduin will be the leader the alliance wants/needs. But i do agree he needs to be seen more, even if just more quests started/ended with him would be an improvement. Seriously almost every zone you see Garrosh or end a quest with him but I never saw Varian when I leveled my ally.To be fair though, in the short story the start he was still dealing with anger but towards the end he seemed more relaxed and ready to try and fix things with his son.
12-08-2011 @ 1:55PM
The irony is that the majority of Horde players *hate* Garrosh as leader, even if he's more present in the world than Varian. Thrall was awesome, he protected the Horde against the Alliance's aggression, and then he was dumb enough to leave Garrosh in charge.Otherwise, Horde players would be pretty happy being left to their own devices, out of the limelight. Y'know, except the ones playing blood elves, or any race with competitive racials.The main reason to play the Horde is to feel independent, one who can do good as needed--save the world--but can also be survivalist (protect Kalimdor), traditionalist (maintain Troll customs, weird or ugly as they are), or just angry/twisted (goblins). It's too late to try to convince the playerbase that the Horde as it exists is actually evil, not just their leaders or the secretive Forsaken. But they seem to want to force the issue over time, which I'm pretty sure maybe 10% want.Maybe they want the Horde to be a direct parallel to the Sith?Anyway, just remember that the Horde doesn't think of Thrall as part of the Horde anymore. Even if he was super-important this expansion, he's abandoned his people, and that doesn't feel awesome. At the moment, discounting Thrall and Sylvanus (who's doing her own thing), the Horde has the short end of the stick leader-wise.
12-08-2011 @ 2:03PM
I never said anything about whether or not Garrosh was 'liked', only that questing he had bigger presence in the world then Varian did....But if you want to go down that tangent despite the fact that this is about Varian and not about Garrosh - I don't like him. I have a feeling if Thrall doesn't do something then it will be the combined efforts of Baine, Vol'jin and Sylvannas that will take him out of power.I find it funny that you took the time to write an entire response about playing a Horde character when the OP and my comment were about Varian and the only bit about the Horde in my comment was the comparison of how involved the characters are in questing.
12-08-2011 @ 3:19PM
I've been getting the impression this whole "Lo'Gosh" thing was just to bring the Gilneans back into the Alliance.That's what I don't get about all this "High King Orc" hate...the dude is named after a *Tauren* spirit (yes, the name Lo'Gosh is Taur-ahe and has been stated as such) and the whole point was to warm him up to the Alliance's new comrades: an entire race of "Wolf people" who get their strength directly from Lo'Gosh/Goldrinn.The dude isn't an orc. He's a "wolf". His alternate name came from Tauren.
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