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3-23-2012 @ 2:16PM
While i'm really liking the theories of Garrosh throwing away the lessons he's learned through the cata leveling quest and joining, being thrown into the shadow council, or even drinking the demon blood because of the pressures of the new hored vs alliance war, I don't think Blizz will really go with that. They'll probably want to keep Pandaria really connected to this whole conflict, and there's one evil that we really haven't learned much about but has huge ramifications: the Sha.I have to go with some Sha getting a hold of Garrosh and tearing him a new one and taking over. That gives a really good reason for both Horde and Alliance to go after him and gives you a whole lot of design and mechanics possibilities for the encounters and story. Imagine a possessed Garrosh having new, crazy abilities and has to be brough down, but only the help of the new race on the block can really seal the deal. That would tie the pandas really tightly into the world for good, which is the same kind of treatment that help Blood Elves and Drenei (to a somewhat lesser extent) really get immersed into the lore for many players who were ignorant of their ways otherwise.
3-23-2012 @ 2:23PM
Plus it would give an "out" for Blizz if they want to keep Garrosh as somewhat good by having him fight against possession of the Sha. It could be a fight mechanic where every so often he wrestles control back from the Sha and you can deal extra dmg to him as he shouts "I will not let the anger control me!" or some hokey line like that...hopefully less hokey.
3-23-2012 @ 8:24PM
Self doubt can make a person do things they wouldn't normally consider, so perhaps the Sha of Doubt.And if you want Garry to have a redeeming quality during the fight, then his breaking the control momentarily to tell us to kill him would be fine by me.
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