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Battle for Lordaeron Jaina Cinematic

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Here's a new cinematic of epic proportions showing off Jaina's epic arrival to aid King Anduin in the Battle for Lordaeron!

Battle for Lordaeron is now available on live realms and three new cinematics have emerged! You can find the other two other cinematics here.

In the Jaina cinematic, we see Proudmoore arrive to the battle with style on a flying boat and the Arcane Barrage is epic too! What do you think? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

Credit to MMO-Spoilers for the video.

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12 minutes ago, Maxkitty said:

Still my favourite character in the entire franchise

She would be mine as well, if her head was on a pike.

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Who needs Vindicaar now, when Jaina can simply control her own ship with arcane cannons?

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Blight being removed by casting a giant frost nova... How high must one's suspension of disbelief be?

 

Next time Chen Stormstout comes in and just does a burp to the same effect. What's this deus ex machina?

 

"We don't really know what Jaina can use as assets to remove lingering gas, but we HAVE to give her a good entrance anyway, so let's just use a frost nova."

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Okay I'll admit it, that was a cool entrance... Still doesn't absolve her for spending an entire Demon Invasion sulking her room like a little brat though.

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The whole flying ship thing with arcane canons looks a bit overdone and kitsch but Jaina by herself rocks. The ice nova vs. plague loks a bit funny but why not. it's Blizzard, let's say that the cold kills the bacteria or something.

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To be honest, she looks kinda tired. Black circles beneath her eyes, pale skin, her hair is almost fully white now.

Jaina, gal, you have let yourself go.

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I'm not well versed on the minute details of lore, but can someone explain why it seems Jaina has experienced a leap in power level?  It feels like she's being portrayed at the same power level as Khadgar, which seems out of place to me.

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23 minutes ago, Zadina said:

To be honest, she looks kinda tired. Black circles beneath her eyes, pale skin, her hair is almost fully white now.

Jaina, gal, you have let yourself go.

The use of arcane is taxing, and corrupts.  Khadgar, too, looks older than he is, and is often portrayed with dark bags under his eyes.

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4 minutes ago, Ancalagon said:

The use of arcane is taxing, and corrupts.  Khadgar, too, looks older than he is, and is often portrayed with dark bags under his eyes.

Khadgar looks old because of the curse Medivh cast on him, though.

9 minutes ago, Ancalagon said:

I'm not well versed on the minute details of lore, but can someone explain why it seems Jaina has experienced a leap in power level?  It feels like she's being portrayed at the same power level as Khadgar, which seems out of place to me.

Maybe it's the power of PURE ANGER. Or in a sense she had her "Elsa moment" and just "Let it go", as in finally getting over the grief for her father and Kul'Tiras and taking action.

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2 hours ago, Yridaa said:

Blight being removed by casting a giant frost nova... How high must one's suspension of disbelief be?

 

Next time Chen Stormstout comes in and just does a burp to the same effect. What's this deus ex machina?

 

"We don't really know what Jaina can use as assets to remove lingering gas, but we HAVE to give her a good entrance anyway, so let's just use a frost nova."

The frost nova was powerful enough to essentially push away the blight, much like a heavy gust. 

 

 

37 minutes ago, Zadina said:

To be honest, she looks kinda tired. Black circles beneath her eyes, pale skin, her hair is almost fully white now.

Jaina, gal, you have let yourself go.

When you see your own father being struck down by the Horde, your own lover becoming the Lich King, seeing Theramore Island get bombed etc etc. I'm not surprised she look's tired, she's been through hell. 

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3 hours ago, Myke said:

She would be mine as well, if her head was on a pike.

Jaina is the most deserving WoW character of raid boss status.

 

Let's send her to her father already!

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Jaina has always been OP.  Since MoP she has been the most powerful Mage on Azeroth.

Kadghar is only the Kirin'Tor's leader because Jaina /gquit.

Remember the Thunder King in MoP?  The guy that had the power of the Titan's in his staff and could control eventually gain control over all creation?

That power has been Jaina's since the end of MoP.  This is why I keep one Alliance toon to play through the other side.  The Alliance Characters imbue Jaina's Staff, which used to be Antodias' Staff, with the power of the Thunder King the Pinnacle of Storms.

That's why her threat to summon thousands of water elementals to Drown Orgrimmar was a real threat that she needed to be talked down from.  Most Mages can summon 1 elemental she can control thousands of elementals at the same time.

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7 hours ago, Rhondis said:

The frost nova was powerful enough to essentially push away the blight, much like a heavy gust. 

Through walls and all the way within the city as well. Impressive.

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2 hours ago, Yridaa said:

Through walls and all the way within the city as well. Impressive.

Very impressive! I hope to see more of this!

 

All jokes aside, the blight was more than likely pushed around the building or upwards. Stop over analysing and getting upset over the smallest things. 

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7 hours ago, Rhondis said:

Stop over analysing and getting upset over the smallest things. 

I wouldn't really call changing the entire outcome of the battle all by herself small.

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4 hours ago, kakodaimonos said:

I wouldn't really call changing the entire outcome of the battle all by herself small.

He's not talking about her changing the entire outcome of the battle. He's talking about the physics and logic behind the frost Nova that was used to get rid of the blight. Since Jaina isn't really a shaman she can't just call upon the forces of the wind spirits to sweep the blight away. Instead she casts a very powerful frost Nova that is capable of clearing the area.

He also proceeds to claim that it goes through the walls and such, thus complaining about a minor detail that isn't really showed all that well. 

My thing is, is that she came in on a flying ship. And the one thing that stands out is the fact that she used a frost Nova? Come on. Jaina literally rode in on a flying ship, used it's own cannons to lay siege to the walls. But nooooooo, the fact that frost Nova was used in this scenario is far more bizarre and wrong. 

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29 minutes ago, Rhondis said:

Jaina literally rode in on a flying ship

Is this the first time you're seeing a flying ship in WoW? It started all the way in Vanilla... Of course I'm not going to be surprised about something that's been in the game since the beginning.

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47 minutes ago, Yridaa said:

Is this the first time you're seeing a flying ship in WoW? It started all the way in Vanilla... Of course I'm not going to be surprised about something that's been in the game since the beginning.

Yep. I didn't play in Vanilla, started in TBC. 

Unless you're talking about the Zeppelins and flying alliance ships.

And in that case, yes. But at least the ships have some way of being lifted or stay in the air. Jaina is literally using magic to lift and fly a boat, which is cool but pretty bizarre and strange.

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16 hours ago, Rhondis said:

Jaina is literally using magic to lift and fly a boat, which is cool but pretty bizarre and strange.

Well Priests can use levitate and Mages slow fall it's kinda an advanced version of it. The thing is though... she is levitating the ship, using a giant frost Nova that's cleansing the blight (which in Wotlk before needed Alexstrasza to do, even Arthas retreated from it) AND is using Arcane Barrage with Arcane Cannons that simply destroy the Lordaeron walls right after. Mana Problems anyone?

She just did in a few minutes/seconds what an entire army could not.

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4 hours ago, kakodaimonos said:

 

She just did in a few minutes/seconds what an entire army could not.

Jaina is a very powerful mage, this really shouldn't be a surprise. We have seen her grow in power as time went on. Which is why she is capable of doing the things that you have pointed out. 

Still pretty strange for her to be riding in on a ship.

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