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Here's a look at the Alliance Intro Cinematic from the Battle of Dazar'alor. It shows their arrival at the Port of Zandalar, and while the fleet appears to be hopelessly outmatched, in the end, the tides of war shift in their favor.

Lord Admiral Jaina Proudmoore and Gelbin Mekkatorque make landfall at the Port of Zandalar after defeating the Zandalari fleet with Mekkatorque's magic device that makes all boats explode.

Earlier today, we previewed the Rastakhan Defeat Cinematic. This video was uploaded by MMO-Champion and you can find the source article here.

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That's just an incredibly stupid cinematic. So the big "secret" plan was they put bombs on EVERY SINGLE SHIP in the Zandalari navy. Ok.

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And why would they leave the detonator on a ship that needs to get in range of the enemy ballistas....
Why didn't the spy who planted the bombs just blow them once he got clear? 

This made absolutely no sense

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1) Alliance players planted the bombs at one of the final quests in the original War Campaign when BfA came out.

2) These were not immediately detonated because that would have made the ships that went to Nazmir (Horde players command the Zandalari ship master to sail all non-anchored ships to Nazmir at the start of the new War Campaign quests that just came out with the patch) stay and ramp up security at the capital heavily. The fact those (anchored, secretly set with bombs) ships were there and heavily armed instilled a false sense of security in the Zandalari port and thus allowed the ships with Jaina / Gelbin / alliance player raid to arrive nearly unchallenged.

3) The detonator being so cinematically activated is purely for show, but hey, I guess this is a similarity that gnomes have with goblins - they care about doing things in the most roundabout, showiest way possible!

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Jaina's character development in the current expansion is so strong that she should just polymorph Anduin and become the leader of the Alliance herself (who by the way AFKs in Stormwind the whole time). Her rage towards the Horde still seems a bit weird knowing her background, but otherwise she kicks *filtered*.

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Not sure if this is the right place or not, but how in the heck does one sign up for this raid? I completed the last of the Tides of Whatever, on Tuesday. I got the raid, but I can't find where to join up for the raid. My ilvl is 372 or there abouts, and I know a minimum of ilvl 350 is needed. But when I go LFR, it says it is not available.  Ok, I bite, what did I do wrong?

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7 hours ago, Badadada said:

Her rage towards the Horde still seems a bit weird knowing her background, but otherwise she kicks *filtered*.

Ive always regarded her story like a "straw that broke the camel's capacity to not want to slaughter you and our family" moment.

What garrosh did to Theramore was ridiculous.  It totally threw in her face everything she did for the horde during WCiii and helping hold the likes of (the more angry, less 'save the world together') Varian from all out war with them.  

*filtered*, she even basically helped kill her own father for them.  And here he wipes out a whole chunk of everything she knew and held dear.  

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13 minutes ago, roo said:

Not sure if this is the right place or not, but how in the heck does one sign up for this raid? I completed the last of the Tides of Whatever, on Tuesday. I got the raid, but I can't find where to join up for the raid. My ilvl is 372 or there abouts, and I know a minimum of ilvl 350 is needed. But when I go LFR, it says it is not available.  Ok, I bite, what did I do wrong?

LFR is not open until Mythic opens.

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10 hours ago, Badadada said:

Jaina's character development in the current expansion is so strong that she should just polymorph Anduin and become the leader of the Alliance herself (who by the way AFKs in Stormwind the whole time). Her rage towards the Horde still seems a bit weird knowing her background, but otherwise she kicks *filtered*.

Jaina's hatred is totally justifiable when you consider how much she sacrified in order to achieve peace between the factions, only to see all her efforts in vain after being backstabbed. Sure, The Alliance is not filled with saints, just like The Horde is not just "bad guys", but Jaina genuinelly tried her best to reach balance.

3 hours ago, PatrickHenry said:

Ive always regarded her story like a "straw that broke the camel's capacity to not want to slaughter you and our family" moment.

What garrosh did to Theramore was ridiculous.  It totally threw in her face everything she did for the horde during WCiii and helping hold the likes of (the more angry, less 'save the world together') Varian from all out war with them.  

*filtered*, she even basically helped kill her own father for them.  And here he wipes out a whole chunk of everything she knew and held dear.  

Exactly. She endured way too much and pretty much snapped in the end. To me she always was one of the best written characters alongside Arthas. I have faith that she will redeem herself by the end of this expansion; at least she already did with her mother and the people of Kul Tiras.

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3 hours ago, PatrickHenry said:


What garrosh did to Theramore was ridiculous.  It totally threw in her face everything she did for the horde during WCiii and helping hold the likes of (the more angry, less 'save the world together') Varian from all out war with them.  
 

My only problem with this still is that she specifically stated "She can't trust the horde while they choose to follow Garrosh" but like... afterwards when Vol'Jin lead the horde they clearly didn't follow Garrosh, and wanted to kill him (which her king stopped) so it's like... there was that nice big gap between Garrosh and Sylvanas where she was just missing and chances are still hating the horde despite what happened since she was last seen in SoO...

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11 hours ago, Badadada said:

Jaina's character development in the current expansion is so strong that she should just polymorph Anduin and become the leader of the Alliance herself (who by the way AFKs in Stormwind the whole time). Her rage towards the Horde still seems a bit weird knowing her background, but otherwise she kicks *filtered*.

Sylvanas is arguably doing the same at the moment though in Orgrimmar? Both leaders seem to be preparing for the further challenges ahead, they're both aware the war isn't going to stop any time soon, and both cities are full of refugees and armies on the move as well as player characters who need their main commanders in the capitals organising what comes next. 

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10 hours ago, Aegrotat said:

My only problem with this still is that she specifically stated "She can't trust the horde while they choose to follow Garrosh" but like... afterwards when Vol'Jin lead the horde they clearly didn't follow Garrosh, and wanted to kill him (which her king stopped) so it's like... there was that nice big gap between Garrosh and Sylvanas where she was just missing and chances are still hating the horde despite what happened since she was last seen in SoO...

Well, think from her perspective. She was betrayed by the Horde once. Even though she knows Vol'jin is a honorable warrior, she still struggles to regain her trust in the Horde. So it is understandable she wasn't so sure to believe that the Horde changed its ways again, plus, Vol'jin's leadership didn't last long. 

Trust is like a broken vase, you can even try to repair and glue its pieces back together, but it will never be the same again.

10 hours ago, Plergoth said:

Sylvanas is arguably doing the same at the moment though in Orgrimmar? Both leaders seem to be preparing for the further challenges ahead, they're both aware the war isn't going to stop any time soon, and both cities are full of refugees and armies on the move as well as player characters who need their main commanders in the capitals organising what comes next. 

I'm pretty sure will have his moment in this expansion. He is bound to have it. They've been building his arc since Mists of Pandaria and Legion. And now with Mr. Cleave Saurfang "joining" the Alliance, I'm quite curious to see what will happen next.

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