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The original Warchief is back and in a big cinematic to boot! Metzen reprises the iconic role in this 8.2 scene where Thrall meets Saurfang in Outland, but let's just get right to the cinematic:

With the recent announcement of the Classic launch date, it's good to see the OG Vanilla Horde leader return, in whatever role. We already knew he was returning in the Baine scenario in 8.2, but aside from that just how much involvement in the story he'll have is unknown. BfA's story has had a lot of issues and fans aren't too happy about it generally, but let's give Blizzard a chance and see if this turn can steer it in the right direction.

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Wait, did they get Chris Metzen to voice Thrall? Am I hearing it wrong?

Also, I loved how they used the classic Rogue stealth sound.

12 minutes ago, jinsu2301 said:

Is this a not-so-subtle nod at Metzen to come back and fix the story? 🤔

#JustBlizzardThings

Legion going to downfall? Bring Illidan back! Battle for Azeroth going to downfall? Bring Thrall back!

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1 minute ago, Valhalen said:

Wait, did they get Chris Metzen to voice Thrall? Am I hearing it wrong?

Also, I loved how they used the classic Rogue stealth sound.

 Metzen said he'd continue to voice Thrall - tweeted back in 2016.. 🙂

 

Also the  vanish->lolnope! thing made me giggle 😛 

 

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Green Jesus is back in town.

I do not recognize that weapon. I remember Thrall lost the Doomhammer and the Shaman Champion got it, but where does that axe comes from?

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17 hours ago, lChronosl said:

Green Jesus is back in town.

I do not recognize that weapon. I remember Thrall lost the Doomhammer and the Shaman Champion got it, but where does that axe comes from?

probably self made
doesnt look like anything famous to me
they may have simply used the axe to symbolise thrall going back to his warrior self, leaving this shaman green jesus *filtered* behind him
( even tho shamans could use axes too so thats just a wild guess)

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Man, those rogues musta been low lvl or something. Terrible. Obvious that they were too used to PvE and didn't know *filtered* on how to PvP. I swear. /s

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So Sylvanas decided to straight up assassinate Thrall? Same Thrall who basically welcomed the Forsaken into his Horde when everyone else turned against them?
I mean she ruthlessly killed her own people at Arathi summit, burned down a valuable strategic point that was Darnassus and tried to mind-torture Derek Proudmoore into a sleeper agent just to kill his own family.
So yeah. Not really shocking all things considered.

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15 minutes ago, Steveson said:

So Sylvanas decided to straight up assassinate Thrall? Same Thrall who basically welcomed the Forsaken into his Horde when everyone else turned against them?
I mean she ruthlessly killed her own people at Arathi summit, burned down a valuable strategic point that was Darnassus and tried to mind-torture Derek Proudmoore into a sleeper agent just to kill his own family.
So yeah. Not really shocking all things considered.

Totally grey.

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Nagrand with grain fields looks pretty cool. So if I'm not mistaken since we've beaten the bosses of tBC, Outland has become a kind of new world for outcast and hobos who slowly started colonizing it once again?

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51 minutes ago, Starym said:

Totally grey.

Grey as the enemies she reduced to ashes.

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I love it to see green Jesus again man !

 

As a proud cow....erm Taurenplayer, i would like to see Baine in action in next storychapters and probably Mayla too. (Please avoid posting spoilers if you respond, i dont read spoilers of next Patches)

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2 hours ago, jinsu2301 said:

Is this a not-so-subtle nod at Metzen to come back and fix the story? 🤔

Nope, he isn't with Blizzard anymore and hasn't written anything for them in a long time. I'm not sure I would like Metzen back, story probably would have been in similar state as it is now, he was the one who came up with Cataclysm plot after all.

Still disappointed how many characters in Legion went "missing". Final war against Burning Legion and someone as important as Thrall, who fought them before and played important role in beating them back, disappears (same can be said for Jaina and several others, who had personal stakes at that war).

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Well according to some of the youtube vids there will be 3 scenarios (possibly) once this quest line unlocks.  2 of these 3 will determined what Horde players whom have picked via choices in the earlier part of the story concerning Saurfang.  Also there (possibly) should be the start for Alliance players to start their own quest line of choices concerning Genn, Tyrande, and Anduin.  If anything players could have 1-2 Horde characters picking 1 set of choices and the other the opposing set to get both possible outcomes of the ending scenario.  

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its good to see Thrall back havent seen him since Cata (no i do NOT count that green painted Human as EVER being Thrall)

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One thing, there is some contradiction as rogues (along the likes of warriors and hunters) were described as non-magical (though they sometimes use enchanted weapons and equipment), yet here stealth is literal magical invisibility, kinda like mage's. Usually (like, in the comics for example) it was simply presented as agile combat, hiding in actual shadows, bushes etc. Them just getting cloaked like Starcraft's Ghost was explained as in-game representation and mechanics.

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i wish game story had the same affect on me as the cinematic. 

I'd love to see a full movie done with these BfA cinematic developers at the helm.

anyone else see Josh Brolin playing Thrall in a live action movie?

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46 minutes ago, Arcling said:

One thing, there is some contradiction as rogues (along the likes of warriors and hunters) were described as non-magical (though they sometimes use enchanted weapons and equipment), yet here stealth is literal magical invisibility, kinda like mage's. Usually (like, in the comics for example) it was simply presented as agile combat, hiding in actual shadows, bushes etc. Them just getting cloaked like Starcraft's Ghost was explained as in-game representation and mechanics.

I've always seen Rogues in WoW using stealth the same as StarCraft's Ghosts. There is no info in the game that states otherwise. I mean, how can you "hide in the shadows" in the middle of Nagrand with clear skies?

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36 minutes ago, Valhalen said:

I've always seen Rogues in WoW using stealth the same as StarCraft's Ghosts. There is no info in the game that states otherwise. I mean, how can you "hide in the shadows" in the middle of Nagrand with clear skies?

Well, based on earlier books and comics, they were just agile fighters, like moving silently, hiding etc. Some used stuff like magic trinkets, but magic never came out of them. Stealth was considered to be an in-game representation, not what actually happens, similar with charge abilities. Kinda removes part of class identity if they are simply casting invisibility similar to mage's.

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