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15th Nov '17 7:08:56 PM Aeliren85
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* Taelen Fordring's rampage while escaping from Hearthglen in ''In Dreams''. The Hearthglen Scarlet Crusaders, formerly elite mobs, are killed en mass by the Scarlet Highlerd as he attempts to reach his father Tirion, only to fall in battle against Grand Inquisitor Isillien and his Crimson Elite bodyguards. Tirion Fordring then appears, confronts [[EvilFormerFriend Isillien]], facing him and his elite bodyguards in combat and wins, bringing down the hammer of justice on his son's murderer.
* The attunement quest for Onyxia, ''The Great Masquerade''. After a fairly tedious quest chain to convince Marshal Reginald Windsor to escape from Black Rock Depths, you soon meet him outside of Stormwind where he is ready to expose what he has discovered. At the gates, Lady Katrana Prestor attempts to have Windsor and the players arrested, and they are halted at the gates of Stormwind by General Marcus Jonathan. After a quick talk with Windsor along with an ArmorPiercingQuestion, [[ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight Jonathan not only lets Windsor through the gates, but decrees that he and his allies are not to be harmed.]] You then walk alongside him through the streets of the city (and inevitably, several other players tag along), while the guard comment on his arrival. It all comes to a head in the throne room, where he exposes Lady Prestor as the black dragon Onyxia. It leads to a massive battle in the throne room with Bolvar Fordragon and what players arrived against a host of elite dragons disguised as the royal guard. Sadly, Windsor dies, but he may have also saved the Alliance. This is later retconned by the events of the comics, however.

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* Taelen Fordring's rampage while escaping from Hearthglen in ''In Dreams''. The Hearthglen Scarlet Crusaders, formerly elite mobs, are killed en mass by the Scarlet Highlerd Highlord as he attempts to reach his father Tirion, only to fall in battle against Grand Inquisitor Isillien and his Crimson Elite bodyguards. Tirion Fordring then appears, confronts [[EvilFormerFriend Isillien]], facing him and his elite bodyguards in combat and wins, bringing down the hammer of justice on his son's murderer.
* The attunement quest for Onyxia, ''The Great Masquerade''. After a fairly tedious quest chain to convince Marshal Reginald Windsor to escape from Black Rock Blackrock Depths, you soon meet him outside of Stormwind where he is ready to expose what he has discovered. At the gates, Lady Katrana Prestor attempts to have Windsor and the players arrested, and they are halted at the gates of Stormwind by General Marcus Jonathan. After a quick talk with Windsor along with an ArmorPiercingQuestion, [[ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight Jonathan not only lets Windsor through the gates, but decrees that he and his allies are not to be harmed.]] You then walk alongside him through the streets of the city (and inevitably, several other players tag along), while the guard comment on his arrival. It all comes to a head in the throne room, where he exposes Lady Prestor as the black dragon Onyxia. It leads to a massive battle in the throne room with Bolvar Fordragon and what players arrived against a host of elite dragons disguised as the royal guard. Sadly, Windsor dies, but he may have also saved the Alliance. This is later retconned by the events of the comics, however.
10th Nov '17 8:21:26 PM Origin
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--->'''Garrosh''': Step aside Pandaren. You confront a force beyond reckoning.\\
'''Taran Zhu''': Your father dabbled in forces beyond reckoning. Where is he now?

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--->'''Garrosh''': Step aside Pandaren. aside, Pandaren! You confront a force beyond reckoning.\\
'''Taran Zhu''': Your father ''father''[[note]]Grommash Hellscream, was the most noteworthy orc to accept Mannoroth's offer of power through demonic blood back in Warcraft 3[[/note]] dabbled in forces beyond reckoning. powers "beyond reckoning". Where is he now?he... ''now''?
10th Nov '17 2:50:43 PM Aeliren85
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* The [[http://www.wowpedia.org/Dreadsteed Dreadsteed of Xoroth questchain]] for Warlocks was truly epic in classic [=WoW=]. Over the course of the adventure you mass murder creatures created by the moon goddess and collect their blood, infiltrate the Shadow Council, rip out an orc's heart, wreak havoc across two dungeons, fight off an army of demons as you prepare a portal, and kill a Dreadlord so you can steal his horse. Your reward? Quite possibly the [[HellishHorse coolest looking mount in the game ever made]]. Shame they took the questchain out in ''Cataclysm'' and you just buy the Dreadsteed now.
** Part of the shame being that the only people who did it post "Burning Crusade" were people with a few bored friends, a lot of time, and a lot of gold on their hands. (Then again though, the gold wasn't hard to get) Around Burning Crusade, the game started handing more money per drops and quest rewards so it eventually became cheaper (and way more efficient!) to just purchase the same mount everyone else did.
** The ''Summoning the Charger'' quest chain for Paladins. It involves exorcising an entire town, getting holy water from the heart of the Scourge in the Eastern Kingdoms a dungeon all in itself. Save a spirit from another dungeon. and after all that. Two diamonds, and the censer you used to exorcise the town are then put together. After that you actually invade the Scholomance, an entire school of necromancers to get a death knight's attention, kill him, and free the charger. Thats right, you ''steal a death knight's warhorse by raiding an school of necromancers and killing him in there''. Your reward? A epic, glowly, heavily armored warhorse that literally came back from the dead.
* Tirion Fordring appearing at the end of the quest In Dreams, in which he confronts [[EvilFormerFriend Isillien]], facing him and his elite bodyguards in combat and wins, bringing down the hammer of justice on his son's murderer.
* The attunement quest for Onyxia aka The Great Masquerade. After a fairly tedious quest chain to convince Marshal Reginald Windsor to escape from Black Rock Depths, you soon meet him outside of Stormwind where he is ready to expose what he has discovered. You walk alongside him through the streets of the city (and inevitably, several other players tag along), while the guard comment on his arrival. It all comes to a head in the throne room, where he exposes Lady Prestor as the black dragon Onyxia. It leads to a massive battle in the throne room with Bolvar Fordragon and what players arrived against a host of elite dragons disguised as the royal guard. Sadly, Windsor dies, but he may have also saved the Alliance. This is later retconned by the events of the comics, however.

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* Both the Paladin and the Warlock classes had truly epic quest chains dedicated to unlocking access to their level 60 class mounts. Sadly, both were removed in ''Cataclysm'', and the mounts are simply acquired immediately upon reaching the required levels, which were reduced to 20 and 40 (down from 40 and 60). Part of the shame being that the only people who did it post "Burning Crusade" were people with a few bored friends, a lot of time, and a lot of gold on their hands. (Then again though, the gold wasn't hard to get) Around Burning Crusade, the game started handing more money per drops and quest rewards so it eventually became cheaper (and way more efficient!) to just purchase the same mount everyone else did.
**
The [[http://www.wowpedia.org/Dreadsteed ''[[https://wow.gamepedia.com/Warlock_quests#Level_60:_Summon_Dreadsteed Dreadsteed of Xoroth questchain]] Xoroth]]'' quest chain for Warlocks was truly epic in classic [=WoW=].Warlocks. Over the course of the adventure you mass murder creatures created by the moon goddess and collect their blood, infiltrate the Shadow Council, rip out an orc's heart, wreak havoc across two dungeons, fight off an army of demons as you prepare a portal, and kill a Dreadlord so you can steal his horse. Your reward? Quite possibly the [[HellishHorse coolest looking mount in the game ever made]]. Shame they took the questchain out in ''Cataclysm'' and you just buy the Dreadsteed now.
** Part of the shame being that the only people who did it post "Burning Crusade" were people with a few bored friends, a lot of time, and a lot of gold on their hands. (Then again though, the gold wasn't hard to get) Around Burning Crusade, the game started handing more money per drops and quest rewards so it eventually became cheaper (and way more efficient!) to just purchase the same mount everyone else did.
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** The ''Summoning ''[[https://wow.gamepedia.com/Paladin_quests#Level_60_Summoning_the_Charger_.28Summon_Charger.29 Summoning the Charger'' Charger]]'' quest chain for Paladins. It involves exorcising an entire town, the town of Terrodale, getting holy water from Stratholme - the heart of the Scourge in the Eastern Kingdoms and a dungeon all in itself. Save a itself - and save an ancient equine spirit from another dungeon. and after Dire Maul to bless your barding. After all that. Two diamonds, and that, you have to combine the barding, the censer you used to exorcise the town are then put and two diamonds together. After that that, you actually invade the Scholomance, an entire school of necromancers necromancers, all just to get a death knight's attention, kill him, him and free the his charger. Thats That's right, you ''steal a death knight's warhorse by raiding an school of necromancers and killing him in there''. Your reward? A epic, glowly, heavily armored warhorse that literally came back from the dead.
* Taelen Fordring's rampage while escaping from Hearthglen in ''In Dreams''. The Hearthglen Scarlet Crusaders, formerly elite mobs, are killed en mass by the Scarlet Highlerd as he attempts to reach his father Tirion, only to fall in battle against Grand Inquisitor Isillien and his Crimson Elite bodyguards. Tirion Fordring appearing at the end of the quest In Dreams, in which he then appears, confronts [[EvilFormerFriend Isillien]], facing him and his elite bodyguards in combat and wins, bringing down the hammer of justice on his son's murderer.
* The attunement quest for Onyxia aka The Onyxia, ''The Great Masquerade.Masquerade''. After a fairly tedious quest chain to convince Marshal Reginald Windsor to escape from Black Rock Depths, you soon meet him outside of Stormwind where he is ready to expose what he has discovered. At the gates, Lady Katrana Prestor attempts to have Windsor and the players arrested, and they are halted at the gates of Stormwind by General Marcus Jonathan. After a quick talk with Windsor along with an ArmorPiercingQuestion, [[ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight Jonathan not only lets Windsor through the gates, but decrees that he and his allies are not to be harmed.]] You then walk alongside him through the streets of the city (and inevitably, several other players tag along), while the guard comment on his arrival. It all comes to a head in the throne room, where he exposes Lady Prestor as the black dragon Onyxia. It leads to a massive battle in the throne room with Bolvar Fordragon and what players arrived against a host of elite dragons disguised as the royal guard. Sadly, Windsor dies, but he may have also saved the Alliance. This is later retconned by the events of the comics, however.
9th Nov '17 7:37:31 PM Aeliren85
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* One of the most fun quests in the game is "It's Goat Time, Baby" where you have to "nudge" the billy goats from Fuselight with a goblin-made goat-launcher. (And don't worry if you're an animal-rights activist, they land safely.)
* Another incredibly fun quest is "Welcome to the Machine". (To put this bluntly, ''you'' are the QuestGiver here giving tasks to three [=NPCs=] who are clearly stereotypes of think-headed "noob" players who never pay attention to quest instructions. Sadly, it's Horde-only.)



* One quest in Searing Gorge ''They Build A Better Bullet'' seems like typical kill and collect kind of quest. Kill the dwarves and pillage their supply crates for their bullets. But there is another way, to just stand in front of a dwarf and let him shoot you. Each time the character gets shot the bullet counter increases by one, it's like they remove the bullets from their wounds and add them to the collected pile. That's pretty hardcore.
* The attunement quest for Onyxia aka The Great Masquerade. After a fairly tedious quest chain to convince Marshal Reginald Windsor to escape from Black Rock Depths, you soon meet him outside of Stormwind where he is ready to expose what he has discovered. You walk alongside him through the streets of the city (and inevitably, several other players tag along), while the guard comment on his arrival. It all comes to a head in the throne room, where he exposes Lady Prestor as the black dragon Onyxia. It leads to a massive battle in the throne room with Bolvar Fordragon and what players arrived against a host of elite dragons. Sadly, Windsor dies, but he may have also saved the Alliance. This is later retconned by the events of the comics, however.

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* One quest in Searing Gorge ''They Build A Better Bullet'' seems like typical kill and collect kind of quest. Kill the dwarves and pillage their supply crates for their bullets. But there is another way, to just stand in front of a dwarf and let him shoot you. Each time the character gets shot the bullet counter increases by one, it's like they remove the bullets from their wounds and add them to the collected pile. That's pretty hardcore.
* The attunement quest for Onyxia aka The Great Masquerade. After a fairly tedious quest chain to convince Marshal Reginald Windsor to escape from Black Rock Depths, you soon meet him outside of Stormwind where he is ready to expose what he has discovered. You walk alongside him through the streets of the city (and inevitably, several other players tag along), while the guard comment on his arrival. It all comes to a head in the throne room, where he exposes Lady Prestor as the black dragon Onyxia. It leads to a massive battle in the throne room with Bolvar Fordragon and what players arrived against a host of elite dragons.dragons disguised as the royal guard. Sadly, Windsor dies, but he may have also saved the Alliance. This is later retconned by the events of the comics, however.



* The Darkspear leader Vol'jin gets one in Cataclysm, as he opposes the other trolls who want to rebuild their ancient empire. Mixed with SugarWiki/{{Heartwarming Moment|s}}.
-->'''Troll''': You dare to stand against your people!?\\
'''Vol'jin''': The Horde is ''my'' people!!
** Vol'jin gets another one during the Troll starting quests, where he shows you a vision him him telling off Garrosh.
---> "I know exactly what I'll be doin' about it, Son of Hellscream. I'll watch and wait as ya people slowly become aware of ya ineptitude. I'll laugh as dey grow to despise ya, as I do. And when that times comes, when ya failure is complete and ya power is meaningless, I will be there ta end your rule. Swiftly, and silently. You will spend ya reign glancin' over ya shoulder, and fearin' da shadows. For when the time comes, and ya blood be slowly drainin' out, you will know'' exactly ''who fired da arrow that pierced ya black heart."
** And as of the Siege of Orgrimmar, it's true. [[spoiler:The dark heart of Y'Shaarj, that is.]]

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* The Darkspear leader Vol'jin gets one in Cataclysm, as he opposes the other trolls who want to rebuild their ancient empire. Mixed with SugarWiki/{{Heartwarming Moment|s}}.
-->'''Troll''': You dare to stand against your people!?\\
'''Vol'jin''': The Horde is ''my'' people!!
** Vol'jin gets another one during the Troll starting quests, where he shows you a vision him him telling off Garrosh.
---> "I know exactly what I'll be doin' about it, Son of Hellscream. I'll watch and wait as ya people slowly become aware of ya ineptitude. I'll laugh as dey grow to despise ya, as I do. And when that times comes, when ya failure is complete and ya power is meaningless, I will be there ta end your rule. Swiftly, and silently. You will spend ya reign glancin' over ya shoulder, and fearin' da shadows. For when the time comes, and ya blood be slowly drainin' out, you will know'' exactly ''who fired da arrow that pierced ya black heart."
** And as of the Siege of Orgrimmar, it's true. [[spoiler:The dark heart of Y'Shaarj, that is.]]
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* Captain Taylor during the "Defending the Rift" quest. He manages to one-shot one of the key leaders of the naga!



* Simply seeing the Maelstrom for the first time, which you can upon reaching Lvl 82, is breathtaking enough. Flying directly into the center - required to travel to Deepholm - [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_OZs5eWZdY doubly so.]] (Sadly, there's really nothing else to do there. Yet,)
* The final battle against [[BigBad Deathwing]], anyone? First of all, it takes place in the Maelstrom, which is where [[WhereItAllBegan Deathwing first burst forth into Azeroth]], second of all, all four of the Dragon Aspects and Thrall with the Dragon Soul ([[HoistByHisOwnPetard which Deathwing coveted and betrayed the aspects for, no less]]) are backing you and your raid up. Tentacles bursting forth everywhere, and Deathwing attempting to finish off the world with another Cataclysm (instant wipe, no question), and it all ends with Deathwing being destroyed for good by the Dragon Soul.
** That doesn't even take into account how you reach the Maelstrom. The raid parachutes onto Deathwing's back where they must ''tear his scales off'' while his own immune system comes to life to stop you. Once his scales are gone, Thrall shoots him the Dragon Soul which ''shoots straight through Deathwing's chest'' and causes him to plunge into the Maelstrom.


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* One of the most fun quests in the game is "It's Goat Time, Baby" where you have to "nudge" the billy goats from Fuselight with a goblin-made goat-launcher. (And don't worry if you're an animal-rights activist, they land safely.)
* Another incredibly fun quest is "Welcome to the Machine". (To put this bluntly, ''you'' are the QuestGiver here giving tasks to three [=NPCs=] who are clearly stereotypes of think-headed "noob" players who never pay attention to quest instructions. Sadly, it's Horde-only.)
* One quest in Searing Gorge ''They Build A Better Bullet'' seems like typical kill and collect kind of quest. Kill the dwarves and pillage their supply crates for their bullets. But there is another way, to just stand in front of a dwarf and let him shoot you. Each time the character gets shot the bullet counter increases by one, it's like they remove the bullets from their wounds and add them to the collected pile. That's pretty hardcore.
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* The Darkspear leader Vol'jin gets one in Cataclysm, as he opposes the other trolls who want to rebuild their ancient empire. Mixed with SugarWiki/{{Heartwarming Moment|s}}.
-->'''Troll''': You dare to stand against your people!?\\
'''Vol'jin''': The Horde is ''my'' people!!
** Vol'jin gets another one during the Troll starting quests, where he shows you a vision him him telling off Garrosh.
---> "I know exactly what I'll be doin' about it, Son of Hellscream. I'll watch and wait as ya people slowly become aware of ya ineptitude. I'll laugh as dey grow to despise ya, as I do. And when that times comes, when ya failure is complete and ya power is meaningless, I will be there ta end your rule. Swiftly, and silently. You will spend ya reign glancin' over ya shoulder, and fearin' da shadows. For when the time comes, and ya blood be slowly drainin' out, you will know'' exactly ''who fired da arrow that pierced ya black heart."
** And as of the Siege of Orgrimmar, it's true. [[spoiler:The dark heart of Y'Shaarj, that is.]]
* Captain Taylor during the "Defending the Rift" quest. He manages to one-shot one of the key leaders of the naga!
* Simply seeing the Maelstrom for the first time, which you can upon reaching Lvl 82, is breathtaking enough. Flying directly into the center - required to travel to Deepholm - [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_OZs5eWZdY doubly so.]] (Sadly, there's really nothing else to do there. Yet,)
* The final battle against [[BigBad Deathwing]], anyone? First of all, it takes place in the Maelstrom, which is where [[WhereItAllBegan Deathwing first burst forth into Azeroth]], second of all, all four of the Dragon Aspects and Thrall with the Dragon Soul ([[HoistByHisOwnPetard which Deathwing coveted and betrayed the aspects for, no less]]) are backing you and your raid up. Tentacles bursting forth everywhere, and Deathwing attempting to finish off the world with another Cataclysm (instant wipe, no question), and it all ends with Deathwing being destroyed for good by the Dragon Soul.
** That doesn't even take into account how you reach the Maelstrom. The raid parachutes onto Deathwing's back where they must ''tear his scales off'' while his own immune system comes to life to stop you. Once his scales are gone, Thrall shoots him the Dragon Soul which ''shoots straight through Deathwing's chest'' and causes him to plunge into the Maelstrom.
6th Nov '17 9:05:04 PM DragonJTS
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** Seeing her forces pushed back, including High Overlord Saurfang collapsing from arrows wound,and a siege tower approaching, Sylvanas leaps to the tower, destroys it with an explosive arrow, and as she falls from the tower, lets use her full Banshee powers with a blodcurdling scream before yelling "For the Horde". At which point Saurfang out his own warcry, picks up a Horde banner, and the Horde breaks through the Alliance Ranks.

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** Seeing her forces pushed back, including High Overlord Saurfang collapsing from arrows wound,and arrow wounds,and a siege tower approaching, Sylvanas leaps to the tower, destroys it with an explosive arrow, and as she falls from the tower, lets use loose her full Banshee powers with a blodcurdling scream before yelling "For the Horde". At which point Saurfang lets out his own warcry, picks up a Horde banner, and the Horde breaks through the Alliance Ranks.
6th Nov '17 8:29:29 AM TheDoodAbides
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* Blizzard seems to have heard the fan requests for a Warcraft IV and is incorporating the classic RTS gameplay into the expansion. Battlefronts are essentially group raids against an intelligent AI where players build bases, recruit units, and fight alongside them against the opposing faction, as if they were the iconic Hero Units in WarcraftIII.

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* Blizzard seems to have heard the fan requests for a Warcraft IV and is incorporating the classic RTS gameplay into the expansion. Battlefronts Warfronts are essentially group raids against an intelligent AI where players build bases, recruit units, and fight alongside them against the opposing faction, as if they were the iconic Hero Units in WarcraftIII.WarcraftIII.
* Uncharted Islands. Tired of running the same 5 Dungeons and Raids between patches? How about a few [[UpToEleven HUNDRED]] scenarios with procedurally generated enemies, treasures, stories and encounters. Oh, and you're racing against an AI party of the opposing faction that Blizzard claims will clean your clock if your group doesn't bring their A-Game.
6th Nov '17 8:18:59 AM TheDoodAbides
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* Blizzard seems to have heard the fan requests for a Warcraft IV and is incorporating the classic RTS gameplay into the expansion. Battlefronts are essentially group raids against an intelligent AI where players build bases, recruit units, and fight alongside them against the opposing faction, as if they were the iconic Hero Units in WarcraftIII.
5th Nov '17 12:53:22 PM TheUltimate3
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** Shortly thereafter Anduin, seeing his men fall before the resulting onslaught, stabs Shalamayne into the ground, and channels a massive dome of light that heals his troops. With a yell of "stand as one!", he picks back up Shalamayne and declares "For the Alliance".

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** Shortly thereafter Anduin, seeing the peace-loving Priest, rallies his troops forward. After taking down a few orcs he is knocked back by Saurfang and takes a look around to see his men fall before falling to the resulting onslaught, stabs onslaught. Stabbing Shalamayne into the ground, and Anduin channels a massive dome of light that heals his troops. With a yell of "stand "Stand as one!", he picks back up Shalamayne and declares "For the Alliance".Alliance" before resuming the charge.
5th Nov '17 12:15:45 PM Batavus
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** Seeing her forces pushed back, including an orc collapsing from arrows wound,and a siege tower approaching, Sylvanas leaps to the tower, destroys it with an explosive arrow, and as she falls from the tower, lets use her full Banshee powers with a blodcurdling scream before yelling "For the Horde". At which point the previous Orc lets out his own warcry, picks up a Horde banner, and the Horde breaks through the Alliance Ranks.

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** Seeing her forces pushed back, including an orc High Overlord Saurfang collapsing from arrows wound,and a siege tower approaching, Sylvanas leaps to the tower, destroys it with an explosive arrow, and as she falls from the tower, lets use her full Banshee powers with a blodcurdling scream before yelling "For the Horde". At which point the previous Orc lets Saurfang out his own warcry, picks up a Horde banner, and the Horde breaks through the Alliance Ranks.
4th Nov '17 9:42:01 AM Saveelich
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* The opening Cinematic shows that the Alliance and Horde are once again at open war with one another. No more Iron Horde, no more Burning Legion. Just the same old Alliance vs. Horde that created the entire series!

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* The opening Cinematic shows that the Alliance and Horde are once again at open war with one another. No more Iron Horde, no more Burning Legion.EnemyMine against a world-destroying threat. Just the same old Alliance vs. Horde that created the entire series!series!
* The Alliance seeks to reconquer the kingdom of Lordaeron, which was destroyed in ''Warcraft III'' and inhabited by the Forsaken since.
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