History TearJerker / WorldOfWarcraft

6th Jun '17 2:38:54 AM Theharbo
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** Vol'jin [[spoiler: death]]. He tries [[spoiler: holding out against fel poison for as long as he is able to, despite it eating him up and visibly blackening his veins. His troll regeneration simply not able to prevent the life-consuming fel from killing him]]. He sits there, pathetic, weak, and barely able to speak, and his [[spoiler: dying words are [[PassingTheTorch begging for Sylvanas to take the mantle as Warchief]] and ensure that the Horde survives. And Sylvanas herself is left in StunnedSilence while Vol'jin's body is carried out before speaking at his funeral pyre.]]

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** Vol'jin Vol'jin's [[spoiler: death]]. He tries [[spoiler: holding out against fel poison for as long as he is able to, despite it eating him up and visibly blackening his veins. His troll regeneration simply not able to prevent the life-consuming fel from killing him]]. He sits there, pathetic, weak, and barely able to speak, and his [[spoiler: dying words are [[PassingTheTorch begging for Sylvanas to take the mantle as Warchief]] and ensure that the Horde survives. And Sylvanas herself is left in StunnedSilence while Vol'jin's body is carried out before speaking at his funeral pyre.]]
26th May '17 9:12:32 AM GentleMart
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* [[spoiler: Gul'dan's usurping Grom is one for the latter. First, Grom's reaction when he hears about that Garrosh is his son and that he is dead. For a hardass like him to visibly show sadness, it really shows that the two Hellscreams were family and cared about one another. Second: Gul'dan turns Kilrogg to his side and gives him demon blood after pinning Grom to the wall, leaving Grom unable to do anything but watch while [[SayMyName shouting his lieutenant's name]] in vain as Kilrogg drinks the blood from the cup and turns into a Fel Orc.]]

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* [[spoiler: Gul'dan's usurping After suffering so much defeat, Grom is one for visited again by Gul'dan who is attempting again to give the latter. First, demon blood to the orcs. Gul'dan throws Grom's reaction failure as Warchief in his face, and when he hears about Grom throws back that his men died with honor, Gul'dan chuckles and asks if that same was true for [[spoiler:his son. Gul'dan tosses Gorehowl at Grom's feet, revealing Garrosh is his as Grom's son and in the same breath that he pronounced him dead]]. Grom looks utterly heartbroken as Gul'dan reinforces that he's lost ''everything'' and his only choice is dead. to accept the Legion's gift.[[spoiler: For a hardass like him Grom to visibly show sadness, it really shows that the two Hellscreams were family and cared about one another. Second: On top of this, Gul'dan turns Kilrogg to his side and gives him demon blood after pinning Grom to the wall, leaving Grom unable to do anything but watch while [[SayMyName shouting his lieutenant's name]] in vain as Kilrogg drinks the blood from the cup and turns into a Fel Orc.]]



* After suffering so much defeat, Grom is visited again by Gul'dan who is attempting again to give the demon blood to the orcs. Gul'dan throws Grom's failure as Warchief in his face, and when Grom throws back that his men died with honor, Gul'dan chuckles and asks if that same was true for [[spoiler:his son. Gul'dan tosses Gorehowl at Grom's feet, revealing Garrosh as Grom's son in the same breath that pronounced him dead]]. Grom looks utterly heartbroken as Gul'dan reinforces that he's lost ''everything'' and his only choice is to accept the Legion's gift.
10th May '17 11:19:20 AM storymasterb
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** Despite his criticism of Anduin, Greymane actually tries to stop him walking to where Varian died, sadly saying ''"My boy, you don't need to see this."'', and then gently explains Varian's HeroicSacrifice to him. After all, despite his more cynical views, Greymane knows well what it's like to lose a close family member.
22nd Apr '17 1:38:21 PM AbstractIndigo
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** The entire quest chain is one. From Anduin mentioning not having had any time to mourn his father, to praying to know if his father's spirit is at peace, to feeling unworthy and unable to bear the responsibility of his crown, lamenting that he has been sheltered from the atrocities taking place while countless brave heroes and soldiers die in his name. He acknowledges that his people "like and respect him", but feels they do not believe in him as they believed in his father, something he personally feels is completely justified given his father's accomplishments and strength. Overhearing Greymane's comments that he needs to toughen up and understand what sacrifices are being made, he completely agrees, showing self-awareness of his limitations and naivety.

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** The entire quest chain is one. From Anduin mentioning not having had any time to mourn his father, to praying to know if his father's spirit is at peace, to feeling unworthy and unable to bear the responsibility of his crown, lamenting crown. Anduin also laments that he has been sheltered from the atrocities taking place by great men like Bolvar and Tirion throughout his entire life, and this continues while countless brave heroes and soldiers die in his name. He acknowledges that his people "like like and respect him", him, but feels knows they do not believe in him as they believed in his father, something he personally feels accepts is completely justified given his father's accomplishments and strength. Overhearing Greymane's comments that he needs to toughen up and understand what sacrifices are being made, he completely agrees, showing self-awareness of his limitations and naivety.
21st Apr '17 7:50:43 PM AbstractIndigo
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* Alliance players can find a small trinket in the sea near the Broken Shore that turns out to be Varian's compass. When you start a quest chain by returning it to Anduin, he mentions having given to his father for his birthday a few years ago, and that since his father's death he hasn't had a single opportunity to actually mourn.
** The entire quest chain is one. From Anduin mentioning not having had any time to mourn his father, to praying to know if his father's spirit is at peace, to feeling unworthy and unable to bear the responsibility of the crown, lamenting that he has been sheltered from the atrocities taking place while countless brave soldiers and heroes die in his name. He acknowledges that his people "like and respect him", but feels they do not believe in him as they believed in his father, something he personally feels is completely justified given his father's accomplishments and strength. Overhearing Greymane's comments that he needs to toughen up and understand what sacrifices are being made, he completely agrees, showing self-awareness of his limitations and naivety.

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* Alliance players can find a small trinket in the sea near the Broken Shore that turns out to be Varian's compass. When you start a quest chain by returning it to Anduin, he mentions having given to his father for his birthday a few years ago, and that since his father's death he hasn't had a single opportunity to actually mourn.
mourn. This throws Anduin into a depression, with no-one having any luck in consoling him until the player character comes to persuade him to return to his duties.
** The entire quest chain is one. From Anduin mentioning not having had any time to mourn his father, to praying to know if his father's spirit is at peace, to feeling unworthy and unable to bear the responsibility of the his crown, lamenting that he has been sheltered from the atrocities taking place while countless brave heroes and soldiers and heroes die in his name. He acknowledges that his people "like and respect him", but feels they do not believe in him as they believed in his father, something he personally feels is completely justified given his father's accomplishments and strength. Overhearing Greymane's comments that he needs to toughen up and understand what sacrifices are being made, he completely agrees, showing self-awareness of his limitations and naivety.naivety.
** The quest chain culminates in Anduin heading to the Broken Shore to see first-hand the evil taking place. Visiting the exact spot where his father fell, Anduin breaks down in grief, both at his father's death and not having had time to mourn, and feeling he lacks the strength to be the hero and king his father was. For all his earlier and justified criticisms, Greymane himself consoles Anduin over his father's heroism and sacrifice, explaining that Varian's valiant actions and defiance were a message of inspiration to his people in the face of an overwhelming enemy.
** Anduin himself finds Shalamayne in the ashes where his father died, and experiences a vision of Varian urging him to live up to his kingly responsibilities. Filled with newfound resolve, Shalamayne starts glowing with holy light in Anduin's hands...
21st Apr '17 7:35:55 PM AbstractIndigo
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* Alliance players can find a small trinket in the sea near the Broken Shore that turns out to be Varian's compass. When you return it to Anduin, he mentions having given to his father for his birthday a few years ago and that since his father's death he hasn't had a single opportunity to actually mourn.

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* Alliance players can find a small trinket in the sea near the Broken Shore that turns out to be Varian's compass. When you return start a quest chain by returning it to Anduin, he mentions having given to his father for his birthday a few years ago ago, and that since his father's death he hasn't had a single opportunity to actually mourn.mourn.
** The entire quest chain is one. From Anduin mentioning not having had any time to mourn his father, to praying to know if his father's spirit is at peace, to feeling unworthy and unable to bear the responsibility of the crown, lamenting that he has been sheltered from the atrocities taking place while countless brave soldiers and heroes die in his name. He acknowledges that his people "like and respect him", but feels they do not believe in him as they believed in his father, something he personally feels is completely justified given his father's accomplishments and strength. Overhearing Greymane's comments that he needs to toughen up and understand what sacrifices are being made, he completely agrees, showing self-awareness of his limitations and naivety.
19th Apr '17 8:29:55 PM TheSinful
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* Alliance players can find a small trinket in the sea near the Broken Shore that turns out to be Varian's compass. When you return it to Anduin, he mentions having given to his father for his birthday a few years ago and that since his father's death he hasn't had a single opportunity to actually mourn.
22nd Feb '17 1:34:44 PM LadyJaneGrey
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* The penultimate garrison campaign for Alliance (A Strike at the Heart) involves an attack on the garrison in which [[spoiler:TheBadGuyWins and gets away with the artifact you retrieved last time]], but that's not the ''really'' sad part. The sad part is that in the process, [[spoiler:Baros Alexston, your garrison's architect, was killed protecting Lieutenant Thorn from Azuka Bladefury's blade. At the last, he ''finally'' confessed his love for Thorn (the two had a bad case of CannotSpitItOut up to that point), handing over the rose he was planning to give her that very night as he died. After that event, Lieutenant Thorn is completely heartbroken, and stays in her worgen form (previously, you'd seen her human form only).]] Damn.

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* The penultimate garrison campaign for Alliance (A Strike at the Heart) involves an attack on the garrison in which [[spoiler:TheBadGuyWins and gets away with the artifact you retrieved last time]], but that's not the ''really'' sad part. The sad part is that in the process, [[spoiler:Baros Alexston, your garrison's architect, was killed protecting Lieutenant Thorn from Azuka Bladefury's blade. At the last, he ''finally'' confessed his love for Thorn (the two had a bad case of CannotSpitItOut up to that point), handing over the rose he was planning to give her that very night as he died. After that event, Lieutenant Thorn is completely heartbroken, and stays in her worgen form (previously, you'd seen her human form only).]] Damn. The worst part is, [[spoiler: [[KarmaHoudini Bladefury has yet to answer for it]]; to date, there's no way for the player to gain revenge or deliver retribution.]]
3rd Nov '16 1:40:38 AM TheSinful
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* In Suramar City, there's an entire district of Nightborne whose supplies of arcwine have been so severely reduced that they're at risk of withering. A quest to share some with the most desperate elves shows that many of them have been refusing to drink it so their loved ones can have enough. The reason they don't have enough arcwine? They spoke out against allying with the Burning Legion.
** Even in the "loyalist" areas, there's the occasional starving Nightborne who begs players for a few drops of arcwine. If you share some ancient mana with them, they thank you profusely and you earn a buff called "Empathy".
11th Oct '16 6:52:33 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* At the end of the Badlands quest chains, you help purify a black dragon egg. When the egg hatches, it will be the first uncorrupted black dragon in ten thousand years, and so it's heavily hinted that the whelp that hatches will become the next Aspect of Earth to save and redeem what's left of the Black Dragonflight. This is desperately needed, considering the quest "The Last of Her Kind" in the Twilight Highlands has you kill one of the last female black dragons in existence. Obsidia targeted deliberately because she's a breeding female, meaning the player is essentially helping the red dragons commit genocide; another tearjerker in its own right for that very reason. However, even after Obsidia's death there was one female left alive, and speculation went that this female would become a broodmother after Deathwing's defeat to help rebuild the Flight. In 4.3, [[spoiler:however, the egg hatches into Wrathion... who, even though he's pure and free of Old God corruption, reveals himself to be just as nasty as every other black dragon, and uses Rogue players to kill off the last of his corrupted brothers and sisters, including Nalice, the last adult female black dragon. Unless the female whelps and drakes survive to adulthood, Wrathion, the child who was supposed to become Black Aspect and save his Flight, just doomed them all to extinction.]]

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* The Badlands quest line, [[DownerEnding ho boy]]:
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At the end of the Badlands quest chains, you help purify a black dragon egg. When the egg hatches, it will be the first uncorrupted black dragon in ten thousand years, and so it's heavily hinted that the whelp that hatches will become the next Aspect of Earth to save and redeem what's left of the Black Dragonflight. This is desperately needed, considering the quest "The Last of Her Kind" in the Twilight Highlands has you kill one of the last female black dragons in existence. Obsidia targeted deliberately because she's a breeding female, meaning the player is essentially helping the red dragons commit genocide; another tearjerker in its own right for that very reason. However, even after Obsidia's death there was one female left alive, and speculation went that this female would become a broodmother after Deathwing's defeat to help rebuild the Flight. In 4.3, [[spoiler:however, the egg hatches into Wrathion... who, even though he's pure and free of Old God corruption, reveals himself to be just as nasty as every other black dragon, and uses Rogue players to kill off the last of his corrupted brothers and sisters, including Nalice, the last adult female black dragon. Unless the female whelps and drakes survive to adulthood, Wrathion, the child who was supposed to become Black Aspect and save his Flight, just doomed them all to extinction.]]


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** If anything, watching what happens is enough to make most players hate Deathwing with a passion (possibly the point of the quest line), and make the [[CatharsisFactor Raid where you fight him much more enjoyable.]]
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