I do hope the mysterious shepherd doesn't turn out to be sylvanas. That would be such flimsy story telling. blizzard does have a habit of retconning character motivations and it's just jarring every time they do it. Sylvanas is a dark character, but her motivations have always been straight forward.I'd much rather see it be Azshara, or even a *new* character. With guldan killed off, we are in need of a new villain working for the "big bad". Yes, old gods are bad but without a mortal envoy to mess with us at every turn, they won't "feel" like a big deal in game.
Well, since we have that Shadowreaper Anduin card in Heathstone :P i would believe so myself
That throne reference. I wonder if it references Sargeras or Lich king or someone entirely different.
Sounds like Jaina will be in a position of command and will likely get her allies killed. Maybe she thinks she can control something old god related to destroy the Horde with and has to sacrifice her troops.
" A shepherd, cloaked in the shadows of her past, beloved by a flock of blind sheep.She guided them over a cliff. Even as they crashed upon the rocks, they never doubted her.The crows grew fat upon sheep flesh. Her laughter echoed all around." Aleria Windrunner. Mark my words. Shes "gathering" void elves like an shepherd. They blindly follow her and as soon as they die- the crows (shadows, voic) will feast upon them.
I thought of Sylvanas, because:
Jaina was my thought as well. I have heard her referenced as being the most powerful mage on Azeroth. And even though the alliance is being lead by Anduin, I'm sure he would seek her guidance if ever he was unsure of which path to take. Also, Jaina while being a leader of the alliance, is also a part of the Kirin Tor, whose followers are both the Horde and the Alliance. Besides, Shepard ->Polymorph->Mage. It very well could be Queen Azshara too. :)
Now we know that it will be Anduin that will burn that tree. It will be the first of his lies.
Time is a Flat Circle : "Everything we have ever done or will do, we are going to do over and over and over again." Another Black Empire, the Titans return, everything starts over ...?
I know that everyone is riding down the hype train that was Antorus. That everyone's mind is now preoccupied with either the Lich King on his frozen throne, or the metaphorical thrones of the Alliance and the Horde. On that note, many people are wondering about who the she is.There are two prime candidates, and both their names end in Windrunner. It will either be the sister who rules the Horde, whose shattered mask still hangs over their hearth. Or it will be the other sister within the Alliance who has touched the Void, and in turn the caterpillar has become the butterfly. It should be noted, during the new allied race story-line for Battle for Azeroth, Alleria's mere presence near the Sunwell causes voidspawn to travel through rifts and attack. Based on the direction Sylvanas has been going since Cataclysm, abandoning her people to kill herself, making a pact with the Val'kyr so she won't die again, trying to enslave the light-forged val'kyr, and Varimathras' dialogue during Antorus, she's likely to be leading the Horde down a path not all too dissimilar to Garrosh. "But the throne..." you'll ask me. We've heard of a throne before, long before Legion or Battle for Azeroth.Do you remember, dearest commentor, the first time we heard N'Zoth's name? No, not at Blizzcon. I mean in lore. When was the first time we, the adventurer, the Hero of Azeroth, heard anything having to do with it? Do you remember Cataclysm. It was Warlord Zon'ozz, N'Zoth's General of his faceless army from below. "Once more shall the twisted flesh-banners of N'Zoth chitter and howl across the fly blown corpse of this world. After millennia, we have returned. Your deaths shall sing of N'Zoth's unending glory. Your souls shall sate N'Zoth's endless hunger. Your skulls shall adorn N'Zoth's writhing throne. "For our sake, and for our salvation, I hope we do not bring either Sylvanas or Alleria with us when we go to face N'Zoth. We defeated two Old Gods without their help, and both of them are likely to indirectly succumb to the darkness tearing at their soul. I'm not mad that Battle for Azeroth is a faction war expansion with a tie-in to the Old Gods and greater evils. I am mad that our character is going to be doing this for no reason, despite our character clearly knowing what the real threat is. I'm mad because our mute protagonist will just become Greymane's or Sylvanas' Yes-Man as they either only offhandedly acknowledge the fact you've saved the world from tyrants, deities, and demons countless times, or they decide they somehow have the sole power to order you to continue an archaic, increasingly suicidal, war. We'll be holding the Heart of Azeroth.As our factions can't even hold it in their pants.And I'm mad that at some point a dude will come out of nowhere and go "See, Alliance and Horde working together we can accomplish everything" I'm mad because it's being hyped up as a faction-war expansion when we all know its not going to be at the end, we'll be at war, then we'll be "unlikely" allies, then we'll defeat the Greater-Scope Villain, then we'll get a faux peace agreement. Then the next expansion will happen and a new contrived way to continue the faction war will start.
Transcript of page 4 lacks the "They followed her footsteps without question. Without thought." line.
I don't think it's Sylvanas.Varok would end her if he thought things were going south.
Looks to me like the end of BfA (at some point) will be a lead-in to the next Expansion being Old Gods... OK; we haven't had BfA launch, yet, but...... and there's nothing to say that various Allied Races aren't going to be seeds to an internal Old Gods cult, for each faction (leading to the third Faction some have posited?).
A shepherd, cloaked in the shadows of her past, beloved by a flock of blind sheep.She guided them over a cliff. Even as they crashed upon the rocks, they never doubted her.The crows grew fat upon sheep flesh. Her laughter echoed all around. this sounds like Jaina?