Speculation ahead:Sylvanas was appointed Warchief by Vol'jin and the Loas because the undead are more resilient to the whispers of the Old Gods.Either that, or to make sure she doesn't leave the Horde and become another Lich King figure.
I love how Khadgar actually steps in to the role of The Guardian in the way Medivh wanted him to. Medivh managed to force Horde and Alliance to work together in Warcraft III, Khadgar was one of the 'glues' during Legion. It makes sense for him to be tired of this ^&*! and seek another path. Let's see where the fate brings for Khadgar in this new expansion. I hope we'll see him soon.Also, I hope that if the Windrunner sisters meeting really happens, it will be in a form of a cinematic and not in the book.
things i noticed in the horde version: Gallywix is visibly impatient while Baine is speaking. he is tapping his fingers and looking at Sylvanas. Baine and Sylvanas are directly "at odds" here - opposite ends of the table. to Baine's left are Saurfang, Eitrigg, Liadrin, and Lor'themar. to Sylvanas' left are Blightcaller, random female troll, Hamuul Runetotem oddly enough, and Gallywix.Saurfang's voice is different. can't tell if Shearman is performing it differently or if there was some digital modification, but he does not sound alright. as has been pointed out, he is keeping a close watch on Sylvanas, and likely is mostly fed up with both her aloofness as well as the goblins'...well, really anything the Bilgewater goblins do. Baine...something about the way Baine is amused at the thought of the "rats get(ting) eaten" is a hint. not sure if it's meant to refer to individuals or what.i did notice the "whisper" effect when Anduin touched the azerite, but i haven't seen anyone else mention the sound that plays when Sylvanas touches it - it's very similar to the sound most Light-based spells make. perhaps an inversion for the two? Sylvanas goes holy deadness and Anduin goes shadow?also noticed Sylvanas' spotty hiss/lisp showing back up. opinions withheld.
Is the female troll whoever stayed in voljins place? Darkspear need a racial leader.Edit: its Bwemba
I really don't like her as warchief. The tauren and orc members sitting at the table were cheering and celebrating. Her and Nathanos just sat there. I'm sure that it's been said a million times, but after seeing that cinematic, she just irks tf outta me.
The female Troll is Bwemba, stated by Terran Gregory on Twitter, unclear what is her role.
I was wondering who that was among the Horde Leaders. Thank you. Also it seems Varok despises Gallywix.
My theoryThe Old Gods are taking over the NE tree, so it is burned down. I think the person with a hawk at the end of the cinematic is a double agent playing both sides. I think that Azerite will become crystal (no pun intended) meth causing irrational behaviors in people. I think Azeroth is not what we think she is. I also do not trust the Light nor the Titans. I think Sageras meant to strike Un'Goro crater, and he missed. I also think that Khadgar is ignorant in thinking that Argus' defeat will mean the Legion can no longer reincarnate, because they were doing that beforehand, which is why Sageras originally had to imprison them. I also think Sargeras is an anti-hero, and we will change our minds about him eventually. I'll post more if I think about it more in depth, but those are the first places my mind goes with all that has happened.
First of all; notice how Anduin is the only one touching the stone barehanded....all the others have gloves :3Another thing, the elven scout....if it was truly spying on the goblin operations, you really think it would not COVER its head, including ears, as to not get seen? I thought the entire point of a scout/spy was to not get seen/recognised by your opponent...
As a main Horde player, I'm not happy with the new leadership and structure of the faction. They are separated, they don't trust each other and everyone is acting for their own personal gain. Seems that the honor and strength foundation of the faction is going to the sewers more with each expansion. Not sure what is Blizzard trying to do with Sylvanas and the undead. I used to like Sylvanas a lot but here we see her along fat ass Gallywix and emo Blightcaller playing overwhelmingly distant and in secrecy from the other leaders, with Sylvanas having her obsessive idea of finding something to "save" the undead. Nothing to compare with Thrall and Vol'jin. Lor'themar is being treated like if he doesn't exist while Lady Liadrin is meh, the trolls don't have a proper leader that can even be slightly compared to Vol'jin and the tauren have Baine, who looks way better and more mature in this expansion but feel he was pushed back too much and left behind when he could have made a difference in earlier expansions. Saurfang is ok. We definitely could use better undead and goblin leaders imo or at least have Sylvanas go thru some kind of transformation, one that finally allows us to have elves/human undead models or something similar to the San'layn.
Oh, please ANYTHING BUT another corruption-story. How can anybody be excited about this prospect? It's boring, it's dull, and it serves absolutely no purpose as there is NO character progression at all. "Oh yeah the characters acted like this because CORRUPTION!...also we needed them to act this way, so we can push the story into this direction without bothering about the characters."
The hooded female in both cinematics is an SI:7 scout, they wear those uniforms. Just look at Shaw.I noticed the whispers and their reactions; but I don't think it's corrupted or otherwise old-god influenced. You have to remember this is the lifeblood of a TITAN, their reactions are expected as the power radiating from it is immense (Maybe not with that little chunk, but its still the blood of a titan so some of its power will obviously be felt. As for the whispers.. who knows if its Azeroth's voice herself)