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World of Warcraft: "Cinematic"
Posted: Monday August 18th, 2014 by

I watched the Warlords of Draenor Cinematic Trailer the other day and was left with a nose wrinkling feeling of disappointment. Let's see if I can explain...

As Grek, I love the Horde. But I hate Garrosh as much as I hate the Alliance. The idea that this bellicose prick is going to tip toe back through time and screw up Grom (Mr. Pert Plus) bothers me. Sure, Grom was blood thirsty and broken, but eventually his understanding of the true cost of the Blood Curse lead him down the "right" path. He freed his people from the curse and ushered in a new era for the orcs. Those of us with green skin wear it like a badge of honor. We're a walking head nod to Grom's sacrifice on our behalf. But, without that redemptive act, what are we left with? An unrepentant conqueror bent on destruction for destruction's sake? Does Thrall die at the hands of a human hunting party or worse - at the hands of Garrosh's time traveling ass?

Beyond the "in game" questions though, I'm also somewhat disappointed in the actual video. Has it just become a thing for Blizzard to make every character sound like they have throat cancer? I was honestly surprised when this video didn't start with a gravelly voice one word summation... PAAAAAIIINNNN. WAAAARRRRRR. BLOOOOODDDD. Ugh. Trust me Blizzard you can go with deep voiced actors without having to venture into brown note territory.

And dammit, why are we calling these guys the Iron Horde? It seems to me we should be calling the Pierced Horde instead. I'm as much a fan of body modification as the next open-minded nerd, but Grom's tusk? Really? I guess "moar spikes" isn't orc-y enough any more. If you're reading this Chris Robinson, tell whomever was responsible for the character designs in the trailer that I've got a pierced bone to pick with them.

**coughs** Digress digress digress...

What did you guys think of the cinematic trailer?

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