The Official Warlord’s Of Draenor Cinematic Trailer Is Here

Blizzard revealed their official Cinematic for Warlord’s of Draenor which will be launching on November 13th, 2014. It takes place when the corruption of the Orcs is supposed to happen… However, this time Garrosh is there and history is drastically changed.

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  • Deadnstien

    I was kinda disappointed in both the cinematic and the animated short on Kargath. These are supposed to be the bad guys, the people you want me to kill. All the cinematic and short did was make me empathise with them and want to join them, not kill them.

    • JJversion1

      Well the “bad guys” don’t necessarily have to be all bad. There are a whole plethora of villains, in books; films, etc., that are fully fleshed out as characters because you can empathize with them. It makes for a more interesting story as a whole.

      • Deadnstien

        In novels, movies or any media that is passive that may work. In games where we are participants and actively seeking to kill these characters it really doesn’t. At no point did I really empathise with Arthas or Illidan. I could see their tragic stories and maybe feel sorry for their pasts but at no point did I feel empathetic toward the characters they were at the time they were in WoW.

        • JJversion1

          I would have to disagree with that statement, I think that it makes them all the more fleshed out and really drives home the point that although we can empathize with them, they really must be stopped. The only difference here, as opposed to Illidan or Arthas, is that you’re involved near the turning point of these characters’ development rather than after the fact. Which makes battling them all the more interesting because you empathize with them more so than Illidan or Arthas.

    • Dularr

      For me, the same thing happened with Mists. I was sympathetic with Garrosh until he had a dagger put in Vol’jins neck.

      As always the real bad guys is the Burning Legion. So, we are back to one of the basic themes about Warcraft, Orcs and Humans must stop fighting, so they can defeat the true evil that is the Burning Legion.

      • Deadnstien

        That’s where I will disagree with you, I saw garrosh as an idiot from the moment we met him in Nagrand. He had a moment or two in Cata where it looked like he might have grown but by the time Mists comes around he was an irredeemable moron who needed to be put out of our misery.

    • nate

      If you wanted to join them, you clearly weren’t paying attention to the cinematic. Grom Hellscream said, “We won’t be slaves, but we’ll still conquer.” In other words, they’ll do exactly the same the Orcs did when they were corrupted by the blood of Mannoroth.

      Long story short, Orcs generally are evil. Quite a contrast Blizzard is painting here these last 2 expansions – couldn’t get further away from Thrall’s Orcs.

      With all that said, I was underwhelmed with the cinematic. Still wondering how the hell we ended up in some alternate reality/phase/plane in history. The storyboard guys just seem to have lost their passion for the Warcraft story arc. Feels very uninspired compared even to Cataclysm. Meh.

      • Dularr

        Garrosh escaped during his trial. One of the aspects help him travel back in time to another dimension. You see this during one of the questlines on the Timeless Isle.

        Garrosh warns Hellscream and gives him the technology to create the Iron Stars.

        They repay Garrosh for his warning and assistance by helping him take revenge on the world that imprisoned him.

      • Deadnstien

        No. Orcs are not generally evil. Barbaric, warlike and easily manipulated yes but not evil.

        And yes I was paying attention to the cinematic. It showed a pivotal moment in orc history that could have taken them down a path far darker than the Iron Horde and watched as they rose above it, proclaiming never to be slaves. It was an emotionally stirring, fist pumping moment. The scene would not have been out of place in any war/action movie with Hellscream as the hero.

        • Dularr

          I do wonder how Blizzard will explore the Orcs changes:

          At one point before the corruption, they wer a shamanistic society. Will Blizzard explore how the Orcs transitioned from shamanism to a technology driven conquest driven society?

          Will a major part of the storyline be about rediscovering their roots and embracing their shamanistic past.

          • Deadnstien

            It would be a nice idea if they did, and we may get a bit of that in the Frostwolf storyline, but I think it’s a bit beyond Blizzards storytelling potential for the rest of the orc clans.

  • Dularr

    Love the cinematic. Feeding off the tears of the Alliance players who are butt hurt because of the lack of Alliance in the cinematic.

    • JJversion1

      Me I’m more meh, I can certainly understand where they’re coming from but I feel there’s really no need to cry about it. Maybe that’s only because I play both factions, idk, I just really hope that this xp will deliver.

      • Dularr

        I’ve been playing my Gnome Mage lately, finishing up the legendary cloak. Was inspired by the Carbot machinia for Warsong Gulch.

        Also, the Alliance starting area is so much better than the Horde zone.

  • Martin Pelletier

    Didn’t Hellscream drank the potion in Warcraft 3?

    • Martin Pelletier

      Oh sweet he died at the end on WC 3 :) Did they done like in Star Trek going back in time and change things? :)

      • Dularr

        Yep, that’s the point. Garrosh escaped during his trial and one of the aspects helped him jump back in time to an alternate Draenor.

        Garrosh convinced Hellscream to not drink the blood. Give him the tech for the Iron Stars and finally pushed him out of harms way.

        Garrosh will then use Gul’dan to open the dark portal back to the current timeline.

  • Kaolai

    its suchhhhh a late release. >.<

  • Suicideking666

    So does this mean Legendary will be back?

    • Dularr

      I don’t see how Gamebreaker can bring back Legendary. It would be all – We miss Lore! We miss MikeB! We miss Lore! We miss MikeB! you new guys suck.

    • Deadnstien

      I wouldn’t put money on it. Gamebreaker just isn’t about the shows anymore. I wouldn’t be surprised if all the other shows died off as well. Hell the only ones that seem to still be going is Twimmo, LoL Waypoint and The Republic and Gary tweeted a while ago that The Republic is likely on the way out. Gamebreaker is now a mediocre news/clickbait site and a YouTube/Twitch network.

  • Ben Madden

    Come on the leap thou the flame AXE to the head was cool ;)