Update on current Horde politics

The World of Warcraft is an expansive universe. You’re playing the game, you’re fighting the bosses, you know the how, but do you know the why? Each week, [hide]Matthew Rossi [/hide]and [hide]Anne Stickney[/hide] make sure you [hide]Know Your Lore[/hide] by covering the history of the story behind World of Warcraft.

Around this time last year, [hide]Know Your Lore[/hide] did a series on the politics surrounding both Horde and Alliance, along with [hide]some predictions[/hide] as to what was going to come to pass. Some theories were right, some were wrong — but as far as the Horde is concerned, there has never been as tumultuous a time as right now in Cataclysm. While some of the conflict is out in the open, other signs of discontent are found in hidden away or in discreet areas, out of sight unless you’re directly looking for them.

The World of Warcraft is an expansive universe. You’re playing the game, you’re fighting the bosses, you know the how, but do you know the why? Each week, [hide]Matthew Rossi [/hide]and [hide]Anne Stickney[/hide] make sure you [hide]Know Your Lore[/hide] by covering the history of the story behind World of Warcraft.

Around this time last year, [hide]Know Your Lore[/hide] did a series on the politics surrounding both Horde and Alliance, along with [hide]some predictions[/hide] as to what was going to come to pass. Some theories were right, some were wrong — but as far as the Horde is concerned, there has never been as tumultuous a time as right now in Cataclysm. While some of the conflict is out in the open, other signs of discontent are found in hidden away or in discreet areas, out of sight unless you’re directly looking for them.

[hide]Garrosh Hellscream[/hide]’s reign as Warchief kicked off with a bang. The first few weeks of his rule as Warchief saw the destruction of Orgrimmar and its subsequent rebuilding as a result of the Shattering’s devastation. In addition, the Horde found a new set of allies in the quirky, greedy, and often bizarre goblins, something that could be construed as either good or bad, depending on which way you look. On top of all of this, the duel with and subsequent death of Cairne Bloodhoof affected Garrosh deeply and caused him to create a closer alliance with the tauren race, giving them a special section of Orgrimmar in contrition for what happened.

Garrosh seems to have a somewhat level head on his shoulders and the best of intentions at heart, but a closer look reveals that the Horde is no longer as united a front as it was in the days of vanilla … and some of that blame can be placed squarely on Hellscream’s shoulders.

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[hide]Know Your Lore: Update on current Horde politics[/hide] originally appeared on [hide]WoW Insider[/hide] on Sun, 17 Apr 2011 18:00:00 EST. Please see our [hide]terms for use of feeds[/hide].

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