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    For those who have not seen it yet:



    What are your thoughts?

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    i liked it, it had the same spirit as the original opening which was refreshing.

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    No no, I think we're looking at Kung Fu Panda 3 here.
    Aaand sold.


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    The Forger's wake is bereft and fallow

    Is the residuum worth the cost of destruction and maiming;
    Or is the shaping a culling and exercise in taming?

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    But be wary through what thickets it winds.

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    I'm kind of mixed in my reaction to it.

    On one hand, by itself, I think it's a very well done cinematic. While in terms of detail I think the cinematics of Diablo III and even StarCraft II have more of it, it does have a very old-school feel to it. Human vs. orc (back from Orcs and Humans), a naval battle (Tides of Darkness) and an orc and a human fighting each other before teaming up to face a new foe (intro to Reign of Chaos).

    On the other hand, it represents a bit of an issue that Mists of Pandaria has in regards to its setting/tone. For the past three expansions, there was always a distinct tone IMO-just look at the cinematics. Deathwing emerging from Deepholm to trigger the Cataclysm, Arthas emerging from his slumber to lead the Scourge, the exploration of Outland while Illidan lurks in the shadows (since there was less of a distinct threat in The Burning Crusade than the later two). With MoP however...well, on one hand, this is a time where the Alliance and Horde are in outright war with each other. I know that Pandaria and its inhabitants are meant to be a catalyst for them to set aside their differences, but from the outset we're getting a happy go-lucky tone. I guess that's symbolic in the trailer itself, but it's the pandaren that's effectively forcing the lesson rather than letting the human and orc discover it for themselves.

    So yeah. Good cinematic. But for someone who's never had a problem with pandarens in themselves, I thought there was still a bit too much panda.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawki View Post
    too much panda.


    blasphemy. china will hear of this.

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    it's the pandaren that's effectively forcing the lesson rather than letting the human and orc discover it for themselves.
    From what I know of WarCraft, it seems like they've had plenty of time to learn it, just they've chosen not to.

    It's absolute pandamonium. (I'm surprised the puns haven't already begun.)
    Aaand sold.


    Be it through hallowed grounds or lands of sorrow
    The Forger's wake is bereft and fallow

    Is the residuum worth the cost of destruction and maiming;
    Or is the shaping a culling and exercise in taming?

    The road's goal is the Origin of Being
    But be wary through what thickets it winds.

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    Hey Hawki, you need to job at 'The Game Overthinker'.

    it seems like they've had plenty of time to learn it, just they've chosen not to.
    Which is like saying eukaryotic cells haven't learned to live with viruses.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TychusFindlay View Post
    Hey Hawki, you need to job at 'The Game Overthinker'.



    Which is like saying eukaryotic cells haven't learned to live with viruses.
    The analogy needs to be reversed. The Humans and Orcs are the viruses.

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    Not really. Humans were living, then the Orcs came through the portal to invade. You can't blame the Humans for not 'learning to live with them'. And, of course, and Orc is an Orc no matter what Chris Metzen tries to say.



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    isnt their inability to have peace somewhat moot since thrall is pro coexistence? it's gorrosh thats the maniac hence him being the ultimate final boss for the xpac

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