Azshara warfront sounds rather dumb. It's located right next to Orgrimmar, which means that Alliance effectively would be fighting against majority of Horde army aided by uninterruptible supply chain from the capital. At this point Alliance might as well assault Orgrimmar, both cases would be equally suicidal
Can confirm that they're fully localized in german, so it could be a launch artifact.
Let's not get too excited, these entries have been in beta since the first 8.0 build we got, way before the Arathi warfront was even mentioned in this list. Except for the barrens warfront which has a separate map (not very different from regular barrens), these could just be abandoned experiments if they even got that far in development.
Yeeeeessss! Alliance stands proud after retaking Jerusal...i mean Lordearon! That's why you DON"T poke the sleeping lion hordies! After all, it's good to see offensive and aggression from the Alliance. I just hope blizz won't make Anduin into "Ok.. ok.. But we still can talk guys!" Let the Horde blood flow!But I'm not too keen on attacking Silvermoon :( I'd rather see them join their true faction (Or yea after warfront allied race of High elves!... A man can dream right?). As long as Stromgard, Lordearon, Gilneas and Hillsbrad are in our hands, I'm happy with losing warfronts in Kalimdor :p Yet I kinda want to see our new fleet in action against Zandalari.
I don't grok the sentence, "Neither the Alliance or the Horde have shown much interest in Azshara in early WoW, due to the zone's proximity to both Durotar and Ashenvale." Why would the proximity to those zones have led the factions to be uninterested in it? It seems to me that would heighten their interest in it.
A friend brought up that the Mulgore Warfront might just be the Tauren trying to take out Northwatch Hold while the Alliance are spread thin. It makes sense since the burning of Camp Taurajo is still a stickler for a lot of Tauren players, and the reason for the Great Gate itself. Warfronts are perspective-based so you can have two side to the stories, of course, but if they're going halfsies with who initiates, it's a good way to pull the Tauren into the war more, especially since the Alliance were encroaching on them since Cata. As a Tauren player, I'm not fond of Teldrassil burning. Heck, Taurajo was definitely one of the moments that made me think on why the Tauren are even wrapped up in the wars outside of thankfullness to Thrall saving their people in WC3. They've been punching bags ever since and never felt like they were more than just "there", just to aid the other Horde races in the fight out of nobility alone. Blizzard even went as far as not retconning Baine Bloodhoof and Anduin Wrynn being not-so-secret penpals vying for peace someday. Baine is clearly adverse o Sylvanas plans, but has no choice due to the veiled threat of the new Horde abandoning the Tauren if they disobey her at a time where the Alliance are righteously out for blood. In general, it's just tragic, but it feels sloppily so because they need the Tauren to just stick to their faction, it's not handled with as much nuance and meaning as I'd personally like, but gameplay > story, as they say. I guess the Barrens Warfront helps wrap up one of the few lingering threads to pull the Tauren into the war. But Teldrassil makes Taurajo and building the Gate feel feeble, where once upon, it felt like it was a defining attack, even if it was the Humans nobly trying to help the Night Elves in Ashenvale in the long run. The attacks felt sincere and poignant even if devastating, not cartoonish villainry. Sorry about the little rant, TL:DR The Tauren are probably attacking Northwatch Hold to take back the Barrens for the Horde in that scenario. But the flipside is Northwatch being able to sack yet another Horde city and cut off supplies from Mulgore if successful. So it's probably even on motivation count for Warfronts, but whatever lol
I'd love to have some warfronts in Horde territories. While some people here seem to be triggered by this and are already planning counterattacks, let me remind you that those things won't even have canon winners (that's unlikely). Compared to all the actual victories horde has achieved in last 8 years those warfronts aren't really important... Southshore, Andorhal, Theramore, Thal'darah Grove, Ashenvale, now Teldrassil, meanwhile the only Alliance victory is Taurajo.
Interesting. Given the RTS nature of warfronts would all of these necessarily have to have a back and forth nature to them? At least from the player perspective? Southern Barrens could easily be an effort to liberate the Tauren. It seems that Sylvanas has something to hold over Baine and this could be players from both sides working together to end that. For that matter the assault on Azshara could be a joint effort to remove Gallywix from power. Renzik can't be the only goblin who dislikes Gallywix and wishes that he were no longer in charge. Silvermoon could just as easily be us as players going after Sylvanas. After all it is where she is from so it would make sense that if she were on the run she might retreat to her old family home. As others have said this also gives a reason for Alleria and the void elves to get near the sunwell and have that blow up on us into a nasty voidy mess. Then Sylvanas gets to save the day and be a hero and everyone is happy. Horde fanboys get their dark goddess redeemed and Alliance fanboys get to wreck all the Horde areas on our way towards all of us saving the world together, again. Until the next expansion when we can have another war for no really good reason, maybe it can be about who left a half a sip of milk in the container and put it back in the fridge.
Oh my god, leave the tauren alone already, isn't it bad enough that we have almost no lore? Also that's in the middle of the continent, how in the heck would the Alliance even mount an attack there? You guys can have Silvermoon, and I'd say you can have Azshara too except that it's right next door to Orgrimmar, but leave the Great Gate alone, we've been through enough.
I'm disturbed to see that all four of these warfronts are located on zones owned by the Horde since at least Cataclysm.