Friday, June 18, 2010

Sorry I Didn't Vote For Them

Happy Friday everyone! As is the custom here or at least has become one, Friday is all about the reader's contributions to create the post for the day. This week I asked you all who do you think is the best leader in WoW or who would be. I also decided to look for that special quote for each leader to show the readers point that much more. Shall we check out what some people thought?

Varok Saurfang: Many complain that Thrall is too passive and that Garrosh is too aggressive and you even said that if one of them were to become a little more like the other they would be the perfect leader. Saurfang is already that guy. He is one that could united both camps and bring glory to the horde.

"A true orc warrior - wishes for one thing: To die in the glory of battle against a hated enemy. Some of you have fought in battles. Peace has been with us for many years. Many years we sat idle but many years we battled. In those years - where strife the land and Legion and Scourge sacked our homes, killed our families - these insects dwelled beneath us. Beneath our homes - waiting. Waiting to crush the life from our little ones. To slay all in their path. This they do for their god. And for our gods? We defend. We stand. We show that as one. United. We destroy. Their god will fall. To die today, on this field of battle, is to die an orcish death. To die today is to die for our little ones. Our old ones. Our… loved ones. Would any of you deny yourselves such a death? Such an honor?"

Varian Wrynn: Despite his actions he is exactly what the alliance needs. He is tactical, strong willed and knows how to fight himself. So much so that when Malfurion formed the army to fight against the Nightmare he put Varian in charge of the army. Knowing that Malfurion has the confidence to trust him to lead not only the alliance, but the alliance and horde armies, I would say he is the leader of leaders.

"A gladiator's life is simple: You win and live, or lose and die. A king's life is more complex. The only truth for a king is that there are no easy answers."

Rhonin: Rhonin has been able to befriend orcs, dwarfs, dragons, night elves, and himself marry a high elf. He has been able to connect races more so than anyone else. In the war of the ancients he brought the races together to allow for the turn of the tide. He would be someone that all the races would stand behind if it came to that.

"You have that admirable disposition and manner of dark dress that means you must belong to Deathwing's flight. And since you're not the rabid dog or his two worst pups, I'd hazard by your grand posturing that you must be one of his prime bitches."

Tirion Fordring: He is the champion of the light. He took us into Icecrown Citadel and did what had to be done. Arthas was slain and the alliance and the horde did not end up killing one another. There is not many who could have done what he has done, and for that he should be commended.

"Rise, Darion...and listen. We have all been witness to a terrible tragedy; the blood of good men has been shed upon this soil. Honorable knights, slain defending their lives...our lives. And while such things can never be forgotten, we must remain vigilant in our cause. The Lich King must answer for what he has done and must not be allowed to cause further destruction in our world! I make a promise to you now brothers and sisters: The Lich King will be defeated! On this day, I call for a union! The Argent Dawn and the Order of the Silver Hand will come together as one! We will succeed where so many before us have failed! We will take the fight to Arthas, and we will tear down the walls of Icecrown! The Argent Crusade comes for YOU, Arthas!"

Turalyon: Yes he is a paladin, but more so a commander. He was able to still defeat the horde when the alliance's greatest champion fell for all to see. He more than anyone is someone I want to see come into the Warcraft story. No one horde or alliance has anything on him or his ability to lead. Lothar believed in him even when he didn't believe in himself. He is the real champion of Azeroth.

"You will stand trial for your crimes. You will stand in Capital City, in chains as the leaders of the Alliance decide your fate, and there you will acknowledge your full defeat. But you will not be so lucky. You will die here, with the rest of your kind, and this world will be rid of your taint forever!"

That is it for this week. I tried to include those that weren't obvious. I included Varian because I read Stormrage and I thought that little blurb would get many of you interested in it. Be sure to check back Sunday to see what next weeks topic will be.

Enjoy your weekend!


  1. ROFL that Rhonin quote is awesome where is it from?


  2. Who is the last quote directed to from Turalyon. He says you twice but it is obviously not the same person

  3. Excellent post today.

    I dislike Wrynn but not from a leadership standpoint. I understand his back story and what he's been through makes him hate the horde. It just seems that he doesn't care much for those he leads either.

    I prefer to defend Magus but Wrynn had a nice long hallway with a tiled floor that's easy to clean. So, if I miss defending Magus, I'll go defend Wrynn.


  4. @Boggle

    Night of the Dragon. When Rhonin meets Sintharia in Grim Batol.


    This was right after Orgrim killed Lothar. Turalyon rose up and got Orgrim to yield. He is telling him he will go to Capital City(now what is left is above Undercity). The second he is refering to the orcs around and watched this all happen.

    @ Giimm

    Varian is quite a character. I actually really liked the way he was showed off in Stormrage. Having your father killed in front of you by someone who was a 'good friend" if it was forced or not that would still effect you greatly.

  5. You obviously are forgetting about the most tactical leader in all of Warcraft History; Hogger, If you would even consider him a leader because he is so bad ass.