So on Sunday during Ask Gauss a question came up. What is your favourite lore moment in WoW? In truth I really had to think about this. I decided that actually making a topic based on this would probably give it the attention it deserves. Also through it in as a Reader Post for Friday and I look forward to hearing what you all have to say in regards to that. So here goes my top lore moments.
Garrosh confronts Krom'gar
Many people who play Alliance probably have never experienced or seen this happen. This to me is the best questing experience not only in Cataclysm, but all of WoW to date. You are part of everything that is happening and become intertwined into the story as a whole. The finale though really does the whole experience justice. I will never forget the chills that I got when Garrosh says "Am I a murderer, Krom'gar?". Without a doubt this belongs in the group as best lore moments.
Queen Azshara's Rebirth
This moment is big for me because all the unknown behind it. There is so much mystery just from what we know already. Here is the quote from the War of the Ancients Trilogy. "There is a way...there is a way...you will become more than you ever were...more than you ever were...we can help...we can help...You will be more than you have ever been...and when the time comes, for what we grant you...you will serve us well..." So what was it exactly that let Azshara live and turn them into the naga? Was it the Old Gods, was it Neptulon, or was it something completely different? This was an incredible use of foreshadowing into the future and will make us think over and over again until we know exactly what happened. The good thing is we will probably find out in time for her to be the big baddie for the next expansion.
Cairne Coming For The Horde
This took place in Warcraft III Frozen Throne during the Orc Campaign. Yes I know I am a sucker for all things Cairne, but this truly was a moment that really shows what the Horde and honor are all about. During this part of the game Baine was taken hostage and when Rexxar came to ask for Cairne's help he was depressed to no end at the potential loss of his son and would not listen to any reason. Rexxar then rescues Baine and brings him back to Cairne in a great moment of father to son. This moment is so much more dramatic realizing now what has happened with Cairne and Baine and how that story has progressed further. The moment that made this more than anything was when Cairne said this "Now, you said that your warchief was in trouble – that the Horde needed the tauren once again. Well, Thrall did much for us in his time, and we will not fail him. My warriors will rendezvous with the warchief upon the battlefield, but I will be returning with YOU!" After everything that went on Cairne's Honor stands tall as it always has. He never ceased to amaze and this time was no different.
There you have it my favourite lore moments from the history of the game. Also looking forward to all of your choices come Friday.