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Old 04-21-2018, 09:55 AM
Marthen Marthen is offline

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Originally Posted by Kyalin V. Raintree View Post
I've had a bit of a question over this sort of thing, actually.

I have read complaints that in Warcraft III, the orcs abandoned more industrial themes. Do you believe this is because of Thrall taking the Horde in a different direction, or is merely a reflection of their state of being post Second war migrants lacking a country of their own?
Depends what lore are we talking about. Warcraft III to Chronicle? It was a straight up retcon, the orcs did not have any industrial themes under Thrall because they never had them. There was even a tidbit saying that Orgrimmar was built only thanks to gobline engineers and was the first orcish city on Azeroth, an absurd notion to any Warcraft II fan.

Post Chronicle V. 2/WoD? The industrial themes are back, but they are almost exlusively tied to the Blackrock Clan. Because of that, an argument could be made the reason why the Horde of the First and the Second War was more industrial is that it was headed by the Blackrocks back then, while this clan was not even part of Thrall's Horde bar a small number of individuals.
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