Since the cinematic for Warlords of Draenor isn’t due to come out till August 14, there’s still plenty of time to speculate on what it will contain. Will it be a montage like BC? Will it contain a story line like Mists? Will there be gnomes?? Inspired by an article on Wow Insider, I’ve decided to write up what I would like the Warlords cinematic to be. And hey, after the cinematic’s done, I can go back to see just how close or far away I was.
It would start with a black screen, and some serious sounding voice speaking about old stories becoming new. Then, the black would morph into the sky over the Blasted Lands, and the camera would pan down to that camp in front of the Dark Portal. Guards and whatnot would be milling about, some playing cards, others napping, generally not paying attention. The camera would stop with a view of the camp, and the Dark Portal as the background.
Suddenly, the Dark Portal would start swirling, and it’s color would change from green to red. A gnome mage would notice, and she would start to stand up in confusion. The screen would cut to only the portal, and it would finish swirling and changing.
Then a huge flaming boulder would shoot out of it, crashing into the middle of the camp. Whatever music that was playing in the background would cut. Now everyone’s eyes would be first on the boulder, and then on the portal. People would be tensing and falling into almost battle positions.
With a tremendous roar, orcs would pour through the portal and begin attack. A quick battle scene would go on, and then the camera would cut back to the gnome mage from before. She would be casting a spell, and right as the orcs got close to her, she would vanish in a flash of arcane magic.
Now, the scene would change, and the proud towers of Stormwind would be shown. There would be a brief clip of the gnome mage telling Varian about the attack, and Varian looking pissed. The screen would again cut to another view, and this time it would be the various faction leaders with entourages charging across the Blasted Lands. They would come to the Portal, and find the guards’ camp destroyed, but a few battered looking guards still lived. These guards would point to the portal, and again the camera would focus on the now red portal.
Now the camera would focus on the steps in front of the portal, where Varian, Vol’jin, and the gnome would be standing (the other faction leaders would be behind them). The gnome would slowly step through portal, and we would now see her in Draenor.
A massive amount of orcs, orc machinery, and an impressive fortress would dominate the landscape. These orcs would notice the gnome right away, and would charge at her weapons raised. (The music would start building like crazy.) She would raise her hand to cast a spell when the music would cut and…
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(Yotaan thinks the cinematic would be the exact same except that it would be a troll mage. And yes, said troll would still go to Stormwind to tell Varian. Don’t ask.)
So what do you guys think the cinematic should be like?
Addendum: Yotaan and I are going on vacation, so we will be AFK for a little over a week. See you when we get back!