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World of Warcraft is bringing back Thrall

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World of Warcraft (opens in new tab)'s Horde has a bit of a management problem. Sylvanas, the Banshee Queen and current Warchief, has been a bit out of sorts, committing atrocities and generally worrying everyone. Now, both players and characters are clamouring for new leadership. And they might just get what they want, because Thrall's coming back. Check out the new cinematic above. 

Sylvanas doesn't seem like a lady who's going to go down without a brutal fight, so we might be in for some internal strife within the Horde, with everyone picking sides. That doesn't leave much room for the war against the Alliance, though, but I've got a feeling that Thrall's going to make a deal with the other side. 

I'd love to see Thrall become Warchief again, but we've already been there before. Maybe it's time for some new blood. Vote for Saurfang! He's definitely earned it.  

The next update is shaping up to be absolutely massive and, as well as bringing back Thrall, it will introduce two new zones, Heroic Warfronts and an overhauled Heart of Azeroth system. For more details, take a look at my Rise of Azshara preview (opens in new tab)

Fraser Brown
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Fraser is the UK online editor and has actually met The Internet in person. With over a decade of experience, he's been around the block a few times, serving as a freelancer, news editor and prolific reviewer. Strategy games have been a 30-year-long obsession, from tiny RTSs to sprawling political sims, and he never turns down the chance to rave about Total War or Crusader Kings. He's also been known to set up shop in the latest MMO and likes to wind down with an endlessly deep, systemic RPG. These days, when he's not editing, he can usually be found writing features that are 1,000 words too long or talking about his dog.