That tauren needed to be cleansed with that face
Why remove them to add them later? Seems odd.
The thing about The Light is they have barely touched the lore since Legion, aside from some lore sprinkles in BFA and SL. I know everyone is gung-ho on having every race/class combo (And you still will here) - but remember Holinka stated that some combos have what's called "content and lore requirements".These bad NPCs are a good example of content and lore requirements. If they want to do light-worshipping orcs and tauren that's fine, But the lore just isn't there, they need to do more work to justify that. Alternatively, they could expand the idea of priests and paladins in general, more clearly defining that they get power from other sources via worship. EG: Night Elf Priests worship Elune, not the Holy Light.
I think they're removing them because the tauren would worship An'she, and they're probably still deciding if Orgimmar orc priests are primarily shadow or holy. Personally I think Orgimmar orcs should worship it the same was Mag'har does.
I hope they take this opportunity to do something nice with priest, maybe something like Dark rangers, where there was a thematically reason for change the appearance of some races as rangers, maybe they will give a more profound reason for orcs and tauren to weild the light and since we are on this topic, make something to justify lightforge dranei be shadow priest in the first place
That's good. It's important for race/class combinations to make sense lorewise. Let's review the Horde priests and their flavor/justification:Undead: Mostly Shadow Priests, as part of the Cult of Forgotten Shadows. Also from their time as humans.Troll: Witch Doctors, probably following BwonsamdiBlood Elf: The High Elves of Quel'thalas worship The Light as well, doubly so with a Holy-infused Sunwell.Goblin: Sleazy televangelists, also from trading and contact with humans.Tauren: Sun druids who worship An'shePandaren: Likely worshippers of Chi-Ji, the Red Crane, specifically as opposed to all four August Celestials.Nightborne: As they were previously Night Elves, they likely evolved from worshipping Elune to potentially worshipping the Nightwell? Maybe Mana itself? Not as culturally relevant as the Priestesses of Elune.Mag'har: Shadowmoon Clan casters, so more like Shadow Mages, but it still fits here.Zandalari: Also Witch Doctors like Darkspear trolls, but probably less overt connection to Bwonsamdi and more to other Loa.Vulpera: Very little original in game justification, but as desert survivalists they likely picked up very many techniques to survive.Highmountain Tauren could easily also be Sun druids of An'she, so there isn't much need to develop them that far. But I'm kind of stumped for Orcs. The cultural role priests normally fulfill is completely taken by shamans for the orcs, so you're left with either more shadow magic casters being lumped in with priests, or focusing on something else entirely.
But aren't Tauren Priests allready a thing worshipping An'she like Tauren Paladins?Haven't they been arround since i think WoD? or was it Legion...
Poor Brother Lighthoof, he was too beautiful for this world.
If they're gonna have npcs like this that seem anachronistic then they need a dialogue with them that explains. Like if the orc mentioned that he saw the strength of the light while serving in the plaguelands and joined up with the Argent Crusade post BfA, that could've been cool. Or the female orc is actually a half-dranei and decided to reconnect with her mother's ways.
Brother Lighthoof's face don't look right
thats discrimination againts gen Z light people
I don't think orcs should worship the Light, in fact they shouldn't be priests at all, shamans fulfill the religious role in their society, the only way orc priest could work would be for the Mag'har teach them Shadowmoon beliefs, or maybe help descendants from the shadowmoons from our timeline recover their ancient customs, now that sounds like a good way to explain orc priests, I really hope the writers go with something similar and not me priest because light good. Also before someone mentions, specs don't count for lore, you can choose to play holy or discipline with your void elf character, but you will never see a void elf priest wielding the light in the lore.
If pandaren priests worship celestials (and shadow priests worship what? sha and y'shaarj?), then orc priests can be shadow priests and/or worshippers of... lo'gosh?