To prevent a war, you have to start it.
If only they explained all her actions like this from the start. I agree with pretty much everything she said, it’s imperative the Horde strike first.However I still get the feeling she’s lying about her true intentions simply because of how she was written in the book and other parts of BfA.
This would be a lot less concerning from a "the Horde's not evil" perspective if Sylvanas didn't have a long history of seeing that slippery slope over there, and cheerfully leaping right off it.
"What will war look like in twenty years? A hundred?"Warcraft 40k anyone? :^)
How she lies to give the Horde a reason to start a war.
If deposits of Azerite are across the world why would they need to funnel it through Darnassus? Just use the stuff that's in the Eastern Kingdoms!
Sylvanas does not understand the Alliance. She's thinking that they would think and act like her, which she's incredibly mistaken on.
Because "it was gonna happen sooner or later" is always a good excuse.If only the person saying this wasn't the only one interested in starting a war.
I mean, I still think she’s an unhinged psychopath, but at least her motivations make sense. Her tactics are sound if Azerite would go through Darnassus (I’m dubious about that), but she’s just downright stupid if she thought killing Malfurion would pacify the night elves. Tyrande would go ballistic and we might finally have the Warcraft 3 night elves back
The fundamental problem is that the Sylvanas isn't reacting to an imminent and concrete threat, they are reacting to a nebulous future threat that's based on the bizarre assumption that Anduin of all people would launch an unprovoked attack on the Horde.If there was a situation where Anduin was in jeopardy of losing his position of influence within the Alliance to a more aggressive leader who had a stated goal of deploying Azerite weapons against the Horde once they become High King, I could maybe buy Sylvanas deciding her best option is to force the issue. But that's not the situation we are in.And yes, there's the risk that Genn Greymane might go rogue and attack on his own...again, but Sylvanas doesn't say "Genn Greymane" she says "Anduin".And honestly even if we take the plan at face value, it is rather dumb. Killing Malfurion in order to break the Night Elves' spirits has a pretty good chance of backfiring horrifically and just making the Night Elves really mad. Or that the Alliance would simply accept an occupation of Darnassus long term. Even if she's right in that the Alliance wouldn't want to launch a direct assault for fear of civilian casualties, at most all it would do is buy the Horde time until the Alliance could cook up an attack plan that keeps the civilians out of the line of fire as much as possible.Basically, this all feels like Sylvanas started with the decision to wipe out the Alliance, and then worked backwards from there to find a justification.
Atleast we know who will win in the end anyway THE ALLAINCE BOIS