Bonus Campaign: The Founding of Durotar

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Bonus Campaign: The Founding of Durotar

Post  meodingu on Sat Oct 30, 2010 3:09 am

Bonus Campaign: The Founding of Durotar

The mini-campaign focuses mainly on two Heroes, Rexxar and Rokhan.

The Orc mini-campaign is a departure from the rest of the game. It has features more like an RPG similar to Diablo, featuring a Beastmaster named Rexxar as he helps the Orcs defend and develop their new home of Durotar from various enemies. The Orc mini-campaign was created because the game designers felt that the Orc storyline didn't fit into the main plot of The Frozen Throne. The mini-campaign allowed the designers to move away from standard real-time strategy conventions and explore new level design and gameplay concepts. This campaign was extended by two more chapters through patches of the main game.[5] It also established plot and setting details in preparation for Blizzard's MMORPG World of Warcraft. Completing the other campaigns is not a requirement to play the mini-campaign as the menu immediately allows the player to choose between the campaign missions and the mini-campaign.

In the wilds of Kalimdor, Rexxar comes across an Orc messenger who is attacked and mortally wounded, subsequently passing on his message to Rexxar before he dies. Rexxar gives the message to Thrall, the warchief of the Horde. He stays in the city of Orgrimmar with one of Thrall's Troll Captains for a while, performing a number of duties for the Horde to earn his keep. Eventually, he discovers that a force of Humans is planning an invasion of Durotar, led by Grand Admiral Daelin Proudmoore, who has seized control of the Theramore islands from his daughter. Rexxar gathers allies for the Horde, the Tauren led by Cairne Bloodhoof, the Trolls led by Rokhan, and the Ogres led by Rexxar, and leads the assault on the islands to end the threat to the Horde. The Admiral is slain, and the Orcs leave the island in peace, letting Jaina Proudmoore control the remnants of the City, so that the orcs and humans can live in peace, at least at Theramore.

There is also an extra hero, Chen Stormstout the Pandaren Brewmaster available for playing if the optional quest 'Strange Brew' is completed.

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