I don’t doubt it, actually, I have a growing hunch that your option 2. is where we are headed…
The writings are basicly on the wall, Baine and Saurfang are basicly the goodie twoshoes here to bring it all together, with Jaina and Anduin on the other side.
Let’s see, Sylvanas? Problematic, right? Wouldn’t really work in that plan, so she is brushed aside, as we seem to be experiencing now, she’ll die or become some raidboss for a further time in the while ‘sacrificing herself’ to bring the Horde and the Alliance closer together, wether intended or not, we’ll have to see.
Now, some other problems…Gallywix…or is it just a coincidence that now we’re seeing more of gazlowe ? And his caring for his underlings…he’s the fix to that problem, is my take.
Well, what to do about Nathanos…not sure, either the favorite aisshole stays as a sort of anti villain, wich Sylvanas used to be, or he too has to bite the bullet, sooner or later. ‘Solution’ - Calia Menethil, dreadfull choice really, but she’s there…or it’ll be Lillian Voss, I don’t find her that interresting personally, but she is the actual Forsaken that didn’t want to be, and therefore would work in that sort of setting.
Alliance and Horde will disolve, beaten by the rizen Black Empire under N’zoth and the survivors formed into something else, like the Armies of Legionfall but under Anduin this time, with Jaina, and possibly Thrall(Or Baine) as his right and left hands.
You’ll not be a champion anymore, you’ll just be a footman in the army of Anduin against the Voidlords.
I don’t think this is by any means a stretch right now, but I admit it’s also(obviously) not a onehundred percent certainty, but yes, I do believe it is a very realistic path to the future of WoW now.