Rokhan seems to have a pretty good basis with Talanji and the Zandalari, but I can’t help but feel like Zekhan is being pushed to play a more pivotal role as another piece that defines what kind of Horde we’ll have going forth.
And the fact that he is going to get his own unique model reinforces said idea.
I’ll be honest, I hate characters born out of blatant fanservice for the memes. And having Zekhan coming out of the blue and being propped that way to such relevant position in the story is something I dislike profoundly.
I want characters with meaningful stories or feats. Not shallow nods and references to some internal joke that has outlived its initial response.
It’s like having Gamon, as new Tauren leader.
I want trolls like Zentabra, with a relevant background and story foundations beyond meaningless fanservice.
Rather have few of the above, rather than a whole lot of the other.
As of lately, the narrative is relying excessively on those sort of Meme Characters. To the point they are neglecting the ones with a more established and “serious” background story.
Like Voss having the spotlight instead of Helcular (the freaking apprentice of Kelthuzad!), or Belmont (the leader of the Deathstalkers).
Or like Keeshan (the Rambo Meme), instead of Tyrathan Khort, Thassarian, Danath,…
But this is all my option of course. I understand and respect if others feel differently.