Behold!  World of Speechcraft!

Before Icecrown Citadel, I thought the Argent Tournament intro speech was bad!  At least you can skip that one…  As for the rest of these; I do enjoy the lore associated with them, however, once I heard the speech, I’d rather just get on with the fighting every time after that.  And when you get right down to it… it all turns into some kind of weird soap opera type thing.  They all have some weird bizarre problem that they are stubbornly passionate about and, of course, will go on to tell you all about it…

Seriously… if I was a boss and some punks broke into my lair, I wouldn’t rattle on with some long winded speeches about this and that and boo hoo hoo… No!  I’d lay the smack down!  It all reminds me of the old batman/superman comics where the badguy will tell them the whole plan before they die a slow and unmoderated death… to which they escape and save the day.  Come on villains!  Get with it!  Just squish them and move on… cause they’re probably just buffing up while you’re giving them your life story.

For those not yet to ICC, here’s an excellent site (except for the last one) with their real speeches (spoilers… I guess): ICC Intro, Lady Deathwhisper, Gunship Battle, Saurfang, and Lich King.

Transcript: English

Panel 1: At the entrance of Icecrown Citadel
Tirion Fordring: Ok men, this is the brass ring! The bards will sing of our victory for ages to come! May the light protect...
Lich King Interupts: Yeah, ok, good luck with that!
Tirion Fordring To Lich King: ARTHAS! Bite me!
Panel 2: Lady Deathwhisper's Chamber
Lady Deathwhisper: You have all come here because of your blindness. Your blindness to see how truly blind you really are! Because you all are blind... to the blindness.
Panel 3: At the Gunship Battle
High Overlord Saurfang: The Alliance gunship approaches! We must destroy it without reason so that we won't be able to team up and easily defeat Arthas together!
Panel 4: At the gate to the Upper Spire of Icecrown Citadel
Deathbringer Saurfang: ...So I have created a few bullet points on why I'm more powerful and how you will all fail!
Panel 5: At the Lich King's Throne
Lich King: I guess you could say it all started when I was just a boy... My fater was king and never had time to spend with me. Never even took me to watch an arena battle! Then there was this girl...