I’ve been wanting to view and comment on the trailers for a while now. This is the original cinematic trailer for classic World of Warcraft and is still one of the best. In vanilla, there was no central bad guy. There was no world-threatening problem. What this patch introduced was the world itself and the peoples that inhabit it. It does an excellent job. Rather than showing off locations, spells, or story, it highlights the differences between the races and the hostilities between them. This was the first Warcraft RPG. Before then, you were controlling armies. Now, you were controlling a hero. It makes sense that the trailer would detail individuals, because the goal was to hype people about becoming one of these heroes.
Note the iconic way each race behaves in the video. We see the dwarf as a toughened hunter. The night elf is a druid and connected to nature. The forsaken spreads undeath just with his existence. The tauren is shown as thoughtful and, like the night elf, connected to nature. The human wields magic. And of course, there’s a lack of trolls and gnomes. Apparently, they’re unimportant.