So I have read multiple times about Borka becoming the next epic. How he should ride a buffalo, etc. I just wanted to take a moment and chime in with my thoughts and see what the community thinks.
I was recently introduced to the concept of "snapshot" warlocks by a PG-er (read: Devilsquid) when we were discussing outside the box thinking as well as typical troll tactics and such things. What is a snapshot? It is, simply put, a warlock that will never go epic. These are casters that do not have a major role in the WM/H storyline and, though special in their own way, I cannot forsee them evolving into anything beyond what they are. For example:
Gunnbjorn- He has been introduced as a support element for Grissel, but hasn't really done anything spectacular in the story. I do not think that he ever will. I feel that this caster is what he is and does not need to evolve. Simply put, there are more important characters that we will see change and contribute to the future of trolls than this cygnar trained warlock.
Calandra- Similar to Gunnbjorn. Also a support character that contributes little to the actual story other than taking care of refugees and such in the background. Again, I see no reason for this to change. She fits well here.
Borka- He travels with madrak as a drinking buddy and to fight. That basically all he does is get tanked and smash stuff. No soul searching, no cursed weapon, no reluctantly being placed into a role of leadership. At no point do I see him being placed on a buffalo. Sorry, just doesn't fit his style of running up and smashing people in my opinion. Can his role change and he become more significant, sure. Will it, doubtful because there are other more pivotal characters that come before this massive troll with a sweet named mace.
Grim- He has been actively fighting and seems to be evolving into a more pivotal character, but i think this is misleading and Grim will remain as is. His story is interesting, different, but doesn't leave alot of room for him to be a major player unless he changes his way of fighting and thinking. He is a mercenary, not a general.
Jarl- Obviously too early to tell. He has potential to be a major player, but may also suffer from the same issues Grim has. We will have to wait and see what PP does with him in the story.
Doomshaper- This is one of 3 'locks that will be constantly evolving and adding to the story, as has been shown on the past. I think Doomshaper will eventually, not immediately, become one of our epic3 locks.
Grissel- Also a key player. This needs little more explaining. She will also be another lock we will all see as epic3.
Madrak- pretty much a given that this dude will be epic3.
Just my thoughts.