Boy did you make a wrong choice then. Let's look at the races on both sides, then together we can point out the good guys and the bad guys ok?Humans - Everyone knows humans are inheratly evilDwarfs - Only care about richesGnomes - These guys had a problem in their capital city and decided that is was easiest to flood everything (and everyone) in poisonous and radioactive gasNightelfs - Extreme xenophobesDraenei - Nothing wrong thereOrcs - Poisoned by demons, only a couple out of free will. Orcs normally are an honorfull raceTaurens - Very honorfullTrolls - The trolls from the hoard are just nice peopleUndead - Undead, against their will, even better, they were bad guys that fought their way out of the evilnessBloodelfs - Yeah, ok, these ARE bad guys. I mean keeping a Naru captured to mana drain, lepper gnome sweatshops, etc. etc.Let's look at the score:Alliance 4 bad races - 1 goodHorde 4 good races - 1 badAnd you say Alliance are the bad guys...Also, my post from another thread just like this --->"I greatly prefer the Horde for a few reasons. The best reason in my opinion is that most people judge based on looks so they are all like, "OMG! Horde are so fuggly! Only a gayfer would want to play one of them! They must be evil because they look evil!" When really the only "evil" Horde race is the Blood Elves or maybe Forsaken. Compared to the Horde the Alliance is a million times more evil. Not really "evil" per se, but definitely stuck up and an idiot. For more info on that check my sig. ;) For example, the Orcs were basically being mind controlled by the Burning Legion and made to go attack Azeroth. Years later after the orcs broke free and have reformed the Horde under Thrall and told the Humans, "Yo, guys! Wazzup! Hey, sorry about earlier when we were blood thirsty monsters hell bent on destroying you and eating you guts, it's just that we were being controlled by some demons. So we're sorry and it won't happen again, kk? Forgive and forget, yeah?" And then the Alliance are all like, "Waaahhhh! You foul monsters! We don't believe a word of it! It is impossible for you to change! Death to the Horde!"Another example of how the Alliance are just stupid, annoying, and stuck up is the Wrath Gate storyline. After the evil Forsaken bomb everyone the Horde get back Saurfang the Younger's armor back, and the Alliance get back there leaders armor back, the Horde are just like, "Well, at least he died in battle like a real Orc should." And then the Alliance are like, "Waaahhhh! Those mean Horde betrayed us! I knew we should never have trusted them!" And the Horde say, "Hey guys! We're sorry about how some of your guys got killed, some of ours got killed too. It appears that we have a group of rebel Forsaken on our hands, but it's cool, we've got it taken care of." "More lies! The Horde has betrayed us! Death to the Horde!" And then they start a whole new war because of that.So basically, the Horde may look evil, but they are the more noble and good. And the Alliance may look good, but they are more stuck up prigs that only care about themselves and what they can get."
I rolled Horde when i started to play, played Horde for 1 years and rolled Alliance when met some friends at work that were playing the game and were alliance.I regret rolling Alliance eventually realizing that they have perhaps better cities and more unified Lore but Hordes are a little more fun to "pretend" i don't like to pretend i'm Human that just boring.
I rolled Horde when i started to play, played Horde for 1 years and rolled Alliance when met some friends at work that were playing the game and were alliance.I regret rolling Alliance eventually realizing that they have perhaps better cities and more unified Lore but Hordes are a little more fun to "pretend" i don't like to pretend i'm Human that just boring."better cities" "unified lore" what the hell you mean? IMHO the horde has much more rich lore than the alliance(hypocritical bastards). and if you compare the factions by looking at the cities.... well right its just that the factions got different arcitechture(mind my spelling on that)
I rolled Alliance because... well, Uther made me do it. And damn right I rolled a Human Paladin ^^What I do regret is - there is no real roleplay in WoW - since Alliance is mean, I can't do anything good for the Horde (despite my fancying of inter-faction friendships). But aside from that, Alliance is ok, and I prefer looking at Human/Dwarf architecture to any of the Horde's, so I think I'll just stick to my Allies.And one more thing - probably the biggest disappointment in WoW for me was discovering the fact that you can't really learn the other faction's languages... Up to level 30 or so, I though it was possible :(Shame really. Now I know it's against the ToS, but could someone clarify why it's so?
Play Warcraft game series 1,2,3 any of those and when you come back to wow, you roll an horde
Now I know it's against the ToS, but could someone clarify why it's so?So people on the other factions can't start calling each other names.
Now I know it's against the ToS, but could someone clarify why it's so?So people on the other factions can't start calling each other names.It's much easier to hate someone you can't understand. Imho the language barrier is only there to keep the competition going.
Imho the language barrier is only there to keep the competition going.Bah. Some competition they've got going on. There isn't much Horde-Alliance competition apart from Battlegrounds, and language doesn't matter there really. :(
I rolled Alliance because I rolled an 8-sided die to select my race. It landed on the Night Elf and I've been playing on the Ally side ever since. I didn't have any WoW playing friends when I started so I wasn't tied to either faction. While I know that neither side are the bad guys, I like the Alliance side because it's more... pretty. Call me vain but I prefer the the lush forest on Elwynn and Teldrassil over the Barren landscape of Durotar and the lingering decay of Tirisfal Glade, so I continued with my Night Elf.
Bah. Some competition they've got going on. There isn't much Horde-Alliance competition apart from Battlegrounds, and language doesn't matter there really. :(Depends on server though, doesn't it? Because on my server it seems to be an all out war, but my friend plays on a server where everybody looooooves each other.
So now the question: Do you prefer the Alliance or the Horde? Why? What about one particular faction do you find most attractive? And what are the little games of pretend that you play when you enter Azeroth? I actually prefer the Alliance. I have been playing the Alliance for 4 years, but have gotten some 60(ish) Horde and have actually enjoyed them.The only thing I hate about the Horde is that:
I play alliance, the only reason being that i feel like a good guy. I can identify myself more with the alliance then with the horde.I do however have some horde characters on a different server, and every now and then when i'm in a mean mood, I log into a hordie :)Boy did you make a wrong choice then. Let's look at the races on both sides, then together we can point out the good guys and the bad guys ok?Humans - Everyone knows humans are inheratly evilDwarfs - Only care about richesGnomes - These guys had a problem in their capital city and decided that is was easiest to flood everything (and everyone) in poisonous and radioactive gasNightelfs - Extreme xenophobesDraenei - Nothing wrong thereOrcs - Poisoned by demons, only a couple out of free will. Orcs normally are an honorfull raceTaurens - Very honorfullTrolls - The trolls from the hoard are just nice peopleUndead - Undead, against their will, even better, they were bad guys that fought their way out of the evilnessBloodelfs - Yeah, ok, these ARE bad guys. I mean keeping a Naru captured to mana drain, lepper gnome sweatshops, etc. etc.Let's look at the score:Alliance 4 bad races - 1 goodHorde 4 good races - 1 badAnd you say Alliance are the bad guys...I hate taking obvious trollbait, but really, incase you're not a troll, please consider that maybe this is about perspective, yes?Citing "humans are inherently evil" stinks of prejudice. You could just as soon say they are capable of intense good as well.Dwarves care deeply about their past, and doing what's right. They're also the last ones to ever break an oath.Gnomes were overwhelmed by Troggs and sought to stem the flood before it could threaten others, at the cost of their own city and society.Night Elves, well. You comment on the single race that has sacrificed the most, many lives and their IMMORTALITY for the continued existence of the very world everyone lives in, and you choose to mention only their scepticism for other races?You comment on the orcs claiming evils they did were not their own fault, but call the honorable all the same. They're warlike and aggressively invade the ashenvale forest only for lumber.The tauren have many warlike elements to their society, and they do not try to reason with others before they fight - Venture Co. in Mulgore, for example.Trolls "are just nice people" eh? Try cannibalistic savages with a long standing tradition of shrinking heads and eating gnomes.Undead are all good guys eh. For sure, their plans to concoct a plague killing all living beings is just idle horseplay.No really. These aren't even my opinions, but I'm telling you that you have some serious issues with perspective and stereotyping. It's obvious though, ain't it, and don't mistake me for some rabid fanboy here, I just wanted to point it out.As for myself, I'm Alliance to the core. Been that way ever since WC2, though as a faction I tend towards Night Elves in WC3 over humans. I genuinely like the lore alliance side, I like the cities, and I like the races and flavor. My current main is a female dwarf just 'cause they're so damn rare and awesome - if I was rolling horde it would be female troll for sure.I think arguing about who has the most polish and work put into them is an endless exercise in futility, but I do agree specifically that the alliance starter area in the Fjord is quite a bit more dramatic.Oh, and I love how the faction leaders can be total asses. Wrynn is an ass, but a badass one at that, I'll give him that. Almost a shame the horde lack a rabid blood-hungry faction leader for themselves. I bet they could have a lot of fun together.Holy $%^& this turned out to be a regular essay. Uh. For the Alliance!
And where did the Horde ever get a quest as cool as Take Down Tethyr!That's the Alliance quest, btw.Yeap, that's what he's saying. He's asking if there's a Horde quest which is as good as the alliance quest: Take Down Tethyr.
This is a really nice blog and a good read.Faction's are too a certain taste though.For me, ever since I started WoW I was an alliance player, until the start of TBC where I created my first Horde alt.I still played my alliance characters but I finally made the real switch when WoTLK came out.Honestly, what have I been missing out on? ALOT.When I went to Borean Tundra and first saw Warsong Hold, nothing, NOTHING in this game compare's to that place.It's titanic, epic in every single way imaginable.I love how the Horde are very brotherly, the quests in WoTLK have been very adventurous, seeing the likes of Conquerer Krenna and Overlord Agmar bringing back the memories of the old Horde.The way Saurfang is warning Garrosh about the path he is travelling and how it can cause utter destruction.And Garrosh himself, what can I say, the son of Hellscream does not disappoint.I love both Factions, but from a lore, character and theme perspective, I have to prefer the Horde.
Hehe. I rolled Alliance because I love Gnomes, and because I am somewhat of a traditionalist, I guess. I was pretty happy to see some love to Gnomes with the Mechagnome lore in Northrend.As for the Alliance vs. the Horde in general, I guess there's a lot to be said about how the lore favors the Horde, but in my personal experience the most epic bits of lore are those that go cross-faction( like the Wrathgate cutscene).But yeah, I'm mainly Alliance because I love Gnomes.
I played horde up until the launch of Wrath - my horde guild has collapsed, and I'm using the Death Knight as an excuse to become alliance, at least for now.Up until Wrath, the alliance has been rather sucky, lorewise. The Horde has been, well, much more heroic. It Who doesn't know Thrall, tbh. And the quest chain in Nagrand for hordies is probably the best one in the game, up until Wrath's launch. Conversely, the alliance has an emo night elf druid who's been moping about the death of his son for five thousand years, and an eight year old kid. And the dwarves basically never leave Ironforge except to go on archaeological digs (which ALWAYS end in them being chased off by something...raptors...titan minions...The Horde...troggs...the list goes on.) But with Wrath, they've brought the King of Stormwind back - and he's a serious badass. Personally, I don't like how he just blames the horde and wants to fight - but at least the Alliance has a leader now, and someone with character. I would also call Tirion Fordring an alliance hero, though he isn't really a member of the alliance. I'm very happy to see his story fleshed out. Though he's smart enough to see that fighting the Horde is stupid, especially when you have a %^&*ed off king of the zombies (and possibly liches!) out to kill you.
I love the horde story line. I wouldn't switch if offered the chance. With that said, I would switch in a heart beat my racials and situation. Alliance have always had an advantage in the game. Paladins, amazing racials, they get to stables slightly before horde get to farm, and now they have a huge advantage in strand of the ancients. I would trade arcane torrent in a heartbeat for any of the other racials on alliance side. But I have arcane torrent, and it is going to remain that way. Human have extra spirit, perception, and extra reputation gains. Night Elves have shadowmeld which gives them those precious extra drink ticks in PVP. Dwarfs get stone form to simply drop all poisons, that combined with a well timed peel from a partner is simply amazing. The list is long, but in the end I still choose horde because well... epic lore trumps it all.And honestly, Who is the King of Ironforge and what did he ever do compared to Thrall, Cairne, and Sylvanas.
The first time I played got into alliance, but found the models quite fugly, so I rolled a female human mage. I had a friend playing there, so, made sense :P Dropped it around level 26. Then when I got back into WoW, I was all alone, and decided to roll a Blood Elf Paladin, back in the day they weren't as awesome as they are now. I really loved my char, and then, my friend came back. We went to another server, we both rolled alliance. This time my female human mage got into level 70, but decided to switch to official servers when we acomplished grull's lair with 10 people... Yeah I got my t4 shoulders with a 10 man group XD.When I got into WoW's official server, I was all alone again, so BE pala again :P All the friends I had made back in my alliance day followed me, and came into horde, so we're now a happy family in dalaran ^^ I like horde for the models, initially. Now I kinda enjoy the lore. I first thought I was part of the "bad guys" but now that I understand the game further, I feel the alliance are the bad guys :PBesides, a human paladin with T7 is fashion suicide, BE FTW!
To me it was very simple: I played the crap out of Undead in War 3. Thus, Forsaken Warlock.My boss at work sometimes gives me crap for rolling Horde, as one of our former employee's had a high level Dwarf Hunter and he would always start #$%^ as to which side was better. It all comes down to personal preference though.
The grass is always greener they say.I would like to play Horde but I rolled Alliance because all my friends did. There are a couple reasons I will probably never play Horde:1. Their archetypes have changed. An alliance human is like a human of Gondor or Grayhawk or whatever other fantasy setting. Mostly good, fighting evil, etc... Orcs, Trolls, Undead... these are classically evil, but because of the reimagining of THOSE archetypes by Blizz, trying to make them NOT evil has taken away some of the allure. If I were to play a different faction it would be to have a totally different experience. Instead of finding a lost artifact for some joker in my capital city, I should be sent out by some evil warlord to destroy a village full of innocents. I understand that a society based entirely on evil would not function and so would be unable to build cities and form alliances with other groups so that doesn't really go very far... much like a campaign in DnD full of chaotic evil characters is VERY difficult to make work. So an EVIL Horde would be, in the long run, kind of repetitive. So, instead you have wishywashy Horde run by an Orc who is, for all intents and purposes, a good guy.1.a. So I DID want a little touch of evil in my character so I rolled a Human Lock.2. The Alliance is an alliance, The Horde is a horde. Basically, The Alliance actually feels like a group of people who have over come differences in the past and united against a common foe. The Horde... just feels like a mishmash of what Blizz figured were the Non-Alliance races. I mean the undead, by all rights should not have ANY interest in joining the Horde. And in WC3 the Taurren were a peaceful spiritual group of nomads. And the blood elves... They should HATE the undead and certainly wouldn't be associated with them. I understand there's lots of story explaining these Horde alliances but they all seem pretty fragile. So to me that would lead to some strange interactions that would leave me feeling like the whole thing was slapdash.3. The Horde chicks (save the Blood Elves) are all ugly so my wife won't play horde ;)