I've been playing for three years. When I first played, I rolled alliance, simply because the one friend I had that played was on alliance side. I got to level 11 with my first character, Crackaddict, a dwarf hunter, before deciding cow-people looked cooler and rolled horde. Tauren druid. That was about a week after I started playing.Never looked back. I briefly got bored of horde for about two weeks, where I rolled a draenei warrior which got to the mid 20's. Went back to horde after all.
Hmmmm....I think that I rolled Alliance because I liked the fact the races were 'pretty'. My main is a Female Night Elf Priest. They were by far the prettiest race of all of them. I liked having the stripper dance too!I've got ALOT of Alli and horde Alts. 1-60 was absolutely amazing on Alliance, Even before Theramoore.But it's funny. I always thought that Blizz made so much more for the Horde then the Alliance. :)Regardless, I'm very happy with Alliance. Northrend on Alliance has been simply AMAZING!
I know when I started this game on December 26, 2004 I rolled a Dwarf Hunter. I loved Lord of the Rings, having read the books and been massively engaged in the movies as well. Additionally, I had been playing Warcraft III leading up to World of Warcraft, and always felt that Humans, and by extension Dwarves were the good guys, while the Undead were the evil ones, or at least to my interpretation (I know I left out the Night Elves and Orcs, I just felt that they had their own separate plight going on even though it was tied into everything else as well...let me be). I wanted to be a good guy, and I wanted to be like the bad ass Dwarf with the big *!@#ing bear in the cinematic trailer for World of Warcraft. I loved seeing him draped in furs, and seeing him fire the gun, and seeing him in the beautiful wintry setting in the vast mountainous wilderness. Unfortunately he only lasted about 20 levels when I switched to a new server and started a paladin. That reason was because of friends, but again, I wanted to be good. I wanted to represent everything that was holy, fight the good fight. I played there (Skullcrusher) for about a year or two until I quit the summer before I started College. In my second semester of my first year at school I met a buddy, who is now my roommate, who played horde. He got me back into Azeroth, and I needed to be Horde. While I ultimately miss being 'good' (it is really all relative), and I miss being 'pretty', I do enjoy playing Horde, although I think a part of me will always prefer the beauty that is Alliance.P.S. No, I do not play as a Blood Elf.
It's one of the great things that make the game interesting -- if you're curious about the other side -- go try it out past level 7. You'll experience the same game, but from a new perspective and we should all take time out to see our world from new perspectives.There is *so much* content, you can't see it all with one toon, even multiple toons in the same faction you won't see everything (unless you max your achievements out I suppose), so go roll a gnome warlock or a night elf warrior and explore.My 'main' these days was probably the 7th toon I rolled past 20, and my second max level.Now, all that said -- The HORDE is where it's at!
This is a good blog I must say! I rolled aliance first, got a hunter and pally up to mid 30's. My co-workers got me into playing. It was so fresh and exciting then. I switched jobs and kinda lost touch so decided to roll horde with a hunter lvled to mid 50's. Horde was great fun and I was in an excellent guild. Taurens were my favorite but seemed the least evil. Then on a whim i decided to go back to the alliance side. I've been there ever since. Horde is really awesome with the player models, cities and lore. I cant say anything bad about it. I just really like the idea of playing alliance, being an underdog and fighting for the good of azeroth. I'm not saying that people that play horde are evil, but its fun having that constant turmoil of those two factions at war.
Wait. This has nothing to do with sheep.
Rather than citing others, and so on, and so on...World of Warcraft, is just as its name proclaims. A world it's own. Every race has its own rich lore that has been expanded upon by novels, comics, RPG books, stories on the site, or quests. Every race has traits which allow them to be played in several different ways that the person thinks of, RP wise. And this way, adds the inherent taste to the faction you pick. When I bought WoW, I was 14...(I'm currently 18.) I didn't give much thought to the whole RP world, didn't know ANYTHING regarding lore, didn't play any of the other Warcraft games. I inherently, due to the cool looking, lithe, "Creeping", form of the Night Elves, created a Night elf hunter. Within the bowels of my less-than-basic mmorpg knowledge, I failed at the game at the beginning and only got him to lvl 15 before taking a break for Real-Life.After awhile of not playing, I found out a friend of mine I knew from a long time, owned an account of WoW. He showed me a bit of Orc lore, gave me another server to play on, zip, zop, zam. Orc Warrior. In time, I took him to 60(Long rigorous months, considering breaks I took to keep up studies and the social life.). I hit endgame running, and finished most of pre-bc endgame save for Naxxramas. In time, I grew bored of WoW once more, and took a break from it, this time for a year.After arriving at a new highschool, I found that my new friends (6 of the 10 people I spent time with on a regular basis.) All played WoW, on another server, PvP. Horde Side. All 60. This urged me to rekindle the match and light the fire I had so abruptly ended a year before. I created a Blood Elf Priest, began anew on Shattered Hand(PvP) and quickly reached 70.It's two years since I started that Elf. In the time I leveled him, I've read every novel in print, enjoyed many an RP on RP servers(Horde and Alliance.) and explored the lore behind many aspects of the game.It's within this, that in my conclusion, I found preference in the Horde. Not because of prejudice, but rather...I found justice in the way the Orcs broke free of the shackles of the corruption, as Thrall lead them, the Darkspear Trolls(Whom, despite what many have commented before, are NOT cannibalistic, when they joined Thrall, they were an outcast tribe that left the Gurubashi empire for clashing views.) and the Tauren(Who although are quick to anger, are the quickest to protect nature, notice that although the night elves have stood with nature before, it was also due to Night Elf society in the past that the world was scarred in the Sundering.)).There's a prefference for everyone, and even if your an orc, you don't have to be a bloodthirsty killing machine, or a tech-savy gnome, or a hippie-elf. The game gives you as many possibilities as you make of it.Also, as far as the king of stormwind reappearing. If you read the comic that WoW released, it'll show you what happened to him. I won't spoil it for you, but its quite the tale.
I'm an alliance because my friends were all alliance. I sometimes wish I rolled horde.......
I rolled horde why? Cuz in all the Warcraft games I have played The horde have allways been my favorite. There's nothing more epic than an orc warrior wielding an massive twohander axe. nuff said
I went with the Alliance for many reasons. When picking a race, I did look at the Horde first... Looking at the Orcs, I didn't like the green skin much but their poor posture just got to me, I didn't like it; also, they're from space (from what I understand). Looking at Trolls, and their terrible posture, I couldn't get around the tusks, I didn't like them. The Undead, I hated the "atmosphere" of the starting zone, and, I hated the way they walk. The Tauren; I almost did end up rolling a Tauren Warrior; I still have him at level 23 but I ended up not because I got tired of the Barrens.When I looked at the Alliance races this is what I saw. In Humans, I saw "/silly" and liked the fact that I could recreate myself; I also liked the fact that in Warcraft lore, humans are very tenacious, proud, brave and honorable. Dwarves, I loved "/silly" with these guys, I also like the fact that they live in a snowy area; and I love Ironforge. The main problems with the Dwarves is their racials, and I can't stand looking at their butts and feet every second I play. I didn't even consider a Gnome... Last came the Night Elves; I chose this race because they could be hunters, if humans could be hunters I would have picked that race. Night Elves have a ton of lore behind them, I like the 2 foot ears and Elves tend to be smart. I liked the fact that there was no dwarf butt.As for picking a class, I brought a hunter to level 60 so far. I intend to roll a Paladin to 80 one of these days. I picked a hunter because I liked the idea of dealing damage instead of tanking or healing mostly...On my server, Scarlet Crusade, the Alliance has twice of player base of the Horde, and the Alliance nearly never wins a battleground. Out of the many battlegrounds I have participated in, I have only seen the Alliance win once.... which was in AB. I hate the fact that I cannot get any Alliance players in a battleground to work together, they just scatter and panic... then complain of loss. I usually get in the top 3 Alliance players in the battlegrounds I play, and when I get first out of both sides, all I hear is, "stupid huntard needs nerf" or "easy class to play, try something harder". I have come to realize however, that I do not play WoW for the battlegrounds, in fact I don't like PvP at all; I decline nearly every duel. I like raiding, instances or cities, I just like rading. I have yet to reach the position (level/gear/guild) where I can lead raids, but I would very much like to in the future, especially old 40-man raids.Many people say that the Alliance is all 12 years olds, while there may be many, I don't think anymore than Horde. It seems to me that a lot of younger kids like the idea of being a totally cool Undead person or a cow, or a green dude with tusks; or a "totally hot Blood Elf chick". I don't mind kids too much, if they aren't stuck up than all they are is walking sponges ready to learn and gather information, and that's easy to deal with. I like teaching people, I like working with people and I like leading people; all of that can be found on either faction in WoW PvE.Malgayne, you mentioned architecture and 'beuty' of cities and towns of the Alliance, I couldn't agree more. The city I despise the most is the Undercity, it's confusing, gross looking and there is no open area around the bank for people to stand around (like in TB, Org, IF or SW). I prefer Ironforge; it has the least travel time from the bank to AH and the mailbox is right there, it has a simple and easy to understand layout aswell. Also, as my little testament to RP, it is the least penetrable city. Think of it, if Ironforge were to come under seige all Bronzebeard would have to do is say, "Close the gates!" and Ironforge is an Iron vault... just one massive door can protect the city. If you bring up the Deeprun Tram, well, it is guarded on the other side by a whole other city! And what do you think those funny cogs around the entrance to Deeprun are for? They are for grinding Horde to peices that's what. Ironforge is also closed, so unlike Stormwind it looks the same day and night.You also mentioned that you like Darkshore. Personally I don't like it because it is dark and rabid; although that shining giant sword in the ground is the coolest thing I have ever seen in WoW. If I were to pick a zone, it would have to be the Hinterlands, mostly because of Aerie Peak and the Gryphons. Speaking of Gryphons, I like riding them, another plus for the Alliance.As for now, I am going to be sure to do that Tethyr quest and the Missing Diplomat quest chain, neither of which I did on my hunter, when I roll my Paladin (Human Paladin, by the way).*edit: lern2spel*
are you kidding? I HATE gnomes. ugly ugly ugly little bastards, even uglier up close, and their voices just icky.I play for Undead Warlock, and I think she's: 1. cute, with those shiny yellow eyes (I liked that in Night Elves too and the stripper dance but their starting ecology quests were just plain idiotic) and funny jumps; 2. good and kind-hearted in her own way; 3. funny.Also I prefer afflictions-warlock because that takes the longest to kill and also doesn't fail to kill even after I die. I think a warlock's idea is torture and cursing other ppl (especially the gnomes), and I don't find that evil at all.What I really love about Undeads is their starting areas, the beautiful forests of Tirisfal Glades, and most of all - killing the religious fundamentalist bastards The Scarlet Crusade, who are the dumbest, dullest, most boring and disgusting humans I've ever seen.Also I love Undercity because other races don't know their way around there and tend to avoid it, and so the place is always empty and you can use the auctions easily and log out without fear (if I log out in Orgri or, worse, Dalaran, I can't log back in because the sheer amount of other players crashes my game at connect).
I'm alliance, and always will be. honestly, despite the numerical difference that used to hold sway making horde undoubtedly better. I chose to side with my sense. I took alliance because it's all so darn pretty, and if I'm playing for hours on end i want to enjoy the feel of everything. The downside is, it's the surefire choice for lots and lots of little kids (yes im sure horde has theirs too) It really is up to you what you want. I'm happy with alliance, and would never switch.
The real reason Alliance play Alliance.... Darcy Admit it !=)Rog'
Allies get furbolg form. That's the only thing keeping me from going horde... that and I like my guild :)
I rolled Alliance...Uther made me to it!Yes, I am a Human Paladin. My roleplay (Casual) perceptive is to uphold the faith of humanity, and people do that because they love my FoL and Holy Light. /SmileI usually set my Paladin in questing zones like Darkshire, or generally gloomy places. The thing I don't like about WoW, is the insignificance the player actually does...True, Tirion formed the Silver Hand again because of In Dreams...but...The most thing I like about the Alliance is its shaking warcry. Horde has "For the Horde" And "Lor'Tar ogar!" (Victory or Death. I usually shout 'Ogar' at hordies when I kill them. If I can't learn the language, they'll understand it...technically). And the Alliance has the shaking "Glory to the Alliance!"Try shouting that out loud.I loved Paladin quests in the Alliance. Defend the weak, retrieve lost memories (Smithy hammer), help the unfortunate, and aid the poor. It is all ideal.I've played an Orc Shaman, seeing that it is my direct counterpart. Read: Human Paladins are the Alliances' heroes. Orc Shamans are the Horde's spiritual advisers. It all counters out...and Forsaken Warlocks? Don't get me started. I started one of those too.Now, regarding quests, I loved the fact that when I disposed of VanCleef, a large threat to Stormwind was relieved. Same goes to all Defias, and my surprise when I found Defias in Northshire, Darkshire, and Westfall. I knew some corrupt official was helping them, and it turns out: Lady Onyxia.Now that she is dead, lore-wise, Stormwind will support Darkshire, Westfall and Redridge more then it does now.The most intruiging part of this Alliance Paladin experience is Lordaeron. The Forsaken took our home, and reclaimed it as their own.True, many of them were former citizens of Lordaeron, and they do get hunted down by the Scarlet Crusade...but then again, the Scarlet Crusade thinks that Stormwind's Cathedral of Light knows nothing, and is independent. It attacks me, a Paladin. *lifts eyebrowNot to forget, what it does to the living...devising poisons that kill everything?The Forsaken became a hate-all race, generally speaking, and to be honest, a High Elf should never rule Lordaeron. Lordaeron is under the Alliance, and Varian has every right to take it back and assign a new leader. Do not forget that he used to be Arthas's friend during the Second and First wars, and he loved the King like Llane, his father. He does not have ill wishes to Lordaeron.And did anyone notice: Nothing was done regarding the new Plague. For all we know, the Horde can have another uprising, and have one executed better. They are developing it as we speak.I do not blame Varian for hating the Forsaken, I rarely tolerate them, both as a Paladin, and as (roleplay) a former citizen of Lordaeron.They were undead in Beta, and they still are. Hearts rife with hate and vengance. How different are they from the Scourge?Mindful, yes...but what does that help when a mind is poisoned with hate and fear?Night Elves? They sacrificed everything, and only one (or a couple of individuals) cannot stand the loss. Malfurion is one of the best characters in WoW. A shame he is still sleeping.Gnomes? ...I don't know...I'm not fascinated by their lore as much as Night Elves or Humans, but it is filled with great ideas and poor executions. (Gnomeregan)Dwarves? Stout allies that I intend to respect and keep.Dranei? The only ones who can rival Humans in religious strength. I loved going into the Exodar and listening to them talk. I always choose them to raise Rep with, even if I hate the elephant thing...Trolls? Can't trust'em, mon. Dey be eating your sistar's flesh behind jor back.Blood Elves? I only wish there was a High Elf race for the Alliance. I played a Blood Elf, and although I liked the theme, I felt they were sick beyond repair.Tauren? They seem like an honorable, noble folk...I do not know much about them, but I avoid picking on them in PvP, unlike Forsaken, who I attack reguarly. What? I'm freeing their souls.Even if they don't want to...Many do not know what they want.I only respect Thrall as a leader. He, for one, was able to quell the savagery of his people. I fear that if he dies, the Horde will break down...as Orgrimmar is a leader's nation. If he fell, so will it.He quelled the bloodlust, be he cannot quell the hate.I'm looking at a repeat of the Second War when he dies.And this time, Uther won't be here.Glory to the Alliance.
Well, i have kinda gone both sides of the coin. I played a troll hunter up to mid 60s before he got deleted, so i rolled alliance and went night elf, again a hunter.While playing horde, i kinda felt justified by all the killing, putting it down to the instincts that had forced them together in the first place, namely survival and vengeance.Playing alliance, i felt like i was reacting to the actions of the horde. I would find that often, many of the places where i had quested as a horde had been recently taken, and that the horde would be a little over the top. the wrath gate and in icecrown being prime examples.Just my piece.