Agreed. People will always look over at the other Faction and want what the other has.This is just another thing that Blizzard has masterfully done in order to make people spend more time on WoW, thus giving them more $$$. They play one Faction, they get to 80 and see everything there is to see, then they see something of the other Faction and exclaim "OMG, I'M PLAYING THE WRONG FACTION!" and then switch over.Blizzard is masterful, I have to say.Good post, btw =D
well every time i feel like playing ally i just make a lv 1 female NE/human/draenei and just walk into trade chat and sit there, the amount of fail and tells i get asking for cybarz renews my faith in the horde.
Alliance is pretty good but i think we need something more then a boat/tram something cool like a....crazy gnomes rocket or.....a catapult like in the dark moon faire who wouldn't want to travel via catapult that hurls you very high and very fast it'd be fun and less boring then a grphon boat or tram BRING ON THE CATAPULT! =D
Yeah, both factions have their good sides. Personally I prefer Alliance but that's maybe just because I started there and stuck there. At some point I did level a troll to lvl 70 and it was quite enjoyable too.What comes to the cities, in my opinion Orgrimmar and Undercity are rather impressive as well. Maybe not as convenient and safe as many Alliance cities (UC elevator, anyone?) but that just fits the theme. Of course, it also helps to know the layout when raiding the places on my other characters. >:)On the topic of transportation, Horde quite frankly has it better. There isn't really much of a difference between boats (the entry to Valgarde is mostly a one-time experience anyway) and zeppelins but Alliance cities are just located annoyingly, at least Darnassus and Exodar. If you aren't taking a portal, you have no option but to get to Auberdine one way or another and then fly or take another boat. And you can't fly to Exodar, even tho it has a flight point - it's only for the one route inside the draenei starter zones. Stupid design, especially considering Silvermoon is connected to the rest of the Horde's network even tho it's just as instanced.That said, I think I should go level my troll again sometime soon.
Part of the reason for Stormwind Harbor was that, until its addition, to get between Stormwind/Ironforge and Darnassus/Exodar, you had to traverse the Wetlands, a level 20-30 zone. If you're a lowly level 15 night elf or draenei trying to get to Deadmines, this means a long and perilous journey through contested territory with high level mobs that regularly cross your path. On the other hand, I could create a Tauren character and take it to Silvermoon relatively easily, without leaving Horde territory.In other words, Stormwind Harbor was a long overdue addition which addressed an imbalance between the Horde and the Alliance.
Grass is always greener. I've played both sides, but mostly alliance. Remember the glory days of "grass is greener", with Blessing of Salvation, Windfury (back when it was really awesome?), or Poison cleansing totems @ Viscidus? Or the ever belowed Fear Ward. Horde == Hard mode PvE as it went. And remember the whole "ugly faction" debacle? I think most people are familiar with the stereotyped alliance hardcore gamer, who gets fed up with snotty punks in raids and instances, or the incessant namecalling in battlegrounds, he rerolls, to play with the "ugly" faction. The one real gamers play. Not "sexy" Night Elves, or those hideous childish gnomes.At least, that's probably the vision as it exists for many player. But of course, alot of this is gone now. For better or for worse, the flavour is slowly fading into a bland mix.
I like all of my castles! In fact, we need more! More castles, I say!
On most mature PvE servers, the alliance outnumbers the horde. On most PvP servers, the horde outnumbers the alliance. This means that Wintergrasp (and any other world PvP areas) tend to be controlled by the stronger side. Playing alliance on a PvP server is frustrating- you're constantly fighting a losing battle, and have to resort to ridiculous tactics like logging in at 5 AM do get your dailies done without being ganked.That said, I would not switch to horde if I were offered a free race change. After playing on a PvP server as alliance so long, I find myself unwilling to join the faction my subconscious mind tells me is "the enemy". Sure they have better PvP racials, and sure their zepplins are more efficient than ours, but damn it, they're the bad guys!
My faction choice was pretty simple.Alliance has Gnomes. I like Gnomes. Thus, I play Alliance.And then, I found some awesome people Alliance side, so I stayed there.
I've always been an alliance, not because it meant anything to me when I started playing, but like you because that's what my friends were. I've often told them if they had not been playing and I'd picked up wow I'm 90% sure I'd have picked horde. Because a lot of my playtime prior to wotlk was pvp I was also envious of the horde racials, although I can't say I haven't shadowmelded myself out of and through many a situation.I guess in the end we have to look at it more as an issue of balance and not fairness. Blizzard wants to make sure we're all having fun at what we do, but make sure we're not all doing the same thing.
I've played both sides of the fence, in all aspects (end-game raiding, PvP, etc..) and they're pretty well even.I prefer the undead race for mages and rogues, human for warriors, I prefer the alliance cities, but I like to eat people when I kill them. It's a toss-up. :(
I'm caught in the middle of the factions my family plays Alliance so I play alliance but I like the Horde more. Soon after hitting 80 with the pally I'm going to lvl a Horde toon up on a different realm so then I can play both.
what I would like is a new feral staff, cause the one i got sucks for my lvl