I don't think it's "join the Horde and immediately wage war against the Alliance just because Tyrande was a jerk". It's "join the Horde because they're the safest and most welcoming option, but then help their new allies in their domestic disputes as a show of gratitude".They join the Horde because Tyrande turned them off the Alliance, and the Horde and Alliance just happen to be heading into a war, and since they are now part of the Horde they are obligated to assist in wartime. It's not really them hating the Alliance outright, but they don't have any reason not to assist the Horde, who has shown themselves to be more willing than the Alliance to assist them long-term.
So, let me get this straight.Thalyssra is angry at the Alliance because Tyrande said mean things to her? And she considers Tyrande arrogant for that, and she doesn't want to be part of a faction of arrogant individuals since she feels all of the alliance is arrogant and mean.Yet, when she meets Lor'themar and Alleria, Lor'themar displays the exact arrogance Tyrande did, telling Alleria that she's a pawn of the void. You know, kind of how Tyrande distrusted Thalyssra because of the Nighbourne using the arcane and joining the Legion.But that's ok to Thalyssra, because it's not directed to her or her Nightbourne. So it's ok to be arrogant, just not to them. And the price of a few mean words of ONE individual means war on the whole Alliance? Also, despite Tyrande being mean, the kaldorei were there in force and did assist. So her thanks to that is not only to join the Horde, but to actually go to Ashenvale to kill them and their families?Well, I guess she's right, kaldorei are nothing like them, as arrogant as they are, they can never be as arrogant as to start a war due to a few mean words.
I object! Stop calling Highmountain Tauren and Nightfallen for "new allied race", when they are not joining the Alliance!
I love that the Nightborne are Horde. At this point they have more in common with their Blood elf allies than they do with the night elves. There is a shared struggle. Both have struggled with addiction, both struggled with losing their source of magic. Both suffered from having a leader make a pact with the Legion. Both races had those who withered or became wretched. Blood elves looked at the nightborne and saw themselves. Both races had to find their place in the world and needed allies. Sorry but the night elves can't relate to them on that deep of a level like the blood elves can. So anyone who feels like the Nightborne joining the Horde is forced or contrived haven't been paying attention. Night elves are still bitter about the War of the Ancients and cling to the past. And seem to hold many Highborne descendants guilty for the sins of their ancestors. Blood elves showed compassion, understanding and respect. As an Alliance player you feel shafted yes. I get that. My Horde player feels the same way about the Army of the Light joining the Alliance. But I understand they chose their family, their kin same as the Highmountain tauren. This is what war does. Turns former allies against each other, friends against each other. That's the reality of war. I don't condemn a race for picking a side each have their own reason for doing so. As for the war itself seeds are being planted. But not one allied race has declared war simply by picking a side. shattered trust and may be old god manipulation or Sylvanas craving power is what fuels this war. We will have to wait and see how it unfolds
I think one thing a lot of people are missing is that it was NOT the Alliance who helped nightborne. It was a champion that was a member of the horde or the alliance. Alliance's political standing is not defined by the champion. In fact, the champions have been mostly working through the faction-less (or rather inter-faction) Class orders, making our presence even less relevant politically.Also, this doesn't mean that suddenly all nightborne hates all alliance. Night elves and Tauren have been at peace for ages, yet they are on different sides of the war. Pandaren don't hate anyone but they take sides individually. Several heroes have shown grace towards each other despite being political leaders (Jaina and Thrall being the most important examples).TLDR: Our champion helping Thalyssra or the nightborne is one thing, nightborne making a political alliance is another.