Moving on from vitriol-fueled rants of pseudo-intelligence and elitist dogma....I guess I would like to insert myself into this hearty debate. I am an Alliance player. I have a Horde character, but frankly I enjoy playing Alliance more. Have I felt, unreasonably so, that the Horde have been favored? Yes. Yes I have and I will fully admit to being guilty of this frankly ethnocentric argument myself. Truth of the matter is, when one steps back to truly see the progress of the story, I found that the Horde suffered just as much. Now, in talking about this dumpster fire that has become Battle for Azeroth:Yes, the entire expansion and the events leading up to it I will refer to as a massive dumpster fire. This is an opinion, somewhat based in fact. I don't like that Sylvanas attacked the Night Elves, but with the near 400 hours that I have put into playing Total War Rome 2 and the 100 hours into Total War Atilla, I can understand her initial plan of divide and conquer. What I cannot fathom is why she would make such a crucial mistake of burning Teldrassil. It is definitely uncharacteristic of the pragmatic Sylvanas as now she has turned this into a war for survival in regards to the Alliance. As long as she is Warchief, no one is safe. Now going from that, I find that the turning of Sira and Delaryn to Forsaken to be the logical move for this rather illogical Sylvanas. Yes, I am calling her illogical because frankly the only reason she is pulling this @#$% is so that they can continue the Horde vs. Alliance factional conflict. This is nothing more than a plot device. I do not like it. In fact, it made me so infuriated that I needed to go on a walk to calm down. But, when it boils down to it, it remains as a plot device for character and game development in what Blizzard conceives as the logical progression of Sylvanas' evolving character. However, that does not mean that this was a wise decision. Frankly, Blizzard is guilty of lazy writing. Being that much of the zones are still in Cataclysm...eight years later. *!@#, in Stonetalon, Garrosh is still Warchief. Plaguelands haven't changed at all. All in all, it seems that WoW is suffering from Reverse Tolkien Syndrome. Focusing on character development, but neglecting world-building. Real smart Blizzard.