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.
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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.
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 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.
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 ;)