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.
I rolled Alliance because... well, Uther made me do it. And damn right I rolled a Human Paladin ^^What I do regret is - there is no real roleplay in WoW - since Alliance is mean, I can't do anything good for the Horde (despite my fancying of inter-faction friendships). But aside from that, Alliance is ok, and I prefer looking at Human/Dwarf architecture to any of the Horde's, so I think I'll just stick to my Allies.And one more thing - probably the biggest disappointment in WoW for me was discovering the fact that you can't really learn the other faction's languages... Up to level 30 or so, I though it was possible :(Shame really. Now I know it's against the ToS, but could someone clarify why it's so?
Play Warcraft game series 1,2,3 any of those and when you come back to wow, you roll an horde
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.
This is a really nice blog and a good read.Faction's are too a certain taste though.For me, ever since I started WoW I was an alliance player, until the start of TBC where I created my first Horde alt.I still played my alliance characters but I finally made the real switch when WoTLK came out.Honestly, what have I been missing out on? ALOT.When I went to Borean Tundra and first saw Warsong Hold, nothing, NOTHING in this game compare's to that place.It's titanic, epic in every single way imaginable.I love how the Horde are very brotherly, the quests in WoTLK have been very adventurous, seeing the likes of Conquerer Krenna and Overlord Agmar bringing back the memories of the old Horde.The way Saurfang is warning Garrosh about the path he is travelling and how it can cause utter destruction.And Garrosh himself, what can I say, the son of Hellscream does not disappoint.I love both Factions, but from a lore, character and theme perspective, I have to prefer the Horde.
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 played horde up until the launch of Wrath - my horde guild has collapsed, and I'm using the Death Knight as an excuse to become alliance, at least for now.Up until Wrath, the alliance has been rather sucky, lorewise. The Horde has been, well, much more heroic. It Who doesn't know Thrall, tbh. And the quest chain in Nagrand for hordies is probably the best one in the game, up until Wrath's launch. Conversely, the alliance has an emo night elf druid who's been moping about the death of his son for five thousand years, and an eight year old kid. And the dwarves basically never leave Ironforge except to go on archaeological digs (which ALWAYS end in them being chased off by something...raptors...titan minions...The Horde...troggs...the list goes on.) But with Wrath, they've brought the King of Stormwind back - and he's a serious badass. Personally, I don't like how he just blames the horde and wants to fight - but at least the Alliance has a leader now, and someone with character. I would also call Tirion Fordring an alliance hero, though he isn't really a member of the alliance. I'm very happy to see his story fleshed out. Though he's smart enough to see that fighting the Horde is stupid, especially when you have a %^&*ed off king of the zombies (and possibly liches!) out to kill you.
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.
The first time I played got into alliance, but found the models quite fugly, so I rolled a female human mage. I had a friend playing there, so, made sense :P Dropped it around level 26. Then when I got back into WoW, I was all alone, and decided to roll a Blood Elf Paladin, back in the day they weren't as awesome as they are now. I really loved my char, and then, my friend came back. We went to another server, we both rolled alliance. This time my female human mage got into level 70, but decided to switch to official servers when we acomplished grull's lair with 10 people... Yeah I got my t4 shoulders with a 10 man group XD.When I got into WoW's official server, I was all alone again, so BE pala again :P All the friends I had made back in my alliance day followed me, and came into horde, so we're now a happy family in dalaran ^^ I like horde for the models, initially. Now I kinda enjoy the lore. I first thought I was part of the "bad guys" but now that I understand the game further, I feel the alliance are the bad guys :PBesides, a human paladin with T7 is fashion suicide, BE FTW!
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 ;)