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4-26-2009 @ 3:10PM
While I recognize that Blizzard is doing this to revitalize the AvH PvP scene, I really wish they would do it in a different way. It seems like instead of neither side being 'good' or 'evil,' but just people, like Blizzard intends, the Alliance is becoming undeniably evil. Between Admiral Proudmoore, Grand Marshal Garithos, and Varian Wrynn, it seems like the Alliance is transforming into a convention of reactionary conservatives. Jaina is already closer to the Horde than the Alliance; I'm actually a bit surprised that Theramoore isn't friendly towards Horde players, and with Bolvar's death the Alliance is left with the reins in the hands of a man so scarred by his experiences that he has no business ruling a nation.
4-26-2009 @ 3:23PM
Admiral Proudmoore is the Alliance Version of Grom Hellscream. He did the exact same thing that Grom did, attacking the orcs unprovoked in the same manner that Grom attacked human settlements in Kalimdor unprovoked. Thrall begged Jaina to forgive Grom for his transgressions, but when the ball was in his court, Thrall demanded that Jaina allow her own father to be killed. Garithos was a jerk, but being a jerk doesn't warrant being betrayed and murdered by Sylvanas.As for Wrynn. Wrynn has seen nothing of the Horde that serves to show him that they're anything but a menace. Twice he tried to attend peace meetings at Jaina's behest. The first time he was taken as a slave by an orc and forced to fight until his escape. The second time, he meets Thrall face to face. Thrall had the good sense to bring the very orc who enslaved Wrynn last time to the meeting. Great idea Thrall. Oh, and right as the meeting kicked off, the same orc who Wrynn watched murder his father tries to murder him. Not a very good impression.Wrynn gave peace a chance, it nearly got him killed, several times. He tried simply leaving the Horde be while his kingdom went to war with the Scourge. The Horde attacked his troops every time he was about to deal the scourge a decisive blow. If peace doesn't work, and detente doesn't work, that only leaves the one option.
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