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4-26-2009 @ 6:23PM
Setting aside the grammatical errors and rampant use of the term horde apologists (wow I haven't cringed that many times since I saw Scary Movie 2) this is horrible... I don't understand why people invest in another god damn tortured, whiny anti-hero.The right thing to do in Lore for the Alliance would have been a successor to Lothar, somebody in that vein. Bolvar was headed in the right direction but he was always going to be a minor player. I rolled Alliance with friends when I started, but when there were only a few of us left, we rerolled horde because the Alliance is full of incompetents, invalids and gutless, spineless cowards. Your average alliance player doesn't want to improve or learn new skills, will steal from his best friend and cares only for the loot. Which conveniently is reflected in the lore (helloooo house of Alterac).I rerolled horde the day after I saw the state of Tarren Mill pvp on my server, gangs of 10 or so Alliance chasing down sole horde players. Every single time numbers were even remotely close the Alliance would lose horribly, complain of Horde using cheats/hacks (I still have the screenshots of this hilarity).There was no lore to keep me on Alliance, no characters I was invested in, I've always liked the trolls and then tauren since WC3, so making the switch was easy. I found like minded people and pvp success far beyond my expectations, a faction where 1 horde was better than 5 alliance players. Not just in pvp, but in all aspects of the game, I found that horde players were more driven, they were prouder, they never gave up. And you might hate the guy running the 2nd best raid/warsong gulch team on the faction and he certainly hates you back, but the respect is always there, when you overcome your grudges to dominate the shit out of Alterac Valley.Blizz knew that Alliance (especially the humans) lacked a strong, male figurehead, so they brought in Varian to fill the void, but he's the last thing the Alliance needed right now because there's plenty of brooding anti-heroes in the game already. And the comics detailing his life and recent return to the world of the living were some of the worst I have ever read. When I see idiots buying into this bandaid lore I just feel sorry for them and the state of the world in which we play, you're saying it's ok for substandard lore and carbon copy characters by enabling Blizzard to get away with such cheap writing. It only irks me so much, because I developed a similar character over 10 years ago in high school for a short story and I'm asking myself, did Blizzard employ a 13 year old to come up with Varian Wrynn?
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