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7-02-2009 @ 8:09AM
I doubt it will have any Lore implications.Consider realm transfers - where's the lore behind my level 80 Orc Hunter appearing in the game world complete with a bag of gold, a bunch of mounts, exalted reputation with the Horde, having done all the quests... etc etc etc.Players who care about Lore have so many fundamental objections to this I think they're simply going to be ignored. It's a game mechanic change that will just happen through account management exactly like with realm transfer. The Lore lovers are going to have to use some of their vaunted 'imagination' to just deal with it, I'm afraid.PS. I play on an RP realm. I have no problem with this at all, and I welcome it. You simply re-invent a new backstory, a new character, and you're done. It's not a big deal at all.The question of reputations and what low level quests are available remains valid, though. Will quests be mapped 1-1 with each other? If you complete the 'go get Cactus Apples' quest in Valley of Trials will that automatically tick off the 'get some baskets of wine' quest in Elwyn?
7-02-2009 @ 11:15AM
Highly doubtful that quests would be matched 1 to 1 since Horde and Alliance don't have the same number of quests. You can just look at the Loremaster achievement requirements for the two sides and see that.
7-02-2009 @ 1:33PM
I'm really looking forward to the change as well. I play on an RP realm for a reason and I feel I'm heavily invested in the lore. Was before WoW started...or as much as one could be.Still, I created a human warlock and drove him through almost 80 levels. I eventually realized that the backstory I had made for him was meant for a mage. Conversely, I had made a blood elf mage that I eventually realized should have a been a lock given his views on things. I would love the opportunity to switch these two so that their stories made a little more sense to me. Now if only we could change names when we changed sides.
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