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7-02-2009 @ 2:55PM
@Armaxe,I feel as if you’re going with the assumption that most people will be looking at this through a roleplayer’s eyes, that there will be some perception of the opposite faction’s races as “untrustworthy”. However, I feel most people will just look at it as another player than has taken on a new skin for aesthetics or racial bonuses. There’s not as much emotionally for the average player when it comes to lore. I hardly see too many people looking back and feeling like they’ve committed to their new factions “ideals”.What I do see happening is a lot of people going “Cool, I’m a gnome and I can hang out in Org now” or “I can get rep faster with Undercity”. We’ll be left with gnomes running around in Undercity and orcs bowing hanging out in Ironforge. That’s not necessarily a breach of lore, but it’s most certainly a breach of the core atmosphere every faction holds and makes it distinctive from the other. This atmosphere isn’t something just roleplayers experience and care about. It’s something that all players are affected by down to the PVP’ers who love crushing the opposite faction in BG’s or the solo player who enjoys picking the “pretty” or “ugly” side. You take away or muddle that already distinctive atmosphere and you lose something that makes not only the factions but this very game unique.
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