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7-13-2009 @ 1:17PM
@ everyone bickering in this threadPlease brush up on your lore if you want to make accusations that one side is evil and one side is good. Its actually pretty blurred. People want to automatically assume Horde is the Bad Guys because they look the part, amirite? They're primitive and brutish and a lot of their races can be considered "ugly"... but from a lore perspective, a lot of the bad things they have done honestly weren't their fault. The Orcs warring with the Draenei was all because of demonic influence, they weren't in their right minds. They lived peacefully with the Draenei for quite some time until the Burning Legion stuck their hand in there, all because Kil'jaeden had a personal vendetta against his brother, Velen, who he viewed as a traitor for not accepting the gift of Sargeras.When the Orcs invaded Azeroth, they were still not of their own minds and they were merely the playthings and pawns of powers much greater than themselves. When the demonic curse on the orcs was finally broken, they were a shattered, lost and confused people. Orcs such as Thrall feel so much regret for what their people did to the world of Azeroth and they are trying to repair that.As for the Forsaken, Thrall barely even trusts them. Their motives are sketchy at best, but Thrall took pity on them and decided to help them out. As a Horde player, I think this is a Bad Idea because Sylvanas is hellbent on revenge on Arthas and the Scourge and after that who knows what direction they will go. As for the massacre at Wrathgate, the group of Forsaken who killed both factions were acting under the influence of Mal'Ganis, NOT Sylvanas. So they was honestly a seperate sect, not really respectful of the factions or situation at hand. They were just plain crazy. Undercity was bought back with blood, Mal'Ganis (possibly) killed and that sect of Forsaken were wiped out. Sylvanas was absolutely livid over what they did at Wrathgate. You can't call the entire Horde evil for that.Overall the Horde is a force of lost misfits, but they are far from bad. They are striving hard to find peace and just live their lives. The Forsaken want people to accept them as sentient, intelligent beings and not mindless monsters, the Orcs want forgiveness for what they did while affected by the demons and to just live in peace and try to mend their past and re-discover the power of shamanism etc. The Darkspear have given up the voodoo and cannibalism common among their cousins and just want understanding and protection from the other trolls, who don't like them very much and view the Darkspear tribe as weak. Tauren have a blood oath to Thrall for saving tauren hides from marauding centaurs and are overall the most peaceful and good natured race in WarCraft...As for blood elves... well, I'm not touching that one. I hate those jerks.But overall, I feel the Alliance has been really misguided and have done a lot of evil things of their own desire. They haven't had demonic influence for the poor choices they have made. Instead the humans are just power hungry, ignorant, and have a strong unwillingness to accept others. However, my main beef with Alliance is the Night Elves. Because of Azshara, Sargeras got the first taste of Azeroth and reached out with the Burning Legion to desecrate the world. The Great Sundering is directly the Night Elves fault. Their arrogance and growing addiction to power nearly destroyed Azeroth. And bourn from Night Elves are a few races who are pretty sinister and crazy; Blood Elves, Naga and Harpies all have Night Elven ancestry. Being one of the oldest races I guess they are prone to having a really long track record and mistakes to be made, but dear lord, their leader bowing to Sargeras was a pretty Big Mistake. They may be remorseful now and many now follow the peaceful path of druidism, but they have a lot of time they need to make up for.
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