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12-09-2009 @ 9:16AM
Alliance players probably just don't care as much. Alliance is generic fantasy archetypes - you choose Alliance because you like or are comfortable with humans, dwarves, and elves. You choose Horde because you want to play the Horde, specifically. The character models catch your eye, or you like their lore, or you're tired of fantasy tropes and want something new. There's a whole different psychology behind the two.I'd bet most Alliance don't even care that the Horde exists, much less have a reason to show pride in their choice. They aren't choosing Alliance as a counter to Horde, whereas most Horde players are probably making their choice as a specific counter to the Alliance. That will make a *huge* difference in how the two groups react in relation to each other.
12-09-2009 @ 9:25AM
Orcs and Trolls aren't "generic fantasy archetypes"?
12-09-2009 @ 9:27AM
They're not generic archetypes in the sense that they've never really been playable in most other games. In most fantasy games Orcs and Trolls are just depicted as evil. Warcraft has one of the only stories that depict Orcs, Trolls and Undead as more than just your generic 'Bad Guys'.
12-09-2009 @ 6:11PM
Really? I just picked Alliance because they were prettier.
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