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5-28-2010 @ 11:14AM
I don't think Horde simply like to be tough, I think it's more that there tends to be more Horde loyalty and pride than there is Alliance pride. When you combine that with a PvP mindset or tendency, it can get pretty ugly. Think about it. How often do you see/hear people shouting 'FOR THE ALLIANCE!" versus "FOR THE HORDE!"? In the forums, in game... heck even sometimes at real life WoW meetings. Ever seen the response from the crowd at Blizzcon when the person on stage asks how many Horde players there are? They respond with intensity and enthusiasm.When I meet people in real life who play Horde, we often end up keeping in touch. There are a lot of proud smiles as people announce their main is an orc shaman or tauren warrior. When I meet people who play Alliance, they kind of casually mention gnome mage or human priest... you know, whatever. I could be way off base here, but that's just what I've experienced. There is, I think, a greater sense of camaraderie and kinship between Horde players than between Alliance players. It's not that the people who play Alliance are nicer or less apt to ganking. Some of the biggest jerks I've met have been Alliance... even on a PvE realm. I still remember the human paladin who continually ganked my quest mob, and when I made a level 1 Ally to ask him why started spewing "You're Horde, I'm Alliance, we're enemies and I can't let you complete the quest."It's that most, I think, simply don't care enough about their faction to get as much into it. When you have lot of pride in the faction you play, you're more apt to defend it, or even go out of your way to show how much better you are than the other guys (ie, with the 24/7 town camping). That's not to say it's right... it's not. I'm a complete carebear and not afraid to admit it. It's just the way I see it.
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