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5-28-2010 @ 12:23PM
Sorry, can't find the wow.com story either, perhaps I saw it on the realm forums - in any event here's a link:http://www.warcraftrealms.com/quickstats.phpClearly shows that Horde = 63% of the PvP realm players and Alliance = 37%. That's about two to one. Interestingly, its almost exactly reversed on PvE servers. I truly and honestly appreciate lore nerds. They have an understanding and enjoyment of the game in a way I never will. But the truth is that they are the minority. The vast majority hears the terms "Horde" and "Alliance" and are inherently drawn to one or the other. After watching a cinematic or two, it's usually locked in one way or the other. Almost no one goes off and reads all the lore first.Since we're talking about reactions to specific words... what words are usually associated with "horde" and which words do you usually see with "alliance"? Horde is usually lead or followed by words like "rampaging", "angry", "violent", "unruly". In fact, I have trouble thinking of a positive sentence where "horde" is the subject. Can you?Alliance is usually associated with coming together and is used by banks and companies to convey an image of trustworthiness. It's usually surrounded by words like "Alliance for Nonprofit Management", "Donor Alliance", "Global AIDS Alliance". I struggle equally to think of a sentence in which "alliance" is the subject and is a negative thought. Point is, if you know NOTHING of the lore, you know those words. From the first moment certain personality types are driven to each one.
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