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4-24-2011 @ 6:59PM
"It was the shattering of the land that saw both Alliance and Horde forces immediately move to reconfigure their borders and take whatever land and resources they could possibly get. "Let's remember here just who exactly **lost** territory and who **gained** it.This isn't really a "both sides are wrong and spoiling for a fight" thing here.In Northrend, we saw:1) Forsaken attacking Alliance vessels in Howling Fjord2) Forsaken using the Alliance as test subjects for their plague.3) Garrosh essentially telling Saurfang he's attack the Alliance to get the ports he needed.4) Attacking Alliance forces who were trying to fight the Scourge.The Alliance did not have similar "Kill Horde" quests until Icecrown.The fact that we are at war is due to actions by members of the Horde and the refusal/inability/lack of interest/ignorance of Thrall to reign in his subordinates.You could look at it this way.1) The Alliance is entirely justified in going to war with the Forsaken to protect themselves from their hostile intentions.2) The Horde, in taking sides with the Forsaken, show their actions are hostile to the Alliance.3) Thus the Alliance is forced into war with the other Horde races whether they would prefer it or not... or else sit there blindly while the Forsaken commit atrocities.I've said it before: Varian merely gave the Alliance permission to shoot back. Now we're in South Barrens seeking to put pressure on the Horde which runs roughshod elsewhere.
4-25-2011 @ 2:19AM
I have two questions, really.The first: which quest has the player killing alliance while they attempt to destroy the Scourge? I don't remember anything of the sort, and I'm curious.The second: what "hostile intentions" have the Forsaken shown that the Horde has not? Fleets were already in conflict, forces already attacking each other, long before the Forsaken came into direct conflict with the Alliance in Northrend.I'm one of the rare Hordies who can justify the actions of the Forsaken- at least to some extent.
4-25-2011 @ 2:38AM
#1: See http://www.wowhead.com/quest=13228 http://www.wowhead.com/quest=13230#comments http://www.wowpedia.org/Quest:Make_Them_Pay!(The Alliance side version shows that the Horde attacked them from behind while the troops are in battle).#2: In Howling Fjord, the quests at the Forsaken site are all about attacking Alliance fleets and forces. The Alliance do not have a similar quest until Icecrown.
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