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8-19-2011 @ 8:09AM
I've switched once, from Alliance to Horde, and since then I've been Horde 4 Life, although I spent an afternoon being Worgen-curious. I was never really comfortable with being social with people when I was Alliance - I joined a guild, but they were just random strangers and they never repaid my generosity with generosity of their own.I don't know how much of my comfort with Horde has been my super-awesome guild and how much is the faction mindset. I do seem to run into less sexism and homophobia on pickup raids and trade chat on the Horde side, although it's still present and annoying. Not sure if that's my server or my faction; hard to tell.
8-19-2011 @ 9:07AM
If homophobia is an issue, swap to Proudmoore!
8-19-2011 @ 9:56AM
Proudmoore is so gay, the server's power cord has two male ends!(and to the denizens of proudmoore, that's wicked awesome)
8-19-2011 @ 9:57AM
I doubt there are that many differences between alliance players and horde players. I ended up being alliance because at the time there were no 'attractive' horde races. Hey I like my chars to be pretty! By the time belfs were introduced I was already in a nice guild alliance side and having fun. Had I started playing in BC I might be a hordie. Plenty of my guildies play both sides. I have some horde chars. Is there really a difference? P.S. I'm glad you found a nice guild :)
8-19-2011 @ 10:20AM
"I was never really comfortable with being social with people when I was Alliance" This seems to be a recurring theme of people I knew who didn't 'fit in' on alliance side and faction changed. Similarly, I have had people come into my guild from Hordeside and say they didn't fit in with them. In my very limited exposure on a horde toon I have found there are nice people on both sides. It seems like on horde though there is always that one guy who goes a little out of his way to be a jackass.
8-19-2011 @ 12:24PM
I recently created an alt on Proudmoore, and this is despite the fact that I've always chosen PvP servers. I have to say, it's awesome. There are servers I've played on for years that have never really made me feel this welcome and included in the community.Too, any jackasses in trade chat are quickly and decisively dealt with. There isn't the rampant homophobia and racist crap on Proudmoore like there are on most. Although I will say this about any server: I've encountered times in the past where a simple message to a person can inform them that using "gay" as a derogatory term is both offensive and makes them seem ignorant. About half the time the other player simply didn't know better, and about half the time they practically beg me to petition a GM.
8-19-2011 @ 3:52PM
I started by playing both sides (different servers back then) and noticed a few differences. These are sweeping generalizations based on my own experiences, so -- grain of salt, there.Alliance players:* really believe that they are the good guys* as result, they can do really nasty things, because... hey, they're good, after all.* tend to take themselves very seriouslyHorde players:* seem more aware that they're just playing a game* as a result, there's more tomfoolery and jackassery* tend to diss each other a lot, but no one seems to care muchTL;DR - playing on an Alliance character always feels like I'm at a church picnic. Playing on a Horde character always makes me feel like I'm hanging out with the stoners I knew in high school. And I'm not judging, criticizing, or ragging on either group - just noting the differences that I experience on my realms.
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