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10-26-2011 @ 8:04AM
As an Alliance player: Delusion.
10-26-2011 @ 8:48AM
I play 95% Alliance and I would say that there is no bias toward Horde as far as game development.Most of the Horde bias we see is in marketing, they try to sell to the adolescent boys who are the top game playing demographic and most of them are childish enough to believe being the "bad boy" is cool.If Blizzard had a true bias toward Horde, why would Stormwind be so over crowed with toons and Orgrimmar being a virtual ghost town? They try to make Horde look cool to get people to play it because so few do.
10-26-2011 @ 8:59AM
I remember in vanilla the cry was always "Blizzard favors Alliance!". I think it's just sibling rivalry.
10-26-2011 @ 9:12AM
Except the cries before was probably aimed at game balance, since there really wasn't much... story to begin with.
10-26-2011 @ 9:35AM
@coville: When you look at the facts, the vast majority of Alliance players are under 18. I've been playing both sides for about 6 years, on 4 different servers. I can safely tell you that from my experience, and from what others agree with, is that Alliance tend to have more of the immature kids.
10-26-2011 @ 9:37AM
Facts or anecdotal evidence?
10-26-2011 @ 9:38AM
It's not as much faction differences as realm differences. Some realms are balanced, some are skewed towards alliance while other are skewed towards horde.
10-26-2011 @ 9:43AM
@suh8lim3 And the majority of the horde are in the "male 18-25" demographic bracket, which isn't any better.(yes, total asspull, only Blizzard knows their demographic distribution, and they're not talking)
10-26-2011 @ 9:44AM
"Alliance has more kids" "Horde has more kids"There's no factual evidence supporting either argument. It's entirely anecdotal and varies from server to server.That said, I've had more experiences with mature kids under 18 than I have mature 18+ players. Anecdotal, but very true.
10-26-2011 @ 9:45AM
@suh8lim3 Sorry to say, but that just sounds like you're pulling facts out of your rear end.
10-26-2011 @ 9:49AM
@su8lim3:I'd like you to prove it. I've been in many guilds, and I'm usually the youngest member.I first started playing at 16, and it seems the more guilds I see, the older my fellow members are.That "stereotype" is also now void, because if a faction has LESS 12-year-olds, a lot of the 12-year-olds that thinks they're better than the other 12-year-olds would MOST LIKELY flock to the "cooler faction with less kids".May have been true in the early days, but sounds like people who claim that needs to check their thinking and facts.
10-26-2011 @ 9:52AM
@suhThe vast majority of people in my guild are 30-40 years of age. We have no minimum age requirement. I can't speak for all of WoW or even a big chunk of the server I play on. But I would say the vast majority of your facts are wrong. Sorry bub.
10-26-2011 @ 9:53AM
@coville you do realize that the amout of people who play one faction or the other varies by server. On my server org is over populated and stormwind is a gohst town. The population balance is different everywhere you go. I think I actually remember reading somewhere that the actually balance of total horde to alliance was fairly close to even.
10-26-2011 @ 9:54AM
Arthas, Illidan, and Onyxia. None of these major bosses used to be part of races (or pretended to be part of them) on the Horde side. I would say the storyline simply shifts and flows from one side to the other over time.
10-26-2011 @ 10:09AM
I have played both Ally and horde (more ally) - and I will say that in terms of this point of the story - there is a horde bias... but I feel there needs to be, because we all know deep down that if push comes to shove - the alliance wins in the end. Warcrafts core has always been that humanity will find a way, so really the horde needs to shine now as eventually the pendulum will swing back the other way and swing back hard. As for the age "thing" using my own anecdotal experience - in vanilla, I felt there was a larger alliance presence, you had the 25+ crowd who were coming in from other MMO's and went with the familiar class archetypes. You also had the younger crowds who defaulted to the "good guys." On the horde side, I want to say that you had this big influx of Warcraft fans - the guys who came to revere Thrall from warcraft 3. And that consisted of a majority of the 16-25 crowd.Early on, the experience gamers from the 25+ crowd seemed to excel. but those college aged kids quickly caught up and passed them - and what I have seen develop is that as the younger player cuts their teeth on the alliance, as they hit that late teen phase they go to the horde.Just my own experience.
10-26-2011 @ 10:21AM
@matt I'm horde and I just turned 26 in april, thank you very much!I'll take no part in your stereotyping, good sir!
10-26-2011 @ 10:24AM
Sorry, that was meant to be @Muse.Maybe I just like yelling at Matt.
10-26-2011 @ 10:31AM
@ugoticedbro: Yelling at Matt is a much venerated hobby. Carry on.
10-26-2011 @ 10:47AM
As an Alliance player: Regardless of whether it is fact or delusion, the fact that it is even a serious topic of discussion is troubling.And that most rebuttals to these accusations is not denial, but claiming that the current bias is balancing out previous bias in favor of the Alliance.
10-26-2011 @ 10:50AM
I'm gonna say that, yeah, the Alliance had way more kids in Vanilla. Way, way more. The cumulative effect of having the generic fantasy guys, having Elves and the Horde being made of Ugly guys and said kids attracting all their kid friend lead to huge amounts of adolescent dumbassery on the Ally end of things.I'm also going to say it hasn't been true for a very, very long time and we should stop pretending that it still is. On the other hand, I'm pretty sure the Horde had like...3 female players until BC.
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