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10-26-2011 @ 10:50AM
I don't think it's bias, I think it's simply story-telling. The Horde HAS been "winning" Cataclysm, but has resorted to numerous immoral methods to do so. They're winning...and becoming bad guys in the process.I'm fully expecting the Alliance to turn the tables soon.I just hope they don't bring Thrall back immediately and say "lol it's okay guys, we're good again". The Horde *needs* to be punished for what's happened so far.
10-26-2011 @ 11:41AM
Well, as long as we're accepting anecdotal evidence as proof about the different factions, I have to say, every single alliance player I know is over 25 years old. In fact, a not insignificant proportion are over 60. Therefore, no children play the alliance.Also, I don't actually know anyone who plays the horde, therefore, the horde doesn't exist.
10-26-2011 @ 12:08PM
To add more anecdotal evidence, I've only ever raided on Alliance. Levelled a few Horde toons. The only time I've ever been personally insulted was Horde-side.Alliance-side, the guilds I've been in have tended to have players ranging from 25-45 years of age. The youngest member in the raiding guilds have been 16, and they were very mature 16 year olds.From what I've seen, on the servers that I've been on (both on the EU side and on the North American side), Horde has tended to have more adolescent males, with all the problems that can bring.
10-27-2011 @ 2:42AM
Blizzard, Horde Bias; a retort;Anyone who would contemplate such an accusation would first have to believe they had a distinct advantage somehow. Does the game provide and advantage or does the lore exterior or the game or even that which is brought into the game have a side which is superior to the other. Obviously, those on the side of their choice will say yes. But let us take it as lore. Lore provided by the authors that Blizzard contracts. Let us not be fooled to believe that this relies only on the written word, but in the context of music.Wrath of the Lich King is often referred to by people that play World of Warcraft as a significant expansion. Possibly an expansion to be rivaled by Burning Crusades or Cataclysm. For those that purchased the collector's edition there are many perks. One such perk is a DvD of the music orchestrated for the expansion. The following is my interpretation of said DvDHow can you believe and entire expansion with music around a villain that is undeniably alliance based favors the horde? Is it because this villain originates from the alliance that make the horde superior? What about what is going on in Undercity at the time? Yes, during the Wrath of the Lich King, what is little lady Silvanas doing over there? This is covered beautifully in the music of this DvD. The dark undertones do not suggest she is throwing a party for her closest friends.Yes as she does her thing, or maybe others for her, the Lich King rules his throne. Gun Drak is being torn by the Trolls, but the Alliance as well as the Horde are forging a way into the frozen throne room of the Lich King. But let's step back, how did Arthas get to where he is? Obviously we would never know except we both horde and alliance return to a distant time in the Caverns of Time to see how Arthas started his long journey. This again is beautifully orchestrated in the DvD as well as the game.Horde and Alliance alike battle minions and meet foes in game to find out what humanity (the alliance) is capable of doing. This is not to say the horde cannot do the same, but this is a child of the alliance. Stop and listen to the CD that came with the collector's edition. What do you hear?You hear the struggles of a prince; you hear the struggle of hero's attempting to decipher past events the prince long ago set in motion; you hear humanity. Not night elves, nor dwarves or gnomes, not even Dranie, but humanity. At the core, the alliance is humanity. It is humanity dealing with high elves, with trolls, and all others, at the core it is humanity. Many will say this is a juvenile view, but as it may, the alliance is a humanistic view, even it if only attracts the young that want to be Legolas or Hurcules. The story of the Lich King, no matter what the expansion had for the alliance or horde was geared around this one, man! He was Alliance, he was Lordereon!To say Blizzard is bias to horde is truly delusional. One only needs to listen to the music from Wrath to see that. One only needs to see what the entire subject of Wrath encompassed. Does Blizzard favor the horde, No. Does Blizzard provide a provocative and believable storyline for the horde, yes! Does the horde get more face time in the stories? On first glance, I used to say yes, however, upon all aspects, Novel, Music, and Game Play, I have to say, if anything Blizzard favors the Alliance. Yes, they give us hard knocks, but what doesn't kill, only makes stronger.Lok'tar Ogar, and watch out!!!; Tyrande is about to kick someone's rump. Stay tuned ... the war continues...
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