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11-06-2011 @ 8:22AM
When I first started playing I was always quite surprised that the Night Elves and the Forsaken joined the Alliance and the Horde respectively. I never really liked the Forsaken being part of the Horde, and it always seemed odd to me that such a isolated species joined the Alliance. The Alliance, the Horde, and the Circle would have made much more sense to me, though they made their inclusion fit better as time went on.
11-06-2011 @ 9:49AM
I agree with this. WoW doesn't do it justice in how unstable the factions are, especially the Horde. With more and more races joining, it almost seems like the perfect time to divide them up into 4 factions;Faction 1: Orcs, Trolls, Tauren.Faction 2: The outcasts from the Horde; Undead, Blood Elves, Goblins. I'm not sure about now, but in TBC Undead and Blood Elves started off as friendly with each other, but neutral with the other Horde factions. Basically, they were deemed outcasts that just joined for their own self preservation. Goblins on the other hand, pretty much will go where the highest bidder / greatest chance of survival is. In a WoW story line, they may feel the sure bet is with the Blood Elves and Undead.Faction 3: The more peaceful races of the Alliance; Night Elves, Draenei, Worgen. With the Draenei crashing so close to the Night Elves, chances are they would have met them first anyway. In addition to that, they seem to share the same morals and attitude as the Night Elves. The Worgen were created thanks to an item given by the Night Elves, so they've kind of felt responsible for those humans turned Worgen.Faction 4: Humans, Dwarves, Gnomes.Everything is there for a 4 faction shift, other then the fact that people have been playing for 7 years now and might not be so willing to lose a friend due to the divide. Now if they let those currently in the Alliance still speak among the two divided factions of the Alliance, that may work.
11-06-2011 @ 10:53AM
Don't leave us trolls with Garrosh, mon.
11-06-2011 @ 1:05PM
iamthelaw00, for the most part, I agree with you. Factions 2 and 4 make a lot of sense. My only question is where the Tauren should end up. I could easily see them as a part of Faction 3. They're one of the most peaceful races in the game. It would be interesting to see if they would side with Thrall and the Horde (If Thrall was still Warchief, I think they definitely would,) or the Night Elves, who they have already been aligned with in the Cenarion Circle.Trolls pose another interesting question. Again, if Thrall was Warchief, I think they would stick with the Orcs. Recently though, they have been less than happy with Garrosh. I'm not sure where they would go if not Faction 1 though. I think overall, they would stay with the Orcs anyway. Vol'jin has a strong sense of loyalty to Thrall, and I feel like he would put up with Garrosh if Thrall was still aligned with him.Oh, and if the Pandaren are supposed to be being considered, they would definitely be a part of Faction 3.
11-06-2011 @ 1:15PM
@ Iamthelaw00...I like what you are saying, but as long as we are talking about realigning the factions, I'd even take it a step further:Since we are only talking hypothetically anyway, we can mix and match the current factions. Obviously, I'm only playing a game here, like "what would you do if you won the lottery?". This is going to be WAY too much of a lore stretch to actually happen, but just for the sake of having fun:The Tauren, being a peaceful society, soon grow weary of Garrosh and his warmongering. They sign a treaty with another druidic society, the Night Elves. But they need a strong presense in Eastern Kingdoms as well, so they enlist the help of the Worgen, who are in an ideal spot to keep tabs on the machinations of Lady Syvanas"MEANWHILE, AT THE LEGION OF DOOM..."Varian, a regular contributor to WoW Insider, takes offense at Noyou's comment that he is incompetent. He decides to run away, and hops in his sailboat. But bad weather forces him to dock at Booty Bay. While he is waiting out the appropriately named "Hurricane Jaina" in a tavern he discusses his problem with another parton, one of the Goblins that call Booty Bay home. This Goblin is not entirely on the up-and-up, and he convinces Varian that the only way to shake the "incompetent" tag is to demonstrate his power. "The Blood Elves," says the Goblin, "have the magic to grant you all the power you could ever want." Blinded by his desire to prove his detractors wrong, Varian seeks out the help of the Blood Elves, and the Goblins join with them, since they orchestrated this whole thing.Lady Sylvanas, meanwhile, finds herself in a bad postion. Her scheming has not gone unnoticed, and the Tauren, Night Elves, and Worgen, all eager to prove their loyalty to their new comrades in arms, are really becoming a nuissance. She eventually comes to the conclusion that she must put aside her own ambitions for now, and join forces with Garrosh, who has the only army strong enough to help her. But there is a price. Garrosh, still bitter toward the Dranei, asks her help in bringing them down a peg or two. She has her chemists develop a plague that, although they retain their outward appearance, they are now more like the Orcs in spirit. The Gnomes and Dwarves suddenly realize that without the Night Elves, Humans, and Dranei on their side, there is nobody that can reach the top shelf. They promise state-of-the-art hammocks and 2 kegs of beer to the Trolls. Like I said before: This was all done in the spirit of just having fun, not with any sense that any of this could POSSIBLY happen.
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