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11-10-2011 @ 8:56AM
You guys are probably tired of hearing me say this, but... Third faction of mercenaries with no Horde/Alliance allegiances. The only reason we'd not kill each other is a mutual respect and like-mindedness as far as politics are concerned; most likely, it's the fact that we hate politics and just want to save the world, help folks out, that sort of thing.Had my hunter been able to choose her own adventure during Cata, she would have thrown her Horde tabard at the feet of Garrosh (I'm not so brash-- or rude-- as to throw it in his face) and said, "You are no Warchief of mine." Oddly, I think those are the same words that Vol'jin and Carine uttered to Garrosh as well. As she rode/flew out of Orgrimmar, she'd make her way back to Silvermoon and report the tidings to her beloved Regent Lord. Then, somewhere along the way, a representative of this third "faction" would contact her after watching her actions for some time and offer assistance, fellowship, and support of their colleagues.... And many adventures and shenanigans ensued. The end! :D
11-10-2011 @ 9:32AM
Those are kind of the words Vol'jin uses near the end of the troll starting zone before he sends baby trolls on their way to da big city. :) But, I digress.. I often wondered if there could be a neutral faction. With the way that it seems that some races are only allied with their faction because there's no other option, it'd be interesting to see what would happen if there was another option.
11-10-2011 @ 11:09AM
I'll keep saying it - to go from 6v6 races to 4v4v4, you have to pull two from each current faction. I've looked at pretty much every logical combination, and lorewise, night elves, blood elves, tauren and worgen could be pulled together based on the shared history each other race has with the night elves. It doesn't hurt that the "Reconciliation of the Elves" could be build up as a massive lore event.Darnassus currently sucks as a "capital" travel-wise (though if you fiddled with the public transit system a little - boats, zeppelins, whatever - it becomes as accessible as anywhere else), but factor in the centralized location and I start leaning toward Thunder Bluff as the theoretical faction capital.
11-10-2011 @ 11:28AM
I agree that in your 4v4v4 version, night elves, blood elves, tauren, and worgen would make a certain amount of sense but it'd also be a bit boring. They'd work together too well. There would be no drama.I think the worgen should stick to the Alliance and the blood elves stay over at the Horde. The worgen are formerly humans. The blood elves have too much invested in their relationships with the Horde and I don't think the night elves would welcome them too much, despite their redemption.Instead, have the gnomes join the faction (I mean.. WHAT do they really care about the Alliance, anyway? They've always kind of looked out for themselves more than anything. And the third faction needs a shorty race - the Alliance would still have the dwarves, and the Horde goblins). On the other side, have the Darkspear trolls come over. The trolls under Vol'jin would obviously want out of Garrosh's Horde. They'd also want to learn more about druids alongside the races most known for it. And being the ancestors of the Kaldorei, no doubt the night elves will kind of feel a kinship with them.The only problem I see is this would mean the Horde would be left without a single race that could be druids. Orcs, blood elves, goblins, and forsaken.
11-10-2011 @ 11:47AM
I have the Night Elves, Worgen, Tauren and Trolls. Basically all the druid classes, joining a Cenarion type faction that would be true neutral. They would be "yellow" to you unless attacked/flagged. Just like neutral mobs. Pandaren would be the X-factor, being able to join all 3 factions. As far as guilds would go, you would still be able to have the neutral faction that used to be on your original side.
11-10-2011 @ 10:01PM
Draenei would probably fit better than the Worgen.
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