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11-14-2011 @ 11:27AM
There's definitely quite a lot I can agree with in your post - and I only play Tauren, so maybe that's part of where my "It's all groovy, baby" attitude is coming from.If it hasn't come across that I have a lot of respect for the Alliance, I'm sorry about that. I really, genuinely like both factions, and I won't condone evil actions that the Horde has committed any more than I'll condone any evil action that the Alliance has committed. I will say that it's a terrible shame that the Alliance hasn't had any great victories in a while - Blizzard hasn't done a very good job of making the Alliance as compelling as the Horde. Trust me when I say that I hope that the Alliance gets there comeuppance and delivers a potent blow to the Horde (as long as it's not in Mulgore). I'd genuinely love nothing more than for Varian to take out Garrosh - and I think you'd find a lot of Hordies cheering for your faction leader, too.Man, we hate that guy. And I never said that the Alliance was doomed - I didn't mean to diminish the value of fealty and tradition, and I hope there's a turnaround. Frankly, it's simply good storytelling.In any case, it's obvious you're passionate about the Alliance, and I can respect that. And I'd certainly be willing to admit that while the *faction* is Chaotic (and I still stand by the fact that the Alliance and Horde are still fighting a war of Law vs. Chaos), our current faction leader could very well be "Chaotic Evil". But I don't think you could have said the same about Thrall's Horde, and I still think it's unfair to judge the entire faction based on the actions of the faction leader - yours included. Blizzard does it to raise tensions and passions - again, it's good storytelling. But I stand by my statement that when you make a character in the Horde - as when you make a character in the Alliance - you choose whether that character is cast in the role of Hero or Villain. And I play heroes, just as you do.And lastly, I do owe you a bit of an apology - I was teasing you a bit in my last message; it was meant as playful banter, but maybe it didn't come across that way. In any case, it doesn't seem as though I'm going to be able to make you see things any differently, and that's okay. I still stand by my previous statements. But try to remember, if you are truly passionate about this, that atrocities have been committed on both sides, and both factions have "good reason" to hate the other and to be unwilling to forgive. It's unfortunate, but then again, if it wasn't there, we wouldn't have the game that we enjoy playing so much.Cheers,- Gulthor
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