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1-25-2012 @ 1:15PM
*I haven't finished all of the quests in EPL, so this isn't perfect, but still...*-The Alliance gets NUKED in the Stonetalon Mountains. The Horde sees this as a moment of shame in which they went to far and are learning about ethics and morals (Garosh has actual character development! ZOMG). Meanwhile, the Alliance tries to save the dying druidic students that are burning to death, in the crater that used to be their town.The Alliance feels like their life sucks, and is ready to start getting aggressive. Personally, I wanted really badly to see some revenge. It didn't happen.-In the Swamp of Sorrows, a new female human warrior character is introduced that leads the assault. She's a total badass and gives the Alliance a drive to take back lands that had been lost since the First War. THEN WE SUCCEED. Unfortunately, right after our kick-ass victory, we RANDOMLY give the Horde their town back and walk away smug (but actually confused). We never see the cool lady again.The Alliance is given a small awesome feeling of accomplishment. Then it's taken away as if the entire quest experience was a waste of time.-In Ashenvale, the quests for both factions start with their respective towns under siege. If you don't play both, you won't know this. The Alliance slowly fights the Horde back so their town is "safe" for now. You still see the Horde outpost in the hills nearby with military equipment aimed at you. Nothing about them is done. The Alliance then goes about their business, never actually seeing the assault their own NPCs are staging on the Horde (which is also beaten back by Horde players, successfully). In addition to all of this, one of the main military sentinel outposts (the one in the middle of Ashenvale just north of a lake (I forgot the name)) is now under control of the Horde. The Alliance doesn't seem to mind.What's the big issue with these huge militaristic-based quest zones? ALL of them leave the Alliance feeling like their work was either A) A waste of time, or B) Just making up for losses from Horde attacks.Meanwhile, the Horde does still have B), but in addition, they have C) Successful attacks that they keep land with, or feel guilty about after, but who-cares-we-nuked-a-town-and-that-was-badass.
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