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3-23-2012 @ 10:57PM
Just once, I would like to see an Alliance QQ post that acknowledges that, for years, the game tilted pretty heavily towards the Alliance. In fact, until the Cataclysm the Alliance controlled 50% more zones than the Horde, with the result that the Horde leveling path was totally borked. And Blizzard has been very open about the fact that when the game launched, they had put far resources into developing the Alliiance simply because they hit a deadlines crunch and (correctly) felt that the Alliance would be the far more popular faction at launch.Do I think Cataclysm has favoured the Horde? Yes. But much of that is precisely because Blizzard made a point of evening out the leveling paths, which meant a bunch of zones had to move into the Horde column, just so they would be almost the same (the Alliance still controls one extra zone).Vanilla favoured the Alliance, both in quest progression and content. TBC is more Horde. Wrath, more Alliance. Cataclysm, more horde. MoP looks to be swinging Alliance in a pretty heavy way (you take down our warchief in our freaking capitol!). It would be pretty boring if we just had stasis.Finally, the argument that the Alliance taking down Garrosh is somehow just "more Alliance advancing the Horde storyline" is STUPID. I mean, I suppose it is advancing the Horde storyline, in the sense that WW2 was just the Allies advancing Hitler's storyline. But I think most sensible people would see a glorious victory by the Alliance in the heart of their enemy's stronghold as advancing their own storyline.
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