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Know Your Lore: The curious dissonance of Alliance leveling {WoW}

Apr 1st 2012 10:30PM @Matthew Rossi

"The Horde should feel like villains because you attack without provocation, murder civilians, use chemical and biological weapons, torture helpless prisoners, and otherwise make every effort to commit every atrocity imaginable, including desecrating the enemy dead, kidnapping family members to extort the enemy, and turning people into ooze."

Yeah people who play horde are all jerks!

Really? Is this the road you want to travel down with your arguments? Do you think you are going to win your over the crowd by stateing everyone who plays horde are villans? That people should feel bad because the play Horde? I mean really?

And before I move on, "the alliance does not torture prisoners"?

Quest - An Eye for an Eye

"Who goes there? Your footsteps are not the lazy stride of a guard.

A , you say? Still brave and free? There's no hope for me, friend. I have lost my eyesight and am no longer fit for battle.

I dared speak up while Captain Peake savagely beat one of the prisoners. In return he kicked me in the head. And kept kicking. He kicked me blind, .

You'll find Captain Peake at the top of this tower. If you seek justice, bring me his eyes.

If he does not part with them willingly... so be it."

I guess kicking someone in the head till they go blind is not torture in your book? I can go through nearly all of your "examples" and show where the alliance does the same or similar things.

"We firebomb children to death. "

Was that condoned by Garrosh? Did he support it? You are the lore guy. Did he promote the guy who firebombed the druids?

Was the killing of the Tauren Children at Tjuaro condoned by the Alliance? Was it a military encampment? Or is that different because the alliance did it.

I seem to recall in lore plenty of times the Alliance did bad things. We have an instance in game right now that shows us pretty well that Night Elves were not always saints. But none of that counts right? There are no Alliance villans nor will there ever be?

The beauty of Warcraft is that it is NOT dark side vs. light side, but that both sides are seen in shades of grey. Sometimes that grey goes lighter and sometimes it goes darker but there is always grey. You as a lore expert should know this better then anyone.

Stop making this game personal by attacking the game player base. Take a step back and enjoy the lore for what it is, a story. And don't insult your readers by saying they should feel bad for playing about 50% of the games content. Is this the attitude that will get more readers to this site?

Know Your Lore: The curious dissonance of Alliance leveling {WoW}

Apr 1st 2012 7:45PM So if something perceived as Alliance based (Like Dalaran or Malfurion) goes neutral it favors the Horde because it is deluting the Alliance experience.

But if something perceived as Horde goes Neutral (Like Thrall) if favors the Horde as it progresses their story line.

The alliance attack undercity, horde progression. The horde attack Thermadore, horde progression.

This is why people make fun of alliance qq.

Scattered Shots: MoP hunter changes galore {WoW}

Mar 29th 2012 4:50PM Has anyone heard any info about the size of our stable? Are we getting more room for pets?

Know Your Lore: The hour of the king {WoW}

Mar 28th 2012 3:47PM @Matheus314

But werewolves are A-OK!

Undead bad! Werewolves good! Mummys.... Well it will depends on what faction they join.

Know Your Lore: The hour of the king {WoW}

Mar 28th 2012 3:30PM @Daedalus

I know. :-) Actually I was confused that the article couples the allliance perspective of the orcs and scourge. I know the scourge were not part of the Horde. When Lorderon fell, Sylvanas was still a High Elf and Thrall had escaped to Kali. It just seems odd that Varian thinks the Orcs were responsable for this, since at the time the scourge started the orcs were still in internment camps.

I have to wonder now if the Alliance will do anything about the Dark Iron Dwarves. They are part of the Dwarf empire now and they torture, kidnap, enslave, etc. as well. Should be interesting.

Know Your Lore: The hour of the king {WoW}

Mar 28th 2012 3:17PM That is interesting. What do you think the Horde feels about Dwarves then? Do they lump all dwarves in with the Dark Irons? (Torturing people, etc.)

Technically the Dark Irons are now a part of the alliance in a very real way.

Know Your Lore: The hour of the king {WoW}

Mar 28th 2012 2:59PM @Matthew Rossi

So wait, I am confused.

Is this article written from Varian's perspective then? And not actual events? When Lorderon fell, did the Alliance believe the scourge and the orcs were allied? That is interesting.

So how did Alliance end up working together with the orcs in Hyjal if they thought the Orcs were allied with the scourge? Or did this perception of the Orcs and Scourge come later? After the wraithgate?

Know Your Lore: The hour of the king {WoW}

Mar 28th 2012 2:57PM This comment should have come as a reply under "Mike"'s comment :-(

Know Your Lore: The hour of the king {WoW}

Mar 28th 2012 2:56PM @Matthew Rossi

So wait, I am confused.

Is this article written from Varian's perspective then? And not actual events? When Lorderon fell, did the Alliance believe the scourge and the orcs were allied? That is interesting.

So how did Alliance end up working together with the orcs in Hyjal if they thought the Orcs were allied with the scourge? Or did this perception of the Orcs and Scourge come later? After the wraithgate?

Breakfast Topic: What are you just not that excited about in Mists? {WoW}

Mar 28th 2012 8:29AM Many here will disagree, but the Garrosh story line is a downer for me.

Everything else looks fantastic and great additions, but Garrosh being the end boss... I don't know. I really like him. I like faction leaders that are aggressive I guess. They are just more interesting then the passive (static) ones. I wish more faction leaders had a clear goal and were actively/aggressively pursuing it.

Anyway, that really tempered my excitement.