Sep 14th 2007 6:26AM Regardless of whether or not Blizz *would* ever implement this, and why, I would like to live in a world where they do.
First of all, the political intrigues of Azeroth are ideal for faction swapping. Why can't I play a belf who wants to return to the good old days? A human disgruntled with the corruption in Stormwind's government? A Tauren working as an agent for the Cenarion Circle?
Secondly, the whole 'lore' clumsily written out to explain why Horde and Alliance can't communicate is just trash. Why bother, why not just admit it's a game mechanic?
Better than saying "Oh, um, yeah, the Forsaken can no longer understand the human tongue they used while they were alive and have invented a whole new language that's so far removed from Common it's incomprehensible. Likewise Thalassian has evolved so far from Darnassian that they can no longer speak to each other, they have... forgotten... how to understand humans and dwarves, and schools in Silvermoon have been teaching young belfs to speak Orcish for years *just in case* there's a regime change.
The language concept either needs to be seriously rethought (please) or the whole farce just abandoned completely.
Jan 22nd 2007 1:31AM It's like the turtle meat quest in Hillsbrad. No matter how much you pummeled that giant turtle, there should still be enough usable meat there to feed a small tribe.
And yes, as far as game mechanics are concerned, there are of course myriad good reasons why this is the case - but some of us need a little story to it.