While I don’t know if it stands today, there was a time when the Alliance was viewed as mostly younger players and the Horde was mostly older players. Based on my limited PvP experience, I won’t argue the concept. Horde players can follow direction. Alliance players think they all know what they’re doing. At least, that’s the impression set by law of averages. If I were a betting man, it would be that both are equal.
Still, when it comes to which faction I’m “for,” I’d say probably the Defias Brotherhood. I know what you’re thinking. I’m supposed to say “For The Horde!” or “For The Alliance.” Truth be told, I’m not. Most of my “main” characters are Alliance simply because that’s the faction I was first invited to play when introduced to the game. When I in turn brought my wife into WoW, she wanted to play Night Elves, and our alliance toons spread from there.
I still have my fair share of Horde toons because aside from the current Warchief I’m rather fond of them. As of late I’d really like to be playing some of them, but time’s not been a friend. Still, when someone says they’re pro one side and anti the other side…I don’t get it and I never will. Plain and simple.
Getting back to the Defias Brotherhood, though. I can really understand the basic principle by which they came to exist. When Stormwind was destroyed the first time, the labourers busted their asses to rebuild it. When it came time to live in the city and get paid for their work, the monarchy shafted them but good. If that were me, I’d probably have the same attitude. Unfortunately, the Van Cleefs keep taking things a bit too far and manipulating the bitterness of the Defias members. As unfortunate as that is, it does make for one of the best instances in the game’s history.