On the rare occasion anymore where I encounter a WoW player outside of the game’s environment, the question is (and always has been) “Horde or Alliance?” Early on in my adventures in WoW I didn’t really know much about either faction save for who their races were. I was also told quite often, kids play Alliance and mature players tend to roll Horde. If oldschool PvP was any indication, there might have been some truth to that.
These days, I don’t understand the point of the question. Don’t get me wrong, I know some people are hardcore Horde and others bleed blue and gold. Also, keep in mind until Wrath came along, I didn’t really play Horde. I also didn’t level cap one until near the end of Cataclysm. Odd when you consider the Tauren are my favourite playable race. Getting back on track, though, I’ve never been against either faction. This is even more the case after reading and knowing much of the Azerothian lore. Let’s face it, both sides have done some stupid things over the years. “But what about what Garrosh just did???” You just said it yourself, it was Garrosh. Up next we’ll be judging all of us Canadians by Justin Bieber.
Now don’t get me wrong, just because I don’t understand why the question is out there doesn’t mean I’m crucifying anyone who picks one or the other. You’re absolutely entitled to do so for your reasons, but I think by not having one of each you are really missing out. There’s so much lore to the game and a chunk of it can only be found on one faction or the other, but not both. In fact, my fourth time through Outland was finally with a Horde toon and my Illidan did I get my eyes opened on a few things.
So at the end of the day, I have no answer to the faction question because in all honesty I don’t have individual loyalty to either one…unless I’m PvPing as part of one. Then all bets are off and opposing scum must die. Where was I? Right. Both factions do things I agree with and both do things I disagree with. But I support much of what the two sides are trying to accomplish. I guess I rolled a Dual-Faction Spec.