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4-21-2010 @ 8:21PM
Way too much Alliance perspective.
4-21-2010 @ 8:25PM
The Horde were merely a set back.
4-21-2010 @ 9:17PM
Should we instead mention the gleeful betrayal of the Alliance at the first push into Icecrown? That's all that loyal Alliance players need to know to justify Horde slaughter at every opportunity. That said, WotLK really is Alliance lore heavy. For all he did to the Forsaken, he was a human prince who betrayed his people.
4-21-2010 @ 9:23PM
Kinda, but its not really Matt's fault. The horde really got the short end of the stick in the quest/lore department. The Grizzly hills quest is interesting in a "intrigue at the court" perspective. But really the horde quests just did not live up to the hype. Even the Wraithgate chain on the horde side was kinda random compared to the very clear story on the alliance side. Although the event itself was better on the horde side.I hope this get fixed in Cata, but even the previews of the starting areas seem to be alliance based. :-((Although I hope the horde gets a quest to kill the guy who put that message in the bottle.)
4-21-2010 @ 9:27PM
I must say, I feel that both Burning Crusade and Wrath have been polarized lore wise on a certain faction.BC seemed very Horde bias (come on, the coolest quest chain in all of BC was a Horde only), but seeing as this WAS the orcs homeworld, and the current resting place of the BE's leader, one can see how the Alliance love was.....well...merely a setback!However, Wrath delivers so much goody goodies for the Alliance via quests, you can't help but feel sorry for the Horde for lore moments. Sure, the Empire of Zul'drak might have had some of the coolest troll style quests out there, but both factions (that I know of) could experience it.All said and done though, I feel that Cataclysm will hopefully bring balance to lore moments for both factions. Beef up those wowwiki pages for me, you foolish, FOOLISH horde players! Soon, your valuable information of creation and power struggles shall be feasted upon by my insatiable brain for WoW lore! I...drink...your...LORE!! *Sluuuuurppp* I drink it up! MWAHAHA!!....erh...herm...yeah, short and sweet, hopefully we have lore balance in Cataclysm.
(Correct me if I'm wrong here, since I WTFPWN'd leveling my horde with full rest and full heirlooms)Actually as a whole I feel like the Horde really got the shaft here as far as lore goes. Let's compare, shall we?*SPOILER GALORE*Borean Tundra, Horde: Escorting the tanuka tribe out into Dragonblight and seeing the trail of corpses. The phasing feels kind of wonky though - I believe the corpses were there without context before the quest, and after the move the entire tribe is still sitting squat in BT (I know the chief is staying to fight to the death, but everyone else stayed put as well...)Borean Tundra, Alliance: Thassarian. Kick ass death knight. 'nuff said. (We get the emo horde blood elf version in whatshisname in Dragonblight, but he's too forgettable to be worth a mention here)Advantage: AllianceHowling Fjord, Horde: All the plague testing. Nothing stood out really.Howling Fjord, Alliance: Phasing into the other dimension, seeing the Lich King for the first time, getting pinned and stabbed to death after the LK delivers his long speech. Wouldn't want to sit through it again, but the helplessness that you feel on your first go is pretty spectacular.Advantage: AllianceDragonblight, Horde: Lame! As far as the lead up to Admiral Westwind is concerned, most of the pre-quests are just fodder, compared to the Alliance's version of "go in there and kill that chick". As for pre-Wrathgate stuff, you only get to communicate with Saurfang the Younger just to go do the Wyrmrest Accord fetch quests. The blood oath part for the Tanuka, again, is pretty cool though.Dragonblight, Alliance: First there's all the memory quests that allows you to witness two scenes from WC3, and discover the fate of Muradin. In pre-Wrathgate you get to discover the identity of the man who re-resurrected KT, track him down, and when that priest-lich whatshisname is about to have his way, Bolvar comes in, REMEMBERS YOU, and then saves the day.Advantage: Alliance, big time.Undercity, Horde: Thrall calling down various elements is cool. Sylvanas just kinda sat back there looking pretty though... and god, her lines are ANNOYING. Almost ruins the mood for me if not for the awesome ending with Thrall's almost completely breakdown at the end.Undercity, Alliance: Mostly just Varian Chin being Varian Chin. Poor Jaina got dragged along for her date whether she liked it or not.Advantage: HordeGrizzly Hills: Skipped, so I guess I'll have to go back and finish Conquest Hold now. Not sure if the whatsitsname giant tree corrupted by Yoggy quest is there for the Horde either... if that's the case, then that's another strike against Horde lore quests...The rest: Mostly not faction-unique, and the Icecrown stuff are all expy of each other so not worth mentioning. If Horde doesn't get something as good as the Brother Bronzebeard in Stormpeak then that's another score for the Alliance.In conclusion: Horde got the shaft lore wise in Wrath.
4-22-2010 @ 2:17AM
I agreen that Thassarian made the alliance campaign in BT cool, I can't agree that it made it BETTER. I love the BT anyway. Forboding. Desperate. For both factions, but the horde, with their awesome base camp and the genuine "savage grace" being so prominant in the questlines in BT are a perfect reminder of why I love Blizzards story for them.Borean Tundra is a draw for the Alliance and Horde. Thassarian's story here was cool, but it was brief. The Horde's, however, was constantly good-great.Ah, wait....Gnomes. Ok, Alliance win ;)Dragonblight and Howling Fjord fell down for me because of the Forsaken. Definately a personal preference, but the malice within the Forsaken (which is seen within the weaker minded members of the other Horde races), isn't one I am comfortable with.
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