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August 9, 2013

AFR #252 – Racing for last

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I feel for Blizzard.  WoW’s fanbase really is unpleasable.  If you believe the internet (and why wouldn’t we?), Blizzard is both Horde-biased and Horde-hating simultaneously.

It’s been really interesting to see the discussion develop as we get closer to the Siege of Orgrimmar raid.  There are two distinct sides in the discussion who seem to keep completely missing each other’s point of view.

On one side, there are people of both factions who want to see their faction win and the other faction lose.  To these people, the Siege of Orgrimmar is a huge blow in favor of the Alliance, because it means Alliance players get to attack the Horde capital and take down the Horde leader.  From their public statements, it seems that Blizzard is very much with this camp.

On the other side, there are people who want to see their faction take charge of the story.  To these people, the Siege of Orgrimmar is a big win for the Horde and a let-down for the Alliance, because it’s a Horde-driven story in which the Alliance plays only a supporting role.  If the Alliance were not involved in the siege, it would make no difference to the story.

For my part, I have never found the Alliance-Horde rivalry interesting.  The more Blizzard keeps going back to that well, the less engaged I am in the story.

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