For The Horde

This weekend I rolled a Blood Elf hunter, and played her up to level twenty. Blood elf because I haven’t seen any of their quests yet (aside from a peek into the belf starting area at the beginning of TBC, where I was turned off by the bright Candyland feel and never went back), and hunter because there are no rich mains Horde-side to bankroll or boost her. She needed to be good at soloing and grinding, which hunters excel at.

And I totally loved her, despite the broken bow-drawing animation. (Blizz, really! Who on earth authorized that spastic motion as being ready for primetime? Back to the drawing board!) I rolled her on a roleplaying server, and although I may not play her up to 70, I’d like to spend some time rp’ing the cutest, meanest girl ever…if you’re on Moonglade, watch for a skinny belf with big, blonde hair killing kittycats. That’s her. :)

Then again, maybe I’ll go Horde, and make her a main. It’s really tempting. What about you – if you were a diehard Alliance or Horde player, have you ever abdicated to the other side? Or do you have mains on both sides?

I do have a lonely troll rogue, languishing at a twinked-out level 29. I’m thinking about transferring her to the same server, and levelling them both. I love trolls – they look so cool, and they have the best dances, the best emotes. They rock.

Although there are obviously gorgeous areas Alliance-side, I’ve seen those quests again and again. I love the look and feel of the Barrens, and Undercity is very Tim Burtonesque (although I am perpetually lost there). Going Horde would bring a new feel to the game.

What are your preferences? For the Horde, or Alliance born and bred?

4 Comments so far

  1. Kavorkian (unregistered) on May 14th, 2007 @ 2:00 pm

    I started out alliance on Windrunner. The Horde was evil and ugly. I played two characters up to about 50, then I saw a posting on Fark to join the Fark guild. Rolled Horde and never looked back.

    Horde players show a bit more maturity in my opinion. Of course you would not know that by listening to Barrens chat. (luking for Mandkirks wife lolz!!1!!1)

    I enjoyed the Belf starting area. Having played Horde for so long now, it is a nice change from the washed out earth tones that seem to be the overwhelming choice for Horde zones.

    Undercity was very confusing at first. I also immediately noticed the homage to Burton. After a while you realize it is probably one of the best layouts Horde side. The secret is to pick one entrance to always come in, think in terms of clock position (or cardinal direction if you prefer) and orient everything to that. For instance, I always come in through the lift that dumps out in the center ring at the 5 o’clock position (SE). The flight master is in the SW at the 7 o’clock position and the mailbox is opposite at about 2 o’clock (NE). Convenient access to the zeppelin, two auctioneers at every exit from the center ring and of course the bank is right in the center.

    Even after all this time, I still need a guard to point me in the right direction to trainers or vendors I do not visit often. But for all the staples of day to day WoW, you can not go wrong with UC.

    For the Horde!

  2. Xoruka (unregistered) on May 15th, 2007 @ 6:26 am

    When the game went gold, I rolled Alliance because my friend rolled Alliance despite the obvious that Horde would be so much better.

    In the end, I was absolutely right.

    Strength and Honor. Blood and Thunder. Wisdom and Might. Alliance lacks these basic principles and yet these traits are what absolutely define the Horde.

    I am still shocked how it is so obvious that you should roll Horde. Oh well.

  3. Ravven (unregistered) on May 15th, 2007 @ 6:37 am

    Yep…two Alliance 70s, multiple mid-level toons, several guilds, and this is the first time I actually thought that I should focus on my characters Horde-side. :)

    I don’t know why, really. It’s not a desire to play the “pretty” races; I like the way my troll rogue looks best out of all the characters that I play.

    “Strength and Honor. Blood and Thunder. Wisdom and Might.” It’s true…Alliance seems a bit wimpy in comparison with that.

  4. Fluffi (unregistered) on May 15th, 2007 @ 9:50 am

    I’ve always been Horde, just love ’em. But I rolled a Dranei recently because I loved the Spiderman jump. Playing alliance is very disorienting and I’ve been killed more than once running pel mel into a Horde camp, “Hey guys!” But she reminds me much of my beloved Horde so I think I’ll keep her.

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