WSG - the warsong clan got in a conflict with the sentinels of ashenvale. the horde sent help to the warsong clan, the alliance sent support to the sentinels. BG without direct open war.
it's like the cold war. the US and the USSR sending help to their allies' wars without getting in direct war themselves.
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BGs do have their reasons, it still doesn't mean there wasn't any before them. That's why you're not confused when stepping into your first battleground.
In TBC we were under Naarus' and Shattrath's banners: playable faction -stories are developed and given basis in WPvP content.
my post was pretty serious. just because something is different from your reality doesn't mean it's a joke. there are self-destructive people everywhere. and I'd bet almost everybody has a jamaican accent in jamaica.
poop quests are jokes. troll accent and goblin behavior are not.
(sometimes goblin behavior is used to drive jokes, but that's because watching people getting screwed is funny).
Blah blah blah upsets the alliance and the horde, something something explosion.
"THIS EXPANSION WE REALLY WANT IT TO BE ABOUT THE HORDE AND ALLIANCE CONFLICT", Blizzard will say, for the millionth time.
Someone does X, so X does X, hey look, a new battleground! Nothing much changes.
Nothing changes because the story is about as deep as a kiddy pool, and Blizzard has themselves mentally locked in this prepubescent red vs blue ideology of the horde and alliance. "WE ALL HATE EACH OTHER, UNTIL WE GO INTO A RAID TO FIGHT SOMETHING TOGETHER THEN WE ALL KILL EACH OTHER AGAIN LOLOLOLOL"
If a video game developer removed tumors from players, they'd whine about nerfing their loss in weight and access to radiation powers. -Cracked.com
Basically, that's what they do. They repeat the same stuff over and over, and it's not just in Warcraft :x
Take a popular story or type of story or some such. Add pop culture references sprinkled here and there. Be as unoriginal as humanly possible. Maybe throw a fart joke or something somewhere or another. Maybe just one! Name someone after a celebrity, but replace letters of their name. BAM! Blizzard Seal of Approval! Rinse, repeat! Blizzard isn't the only one guilty of this, sure. But they're one of the few that get massively high praise for it :x Don't even get me started on their originality when it comes to actual games themselves! (I sound hateful! But I love WoW! I just don't much care for Blizzard.)
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