Silvershard Mines on my Alliance Warrior for now is completely even, 21 either way with 42 played. Now, when it comes to Eye of the Storm, that is either Horde biased or the Alliance are just beyond terrible (going with the latter). Not checked my Mage or Paladin often but I believe they are similar.
I don't hate the Battlegrounds, the only ones I really dislike are IoC, AV, and possibly AB/SotA due to Lack of PVP or Boredam. But EotS on EU Cyclone/Wirbelsturm, good lord :S
I love the concept and look of silvershard. Its one of my favorite BGs but I black list it due to alliance always losing.
Unfair advantage goes to horde on this one, but we have AV which grants more honor so all is even in the end.
I have yet to win Silvershard mines. Its the only BG where alliance seem to lose 100% of them. Otherwise it seems that im getting more wins than losses in other BGs, even WSG.
The had to move the Horde starting point back a few different times in AV since Vanilla, because like in the Mines, the Horde started closer than the Alliance. Old School AV was also different when it comes to the "bosses." The two captains are way way way way different. Belinda could be tanked with a pet, while Galv took a real tank, and would often smash groups or force a reset with his fear. Belinda did what? Frost Nova? Yeah, so Horde would just send ranged in there. Towers are another thing Horde had better. Dwarven bunkers were low, open, and easier to traverse. Orc towers are easier to fall off of while fighting, and easier to stand in and AOE, not to mention how much more you could barrage your enemy while up there.
Your example is a matter of perspective, the insane bottleneck consisting of just a 4 foot door way on the Orc side was much easier to defend, with AOEs and slows and such. The Bridge is wider, and the mountains (which you could walk upon, of course on the Hordes side) around the GY before the bridge was easy to take for the Horde, since mages and Hunters could walk up there and shoot from above. Also, I believe the FWRH is much closer to their bottleneck than the DBRH is to the bridge.
I've played both sides since Vanilla as well, although I have always been more of an Alliance dog because they had Paladins first.
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I have like an 85 % win rate on both maps and lot of them are from alliance side aswell. Kotmogu is even and downright the most easy bg to carry as dps. silvershard mine can be biased for both sides. alliance has the ice area close to them and horde has bridge and tbh this is only one free cart.
The Horde Towers are very easy to tap since you don't have to kill a single Archer for a successful tap.
On the Alliance Bunkers however you mostly have to kill at least one Archer to tap (I think Northbunker is an exception here).
Also, no one is defending towers initially, so the "defense" advantage of the Horde Towers is actually an advantage for the Alliance because it is very easy to prevent enemies from tapping the flag by spamming AoE, on the Alliance Bunkers this won't work because of those Pillars.
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It's not just one free cart, it's about map control, mobility and the time it takes for the carts to cap. Horde usually controls lava cart which alone can pretty much win the game if you cap middle once or twice. We do this because the Alliance has to pass our spawn to even reach the lava lore. Our respawn will always reach it faster, we have better and easier access to it and more often then not we control it for the entire game. Same goes for middle cart altough our advantage is not as severe there.
As far as SSM goes, yes, it appears to be more in favour of Horde, 84 games, won 54. Not too alarmingly for my part though... haha, rated SSM battles: 7 (might be 8, actually) as opposed to 2 victories... who do I have to blow to get accepted into a decent rbg group...?
Edit: checked your warrior's armory, you have 63 victories in eye of the storm (check veteran progress), while statistics say 26.
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I only win silvershard mines in randoms when i bring my boomkin :/ as ally.