Blizzard favors the opposite faction more.
That is the answer to this question. It doesn't matter what someone tells you, you will always see it that way.
I get the impression that they find writing new Horde material easier, but I don't think they actively favour either faction as a group. Individuals seem to have their preferences though, like Metzen being madly in love with Thrall (a little concerning since he voices the character himself!).
Yeah, I think the whole Metzen/Thrall love affair has a big impact on things myself. Half of cata really came down to him, and now Garrosh is becoming the end boss of MoP (because, of course, Thrall put him there).
It get so boring seeing posters still saying 'metzens madly in love with Thrall' like that know what there talking about.
The character hasn't appeared in anything in 5.0, he made 1 appearance in 5.1. WHERE AS Varian has had more involvement in the story then Thrall.
Anyway, Metzen voices and casts Varian in his role too, so your garbage about he only focuses on Thrall is laughable.
Metzen focuses on the ENTIRE story of warcraft, and just because Thrall got to do something in cata you think you figured it all out? Why don't you go get a job at blizzard entertainment if you think you can do better.
I'm going to say horde mostly for how cata quest line went down. Mop it pretty close.
Very obviously Horde. I don't mean that they design the game to make the Horde more powerful in pvp or any of those conspiracy theories, but if you look at WoW lore and things that happen, it's pretty obvious that Horde gets most of the love. That might change going forward, but it's undeniable to any reasonably unbiased observer that the majority of World of Warcraft since its inception has revolved around the Horde's story.
its all about perception i think, ive leveled both sides from 1-85 (since i quit in cata) and i dont really see favoritism taken on either side. both sides have some really awesome characters and quest lines. i personally believe that the whole favoritism thing is just something people believe in because the people who work at blizzard and mainly play horde side are far more vocal about it than those who play alliance.
just my .02
The Alliance theme stuff is far different from the horde though. When Horde are the focus it is all on current events and characters doing massive things. When it is Alliance it is the history of the races and events that happened in the distant past. There is far more actual Horde people doing stuff than Alliance, though Alliance races do have a better built backstory in most cases.
I've played both Alliance and Horde, and I've always felt that Horde is preferred. I don't know why. Maybe because of Mr. Metzen's love for the Horde. *shrugs*
Yes, the Horde might've had Garrosh in Northrend. But the Alliance had Jaina there = They even out.
You think that the Siege of Undercity was a Horde event? The Alliance gets to siege Undercity first and then later Orgrimmar and that's Horde bias?
Oh yes, we'd love to let you siege our cities. We welcome it! /sarcasm
Should I remind you that Varian returned in Wrath of the Lich King? Isn't that major? And he even restarts the war. Oh, you chose to leave that out, did you? What about Tirion being human and the majority of the Argent Crusade being Alliance? What about Dalaran being an Alliance city?
The Alliance is so heavily favored that they have to make characters and cities neutral just for the Horde to get along for the ride.
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Anyway, in the bigger picture I do feel Blizzard doesn't intentionally favor either side. They just try to create the best story each expansion.
If you're going to nitpick and whine though, I think it's totally fair to count what each side is getting. And Vanilla + WotLK did favor the Alliance in that sense.
TBC was 50/50. The Horde got the whole Thrall/Garrosh storyline, but Alliance found Khadgar, Danath etc again. I think it roughly evens out. If you want, you could say it slightly favors Horde. If it makes you feel better.
Cataclysm did favor Horde, I agree with that.
So now we're tied. MoP seems to be 50/50 so far as well, except that the Alliance gets to siege another Horde city. And it's the capital this time. You can't get any better than that. This is as close to winning the total Alliance/Horde war than you'll ever get. But I'm sure Alliance fanboys will say that it favors Horde just because it plays out in Orgrimmar.
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But of course, clearly it's everybody else that's biased and you're the special snowflake that can see what's really happening. All bow down to the infallible Blizzard.
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Neither is favoured. Sometimes Alliance are in the spotlight, sometimes it's Horde.
This is just 'the grass is greener' syndrome mixed with classic forum QQ. There is no favouritism and never has been.
Just watch any of the Blizzcon and you will have an answer. They have "we love Horde" written all over the place.
No good will come of this.
In my opinion, I don't care if it is leaning one way or the other. Blizzard should write a compelling story, not worrying about balance.
Want to know what I liked about Horde when I was a little nooblet?(Too bad I'm telling you anyways) I liked that we felt like the under dogs. It felt like we were fighting back against the dominant Alliance. Maybe that isn't really how things were, Idk I was a noob, but it was my perception. So why can't the Alliance embrace that?
You really wouldn't ask this question if you ever saw a Blizzcon stream.
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