This thread man....faction has nothing to do with community/server attitude... im actually confused by this topic. Well it is a Saladrin thread, all those previous threads didnt get closed becuase they were the best topics -.-
I agree in that it varies.
For instance: On my main's server (Horde) we've got really good players, but the community isn't that great.
On my alt's server (Alliance) the community is really good, but player skill is pretty much behind.
It's all a product of bias, usually confirmation bias. Something convinces you that Alliance or Horde is all bad players and you start to seek evidence to confirm that bias.
When in reality, there is no inherent reason why either faction should be more skilled than the other. There is no skill test that must be accomplished before picking horde that you can skip to play alliance (or vice versa) so why would the skill be unbalanced for a reason other than random distribution?
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
I leveled 5 characters to 80 on Horde side by spamming dungeons. I leveled one character to 80 on Alliance. The best group I had on Alliance side, was worse than the average Horde group I had. The worst Horde group, was better than the average Alliance group. Most Alliance groups were HORRIBLE. Most Horde groups were pleasant.
I have noticed the same thing with pugs at max level too. Horde just appears to have more mature players.
I've played both factions equally and here is my experience:
-Teens, Some douchy some nice
-Kids, The same kids you find on xbox live, obnoxious and stupid
-Adults, Usually early 20's with the occasional parent in the 30's. Respectful
-Teens, Same as horde but more nice than douchy
-Kids, surprisingly the kids on alliance are well behaved. usually because they have parents playing the game and they are kept in check
-Adults, Mid-Late 20's respectful
They both have their trade chat trolls but i find more of that stuff in horde /2 than in alliance /2
I've played both. Both factions have the same potential for idiocy.
I voted Horde though, as it was with Horde players where I have had most of my best WoW experiences.
From personal experience I'd choose Alliance since I have had bad experience with Horde when i started out. Experience was so bad that I even deleted those toons and rerolled on Alliance at that time. This does not mean that either faction is 'better', that's just my experience and lots of other may have different experiences.
The absence of a neither or equeal option in the poll makes this question irrelevant or even useless really.
P.S. Did not choose
I have played both factions and my personal anecdotical experience is that alliance is nicer.
I have played on: US - Alleria (alliance), US ravencrest (alliance), US quel'thalas (Alliance), US ragnaros (horde), US Illidan (horde) and EU dun modr (alliance) and maybe the horde on both us- ragnaros and us-illidan is horrible, but man, those people sucked.
Cant speak for the entire game, but I've never managed to get an alliance character above level 40 due to not being able to stand the immature annoying "community" that dominates that faction.
Then again horde has its fair share of muppets to
But yes the "better" part is down to racials. There is nothing inherent about either faction that would attract a better player just judging by aesthetics.