The sad fact of the matter is for whatever reason the grass is greener on the horde side. I was alliance from vanilla right through to cataclysm before my guild went horde and I followed. I just could not believe the difference in quality of horde players. Sure they still have the childish idiots/eliteist prigs but they are very few and far between. This especially shows in LFG and LFR. I have 11 90's on my realm, 10 horde and 1 alliance. I keep the alliance toon so I can play with old friends who didn't go horde with the guild. Ive stopped trying to gear the alliance warrior with LFR/LFG because frankly id rather claw my eyes out then deal with the mouth breathing idiots who spend so much time cussing at each other in chat that a 10 min dungeon lasts for over an hour!
You just don't get that on horde side with our battlegroup. Granted most lfg/lfr are completed in complete silence. But they are completed and without spending all day on them.
My missus cant use her right hand because of some problems she had and she was close to quitting because every time she made a mistake in dungeons on her alliance hunter she got her head chewed off and some real nasty comments thrown her way. We levelled up two toons together (me tanking her dpsing) and had no problems atall. Shes now working on her 5th horde toon and playing through on her own. Occasionally she messes up by standing in something she shouldn't or not switching targets fast enough. But most groups understand we all feck up now and then and on the rare occasion shes broached the subject of her disability to the group she has received very positive reinforcement.
I know luck plays a factor in these things but since switching to horde the game has been better and a LOT friendlier.
That's garbage. Alliance have gotten absolutely nothing but jokes in Cataclysm. Especially of note was that Thrall was the 'hero' we (as Alliance) followed, but as if that wasn't bad enough, we have Vol'jin leading us to victory in 4.1. He's a Horde racial leader, and we had an extremely better Alliance themed option: Danath Trollbane. The 5.1 quest chain almost entirely simply followed around Garrosh and friends trying to spy on them and undermine them, instead of simply having a seperate story on those sections. Purge of Dalaran was their saving grace, but Horde got that as well so it's not saying much. And now in 5.3, are we doing Alliance-centric stories? No, we're helping Vol'jin with the Horde Rebellion once again, fighting the current Horde warchief. What an absolute joke.
I am rightfully upset about this, to the extent that I've lost interest in the story and have cancelled my account. Pandaria had a lot of potential and it was looking up to becoming quite epic with Alliance racial and character development, but it's obvious as daylight Blizzard doesn't care. I've waited nearly two full expansions, I am done waiting. If they don't get their act together by the end of this expansion, I will not be coming back. Even if I was Horde mained, I would still feel the same -- it's awful story telling. Still, 5.4 has the potential to turn this around. We'll see.
PS: Please go Horde. I won't miss you, and I hate to be presumptuous but I doubt anyone in the Alliance will miss you, either, besides personal friends (provided you even have any). I mean this just as respectfully to you as your thread title is to 'us' (an assumption on my part, I don't presume to know how/what others think).
PPS: I want to emphasize that this reply is only a fraction of the size it could have (should have?) been. I didn't go into detail on Cataclysm, on the various Alliance race development (gnome, draenei, and worgen especially), and the presence of Alliance racial leaders. The only good thing about 5.3 is that they are finally nodding towards the massive amount of potential dwarven political drama to draw from, but they appear to be entirely wasting its potential by ending it early on a simple scenario. Again, we'll see.
Last edited by therealbowser; 2013-04-11 at 04:42 PM. Reason: added PPS, fixed typo
Also, who even cares about what some random people out there that happen to play the same faction cry about? I'm having a somewhat hard time to really identify the problem here.
The Irony in this thread. Go to Horde then, im afraid you will be as or if not more disappointed.