I've been seeing a lot of articles distilling the Alliance community's sentiment on Wowinsider the last few days, and I thought I'd expand on one of my replies there to make a few points I think are worth making. Do you think the Alliance gets the short end of the stick in terms of "wins" and heroism?
I think that the Alliance needs and deserves a major victory in their own right. Just one single "Take that, Horde!" moment we see in game rather than read about.
I'm not talking about the seige of Orgrimmar, which I predict will basically will boil down to doing VolJin's dirty work by sea, handing the city right back to him, giving him a "she'll be right!" wave and sailing off into the sunset.
I think it's fair to say that although gameplay-wise it was necessary to balance zones, but in Cataclysm the Alliance was truly a punching bag. The Horde got all the victories, the Horde got the juiciest lore and the Horde's most front-and-centre character was made the neutral hero without losing his factional loyalties. The horde even got the second half of the Worgen starting storyline.
What we need is a time-appropriate version of Dalaran floating in the sky over Theramore's old location... Or a repopulated Gilneas for the Worgen. Maybe some new quest content in the Arathi Highlands that has Stromgarde reclaimed for the Alliance and Thoradin's wall fortified as a new beach-head against the Forsaken, or.... Heaven bloody forbid... Varian ramming a sword through Garrosh's chest.
This shouldn't be a colaboration between the Horde Rebels and the Alliance. This shouldn't be the Alliance being subservient to the Horde. This should be the Alliance smashing their way in with the Rebels' distraction, cleaning Garrosh's clock with overwhelming numbers, and then taking the high road. By high road of course, I mean being the bigger men/women and not razing Orgrimmar... But handing the keys over to Baine and Voljin as an act of mercy and fence mending... Then riding off victorious into the sunset.