Certainly her absence in recent events is remarkable, but bear in mind that Alleria is a leader to her people; she is not unfamiliar to the elven people, in fact she is the eldest of the prominent Windrunner family, all of whom have served Quel'Thalas and the Alliance with distinction. Indeed, such was the trust and respect that King Anasterian had on her that she was chosen to be the representative of the Quel’dorei in the Alliance, and in fact she was the leader de facto of the High Elves in the Second War.
Originally Posted by SherbertLand
Alleria is not just a person, is a hope, is a symbol for the High Elves that still prevail faithful to their ancestors, and indeed, a hero for the entire Alliance. From whom is the elven statue that there is at the Stormwind's Valley of Heroes? From whom is the statue that is in the Silver Covenant district of Dalaran? Exactly, of Alleria Windrunner herself.
Alleria is the leader that the High Elves have long been waiting for, a heroine tanned in a thousand battles, a staunch defender of her people and her land and a full believer in the Alliance. The High Elves are scattered across Azeroth, and wander like sheep without a shepherd: they need a leader to unite them all and give them hope for a better time, the hope of go back to being what they were, to again be a people united in the face of adversity and in harmony with the other races of the Alliance.
In short, Alleria Windrunner is a hero of the Alliance, and the High Elves faithful to their customs will know value her as such: is practically pure logic that they will take her as their desired spiritual leader. The silver unicorn flag will return to be hoisted to the wind of Greenwood.
For Alleria! For the Quel'dorei! For the Alliance!
And what about all those High Elves who live scattered across Azeroth? What about the Quel'dorei lodges as Quel'Danil or Farstrider (and previously Quel'Lithien)? And those who live isolated supposedly in Greenwood? Or what about the High Elves who are settled in Outland or other planets?
Originally Posted by Amonra
All of they are High Elves and remain loyal to the Alliance, yet have nothing to do with Dalaran and the Kirin Tor. Actually all these High Elves have no leader or faction to represent them, and yet there they are, fighting for their ideals along with the other races of the Alliance.
In fact Blizzard already tried to lump all Quel'dorei loyal to the Alliance in one faction (Silvermoon Remnant) and although that faction did not reach to be implemented, that does not mean that the Silver Covenant is the only organized group of High Elves fighting by the Alliance: that would be a cruel lie.
While it is true that so far the Silver Covenant has been the only group of High Elves who has taken an active part in the Alliance, that does not mean that all High Elves are congregated in that faction. There are many more Quel'dorei who fight every day for the Alliance and are not members of the Silver Covenant.
Now, considering the atrocious hate which has Blizzard towards the Quel'dorei, it is not surprising than for Blizzard the Silver Covenant is the only remnant of the High Elves in the game, but we know very well that this is not so, whatever Blizzard says.
In short, there are lots of High Elves of the Alliance who are not represented by the Silver Covenant or by Vereesa, and certainly the appearance of Alleria would cause that all of them gather around her forming a single faction: together they will much stronger. However this does not mean that, for reasons of gameplay, a small and fragmented faction of High Elves (such as the Silver Covenant) act as representative of all the Quel'dorei people.
Her people, her ideology, her family (alive) is in the Alliance. Her historic enemies and what she most hate and disgust herself is represented in the Horde, and therefore in the blood elves. Alleria would never have approved to become a blood elf, she would have been exiled as did her sister Vereesa and many more, because she's an elf of principles, as she has demonstrated by a thousand times.
Originally Posted by Amonra
What the hell! Alleria is a hero of the Alliance, as always has been! In the cities of the Alliance she is represented with statues and everything! For the love of God… If after so long waiting for her return now she becomes neutral, or worse, in a friend of the Horde, that would be a kick in the teeth to all the Alliance players: a lack of respect and consistency by the part of Blizzard.
I've said a million times that if the Horde has no heroes of their own, it's time to invent new ones!, but not destroy the iconic heroes of the Alliance. Therefore, from here I encourage you that if in the next expansion Turalyon and Alleria appear otherwise than as two heroes of the Alliance, all Alliance players are unsub in protest, to see if Blizzard listens to us once.
I admit that the High Elves have been humanized with the passage of time, in fact perhaps the reason why many today are still high elves is because they want to keep next to the humans.
Originally Posted by Amonra
However blood elves are those who have completely changed their habits, their colors, their allies, and so... indeed, was they who were self-changed the name of their race to leave behind all that means being a Quel'dorei.
It is true that perhaps the Quel'dorei spirit is lost forever, but it is clear that the High Elves are a lot more Quel'dorei that these Sin'dorei ...