I love Horde.
i really, really want to play a human on Horde side. Really wish we could defect a toon or the factions would ally and we could play whatever we wanted on whatever faction we wanted.
Yes please unite the horde and the alliance and form a new undead faction led by Sylvanas and Bolvar. Bring back the zombies.
That would be a horrible idea. WoW would not be a warcraft game if it didn't have the conflict between the alliance and the horde.
If it's not an elf, leave it on the shelf.
I could actually see merging factions working. First the Burning Legion invades or otherwise is coming right for us and we start to realize we have more in common than not in light of this bigger threat. Our leaders decide to set aside our differences and work together, so for now we share resources and don't kill on site in even major cities and the like. So you could have that in your PVE aspect, cooperation between our factions and war against a greater enemy.
However, what of PVP? I don't see why it would have to go away. Rather than the major leaders being in conflict, there would be splinter groups that refused to overlook our violent pasts. They will still hold out some kind of need to fight the other side and when you want to pvp. So when you queue for the new battlegrounds you will be joining on one of their sides for the battle. Arenas have no reason to change at all. The only question left would be what of world pvp? Well you could still have it, and maybe even as free for all mode. That way you could potentially even kill people of your own faction which could be handy for people who really want to get violent over resources and it would solve the issue of not having enough people of the opposite side to kill on your pvp servers. I mean, if you decided to go murder someone out in the woods why should that be restricted to just one side?
It would kill the game. Warcraft being Horde vs Alliance is a staple.
We've united against threats before without factions merging. Vanilla (AQ), BC (dark portal), Wrath (wrathgate), Cata (the gunships in Deepholme and Dragon Soul), MoP (siege of orgrimmar) we can unite against the legion without merging factions.
If that is peace for you, I guess you consider peace also the Europe situation in the first 1900, when has been sufficient the single murderous act of a madman for trigger a world war.
Asking perhaps the main characters of each faction to put aside their differences is possible, albeit near impossible. Asking however the grunts of the armies, the foot soldiers who've lost friends, families and shed blood for their faction, is just stupid.
Remember, we've been dealing with Thrall, Wrathion, Vol'jin, Garrosh and the other characters, we know exactly what has happened, we've been there, been involved in the very start, while the majority of the people of the Alliance / Horde have only had to deal with the orders and consequences of their leaders actions.
Asking for peace between the two factions makes no sense, and honestly would just make the game suck.
I'm a pacifist, so I would like peace between the Alliance and Horde as I recognize both as heroic factions - they just do things differently. Many of my friends also play solely on the opposite faction, so I'd love to be able to group up with them! I think there would have to be a tense atmosphere and restrictions on where you can go, though - for example, you wouldn't be attacked outright entering the opposing faction's settlements, but you couldn't buy or sell anything to show how the bad blood is still there.
Just my opinion, though.
Currently playing Guild Wars 2, Dragon Age and Pokémon. Not at the same time, of course. I'm not an octopus.
Go play Rift if you want zero faction rivalry. This is WORLD OF WARCRAFT. Not happy go lucky gumdrop lollypop game.
A lot of people absolutely hated the Horde and Alliance "working together" in Cata. It was very stupid and annoying to watch.