Alleria Windrunner, for the Alliance!
Sylvanas Windrunner, for the Alliance!
Sylvanas Windrunner, for the Horde!
Lor'themar Theron, for the Alliance!
Lor'themar Theron, for the Horde!
Tyrande Whisperwind, for the Alliance!
Tyrande Whisperwind, for the Horde!
Vereesa Windrunner, for the Alliance!
Vereesa Windrunner, for the Horde!
None of them.
Alleria Windrunner, for the Alliance!
Lor'themar for Warchief. He's got to be the most badass and non-OP Elf in Warcraft history.
Then, by the command of the ruling crown Prince and Regent Lord in Quel'thalas, to stem the spread of wretchedness, we were forced to sate ourselves on fel energy- to save what few of us remained. To save Quel'thalas.
That is when the 'High Elves' emerged again. Exiled for refusing austerity measures of royal decree, these traitorous and impractical Blood Elves scorned the dead of Quel'thalas and changed their name back to the 'Quel'dorei'. Hah! As if reverting their name could revert the irreversible catastrophes inflicted upon us, the indelible stain of desperation cast on our once noble land.
To add insult to injury, the traitors sought refuge and comfort specifically with the enemies of Quel'thalas- and aid them in the slaughter of their bretheren. Good riddance. These 'high elves' are no bretheren of mine.
Wish I could kill them all, so many elves...
If I'd have to pick one of those four, in their current MoP state, I'd have to pick Lor'themar.
Sylvanas just keeps making bad decisions, like trusting a dread lord (Varimathras) or trusting a just-recently reanimated Gilnean (Lord Godfrey) and doesn't really seem to care much for the Horde in the first place.
Tyrande was just terrible, and is shown as some inexperienced leader in the scenario ''A Little Patience'' this is why I stated ''in their current MoP state'' as the Warcraft 3 version of Tyrande would probably be a better choice.
Vereesa doesn't really seem to do much herself, instead of being the Ranger-General of the Silver Covenant, it seemed like Jaina was mostly pulling the strings in the assault on the Isle of Thunder.
If I'm able to pick someone else, I'd pick Turalyon. He probably wouldn't like me though, considering I'm Horde.
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I would have chosen Tyrande, but that picture is NOT Tyrande. That's the imposter that replaced her during the Cataclysm.
So I went with Vereesa for the Alliance. Until Alleria returns at least.
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Tyrande. Not the Tyrande of MoP that seems act like a surly brat, but the bold and heroic Tyrande of Warcraft past.
“Far, far below the deepest delvings of the dwarves, the world is gnawed by nameless things.”
In WCII there was the Alliance of Lordaeron. Quel'thalas were nominal members, but didn't contribute much believing that they were not too much at risk.
WCIII rolls around, and the Elves are kinda hypocrites now that Quel'thalas is in real danger, they're suddenly a whole lot more invested than they were when it was the humans asking for help from Quel'thalas. It doesn't matter either way, The Alliance of Lordaeron and Quel'thalas are both defeated and destroyed by the scourge. The survivors become The Forsaken, and The Blood Elves respectively.
Later, a new Alliance is formed. The Alliance of Stormwind. It contains some of the same members (like the Dwarves and some survivors of the Old Alliance), but mostly new members (like Stormwind, Darnassus, and later The Exodar and Gilneas). The Elves of Quel'thalas were never a part of this alliance- and after they join the Horde for a number of good reasons, actually become enemies of this new alliance, despite being in the old long-gone alliance.
But when the "new" Alliance formed, let's be honest, there's no real logical explanation for why Quel'thalas wasn't included from a lore perspective. Blood elves had fought alongside and were aided by Malfurion and Tyrande. There's no real reason for animosity between Quel'thalas and Stormwind, nor the gnomes or dwarves. The night elves setting up to spy on the blood elves in the starting zone doesn't even make that much sense either, though their turn to fel energy would have broken down any talks with the kal'dorei pretty quick in the long run.
There's just not much support of why the Sin'dorei would have viewed the Alliance as enemies prior to joining the Horde. It was just lore fitting game decisions that brought it all together.
'The Alliance' was never a problem nor at odds with the elves outside of the WC II problem of the quel'dorei ignoring calls for aid and then getting mad for not having aid sent to them when the Horde got into their forests.
Would have been interesting if there had been more development and plot behind their considerations of defecting from Horde to rejoin the Alliance rather than just Varian saying "oh, this was going on, btw."
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To begin you're wrong, we have never been "Blood Elves", we have always been High Elves, authentic Quel'dorei for millennia. You chose to betray our culture and dishonor our ancestors by choosing the easy way, not us. We remained faithful to the banner of the Silver Unicorn, not the Golden Phoenix, we are still part of the Alliance, our lifelong allies, we keep ourselves pure, undefiled, as we always have been... you... you are inexcusably traitors!
You kicked out us from our homes, but even from exile we will restore our glorious past and will end up with traitors like you ... we just need a strong, charismatic leader, as Alleria, who in her return, she will certainly know choose wisely: the Quel'dorei or the Sin'dorei...
But that's just the Alliance's perspective. The Blood Elves had good reasons not to join the Alliance too; and not only because the Alliance sent spies. What did the Horde send? A military force to 'help' them in the Ghostlands. Understand that Quel'thalas was really in poor shape- it wasbarely managing to rebuild Quel'thals, still struggling with scourge remnants and wretchedness. Sitting on their souther border is a huge and powerful force of the Forsaken, their former allies ruled by a former Blood Elf. When Sylvannas sent a huge military force to ask if they needed help in the Ghostlands and wanted to join the Horde, she wasn't really asking. Where exactly would Silvermoon stand if the Forsaken weren't allies? They couldn't dream of defending themselves against them, perhaps even with the Alliance's backing.
But yeah, more or less, the Alliance and Silvermoon didn't hate each other before they became enemies. It was just happenstance and politics that put them on opposite sides of the Horde/Alliance power split.
They might hate each other now, however, after being enemies in that capacity for quite a while.
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Your foolish naivety is of such staggering proportions that it has flowered into full blown treason!
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They did not betray their ancestors, I mean those guys feated for thousands of years on a demon and killed their own people to maintain their immortality. http://www.wowpedia.org/Shen%27dralarTo begin you're wrong, we have never been "Blood Elves", we have always been High Elves, authentic Quel'dorei for millennia. You chose to betray our culture and dishonor our ancestors by choosing the easy way, not us. We remained faithful to the banner of the Silver Unicorn, not the Golden Phoenix, we are still part of the Alliance, our lifelong allies, we keep ourselves pure, undefiled, as we always have been... you... you are inexcusably traitors!
Lifelong allies? Quel'thalas never saw eye to eye to the ordinary human kingdoms, whenever something needed to be discussed Anasterian send someone in his place and even Alleria did not take the kings of the Alliance all that seriously.
Alleria always put Quel'thalas above everything else, we will see in which direction she will lean after she returns. What did the high elves achieve in their exile though? The sad truth is absolutely nothing noteworthy.You kicked out us from our homes, but even from exile we will restore our glorious past and will end up with traitors like you ... we just need a strong, charismatic leader, as Alleria, who in her return, she will certainly know choose wisely: the Quel'dorei or the Sin'dorei...
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He who sees his own doom can better avoid its path. He who sees the doom of others can deliver it.
Magni's a better leader choice than more than half of these.
And he's encased in diamond.
Normally I'd go with night elves, but with Tyrande her character got worse and worse with time, so I'll go with Veressa as I still enjoy her and she hasn't been neutered fully.
And, of course, for the Alliance because I dislike the expansionistic ways of orcs and the murderous and traitorous forsaken and blood elves. I play a faction after my style and I feel the Alliance is a faction that fits me better, less agressive.
The image depicts a random High Elf to intimate that the High Elves and the Blood Elves do not have to have the same models, even though they are the same race (and thus allow playable High Elves in the Alliance than once).
What?! These leaders suck as leaders of their whole faction. And Sylvannas is just a less ambitious and less insane Garrosh.
A faction leader is someone balanced who can understand the ways of all races in their faction. These elves have only the benefits of the THEIR people in mind, not to mention Sylvannas will have Tirion Fordring leave Hearthglen for another campaign if she was in charge of the Horde.