http://wowpedia.org/Hagara_the_Stormbinder She is an Orc.
Zul'jin was part of the horde in the second war.
Death Knights were orgenally made by the horde, then made by the burning legion, who then taught the The lich King how to make them.
Also Saurfang younger was being trained to be the horde war chief....
Cho'gal, and Teron were major forces in the the horde in the the second war.
Now you could argue all you want about how the troll raid bosses are not part of the horde, then you have to throw out all the dragons, elemental lords, and Illidan from the allies. llidan never was part of the alllies, and was thrown out by the night elves 10,000 years ago.
When you need to resort to name calling and derogatory comments to alliance, you lost your debate. I'm horde btw.
It took alliance 5 years to fix the bridge in redridge.............are the gnomes EVER going to retake Gnomeregon? probably not in our lifetimes.
Sure, Blizzard needs to focus more on the racial leaders story and leave the faction nonsense behind once and for all, but take note, before Cataclysm, Horde were all about the orcs with some Forsaken and Blood Elf story (minus their own Regent) in the middle, nothing more.
Alliance can't carry it's own storyline at this time because Alliance either doesn't have dedicated writers, or if it does, they don't care and are wishing they could work on Horde lore/story. Think this is hyperbolic? Read the Alliance story so far.
It's utter trash.
Mekatorque I could not tell you a single thing about his character other than he's a gnome and a tinket.
"developed in the novels", why is this seen as acceptable? A character has no presence in game but if I go and read some book I can find out more. Tyrande appeared in 5.1 for 1 poxy scenario (where she just stands there with a couple lines) and acted out of character just to make Varian look intelligent.
You can talk about pre Cataclysm all you want, but the fact is that pre Cataclysm was 3 years ago (not sure exact date) and crimes in the past should NOT mean it's acceptable for them to occur now. Not to mention again Tyrande, Velen, Bronzebeard, Mekatorque did NOTHING then either, and Varian was only around since WOTLK where it doesn't even show in game where he popped up from.
Look at Gallywix? He isn't even ingame yet. Sylvanas? She became a non-character in MoP. That's why, for the best or the worst, novels and other media exist to flesh out the story.
Oh, Varian has been ingame since Vanilla, only to be gone in patch 1.10.
Thanks to Blizzard, who failed to design a troll captial, so they had so cancel the gnome captial, and rewrote the story, to tell us, why it is lost. I just want to mention, that this is a relic of Blizzard being unable to create a proper Horde environment during classic time.Gameplay issue. Gnomeregan is a dungeon.
Genn - Selfish leader, trying to undermine Varian and causing unrest in the Alliance. His Worgen are ferocious and should be focusing on retaking Gilneas fully.
Tyrande - Wise night elf leader, great in Guerilla warfare
Velen - One of the most powerful leaders on Azeroth, incredibly old and wise with visions of the future. Should be offering tactical advice and be telling Varian to show strong morals and fight for unity between Alliance and Horde. Maybe he could go at logger heads with Genn as they see opposite sides of the coin.
Sylvanas may have been pretty irrelevant in MoP but she had MASSIVE lore in Cataclysm, more than any alliance leader not-Varian (and even then arguably more) has since the beginning of WoW.
I'm sick of the Alliance getting fobbed off with novels, sure flesh the story out in the novels, but the thing is lots of Alliance leaders literally HAVEN'T got any story in game past the original starting zone, or ever.
Anyway I don't want to turn it into a "who got fucked over more" debate, because they're boring and have been done to death.
Blizzard have failed for both sides since the beginning of WoW to make a cohesive storyline, and I feel since Cataclysm this has been more evident on the Alliance side.
But you are right, the bridge is not a gameplay issue.
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