Victory or defeat is only a side effect; it is possible to give the Alliance a good story even if they lose. But MoP showed the Alliance doing nothing to progress their own goals; they only acted to stop the Hordes and the one event the Alliance got that could have showed them being proactive, that would have showed them taking the initiative - their invasion - got sidetracked into what effectively felt like being shoehorned into the Horde story. Because the Alliance iinvasion plan was never developed as a story, the entire setup comes over as "Helping the Horde fulfil their goals" and the news the Alliance apparently leave with nothing only reinforces that. Worse, for those read the book, it comes over as "Well, this plan was an utter disaster last time. Which means he won't be expecting us to try it again!!!!"
Varian is not a Lord Rust.
Add in the sheer lack of quality of the Alliance quests and it all adds up. Even Theramore - Blizzards starting to see THAT as a mistake. And it was.
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Sky Admiral Rogers for High Queen. Remember Theramore!Men, you've trained for this. You're among the elite. You are Skyfire men! This is the ship that took down Deathwing. You think some raggedy little Horde outpost stands a chance against the pride of the Alliance fleet? NO! Those green dirtbags down there plagued your homes in Southshore, laid siege to your children in Redridge, and massacred every man, woman and child in Theramore. It. Is. PAYBACK TIME!
Everyone has a right to be angry with this atrocity.
We essentially did nothing on that continent except stir shit which wouldn't have been stirred if we didn't go there.
Then we gave a guy power which we wouldn't have given him if we didn't go there.
This whole expansion is an end justifies the means expansion.
If pandaria wasn't implemented into Warcraft lore, as it shouldn't have been, this expansion's non-existence would have changed absolutely nothing in Warcraft lore - and Garrosh's overthrow would have happened sooner or later considering his courses of action.
We did NOTHING there, it was like watching the first Gulf War in World of Warcraft.
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