Personally don't find them overpowered. Some are situationally good while others are used for more offensive roles, while the alliance has more defensive racials. It's playing into the theme of horde vs alliance and how they approach things differently.
Overpowered is a bit of a stretch tbh.
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Orc and Trolls are known for being berserkers, Humans are known for surviving and night elves for hiding. But I really wish they would get rid of racials, some seem to make pvp a tad unfair.
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Overall, the whole raiding scene has moved towards horde and it is now more convenient to raid on that faction.
Sadly, the damage is done. Even if they straight up removed racials right now, the imbalance would go on because it's much easier to find new blood for horde. The only thing Blizz could do right now is straight overbuff alliance racials until it evens out, but that would probably not work either. It's too late.
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Looking at the top 50 3v3 teams, 21 of them are horde, and of the top 50 5v5 teams, 19 are horde. If you care about 2v2 that's 26 horde and 24 alliance. Slight alliance advantage but it's not as bad, and more PvE guilds are going horde all the time which isn't really true of the top PvP teams. And the top rated BGs are horde dominated as well.
Anyway, even if it was true that the imbalance in PvP was just as bad, that's just another reason to re-balance racials or make them cosmetic only.
I think everyone knows that Horde racials are just better enough so that the majority don't care, but if you do care it matters. I've said before I'd love to go back Horde, since I have friends there and Horde is better than Alliance overall on Turalyon (although the top guild is Alliance), but most of the Alliance people I know refuse to go Horde for whatever reason.
No, this is an MMO. The PvP scene, the raiding scene (I'm glad raiders now make up over 1% of players if you include LFR finally!), the pet battlers, the levelers, etc. They are all important and people take the game seriously in multiple aspects.Because this is a PvE game, not a PvP game.
If there's an imblanace in pvp racials in the other direction, by all means fix that too. Saying "it's fine that only 25% of top raiding guilds are alliance because only 40% of top PvP teams are horde" is dumb. What do they have to do with each other? It's not even the same racials that are strong in both forms of the game.