Faction Ties

FactionToday’s post is actually influenced by 2 other blog posts. Arioch talked about how she feels more like a stranger playing on alliance, compared to the familiarity of the horde. Whereas Pike talks about how she loves playing both equally, and something about a guardian angel Linux penguin…

Personally, when I first started playing this game, the people I was playing with were horde on this PvP server. I wanted to be a night elf hunter on an RP server I think, in fact, I wanted to be a paladin originally, but I ended up being an undead warlock, because at this point there were no blood elves, and undead was the least stupid looking race in my eyes. Eventually grew tired of warlock, it was easy to level to the point of being boring, at endgame it was terrible to play, and I was terrible at it. So, I tried priest. TBC was out so I made my blood elf priest to heal and had such a good time levelling, made some friends from all the pugging I did, and got upto 70 and straight into a raiding guild, as shadow of all things which I never expected to be going but it stuck, I have never had a healing main spec on my priest.

Anyway, fast forward to a few weeks into the Ulduar patch. I was still horde, after.. well I don’t know I can’t remember when TBC was released, but a few years. I decided to make a night elf death knight on a friend’s server to play around with one day when the servers were down, and I went back to it after I’d quit/taken a break from raiding. I loved it, working through the alliance quests in Outland and Northrend for the first time. It felt a little weird being the other faction suddenly but a couple of friends followed me over for a while and I wasn’t alone.

Eventually, I logged into my horde hunter back on Vashj, and I realised I missed my friends, Orgrimmar, the Sunreaver’s Sanctuary, wolf mounts.. and my God the alliance tier 9 set looked so terrible! I particularly missed playing with my boyfriend so I switched back and well, for me, horde feels like home.

I have no ties to either faction, I’m fine playing both. If I rerolled on a random server, where I knew nobody, it’d be a tough one. I like a lot more of the alliance races, and they do have the best mounts, but, I’d miss the horde cities, and being able to play with big fluffy cows, and everything else listed above. I am a hordie, not by sheer dedication, but attachment.

Do you guys have any particular attachments? Which do you prefer playing, horde or alliance? Interested to know the consensus on this one.

9 thoughts on “Faction Ties”

  1. Horde. All. The. Way.

    Ok, well, I have played Alliance and I still have some Alliance characters…. but I started Horde and that’s what the majority of my characters are.

    I feel very comfortable in Horde zones, with their quests, stories, etc. I feel like I belong – I can connect with them.

    The highest Alliance character I have ever had was level 26 (other than a DK that made it to 60). For some reason they are painful for me to level and I don’t really know why.
    .-= Syrana´s last blog ..Sims Saturday: A Legacy is Born Part 18 =-.

    1. Alliance characters are painful to level when you don’t really know anybody you can talk to while you level, I find. I managed to level alliance characters to 80 purely because I had a few friends around to chat to.

  2. I have to agree that my attachment is where my friends are. I’ve never rolled a character on a server where I didn’t already know someone, so in every case, my faction has been decided for me beforehand.

    If I didn’t have people to chase… I probably wouldn’t be playing WoW. ^_^; But hypothetically, I guess I’d be Alliance just because I love my druid and don’t have a fondness for fuzzy cows, if for no other reason than their starting area causes me physical pain. So. Much. Running.
    .-= Skip Cocoa´s last blog ..Let’s Do the Time Warp Again =-.

  3. Horde4Life. I even have such a loyalty that I scoff at the opposing faction, disregarding their overall importance, usually making racial and stereotypical slurs directed to them, both to their face and behind their backs, and usually take a fairly douchey stance on it (someone from my sister guild called me Garrosh the other day).

    I have started exploring the Alliance again though. I started off on their side, left it rather quickly for greener pastures (Mulgore/Eversong represent). You suck for suggesting way back on the half-RP post I did a while back for a dwarf female. I went through with it and there will be a post tonight about it. Not a paladin, though. Since I already have a paladin, wanted a bit of variety.

    A friend of mine who left the server to play for a bit on Alliance recently gave my tiny, female gnome warrior on her server some bags and 200g to encourage me to play there. Future blog posts on that to come.

    Who’d I pick? Horde. I love their lore, their demeanor (the story behind them, not the players; players, Alliance or Horde, are pretty much the same), and their social dynamic (again, not the players, different set of goods and problems there).
    .-= Oath´s last blog ..Hunter v Lock =-.

    1. Oh of course, my attachment isn’t necessarily player related, have some awesome friends on my alliance server, can have just as many laughs pugging with randoms over there as on my horde. I just prefer being able to squish gnomes!

  4. My attachment is to my wife. She changes servers or factions at the drop of a hat and I just follow right along.

    Friends don’t matter, what I have going on doesn’t matter, it just all…doesn’t matter. Wherever she goes I go, despite the fact that we very rarely actually play together.
    .-= Psynister´s last blog ..Hunter Twinking: Killutiludie =-.

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