We all have some pride in which side we play in World of Warcraft, whether it be Alliance, Horde, and now Pandaren. We revel in the achievements of factions, we have our favourite leaders depending on our side, but with it comes hate. Now not everyone had deep and strong feelings about the opposite faction, but it’s there. You get enthusiastic people cheering “For the Horde” or “For the Alliance” and with it comes with “Horde suck”, “Alliance Suck”.
I’ve had people brush this off as being part of the game, but it has got me thinking. Life of Warcraft had an event for St Patrick’s Day, we tried to get both factions mingling in two separate neutral locations with no avail, the second of the places was Dalaran. As someone who was playing Alliance that day I could clearly see Horde people in Dalaran, yet when the Horde group of people who came to join the celebrations for our event showed up, the two factions couldn’t see each other.
So there is a separation of the factions, yet places like Dalaran we have both factions cohabiting together, without much of an issue, there are places in Pandaria that the factions coexist, does that mean peace can exist within the factions. Can we see some united Azeroth now that the Legion threatens the world again, or will there always be a vein of rivalry between the Horde and Alliance.
I would love to hear your opinions on this matter.