Well, let's be honest. I love Sylvanas, but she's got a lot to answer for. I could easily see all of her dirty laundry becoming public and then we've got Siege of Orgrimmar 2 where we take her out once and for all and unite both factions behind a single ruling council that includes Khadgar, Thrall, Jaina, etc, etc...
Serious question: What if Blizzard, in their infinite wisdom, actually thinks that examples like the Sith in Swtor and the darkelves/trolls/ogres in EverQuest justify an "evil faction" in their MMO?I know that hasn't been the pitch for a while now, but it could be argued that it was when WoW was born (EQ was cited as a spiritual predecessor to WoW), and staff has changed, and maybe they're going back to that.I'm not saying that's ok, but I'm saying maybe it's where their head is at now. Personally, I think it's a betrayal of investment after years of "shades of grey,", but that's just my opinion.
Horde has always been the aggressors. Look at the history of Warcraft. The only exception was Warcraft 3 where the Alliance were bad guys, which was due to Deathwing, Nefarion and Onyxia meddling as nobles (according to Chronicles 3). Most of Warcrafts history of the Horde is not "Thrall's Horde"(WC3 through WotLK) which were noble savages, which seems to be the mindset Horde players are stuck in.People seem to forget that the action of nations or factions doesn't define us as individuals. That is the story Blizzard is trying to tell. Although the Horde is evil, you (the player) are like Saurfang if you so choose. Just because the Horde does something bad doesn't mean all members of the Horde are bad.
It's not like factions even matter that much anymore anyways. Over the Xpacs we've gradually done more and more of our fighting as part of groups operating outside the factions, because the factions were being petty little &*!@#es...
Blizzard is intent in driving out every single Horde player that isn't a Sylvanas fanboy, JFC. Ok, I give up. My sub runs out in December, I'm not giving more money to a company that is openly hostile to me.
LoL. OMG, the angst. It's a game. You're part of the story. Just go with the flow, and don't act like the direction of the story actually affects how you personally play.
Even though the factions have their differences, we can sometimes all come together to just complain about $%^& characters like Sylvanas.Seriously, she's absolutely awful and as a Horde main I feel like I'm being stabbed with each new update to the story of this expansion.If we don't kill Sylvanas fast, I don't see how I can still play this faction.For the alliance I guess?