While browsing the Blog Azeroth forums today I came upon an interesting topic that I decided to contribute to myself. It posed the question: What does it mean to you to be a member of the Horde / Alliance?
Now myself, every character is a member of the Horde, been that way since my first toon. However, that was always an issue of aesthetics; I liked the look of the Horde races (except trolls, I refuse to roll one). Until recently, I never really felt as if I were a member of anything greater, I didn’t think about Thrall or Sylvanas as anything other than NPCs. That is, until I did the Wrathgate questline. For anyone who hasn’t done it yet, I command you to go do it now. This questline is amazing, with great story, great characters, and an absolutely epic cutscene.
After doing this quest, I found myself with a newfound respect and loyalty to the Horde. Sylvanas is my now favorite character, and I’m proud to serve under her as a member of the Forsaken. After this quest chain, I spent three hours on WowWiki just reading up on all the lore I could find, and I fell in love with it. There truly are some amazing stories behind these places and characters.
So that’s what it means to be a Horde for me now. It means that I will never roll an Alliance character, not only because I hate them for ganking me in Hillsbrad, but because I now respect and admire the Horde lore and characters too much. And, as i said in my forum post, it means that I have to support Garrosh’s hatred of Varian, even if I don’t agree with his hotheaded methods.
What does it mean to you all to be a member of your faction?
FOR THE HORDE!!!