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The Absolute Best WoW Story in 1.5 Minutes Video Ever

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This is a classic in the making. Aside from just going over all the major events/expansions, the video delves deep into the nuances of Horde-Allaince relations throughout the years, portraying the ups and downs of the faction conflict almost perfectly. I can't say enough good things about the in-depth and thoughtful portrayal of WoW's history and Blizzard's thoroughly consistent writing throughout. Enjoy:

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I haven't feel so betrayed since the first time I got rickroll'd. I curse your rhetoric Starym.

 

Fun video anyway.

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56 minutes ago, kurdi said:

I haven't feel so betrayed since the first time I got rickroll'd. I curse your rhetoric Starym.

 

Fun video anyway.

You know even thought it clearly is a meme, I didn't even mean to exaggerate how accurate the depiction of the faction conflict is. It's literally exactly like that with random excuses thrown in that make little to no sense.

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That made me laugh far more than it should. The chickens got me. The orc passing the spear back finished me off. 

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WoW's story line could have been ten times more interesting if somewhere around Cataclysm (which would work as they "blew up" the old world) they just merged to one giant faction and fought back against all these new threats. At some point the war just because stupid because clearly orcs and humans don't really hate each other after all this time. It's not like any of the story really relies on having the two factions anymore anyways. You get a different flavor text in zones, but you do the exact same quests.

You could still have a "civil war" expansion, but it would make more sense with sylvanas being a 2nd faction not an awkward 3rd.

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1 hour ago, Laragon said:

WoW's story line could have been ten times more interesting if somewhere around Cataclysm (which would work as they "blew up" the old world) they just merged to one giant faction and fought back against all these new threats. At some point the war just because stupid because clearly orcs and humans don't really hate each other after all this time. It's not like any of the story really relies on having the two factions anymore anyways. You get a different flavor text in zones, but you do the exact same quests.

You could still have a "civil war" expansion, but it would make more sense with sylvanas being a 2nd faction not an awkward 3rd.

The only reason Blizzard keeps this tension between Alliance and Horde is because it has always been one of the main selling points since Vanilla: two factions players can choose between, and they clash. Although I do agree with you that them merging would be more healthy for the storylines, since we always see both factions cooperating in the end to fight the "big bad bois", the playerbase would go ballistic if they got rid of world PvP (and we know how the playerbase of WoW pretty much complains about everything).

What I think Blizzard could do instead is to have a third Neutral faction which any race could choose to join. Think Pandaren without pledging to either Alliance or Horde. But this would require a careful tuning, though. But if you start to think about, all major factions in WoW are mixed with races of both Alliance and Horde, such as the Earthen Ring and the Kirin Tor. So having a playable neutral faction wouldn't be so off the table.

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1 hour ago, Valhalen said:

The only reason Blizzard keeps this tension between Alliance and Horde is because it has always been one of the main selling points since Vanilla: two factions players can choose between, and they clash. Although I do agree with you that them merging would be more healthy for the storylines, since we always see both factions cooperating in the end to fight the "big bad bois", the playerbase would go ballistic if they got rid of world PvP (and we know how the playerbase of WoW pretty much complains about everything).

What I think Blizzard could do instead is to have a third Neutral faction which any race could choose to join. Think Pandaren without pledging to either Alliance or Horde. But this would require a careful tuning, though. But if you start to think about, all major factions in WoW are mixed with races of both Alliance and Horde, such as the Earthen Ring and the Kirin Tor. So having a playable neutral faction wouldn't be so off the table.

Yeah, but its kinda lame still. Another cool idea I remember hearing about some time ago would be to do that with Vanilla. Since it's a different world (kinda parallel universe), it might follow a somewhat different path, with different choices after the expansions. But I don't think it's something likely to happen.

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