Today's breakfast topic at wow-insider is how did you choose your faction.
I am sure that there will be a lot of reasons why people decided to be who they were, alliance or horde. I can see many taking the "pretty" path while many others took the "evil" path. We all know based on fantasy backgrounds and our own eyes that alliance is the pretty faction and the horde is the evil faction.
Many people in one way or another will say they decided which side to fight on based something along those lines. "I liked the horde because they are the underdog" or "I choose to be a human because it is easier for me to relate to", you get the idea.
For me, the choice of my faction was much more practical. I had many friends that played the game that had been wanting me to join them both on horde and alliance side. So I was not really swayed by them, I could have went either way.
What made me choose my side more than any other factor involved in the decision making process was what I saw when I looked up some stuff about the game. Let it be known I have characters on both sides now but am still more alliance than horde.
The people who play on the horde side are more into player vs player content, at least that is what my initial research about them. The people that play on the alliance are more into the player vs environment content. Being I do not like PvP the choice was made for me. I really never had a decision in it. I will not join the PvP part of the game if I am not into PvP, so alliance it was for me.
Yes, my understanding of how it worked was wrong, but it is still how I came about my decision.
The funny part is all these years later nothing has changed and if someone were to ask me I would sum it up in just a few words, the same words I read a long time ago that made me decide on which faction I would play. If you like PvP roll horde.
It is as simple as that. It had nothing to do with looks. It had nothing to do with story. It had nothing to do with the feeling of being the underdog or the top dog. The faction I play came down to that one line. If you like PvP roll horde. So I rolled alliance.
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