Yesterday I was checking out some warlords beta stuff and decided not to post about it until it was posted some place else. Now that a little bit of it is on MMO-C I can feel free to mention it.
Just as I said earlier this week, get ready for the beta it is so close you can hold your breath. Hey, I do not lie about these things. Now that we see footage off the beta making its way out there you can be sure that my guess was true.
So we will soon be flooded with posts about every little thing people see. From rogues now carrying combo points on themselves instead of the target, to faction story balance. Which brings me to another brace yourself.
Brace yourself for the faction balance threads in terms of story telling once again.
Unless you have been living under a rock for the past 6 or so years you will know that warcraft is a horde game, has been for a long time. While the original release of the game seemed to heavily favor the story of the alliance it has pushed itself further and further into a horde story only where the alliance just plays the role of the supporting character. This expansion, just like the last two, seems to start off no different with the alliance starting off by fighting for their lives against the horde, true horde but still horde, and the horde starting their experience with learning the history of their faction.
As someone that plays both sides and likes to read the story from both sides I am looking forward to my experience being slightly different when I jump over the fence into the neighbors yard. At least it will not be the same thing on both sides, but I am sure you will hear lots about horde favoritism again because it is quite clear their is some, as there has been for a very long time.
So brace yourself people, the hype train will be stopping soon and letting us jump on. Good luck getting into the beta everyone.
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