I’ve been feeling a bit trapped with finding something for my hunter to do, and my warrior happily grinds seals for her pets, but that’s it. I think I’ve come close to quitting WoW just for lack of something fun to do. The only thing holding me back was that I feel like I’ve only experienced half the game. My highest horde character is only lvl 33. There’s a lot I enjoy about the horde, but just when I’m getting to like them, they make me hate them again.
First let me state that I love the Tauren. They are 100% Awesome and full of win from the moment they appear in Warcraft III. In beta I made a NE, but at release it was a Tauren hunter that got to 10 first. Their philosophy and tree-hugger mentality really mesh well with what I like to do. Way more than the NEs. I had a great time, until I went to thunterbluff and met my first Forsaken. I just couldn’t sympathise with her. I gathered a few more quests from them but they just sat in my quest log. The completist in me couldn’t drop the quests, but the RPer couldn’t bring myself to do it. I don’t remember which quest it was that put me over the edge, but it got to the point that if I saw a Forsaken player I’d start to get nauseous.
Although I’m not a hardcore RPer, I do participate to an extent. I guess more than RP, I put myself in my characters – I RP as myself. That means if someone were to ask me to go save them from Defias invading their farms, I’d do it without hesitation. If they want me to test some poisons on an innocent dog… I have issues. I’d not only have issues associating with the person that wanted to do that, but I’d avoid anyone that would associate with that person as well. Or further, anyone that would think that’s cool to even pretend to do – IE a player. And the horde is full of them. Basically, any Forsaken or Blood Elf is portrayed as a sadist, and it made me uneasy to even group with people that rolled those races.
So, with my obsession with Worgen coming to a head recently (110% win!), I’ve been wanting to do their quests on the horde side. Knowing my problems with the forsaken, I decided to ease into it by sticking to kalimdor’s 1k Needles, and Stone Talon since alliance is severely lacking in lore there. We’ll see how it goes, but I still feel like I’m walking through a minefield of quests. Is this one going to be the one that makes me quit horde again – we’ll see.
PS: Orcs can be just as frustrating to quest for. In particular, the alliance mounted an assault on Icecrown but it failed so we were sent to investigate. It turns out the horde attacked trapping the alliance between them and the scourge, and both alliance and horde armors were devastated. Now, my first reaction was “what stupid thing did the alliance do now to provoke the horde?” I mean after the Wrath Gate, it would only be understandable. So, I went to wowhead and it turns out the thing they did was nothing – absolutely nothing. Yeah, horde saw the alliance fighting their sworn enemy that grows stronger each time anyone dies – the scourge and decided to attack the alliance. And what was the response to this imbecilic strategy – from the quest text “<After a brief pause, Korm bursts into laughter.>THAT is what it means to be HORDE!” These guys are morons.
Come on Cairne… why are you allied with these guys?