So World of Warcraft is bringing us another allied race in the form of the Mag’har (uncorrupted Orcs, don’t you know). We haven’t had this confirmed just yet, of course, but we’ve had enough stuff get mined out by this point that it’s only a mystery in the broadest sense of the term. We don’t know when, but we can rest assured that it’s happening. But nothing has been mined out about another allied race joining the Alliance as well, and really, the options for the Horde feel a little bit more populated than the Alliance ones.
It seems unlikely that the Alliance wouldn’t get something as well, based on the history of the game, but at this point nothing has yet been made evident. So here’s the question: Is that so unacceptable? There’s nothing contractually obligating the developers to give allied races to both factions at the same rate, after all, and really Mag’har have been part of the Horde since they first were introduced. At the same time, it also doesn’t exactly feel fair to players on one faction who get a big fat nothing while the other side gets a shiny new toy. So what do you think, readers? Are MMO developers obligated to give new stuff to all factions at the same rate?