World of Warcraft’s latest cinematic has a lot of WoW fans in a frenzy right now because it’s dropping some big hints about a truce between the Horde and Alliance. And not just a Shattrath kind of truce, but a permanent and meaningful one, the kind where shouting “for the Horde” and “for the Alliance” as grown adults in a theater starts to seem extra silly because hey, we’re all on the same side.
It wouldn’t be the first time WoW’s toyed with this, nor would it be the first time MMOs have done away with many distinctions between factions – RIFT is coming immediately to mind. But if Blizzard were to, say, shatter the factional divide to the point that Alliance and Horde could group together for content? Well now, that’d be a big damn deal, especially for a studio that has repeatedly resisted such ideas and has traditionally refused to even allow us to chat cross-faction lest it become unable to exploit our tribal instincts. Yeah, I said it!
What about you? Do you want to see WoW’s factions dissolved? And do you think it would be a good thing for the game and its future development?