10/28/2011 05:21 PMAnd the vast, vast, VAST majority of moves have been made by the Horde.
Posted by Jaelara
Yes, because for balance sake, the horde actually have to have stuff to be able to lose it. In vanilla the Alliance had a lot more territory to themselves, far outweighing the Horde. Even the main Horde questing point... the barrens had Alliance quests and neutral ones. Places like the wetlands / duskwood / redridge were pure alliance only.
So in Cata they rebalanced it, making the Horde actually advance a little to balance out the zone control. Makes sense... only way they can do though is by victories in some of them.
Ashenvale is not a horde victory btw... it's a stalemate as the questlines start with the Horde advance up to maestra's and then they get kicked back in the alliance quests, to Splintertree.
Alliance win in swamp of sorrows, and the only reason it's not a decisive victory is that Horde are keeping their teleport portal location. Maybe that's why Alliance may lose Theramore completely ... to balance out the losses there. Who knows.
Point is though, for horde to lose things, they need to have things to lose without unbalancing the game. The Horde doesn't really. (Although granted you don't see the Horde on the doorstep of the major alliance cities, unlike the Alliance in S barrens etc. And no Gilneas doesn't count as they were not part of the Alliance until after the invasion of the place)
This is honestly an odd and difficult conversation to have about Theramore right now. It'd be like reading Lord of the Rings up to the point where Gandalf gets trapped atop Orthanc, stopping there, hearing from someone that he later falls to his death fighting a balrog, then complaining that his character could've been developed so much better before the story ended.
Yea, I went there. I really, truly need a weekend, 'cause I didn't get one last week.
I love the analogy. But have a good and relaxing weekend too :)