10/23/2011 11:56 PMWhat I'm hearing from people is, that Garrosh's Horde is attacking even more Alliance territory and it's not fair.
Posted by Zarhym
Then, with all due respect, you're not actually listening to the complaints or are writing them off without considering their substance. You compared this to the first move in a game of chess, when we're 40 moves in and the other side of the board hasn't been allowed to take their turn yet.
As a player of both factions at level 85 and employee at Blizzard, I just don't fully agree with that assessment.
You're a CM, one that's likely been very well trained with PR management and has a great level of skill with sidestepping or otherwise attempting to play off and minimize complaints put to you in the hopes that others will say "Yeah, what he said".
In other words, "Of course you're going to say that. It's your job."
From our perspective, one faction will assault a cherished town of the other faction -- which is also home to a very powerful and honorable figure in Jaina.
An assault that is not only unnecessary, but also makes no sense within the greater scope of the story of the WoW universe. Theramore has a non-aggression pact with the Horde. Thrall, the real warchief of the Horde, is a great personal friend of Jaina's, and Jaina is the reason why the Orcs have a home in Kalimdor in the first place due to her betrayal of her father. All of these elements make even someone as peabrained and small minded as Garrosh hesitant to attack that city, if for no other reason than it being a dishonourable and cowardly act.
There's now a conflict presented in the story there to further unfold in the next expansion.
One that is horribly forced and canned. There are so many other, more interesting ways to spark a war than "Herpy Derpy make magic woman angry now, lol".