It is really peculiar to me, something I've never rightly understood. People have no problem playing as good characters, heroes, but serving a state where they have no real political rights. Can anyone explain this?
Now in lore, why is there never any conflicts between freedom and authority? I mean sure you have the homeless in Westfall, but that isn't a real political rebellion, just a bunch of dupes conned by the Defias over petty losses.
Where is the battle between freedom and slavery? It just doesn't exist. You have in WoW, all kinds of fighting between good or evil, and since sex is not present in game, you are basically evil in WoW if you kill or torture other people for no reason, but killing and torturing are fine as long as the targets are determined to be "evil", which I never understood.
Stealing really isn't a problem, heck, we make our wealth by killing random "evil" people and monsters and stealing from their corpses. It does NOT seem heroic to take from a person, even a dead villain, I never got that.
But anyway, I digress. The only real sensible racesin the Alliance or Horde are the gnomes and goblins, as they seem to have a meritocractic technocracy and a plutocracy and anarchy, respectively, but really, only the gnomes have an ideal system.
The rest are either monarchies, primitive tribal rule (dictatorships, also), or ruling by warlords. None of them are really democracies or republics, what gives?
Why does no one really recognize this? Where is the struggle about freedom and order? I think it would be great to have an expansion, not focused on good VS evil, but on chaos VS lawfulness, or liberty VS dictatorships.
Really strange that an American game could feature the good guys as being anti-freedom...