After trying to get a Casualties of War WoW guild up and running and failing spectacularly at that task (that’s another whole story,) Tark and I found ourselves still wanting to play WoW, but with no one to play with on our new server. Having leveled a couple of alliance characters each to the mid-60′s and low 70′s we had some investment there on Rexxar. With a total of 3 or 4 other players logging in occassionaly but the guild not wanting me to disband the WoW chapter I found myself in an untenable situation.
Before we retired from WoW after BC came out and our old guild imploded (like so many others,) we had been in a Horde raiding guild. So we had some characters that we hadn’t played in 2 years, pretty much still geared in complete T1 gear (it’s rare to see this gear equipped any longer.) We haven’t cracked them out to play that entire time. I think my old main had completed about 1 quest in Outland.
One of Tark’s co-workers is in a Horde guild on Jaedenar (PVP) and had asked that she and I join them over there. So this past week, we transferred our former main Horde characters over there. We also started DK’s on the server. While Tark has always been a little adverse to PVP action, and in truth I have as well, we never dipped our toes too far into that water. This opportunity to play with grown-ups that we know and who have critical mass every night was too good to pass up. So we’re over there. I have my Orc Shaman up to 64ish, and Tark has her Troll Hunter to about that same level.
What we’re finding is that other than the occasional ganking and skirmish, we really enjoy that playstyle. And we’re finding that we’re real Hordies after all. I love my little Gnome Lock and my Human DK was OK, but the Horde straight up has much more personality. After adjusting to the different flight paths again (and almost making a few fatal errors) we are running in familiar grounds and talking to familiar NPC’s.
I miss the opportunity to play WoW with CoW, but by the same token, the people that left the WoW CoW guild had different goals and play styles than CoW in general (which was founded to be a casual guild, hence the name being a play on Casual – ties).
For me and Tark, Horde fits like some comfortable old shoes. It was really easy to slip them back on and walk around. I think we’ll be playing over there for quite a while.
For us, for now, Horde > Alliance.