I noticed today that Blizzard has a sale on their services; faction/race/server transfers etc and I’m really tossing up the idea of moving a few more toons Horde. As most people would know I recently transferred my main toon to Horde and am loving it.
I’m really surprised how biased I am towards horde after only being there a short while. I prefer the quests and the lore from the horde perspective and seeing how much time I put into learning the lore, being able to enjoy and relate to lore is a pretty big thing for me in my enjoyment of the game.
I sat down the other day and tried to work out why it was I didn’t roll a blood elf at the start (given how much I love belfs) and I realised it was because I bought the battlechest which came with Classic and BC versions and coming from a single player mentality, I decided to only install the classic and play it through until I hit 60, then install BC play it to 70 then buy WOTLK and so on. So I’m guessing I didn’t even see a belf (the other horde races didn’t appeal at the time, though now the other races are really interesting from a historical/lore point of view) or have the option to play it at the start until I was pretty firmly entrenched in alliance side and an alliance guild and everyone I knew was from alliance.
So out of what I consider my main toons; I currently I have my druid, mage and warlock horde side, which has left my priest, hunter, monk, paladin and shaman still on alliance (these are the ones I play regularly, have maxed professions or really just enjoy). This sale is causing some temptation to move the rest of those toons horde but with a few reservations;
I quite enjoy horde and having all my main characters over there would be great, no more having to pass stuff through the neutral auction house, I could just mail it .. but
– Horde population on my realm is tiny. 0.41% of the players are Horde according to wowprogress.com, this makes getting into groups a bit more difficult, nalak and oondasta, even galleon groups are pretty infrequent compared to Alliance side. It also means that if I stopped raiding with my horde guild for some reason there isn’t a great deal of choices in other raiding guilds. I could do a combined faction/realm transfer to a more horde populated realm but that defeats the purpose of being able to access all the professions if I have some toons on one realm and some on the other and I don’t really want to quit raiding with the guild I’m in now.
– I’m feeling a bit of guilt about spending more and more time on horde and not spending time in the guild over I helped set up but which is really quiet and inactive in guild activities and I don’t really have the inclination to recruit and organise activities, mainly because most of my attention is spent on my druid. This will only be compounded if I take my favorite toons to horde as I’ll be spending even more time on them.
– Most of the people I know are Alliance side and while I don’t do that much in groups with them, taking my toons to horde essentially means that I can’t do anything with them unless I level more alts up to 90. Which isn’t that much of an issue seeing I have so many alts sitting at 80 or above.
Wow I really wouldn’t have thought there would be this amount of thinking about a faction transfer. There really isn’t a need for me to have my toons on the one faction so I’m not sure why I’m feeling so drawn to moving more to the horde side but the idea is definitely playing in my head.
Has anyone else ever thought about packing up their toons and moving? How did it go.