Up is Down, Left is Right, Horde is Alliance: Faction Changes Coming Soon to WoW

Nathan Grayson

Tired of seeing dingy ol’ Orgrimmar day in and day out? Unable to play nice with your buddies in the Alliance? Recently perform the biggest guild heist in recorded history and need to flee the country and start a new life to get The Law off your tail? Well, looks like the planets have aligned in your favor, because faction changes are no longer just a pipe dream (or, in some cases, nightmare) for WoW players.

"The basic idea is that players will be able to use the service to transform an existing character into a roughly equivalent character of the opposing faction on the same realm," Blizzard wrote. "There's still much work to do and many details to iron out."

“As with all of the features and services we offer, we intend to incorporate the faction-change service in a way that won’t disrupt the gameplay experience on the realms, and there will be some rules involved with when and how the service can be used.”

Perhaps, then, this service will finally dispel the thick, foggy stereotypes that cling to both factions, uniting players by allowing them to take a stroll in one another’s chainmail greaves. Horde and Alliance will meet in grocery stores , eye each other’s respective Mtn Dew bottles, and – instead of engaging in low-budget CG combat – meet with a warm embrace. The CG budget will then be spent on one of those studio audiences that goes “D’aaaaaawwww.”

Or, if the service is badly implemented, Horde and Alliance will unite in one giant, 12-million-strong wail of disdain for Blizzard. So either way, the two supposedly disparate sides are about to get a lot closer together.

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