Warcraft Director Doesn't Rule Out Alliance Horde Cooperation


Warcraft Director Doesn't Rule Out Alliance Horde Cooperation

One of the attractions during this year's BlizzCon was a Q&A session with the devs of World of Warcraft. The director of the most popular MMORPG in the world, Ion Hazzikostas said that in the future the players may expect a mode in which it will be possible to play together with members of the enemy faction. Of course, this idea is still in the realm of possibilities, plus it could cause a lot of controversy among long-time players. The conflict between the forces of Alliance and Horde is one of the key elements of the Warcraft universe, but, according to the devs, the most important thing is to have fun with friends.

Hazzikostas was referring here to the situation that happens on WoW servers. The players can only perform raids and other tasks with companions belonging to the same faction. This causes some people to change sides of the conflict, which often ends up distorting the gameplay on a given server and sometimes depopulating it. The director noted that in recent years, especially since the release of Mists of Pandaria, many people have abandoned their characters in favor of representatives of the Horde. Despite the fact that according to the data in his possession, i.e. the distribution of players is quite equal, the most experienced players prefer Horde.

It's unclear when or if the devs will allow the warring factions to work together at all, but it's worth noting that in the past both sides have been forced to temporarily bury the hatchet in the face of an impending crisis, so it wouldn't be unprecedented from the narrarive perspective.

Two things related to the Warcraft universe were announced yesterday. The newest expansion for WoW, Shadowlands, will receive patch 9.1, and World of Warcraft Classic the The Burning Crusade expansion. In addition, the devs do not exclude the introduction of Wrath of the Lich King, if the community responds positively to the idea.