Thursday night, at roughly 7:00pm server time, I was in Ironforge to grab the fishing daily when I was surprised to see the above scene layed out before me. Yep, that’s a Goblin rogue all kicked back in the middle of an Alliance city, doing some fishing. We know they do it, just like we Alliance members go fishing in Orgrimmar. But the difference is, when I go fishing in Orgrimmar I generally do it at like 5:00am server time and I go in naked and hide behind one of the huts in the Valley of the Spirits. And even with those types of precautions, I’ve still been noticed and killed several times.
I think the image of the rogue above is a testament to the core difference between people who play a Horde character as their main and people who play an Alliance character as their main (i know most of us actually have a toon from both sides); the Alliance are just basically nicer people. When I rounded the corner and saw this guy my first reaction was to laugh and take a screenshot. Then I targeted him, which must have made him just a hair nervous (although I don’t know why because Horde rogues can kill a resto druid with their eyes closed and one hand tied behind their backs) because when he noticed me he stood up. And then I applauded him. Way to have some major balls buddy! Lol. And I wasn’t the only person there either, there was another druid and a pally both standing there watching him. Well, actually, the druid was dancing with the disco ball the rogue had out. But my point is, we didn’t attack him, we left him alone. Now I can’t say for sure that he managed to survive his entire adventure because I do know there are many Alliance players who would immediately attack. I just think that the Alliance, as a whole, is more friendly and passive than the Horde. If I had been in Orgrimmar at 7:00pm server time, I would have been dead before I even got my beach chair out of my backpack.