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Have you seen Sacha Baron Cohen’s new movie Brüno? Did you like it? Well, if you did then you’ll probably love Blizzard’s new Alliance specific tier 9 gear — if not, then I suggest you re-roll Horde, which will soon be much easier as Blizzard announced their intent to let players change their faction.

Seriously though, as a former art major, it doesn’t take long to figure out that more time and thought was put into the Horde tier designs than the Alliance. Either that or one set was thrown together after a company rushed out to see Brüno on their lunch break.

Both the Alliance rogue and druid appear to be wearing girdles, and while the shoulders on the Horde Shaman and Hunter have a clear design difference, their Alliance counterparts are exactly the same. The Alliance Warrior, Paladin, and Death Knight look like car hood ornaments that belong on a Dodge Ram truck.

The latest Alliance tier set is pure loss on the part of Blizzard’s designers. Heck, they even took the time to show the Horde Paladin gear on a Blood Elf but couldn’t muster up the effort to show the Alliance Shaman gear on a Draenei.

If this garbage goes live I can bet you that more than a few people will give the soon to be released MMO Aion. My proposed solution — scrap the faction based tier concept and give everyone the Horde design. After all, it’s obviously the set that had more attention given to it.

HORDE SET

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ALLIANCE SET

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Source: mmo-champion.com a few laps around the track.

9 COMMENTS

  1. It's kind of hard to make pansy assed humans or foofy night elves look as bad assed as a hulking green orc. I don't know what you expect them to do, you're asking Blizzard to perform the impossible. If you wanted to look bad ass, why did you choose the cute side of the war? I mean, how can you even ask to make a GNOME look anything but adorable? You can dress them up all you want, but the alliance races are still Blizzards answer to Ewoks. It's crazy talk. I hope all you allies stay away from Old Republic, because you same schitzo fuckers will be complaining that your light side pansies don't look as cool as your sith counterparts. Really. Can you Alliance guys cry any more? You practically have the game handed to you right out the door and you still complain. I guess I shouldn't expect anything less, I mean, your side does pay two-thirds of the subscriptions… or rather, their parents do. ZING!

    • Oh Krispy. I don't care if they make the Alliance gear look prim and proper with lions and eagles on it. That isn't the point. The point I am trying to make is that the color choices, contrast, and even gear detail seems to be lacking on the Alliance side. Simple things like making the Shaman shoulders look different than the Hunters, or the Pally shoulders look different than the Warrior and DK. Those are attentions to detail that are not present on the Alliance side.

      Blizzard can load up the horde gear with enough spikes to make them all look like walking blow fish and throw goal posts on all the Alliance gear if that is their vision, but at least give each faction the same amount of thought, variety, and detail.

  2. Lets attack Blizzard outside of the game, instead of each other. Yes, I play an alliance character. Yes, I'm complaining…wanna fight about it? Blizzard is getting more and more rediculous with the effort, or lack thereof that is being put into the look/design of the gear.

  3. If you didn't want gimp amor you shouldn't have choosen the gimp faction. Bias aside, I don't care if Blizzard responds to the disappointed allies out there by adding more detail, distinctness and detail to the ally gear, however, they should still make it faction appropriate if there is a change to come.

    slap on them cuddly lions blizz!!

  4. I was a hard core alli and i ended up selling my account and buying a new one and i find that im playing horde for a change
    but i still like them both they both have there disadvantages and perks but i got to say on both horde ans alliance side i meen cummon blizzard are you guys that money hungry that you cant send just a little more time coming up with different desings for each class have you gotten so lazy you just make 3 sets and split them ang lie 10 classas thats piss poor and i am seriously thnking about switching games

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