This is one of those hypothetical things, one of those, what if I had chosen the blue pill instead of the red one? I mean of course, what if I had chosen to play Horde instead of Alliance?
I got into WoW when my brother asked for it for Christmas. I purchased it for him, then tried it myself on the 10 day free friend trial. His friend played WoW and was Alliance so he rolled Alliance as well, picking for his first toon a dwarf Rogue. Weird, I know. Since my brother had picked Alliance, I too picked Alliance, and thought I would enjoy playing a hunter. My two options were Night Elf and Dwarf, and though the expansion (Burning Crusade) was due out that same month, I had no idea. And so not being too keen on the short dwarves, I picked Night Elf. And this is how it all started.
So I got to thinking the other day, just what if my brother had rolled Horde, I too probably would have rolled Horde. So I travel back in time, to that January day…let’s say I stay with hunter, I would have had tauren, orc, and troll to choose from. I am guessing that I would have picked troll. So now I’m thinking how this would have impacted things. I roll troll, and while showing the game to my friend, she originally rolled a dwarf paladin, if she had been influenced to roll Horde as well, paladin was not an option. So who knows exactly how that would have turned out. Perhaps she would have rolled a warrior? My other friend rolled Kittykat a human warlock that turned out to be Rossini. She was so vain that I believe she still would have rolled human to be hot. Ha! So when I think about it, that means that it’s possible that Rossini would have never existed!
Obviously who I know and don’t know in-game all would have changed, that goes without saying. And I don’t believe any of the Horde races have the ability to have grand moustaches, so Elgar, the toon for which I am most recognized, would have definitely not existed in his current form. Elgar and Schubert were both created before I got Burning Crusade, so those toons would have definitely been one of the original 4 Horde races. But Elgar was born out of the idea that the guild needed healers and to assist Theanna the paladin in her leveling. So Theanna becomes not a paladin, maybe even not a tank, and I don’t roll a priest because it would either be troll or undead (and I am sure I would not have any undead) and again mages were limited to undead and trolls at that time. It seems to me that I really would have ended up with lots of trolls due to my aversion to the undead and how they appear. I’m not just that into zombies!
Many of my other characters were born after BC, so I’m sure that I would have had many pretty, beautiful haired blood elves.
Okay, so if I didn’t roll Alliance, it’s very possible that Elgar and Schubert might not even exist and definitely Rossini would not have existed in his current form at least. It’s quite possible he would have race/faction changed.
It’s a bit difficult to think how if I had rolled Alliance that some of my most beloved toons wouldn’t exist. But at the same time other beloved toons may exist. Like a giant tauren druid and an orc shaman. And while I’m pretty much set in my Alliance now, it’s funny to imagine how it could have been so easily different. And how would that trickle down to affect others? Would Ado and Falahla play night elf and draenei if I had been playing Horde when they started? Would Repgrind have still been playing her troll mage instead of a human one? Would priest still be my preferred class?
What if…what if…