While I don't personally subscribe to the theory that one faction is better than the other, they both have their
advantages and disadvantages. My current main character is in an Alliance-side raiding guild, yet I'm considering
the prospect of raiding for the other side and starting to think that, perhaps, my days in the Alliance really have been
"easy mode." The key to this argument is, of course, the paladin - whose blessings can easily be applied
across a whole raid of players (though each paladin may only have one blessing per player). Shaman totems,
alternately, only buff those players within their group, and have a limited range (rendering them useless for fights
that require movement) - and unless you're running a raid with 8 shamans, this means that some players simply won't
have access to these buffs at all. So while Blessing of Salvation
is something I've grown accustomed to, Tranquil Air Totem
might not be
something I should become too attached to.
On the other hand, I'm enjoying the relative ease with
which more organized Horde groups seem to be seceding in the Battlegrounds - though this is more likely to do with the
specific groups I'm playing with than a faction imbalance. And, of course, this may change once I level into the
20-29 bracket for Warsong, as Ghost Wolf
comes into play.
Who do you think has it easy in Azeroth - Alliance or Horde?