Battle.net forums going ballistic, as usual.
By Alex Walker on June 12, 2014 at 9:44 am
Azeroth Choppers was a neat idea from Blizzard: get some motorbiking enthusiasts to do up Alliance and Horde-themed bikes and have World of Warcraft fans enjoy the experience and decide the winner.
Of course, what sounds good in theory often struggles a bit in practice. And when Horde got a cool mount and the Alliance didn’t … cue mass outrage on the battle.net forums. There’s already been multiple threads with hundreds of posts whining about the result, even before the winner was announced.
What’s really peculiar to me, however, is the way that the topic has been twisted to accuse Blizzard of being anti-Alliance ever since the release of Cataclysm and the multiple suggestions of almost open hostility towards the Alliance faction at Blizzcon. I have no way of corroborating this, of course, and a forum post is just a forum post. But there are clearly a lot of upset World of Warcraft players.
If you want to watch the final Azeroth Choppers episode, you can do so here. The Alliance got beat pretty comfortably in the end, although it probably helped that the Horde bike looked like it belonged in the game. But as for the rest of the drama? Who knows where that will end up.
Source: Thanks, Spooler!