Alliance and Horde hand to hand again? OMG I'm shocked...such a plot twist...really, who's writing this stuff?
Then you want to play Azeroth Online, not World of Warcraft.
I'm just glad Thrall and Jaina did not kiss in the cinematic. Everyone knows humans and orcs are no longer paired together.
So.. why are we not trying to kill Jaina again in this raid? We just beat her until she teleported out and we're best buddies again?
Classic is where you want to go if you want a never ending, pointless faction war (though even there it's a minor part of the game/story). The advancing game needs to evolve beyond it if it wants coherent stories.
I'm still really loving Lor'themar and all the screentime and characterisation he's been getting this expansion. Notice how he says he prays the Sin'dorei will stand with him which means he's not going to force them to do anything unlike certain other "leaders" who have taken hard turns into dictatorship.
I don't think factions are going away, it wouldn't be world of warcraft anymore.Alliance and Horde must band together against the common enemy but it would destroy the game identity completely to just remove factions, it would invalidate a lot of lore. I feel like a long stall is what is truly needed and this time the Alliance would be more prepared against Horde genocidal warchielfs
Jaina’s main problem was not Theramore. Watch this, https://youtu.be/ceFYxg-nD0Y This took place after Theramore. Jaina was healing (emotionally) in Dalaran. Only after Divine Bell related events, Jaina became anti-horde and Purge of Dalaran happened
Anyone who at this point truly believes that horde/alliance faction will remain is deluded. If the hints in cinematics, war campaign and pve content isnt enough to convince you, the astronomical faction imbalance in all meaningful game content should. Im guessing players of both horde/alliance will get to choose sides in smaller faction skirmishes (i.e stormpike/frostwolf in Alterac valley bg) to maintain lore and incentive for pvp. I also wouldnt be surprised to see a world revamp again in 9.0.