The Alliance Need a Battle Cry
At Blizzcon 2010 one question was brought up a few times. That question was, when is the Alliance going to get a decent battle cry. For me this is something that has really been lacking on the Alliance. Not that we need one to be relevant, but I feel its time the nations under the Alliance banner had a unifying yell.
The Horde have “For the Horde!”, which was heard many times during Blizzcon. When it was asked where are the Alliance, all we could do was cheer. Now many reading this who are horde will probably not care, but this problem is potentially impacting the lack of pride the Alliance feel in itself, causing PvP queues to be longer. Not saying this is the sole reason, but it could be one of them
At Blizzcon the designers said they recognized this as an issue and something they are working on. What they were thinking about had to be cool and they wanted the Alliance to feel prideful of the battle cry but it had to be something that fit.
On the European forums a thread was started regarding the alliance needing a new battle cry. As you can see this thread grew quickly. But at the same time also received some blue posts which provided some suggestions like:
- Justice and Glory!
- Show them no quarter!
- Alliance for Justice
- Alliance for Glory
- Alliance Forever
Of course many have suggested what about using “For the Alliance”. While it would be easy to do that as this saying has been around in many of the Warcraft games, its a bit long syllable wise. Also its too close to “For the Horde”. The Alliance need something short yet distinctive that Alliance players would want to say.
Another post sprung up on the new WoW forums in the US, but unfortunately did not get the same kind of response the EU forums received. However it was mentioned a few times Varian Wrynn does yell out “Glory to the Alliance” on numerous occasions. While this could be the Alliance battle cry, it seems quite long. Some of the better suggestions in this thread were:
- For Glory
- For Justice
In the end though the Alliance still do not have a battle cry, and while united, they are disjointed and without a single unifying call to unite them all in battle. With the war between the Alliance and Horde escalating with Cataclysm, its more important than ever to have this identified and put into the game. Now I know its easy to make jokes as Horde players about what the Alliance battle cry should be, but what are your serious suggestions for the Alliance battle cry? What should it be?