Bifactional is a term I love, in case you are curious, it is exactly as it sounds. So, in case you are unsure, it means that I play both factions. You have some players who only play one faction such as my father and husband are like this.
Admittedly, I do have my favorite races and you might guess it is the blood elf and Void Elf respectively. Yes, I have even lost friends over playing both factions. It sucks, but it is what it is. I don’t let it bother me, as such I wanted to give you my perspective and what its like being bifactional.
I like to consider being bifactional, the best of both worlds. As someone who is casual, I am not necessarily looking for who can provide me the best in ways of raids or pvp. I am mostly looking for where I can have the most fun.
Both Sides of The Story
I love getting both sides of the story, like back in Legion. The Alliance saw one story of the events where you saw Sylvanas call back the Horde. The Horde saw one side of the story, so we would also know that Vol’jin essentially told Sylvanas not to let the Horde die. The Broken Shore battle became a lost cause, had the horde stayed everyone would have died.
Playing both sides also has the benefit of making a well rounded player, this does not necessarily mean that someone who is bifactional is better then a straight Alliance or straight Horde, however, it does create a well rounded player who may have a different outlook then someone who does not play both sides.
Due to playing on both sides, I have a lot of friends from both Horde and Alliance, some play both, others play one side. Having a multitude of friends means I usually have a wide range of people to dungeon with among other things. Friends do make games like World of Warcraft more fun.
Loss of Friends
There is never positives without negatives to balance it out. The worst part about me playing both sides and being bifactional is a loss of friends. One of my dearest friends actually unfriended me as a result of finding out I also had Horde toons. Of course, back then I was distraught and upset over it. Today, I realize if they will be that shallow to stop being my friend because I choose to be both sides, I don’t need them in the first place.
Being bifactional can most definitely be fun and it’s one thing I proudly admit to. What about you? What faction do you play or are you also bifactional? What is it like for you? Let us know in the comments below, we’d love to hear from you.