In the game World of Warcraft, there is nothing more final than your decision of which faction to play as. You are either Alliance or Horde and you make that decision when you first start your character creation. There is no communication between the faction, other than gestures and killing. The line is very important for the game to operate as it does.
Blizzard have begun work on a new service that will let players switch sides. Alliance to Horde. Or Horde to Alliance. Whichever way you want to turn your coat, you’ll be free to do it.
There’ll apparently be rules governing the use of the service, but in a nutshell, here’s how Blizzard explain it:
There’s still much work to do and many details to iron out, but the basic idea is that players will be able to use the service to transform an existing character into a roughly equivalent character of the opposing faction on the same realm. Players who ended up creating and leveling up characters on the opposite factions from their friends have been asking for this type of functionality for some time, and we’re pleased to be getting closer to being able to deliver it.
This news will undoubtably cause a lot of people to be very upset. Hell, even I feel a little wronged by Blizzard if they go through with this. Like I originally said, this decision is meant to hold weight… you need to be sure about what you chose when you started.