No one's treating Zarhym like crap. He himself said that he can't argue that the bulk of his interactions on this subject have been largely instructing the Alliance to stop protesting.
Which is very discouraging when you're an Alliance player.
well, to be fair, and i used his construction this way myself, i don't think he actually meant that he agreed that's what's taken place. i think he was simply insulting the poster of the quote by suggesting that arguing that it was a mischaracterization was pointless. "i guess i can't argue" in this case meaning, "i guess it's pointless for me to argue".
i mean, that's how internet arguments go. at some point, even the tamest people resort to saying something like "you are so so wrong i don't know where to start and won't even try." which is not an actual argument and doesn't make what is purportedly "wrong" actually wrong.
No, that's not at all what I meant, though what I said was more nuanced than Enekie's summary. My point was that it's totally fair, with hindsight, to criticize some of my statements in these Alliance v. Horde favoritism debates over the years.
And while I play both factions in my free time, I've never shied away from publicly identifying my personal preference for playing Alliance. I'd even take it one step further to say all you tall races just get in the way, 'cause Gnomes all the way (deal with it).
But I don't write the story. You all know that. What I've said many times in the past is that I've spent countless hours discussing community concerns over story (particularly for the Alliance) with the developers. We take the concerns seriously.
All I've ever meant to promise you is that I'll continue to ensure the reasonable arguments you make on the subject will be heard and considered by those above my paygrade. Things I post get misconstrued, misinterpreted, or downright rewritten all the time. But if I've ever committed to do more than hear out your assertions -- if I've become the master of some "wait and see" placating tactic -- then I can see how my role on the forums could be characterized the way it has by some in this thread.