Because it is.
There hasn’t been a single war in history that didn’t entail heavy losses or some sort of drawback for the winning side.
This thread has devolved into how Blizzard should set up further scenarios that compensated every transgression (perceived or otherwise), the Alliance -players- have felt throughout this story.
The Alliance didn’t win by getting away Scot-free.
At this point, certain Alliance players are simply arguing how they aren’t winning nearly enough and how they need further compensation for every drawback they’ve met along the way in this conflict.
And they killed Rastakhan. When can I kill Jaina/Katherine?
When is the Alliance going to firebomb their own city to counter what happened in Uc?
Karmic justice doesn’t exist. The Alliance is winning this war. Deal with the fact that one of their drawbacks came in the form of heavy Night elf casualties.
All I hear from this paragraph onward is some heavy wistful thinking that considers as the only “natural” and “logic” progression, a story that shockingly enough should give the advantage to your preferred side of the narrative…who would’ve thunk!
Again, your satisfaction doesn’t trump mine.
I’d caution against that kind of “logic”.
If we used such, the Legion would’ve and should’ve wiped this planet. Twice.
Narrative is a thing.
While the opposite happening is just I unthinkable?
Night elves need to have their loss compensated ad infinitum?
This all sounds so incredibly egotistical and selfish. Like, really.
Horde players should feel twice as bad as Alliance ones and punished further in a story that has them already losing.
The Alliance must have a narrative that paints them as victorious, with the added fact of also being able to carry out punitive measures against the losing side of the playerbase.
Like, have you even considered how would you feel if the situation was reversed?
Given the fact that asking you to acknowledge a loss and settle with having a Horde capitol destroyed and an extra one raided as compensation is something simply off the table, it feels like you can’t look beyond your own nose.
Edit: And allow me to laugh at the whole “Natural progression of this story”. The Alliance is winning because of the same narrative that is making the Horde lose.
If tomorrow Blizzard added an Npc that said: “Your Majesty, our forces are stretched thin and the Horde is rallying their troops across both continents. We must withdraw from all fronts or they’ll completely destroy our armies. Victory is within their grasp.”
The Alliance would no longer be “naturally winning”.