(Arathor) Stromgarde, Alterac, Kul Tiras, Lordaeron, Gilneas, (Azeroth) Stormwind, Dalaran
These 7 kingdoms were once part of a vast human empire and part of the foundation for the term "Eastern Kingdoms" along with the Dwarven kingdoms. What I'd like to know is what has become of their people beyond the obvious? It seems that Blizzard has determined to never even explore the lore behind these kingdoms in-game let alone give players any means to interact with them on the level we can with Stormwind.
We know that Stormwind is well... Stormwind and seemingly the only kingdom human players are supposed to represent. Lordaeron is of course the home of the Forsaken, as if that could be shoved down our throats any more than it already has. Dalaran is of course a semi-neutral faction of it's own ruled by human mages who broke away from Stromgarde and now just are kind of there. Gilneas, obviously, is a part of the Alliance as the Worgen-cursed people so we have that covered, even if it's rather nondescript and bland. It's rather a shame that Blizzard hasn't done more with Gilneas, and even hindered it with the scrapping of the "Battle for Gileans City" in favor of that tiny little BG.
Stromgarde is an abandoned plot of land in the Arathi Highlands which is just sort of there, a shell of a once great place to be. There are rumors that Blizzard could be doing more with the zone but given Blizzard's lazy attitudes towards revitalization, and the Alliance in general, I'm inclined to think that there won't be anything done with the humans of Arathor/Stromgarde.
Kul Tiras is SUPPOSEDLY still around though it's completely MISSING from the map in WoW and only Tol Barad (it's great prison island) has been imagined in-game and explored. Word has it that they still exist as part of the Alliance fleet and are a guard against murloc, naga, and pirate predation on the Eastern Kingdoms' western front. It's been stated that at some point we WILL get to see this place but I doubt it's going to be as exciting for the Alliance, given the fact that we still are all Stormwindians.
The point here is, what do you guys think of these kingdoms and from a roleplaying perspective, what's the word on RP'ing one of these kingdom's citizens, soldiers, or nobles?
Noldain: Human Death Knight
Baltus Ravenholm: Worgen Priest
Nylaenan Oakwhisper: Night Elf Druid
Nipwick Mechaneedle: Gnome Rogue
Njolin Stonefeather: Dwarf Shaman