Gamespot has a new interview up with Jeff Kaplan about the content in the Burning Crusade expansion. They also briefly touch on the Alliance race, but remain cryptic as ever.
Gamespot: You’ve given the Horde a “pretty” race with the blood elves; can we assume that the new Alliance race will conversely be considered the “ugly” members of that faction?
JK: With the Alliance race, our goal wasn’t to make an “ugly” race. Our goal was to make a “cool” race. We thought of races that fit into the Warcraft lore and complemented the Alliance. We also thought of races that fit this particular expansion, The Burning Crusade, and the Outland and started from there. But from the beginning, we wanted to pick something cool. At the end of the day, we needed to approach it as a player and ask ourselves, “Would I want to play that race?” Personally, I am very excited about our choice.