There has been great debate between Cyborg gnomes/Ocean Goblins/Desert Racoons. This is to resolve the conflict, and show that we were all right, sort of.
Before the launch of BFA, we were able to unlock 4 allied races, 2 for each faction.
Unofficially, there seemed to be three pricinples, guiding allied race speculation:
- relevant to both the core races, and the story
- built upon existing in skeletons
- new race has an ambassador in each city’s given embassy
Recent Data minerals, add to the idea of Vulpera. Yet, they exist alone, with no race pairing. Some may suggest that this is simply due to the Alliance equivalent not being released at this time. However I would surmise otherwise.
Many have pointed to Blizzard regretting the Pandaren being neutral races, however, what was actually being lamented was the implementation, not the fact that both actions have access to the pandas.
And while on the topic of Panda’s, they have been relatively quiet this expansion. Being neutral and furry themselves, they would be natural ambassadors to the vulpera, for their respective faction.
While many point to vulpera existing only in vol dun. A cursory glance Vulpera lore reveals that they are a nomadic people, with no central form of rule. Each band is free to wander as they please. It would not be hard to imagine one of these cartels finding themselves in common interest with the Alliance, however shoehorned the story may be.
Further to the point, Vulpera are popular across faction lines, and giving one side a new race, while giving the other a reskinned core race would not be in any way fair. It would also give each faction access to another brand of short race.
By making vulpera neutral, the junker gnome and gil goblin pairing still holds true. Meaning, that all 3 will be added as allied races for the expansion to come, with Vulpera/Junker gnome for the alliance and Vulpera/Gil goblin for the horde.