So it’s been noticed that I have a few blood elves in my character selection screen.
A friend asked the other day if I had a stable of them.
(Duh, where else do you keep studs?)
And then yesterday, Ty went straight to the hard-hitting question:
what’s with this obsesstion with Belfs? Do you have a little metrosexual boy as your inner child Arioch?
I do have the heart of a 13-year-old boy, we’ve covered that before.
It started with Arioch.
I won’t babble about the details again.
Synopsis: wanted to play caster, saw Nyhm’s M.A.G.E. video on YouTube and said, “That’s my character!”
Next up, I rolled a paladin.
Horde choices were, let’s see… blood elf, blood elf, oh, and blood elf.
Just to be different, I went with blood elf.
As discussed in the post linked above, I’m not fond of the female blood elf voices or animations (MY GOD HER ARMS ARE GOING TO SNAP OFF!!!!).
He originally started with the hairstyle that has a headband kinda Conan the Barbarian look thing going on.
Looked good on the character creation screen, but I eventually hated it – to the point where I couldn’t play the character anymore.
Was about to delete and reroll when I found out that we could change hairstyles in Wrath.
Wrath was released.
Gave my pally the foxtail and started playing him once in a blue moon again.
But, I had to roll a DK.
Arcane Torrent giving back runic power seemed like a good racial and I wanted a blue ponytail.
(OK, so it’s entirely possible that the hair selection had more to do with the choice…)
He actually started with a different ponytail but I eventually switched it to the foxtail.
(And total tangent… but with blood elves getting warriors in Cataclysm… Arcane Torrent currently gives mana/energy/runic power… does that mean belf warriors will get rage? That would be SWEET!)
Then came the decision to roll a healer.
I decided on priest, I think Nyhm’s Holy video had something to do with it…
My choices were troll, blood elf, and forsaken.
Forsaken was out. I have a Forsaken warrior sitting in a corner, all alone.
I try to get him nice gear and what does he do? He immediately rips the shit out of it. This is why you can’t have nice things!
Troll was a strong contender.
But either at the time the Berserking Racial was still based on a percentage of health or it had already changed and I just wasn’t aware of it.
Arcane Torrent I was already comfortable with and could reliably hit just about every cool down.
Since I was terrified bad enough about rolling a healer I opted for the comfort and familiarity of blood elf.
I’ve done the starting quests a gabillion times by now (all my characters head out to Eversong, the rewards are so much better) so I can burn through the first 15 or so levels pretty efficiently.
And I decided to just go for the foxtail right from the beginning since I was sure I would end up with it anyway.
So that’s the story about how I ended up with my own Sin’dorei militia.
(Death to all who oppose us!)
I do have a little troll shaman that hasn’t gotten much love lately. But I can’t wait to be able to cast FROST SHOCK!!
My Forsaken warrior will probably be deleted at some point. I’m not enjoying him as much as my *cough* night elf *cough* warrior.
(I have no shame in admitting I like the pointy ears.)
I do have a tauren druid sitting around that needs some attention. His gear right now is craptastic. It’s hard for me to play a character that looks so poorly geared. Although it doesn’t bother me on the troll. Weird. I should just get him the BoA gear. Someday. Maybe.
I was thinking of tanking with him. I don’t like the combo point system so kitty is out. If I’m a decent healer I might go resto, but the tree form is sooooo boring. Maybe boomkin… Why did they make the bear’s ass so fucking huge?
Not knowing where I want to go with him is making it hard for me to put any effort into him.
I love the way orcs look at end game, at least in plate or mail. But that would mean another warrior, DK, shaman or learn how to play a hunter.
And it means I would have to suffer through 50+ levels of looking like I geared up at the Salvation Army. Tier gear really spoiled me.
When Cataclysm is released I am rolling a Worgen. I was so bummed when they announced Worgen would be Alliance and Horde would get Goblins. Blech. And I will never, ever be in human form if it can at all be avoided. /rawr
I also need more character slots…