Well, the title kinda goes with what I wanted to say, well, actually ask everyone. With the new Expansion, we gain two new races with the ability to become a druid. Worgen (inc nerd screams) and Trolls. Now, this isn't a good or bad thing. However, people who are druids today really had no choice in what they wanted to be.
It was you either are Horde or Alliance. Didn't matter if you liked Night Elves or Tauren, it just mattered if you liked the class and the faction all together. Well, as probably several of you know, I went Druid after I joined the game as a Night Elf Hunter (like an idiot). Back then, no one wanted to be a Druid, why? Well, why the hell would you?
Druids weren't the best healers. We had what? 1 Good hot (Regrowth was terrible and you deserved a Gkick if you used it). Healing touch was slow but our main healing spell. We didn't have Tree form until near AQ40/Naxx. We used to have to be spec'd for Innervate just to Innervate a Priest or hell, even a mage during the Zerg during Nef. We wasn't wanted but for our Mark of the Wild. That was it. There are plenty of times a raid would just have a Druid sit outsit and buff people and let other people go in their place. Of course we became Overpowered Healers in Burning Cursade, but that was a given.
Anyway, back to the point at hand, with these two new races, I'm really looking at switching to one for the next Expansion. As soon as they said they was placing in Faction Changes, I was like "WOO WOO" and first thought about all the raid buffs. 1% to hit, shadowmeld for world pvp, being on the larger faction population for cheaper prices in regards to stuff off the Auction House. It was a min/max'ers dream.
However, I also posted earlier in my Blog, I'm technically married to the Horde. My husband doesn't want to go Alliance. Though he says the Human Racials are Overpowered and he would probably go it if need be. I also love my guild and have no reason just to get up and leave. So I'm stuck at a cross-road.
I have a Female Troll Alt, I can't stand looking at her. Shes my herbalist and skinner, nothing but. I hate the Female troll animations. They're terrible! Always so stiff and they never blink. I loved the original female troll model.
Sure, shes not the best looking thing on Azeroth, but damnit! She wasn't stiff as a board, she had movement! So this is one major turn off about Trolls. Well, the female ones anyway. I enjoy the male models, they flow and seem more perfected then the Females. However, I still don't think I want to make a Male Troll Druid. So I looked at Night Elves and Worgen. The Female Worgen Model hasn't been released yet, but I love their racials, very much..oh so very much. It would be good for PVP and PVE. Now, not saying the Goblins racial's aren't great, I really wish they somehow came up with Lore to allow Goblins to be druids, then I'd be all over that like stank from a dead Skunk alongside the road.
So, as I said, my Husband is trying to keep me horde, and telling me to just make a Troll Male if I do a race change, but at the same time, what options do I have? Male troll. Thats right, just one. While I could have 2 choices with Alliance along with all the benefits of being on the larger population. Then again, I'm sure everyone is going Worgen. Now, some people are like "Don't Leave the Cow!" well, sometimes, I just get tired of not being able to fit through doors, looking as if I can't dress myself because half the time my gear looks terrible on me and my forms..Oi. I mean, its nice to get a new cat and bear form, but I'm really tired of horns on everything. I'm not looking forward to our Moonkin form redone. But I would love to see the Troll Druid forms, thats for sure.
So, I figured I would put up a poll on this. Tell me which one you think I should go and why. I understand Racial's are being redone but you know how it works, few races will get great stuff, then the rest will get shafted!