Friday, August 28, 2009

Which way did he go George?! Which way did he go?!

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!

8 comments:

Xirella said...

Come to the alliance... we have cookies...

Okay, we don't have cookies but we have..

Uhhh...

I got nothing. >.>;

PSGore said...

Stay horde! So many of the good bloggers are already alliance.
Also - i love trolls, before i played the druid a troll priest was my main. I did not play in alpha and i have to say those ladies look VICIOUS. I like it. However, I wouldn't've been able to play it... same problem the male trolls have now. STAND UP STRAIGHT ALREADY DIDN'T YOUR PARENTS TEACH YOU POSTURE?!?? ugh.

Maestro said...

I voted Male Troll. I have always loved the Trolls and it will take a serious revamp of Tauren racials to convince me to stay Tauren. I don't ever see myself rejoining the Alliance ranks. My very first druid on Garona was Alliance and the best thing I did was re-roll on a new server as Horde. I understand the pull of a larger population, but it is a double edged sword, really.

Waiting for race changes...

Tradyk said...

I can't tell you what to do, but I can tell you what I'm going to do. Personally, I can't wait for a troll druid, I've always had a soft spot for the trolls. But what I'm going to do when Cata comes out is go worgen, even though I really like trolls.

My guild is Alliance, has always been, will always be. They're the guild that I got my Immortal title with, my plagued, black, rusted and ironbounds with. They're the guild that I've been with for every WotLK Boss and, god-willing, they'll be the people I'm with when I kill Arthas for the first time. They're a good group of raiders, but before that, they're my friends. We all have similar senses of humour and the like.

MMOs are a social activity, and you're going to be spending most of your free time with the people in your guild. So you've got to ask yourself, do you really think you can find a guild you can fit in with and have as much fun with as the guild you're with at the moment? If so, race change to worgen asap. If you think that your current guild really is tops and you're not sure youll be able to find one that both progresses at the speed you're used to, and has players that you get along with, stay where you are and go troll.

Foofy said...

Tradyk- You feel the same way I do. My guild is awesome. I want to however try something new, but I have so many great things I don't want to just up and walk away from. Which is why the poll has male troll, female troll, and tauren on it. If anything, I'm sure the Troll forms will be kick ass and if so, I'll just hide in form all day as a female troll. I mean, we're in our forms 90% of the time anyway.

Tradyk said...

That's basically what I do now. I kind of hate being a NElf, so I'm always either a kitty or a chicken.

If you do go troll, don't be afraid to crossdress. Personally, all my char's are male, when I can help it, but my draenei's (Shaman and my priest) are both female, because, like your trolls, I just hate the male model. Everytime I play a male draenei, I feel like one of those obsessive excercises that walks around asking people if they 'Want to touch my guns?' then proceeding to kiss them himself. *shudder*

Foofy said...

So true. I can't stand looking at the Male Dra model, nor Male Night Elf. The female troll isn't like those, just poor graphics. They could have done so much better, instead they are stiff as a board and run like there is something up their butt.

almoderate said...

Okay, I'm biased, but female trolls kinda rock. =P