Azeroth has many races scattered about the lands (and Outland), with more to arrive on Pandaria. Today’s Top 5 looks at my personal favourites…which was not quite as easy as I expected it to be.
The stout and hearty dwarves are one of the oldest races in the world. Their creation is well documented in a number of locations, including Uldaman and Halls of Stone. Just as in other fiction, the dwarves are a stubborn lot…though the stereotype is offset by much of the trouble Brann Bronzebeard tends to unearth. Despite chasing his butt all over Azeroth and unearthing the negative history of the Titans and Old Gods, they still win me over…guess I’m as loyal as they are.
Probably not much of a surprise here if you know my penchant for dragons. However, I went with the slightly more humanoid version (yes, I know dragons can take on humanoid forms, you know what I mean). I’m rather fond of Blizzard’s two main designs (two legs or four) as the latter is something different from most of what I’ve come upon in fantasy.
They just look cool. It didn’t hurt that they were all about the money either. Well, the key ones were. Money and gems (the Outland faction was called “The Consortium” for a reason. These days, it would appear the Alliance and Horde found some freelance ethereals with some fancy technology as they brought about Void Storage and Transmogrification (which still screams Gnome to me, if not for the whole never getting into Orgrimmar).
Ok, this is where the Amateur gets a bit neanderthal to some. Sure, when we landed on Howling Fjorde (Alliance), the males were a beastly lot charging upon the Vanguarde. We encounter a few different versions throughout Northrend, including the Utgarde instances and Storm Peaks…but it’s all moot. The Vrykul make the list for the sole reason I just find the female versions to be attractive, particularly the ice ones. It’s as simple as that.
I’ve made it no secret the Tauren are my favourite race. Back when I did “20 Days of WoW” I came right out and said it. My explanation was: “At one point I rolled one of every class they had. I think it could be their ability to be gentle, yet violent and their respect for the lands and resources around them. They’re wise and think things through. Then again, it could just have to do with me falling under the Taurus Zodiac sign.”
So those are my five. I had to debate on a couple as I’m also quite fond of the Naga and Tol’vir. What about you? What races are you most fond of in Azeroth?