Races And Praise

Oddly enough, a week later and I’m writing another “thanks” post.  Right off the hop, special thanks to Kuroma for her guest post yesterday.  Seriously, I’d be ticked if that happened to me. I can sort of see how it would go down (group continues after someone leaves and then that split second where they start the fight and your queue window pops up)…but still.

Thank you Blizzard.  I love Transmogrification, and as I said on Tuesday I’m actually excited about a great many things Patch 4.3 has brought us.  I imagine it will take me most of the month just to get a real feel for all of it.

Thank you to all of you who’ve started following the Amateur!  Based on site stats, many of you have come from either a Transmogrification Search or one of my fellow bloggers.  I hope you like what you see and continue to follow the site.  I’ll do my best to maintain the qualities that make me worth your time.

Speaking of doing my best, I was incredibly pleased with my entry into the Thanksgiving Event last week -though I wish I could’ve made the video.  Having said that, never in my wildest dreams did I think it would get the response that it did.  All the kind words were very humbling, to say nothing of being awarded second place by the judges!  Words cannot describe how all of that feels.

Speaking of that event, I thanked her on her own website but for some reason I didn’t see it make it through the cracks of the internet and appear online.  As such, I’m going to formally thank Amerence for her brilliant idea.  It was such a wonderful thing to be part of, to say nothing of her generosity of prizing the event.  I was introduced to so many new blogs, and as I mentioned a moment ago many new bloggers were introduced to me.  So, very much a humble thank you Amerence.

Now, the Thanksgiving Event was the shared topic on Blog Azeroth last week.  This week an interesting one was posed by Mia and I’d like to tackle that now.  What would I make as a playable race? 

The Quilboar are simple enough that I don’t have to get fancy or creative, and because I’m not on the WoW development team I don’t even have to look at it from a logistics standpoint (though safe bet they’d never join the Horde).

So, first question is what would the racials be?  I’d give them two; a 10% armor boost (Thick Skinned), and Gore (a melee attack with their tusks, creating a bleed effect for 10 seconds…would have a cooldown similar to Tauren Stomp).

The classes would be pretty easy actually, since we’ve seen them in action enough to have an idea of what they’re capable of.  So I’d go with Hunter, Mage, Shaman, Warlock, and Warrior.  While I might not have to worry about logistics, the other classes just don’t make sense.  Priest might be the only one, but I’d say the Shaman fits them better.

I thought a brilliant start zone would be a phased version of one of the Razorfen instances…the one without the Lich at the end (sorry, I’m notorius for confusing them). As a Quilboar Hero you’d do your thing early on, and then reach a point where your questgiver sends you to one of two NPC’s.  Depending on which one you chose, you’d head off to defend the place from an attacking party…one NPC would result in a Horde party attacking, and the other an Alliance party.  After you succeeded, they’d praise you something fierce and you’d get your “Get Out Of Phased Zone Free” card.

Again, I can’t really see how a Neutral race would work in World of Warcraft in this day and age as there is an immense emphasis on conflict (perhaps 2-3 races would be implemented together?) between the Horde and Alliance, but if it happened I could see the Quilboar getting involved and becoming playable in a logistical manner.  What do you think?

5 thoughts on “Races And Praise

  1. Anuillae December 2, 2011 / 5:42 pm

    I love it! It all works, and the racials and everything are great, as well as the lore for them.

    Only problem I can see it that Quillboar are really dumb, right? I always got that impression from the Razorfen places, anyway. Any RPer would have to speak in grunts and snuffles.

    • JD Kenada December 2, 2011 / 8:45 pm

      Some folk do that now. We call `em Orcs. (I’m kidding Ratshag)

      But, there is some parallel aspects to the two races. Realistically Orcs were thought of as basically just bloodthirsty humanoids in the eyes of the other races. It only takes one member of said race to really get their people on the right path (though I can’t for the life of me see Blizzard ever giving another character the Mary Sue treatment that Thrall’s received).

  2. Amerence December 3, 2011 / 2:53 pm

    JD!!! Your very welcome! and no problem, Your always welcome to go around comment other blogs as well and getting more involved in the community, I didn’t even know how grateful I am when I started joining the shared topic from Blog Azeroth through that I am thankful that I earned great comments, traffic from you guys. So Thank you too! and also for participating for the event! Im very honored. =) and I am very happy that the event was a success, despite my real life troubles! Anyway, Great Post! and Keep it up! =D

    • JD Kenada December 4, 2011 / 4:57 am

      I’m slowly creating more of a presence among the (awesome) community. That’s been tapered a bit by the fact my hard drive died on Friday. While I back up regularly, there’s some recent WoW stuff I never got the chance to, so getting that in order all over again has me focused primarily on keeping this blog running rather than exploring my peers.

  3. navimie December 4, 2011 / 8:42 pm

    Cool post JD 🙂 I like how youu put classes there too.

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