Cymre had a great idea for this week’s Shared Topic over at Blog Azeroth. If you were an NPC in the game, what and who would you be? I started writing my thoughts on the matter and they became vaguely familiar to me. So, moments ago I did a search for NPC topics and sure enough, I’ve already done this.
Back in May of last year, Matthew McCurley at WoWInsider (I’m going to miss his “post-inspiring”) asked the same question (which is quite alright to revisit, because we have a tonne of new bloggers since then while others might have outright missed the topic). So here’s what I had to say on the subject:
I gave it a great deal of thought before coming up with an answer. The fanboy in me wanted to say part of the Blue or Red Dragonflight as Kenadastrasz. Perhaps a dragon who gives a quest or two and then provides some assistance such as in Razorfen Downs. But I don’t think it would be quite right. No, while neither race does much for me I think I would end up a Gnome or a Goblin as part of a black market type of affairs. I’d be the kind of NPC you could get nearly any recipe from, at an oddly marked up price. As such, Goblin would probably be the better since they’re incredibly tight with gold and allow no room for negotiation. Just imagine some of the BoP recipes (not even neccessarily the good ones) being sold by a wandering NPC (and when I say wander, a set path but one that crosses all of Azeroth). It would be a quirky and fun NPC without being a spotlight character or anything like that. Plus, it would sum up what I enjoy most and that’s the Auction House.
I said it then, and I’ll say it now…”Shady JD” would be perfect.