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01-25-08, 06:27 AM   #1
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Why did you pick your race and class?

I've head some weird answerers to this and want to know some of yours.

Me. I chose a Human Pally. Why? Because humans look better than a Dwarf. I cose a pally because I saw some awesome videos with them and the look cool.
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01-25-08, 07:15 AM   #2
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I like playing evil SOB's....so undead 'lock seemed obvious to me.
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01-25-08, 09:17 AM   #3
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I always like being different. And I always have thought that humans are boring. For alliance I love dwarves (ever since good ol' D&D days). For Horde, the Taurens are kick ass (and were the only shamans for ages), and who doesn't love a zombie?

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01-25-08, 10:07 AM   #4
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Well my first toon was chosen based on a concept my wife had for the guild she to make (an all gnome/dwarf guild) called Tiny Tyrants. We went to the gnomeregan server and got to work. I decided we should have at least one priest (from past mmo's healers were always hard to find) and since gnomes cant be priests i rolled up a dwarf. On the same server nearly all my toons are gnomes or dwarves. Its my midget army ... **points to his name** In nearly any fantasy based game i will usually have a handful of gnomes since they are generally pretty amusing and in alot of other games race isnt always a factor.

Its a good thing wow made player a preist fun cause i normally dont enjoy playing a healer. Now im hooked and wouldnt give it up =)

Any other toons ive made since have had their race chosen based on who had the most compatible racial bonus for the class i was making.

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01-25-08, 11:48 AM   #5
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Class / Race Selection

To be honest when I first start playing the game shortly after Beta I chose a night elf because I thought they looked cool. After level 60 and I started to understand the game mechanics better I went horde, because I felt the racials were better imho.

I chose a hunter on the horde side first - an Orc for the pet damage bonus. He is my farmer - makes me gold so quickly and easily and in PvE has a super high survivability rating. I should add my opinions are based on "normal" questing gear, I am not a raider.

Second I chose an Undead Priest for PvP - very fun.

Next I went Troll Mage for the racial - speeds up spell casting.

Belf Pally next - if it wasn't the only horde class that could be a pally I would still choose a belf - the racial is awesome for casters.

Troll rogue, again for the racial - berserking + SnD ftw.

Now, with so many 70s, I am just experimenting. I have both an Orc and Tauren warrior - maybe one will tank and one will be fury.

Long train of though - but I guess the point is I have come full circle. I started out the game choosing what I thought looked cool, then once I understood the game mechanics I chose based on racial abilities, now that I have done that I am experimenting with odd combinations for not reason other than to not be bored with the game.

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01-25-08, 02:14 PM   #6
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Orc shammy - orcs are the best shamans
blood elf mage - good in pvp and blood elves are damm cool.
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02-07-08, 12:47 PM   #7
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I've played Dark Elf Necromancers in pretty much any RPG's I've been involved in, and I figured Blood Elf Warlock was the closest I could come.
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02-07-08, 01:40 PM   #8
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I played a dwarf for 2 reasons, there were no halfings and gnomes couldn't be priests. I have always played a short healer in whatever game I played so this just fit

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06-04-08, 01:26 PM   #9
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I picked a Belf because they looked cool and because of the racial casting abilities since my Belf is a Mage.
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06-04-08, 02:38 PM   #10
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When I started I played Taurens (and all names had 'bull' in them) when I decided to try a Pally on a friends recommendation. I could only play a Blood Elf (Horde for Life), and decided to keep the 'bull' in the names. And that's how I became....
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06-04-08, 04:33 PM   #11
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My first character in wow used to be a tauren warrior called "blackbovine". WHy? DIablo II addicted and I played barbarion from 1 to 92 on hardcore. Later on I found out it way different and played a gnome rogue for a while. In TBC I rolled a hunter because 4 of my friends also play one so wanted to try them out.

Now I play on my hunter more then my friends.
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07-27-08, 06:35 AM   #12
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Chose a nelf female druid, even though I hate nelfs, but my friends were alliance and I wanted to make a druid so I had no choice. Nelf Male casting animations are so *** haha.
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07-28-08, 02:25 PM   #13
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A) Gear looks best on Humans IMO (least amount of size distortion)
B) Warriors hit things
B) I started a long time ago, so not really sure why I started Canse :P

As you can see, I like hitting and being hit by mobs. Also, you can see that my intellect rating is a bit lower than it should be (kudos if you catch it ).

Now I know that I love tanking things and enjoy the occasional bout of PvP as arms. I couldn't play very long as a squishy and Pally's confuse me
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07-28-08, 03:09 PM   #14
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Troll beserking pwns for PVE healing as a shaman.

That's why.
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07-28-08, 03:13 PM   #15
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When I started playing, a friend suggested that rogue might be a fun class. I chose undead...well, I'm not entirely sure why.

I have an orc shaman as a result of reading Lord of the Clans.

When I got ready to start a mage, BC was almost out. With the addiction to mana and all, I thought BE's were a logical choice for mage.
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07-28-08, 03:14 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by Jesamyn View Post
When I got ready to start a mage, BC was almost out. With the addiction to mana and all, I thought BE's were a logical choice for mage.
I thought they were addicted to energy, wouldn't that make them the logical choice for a rogue?
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08-15-08, 02:04 AM   #17
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I wanted a hunter, and I wanted it horde, and I hate orcs. So it was down to Tauren or Troll (pre-TBC). And since trolls look the coolest, I rolled troll. Regretted it ever since. Troll hunters fall under every stereotype out there on the interwebz.
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08-15-08, 09:35 PM   #18
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I chose hunter because I liked the idea of rolling with a pet, and at the time caster classes didn't really appeal to me (I've since started a mage and fell in love with it, haha). I went with a night elf because at the time, TBC hadn't been released, and I was never much for dwarves, which left me with night elf.

Of course I wish I mained a draenei hunter, but I don't have the patience to go through the leveling. So I'm settling for draenei alts in about every class, haha.
Devî - Level 85 Beast Mastery hunter.
Devikins - Level 85 Feral (Bear) druid.
Aetheriel - Level 85 Restoration shaman.
US - Stormrage
Goal: Level and gear one of every class. (2.5/10)
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08-15-08, 10:50 PM   #19
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I have a couple classes that were chosen because of historical value in the Warcraft game world.

I have a NE Druid, because I liked playing the race in WarCraft3. All the females were hunters and all the males were druids.

My BE lock, I made after the Blood Elf hero in the WarCraft3 expansion, Frozen Throne. Blood Mages were incredible, and I wanted to make something that resembled their power.
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08-16-08, 07:43 AM   #20
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I picked NE for my first char, the NE's were the prettiest to me. When my son first brought WoW to the family, we had decided to roll Ally together (he wanted to be able to fight and beat his teacher). I knew nothing about the game other than my son's friends and his Elementary teacher all played it. I chose Hunter because I figured if...I didnt get to know anyone in this werid game world at least I wouldnt be alone.
For most of my Hunter's lvl's, Till about 46 I believe, I fumbled my way around, was to shy to talk to people, got lost in strange places and finally figured out most of the games mechanics.
Since then I have met a ton people, made a guild ^.^ (go TSS you guys are the best people I know) and level'd up new chars too.
I fell in love with the stories and lore in WoW on both sides! I play for fun, have since day one, back before BC, maybe someday Ill take it serious and try raids, or other end game (for now) stuff, but prolly not ^.^

I have a NE Hunter (mostly my money maker/explorer new content gets done by her first :P)
A almost NE Priest (*shrug* I like the NE females still and starshards comes in handy, you can track a hidden rogue with those things LoL)
A Human Warrior (this chick is tough and gives me a lot of respect of what the humans have gone through)
A Gnome Mage (still weirds me out a bit when I play her...but I keep trying)
A 19 NE Druid (My Fave atm, Im loving WsG with her, which is weird, cuz I HATE WsG!)
A Draenie Shammy (*shrug* she has a tail)
And A BE priest (shes pretty, but no NE :P still I do like her)

I have tried many many toons, but scrapped them for one reason or another, still havent met a rogue I like, so I kill them off before lvl 20
I tried an Undead priest, I love the way they moved, their casting stances, and come on zombies are Fantastic and their story is perfect...but the emote voice got to me and I put her back in the ground....just too kreepy *shiver*

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