Gnome Hunters: The Good, The Bad, and the Short

So someone brought up gnome hunters in the comments on my last post, so are you ready to talk about it?  I am READY to talk about it.

In case you hadn’t heard, Blizzard has been dropping hints about gnome hunters on Twitter for about a week now.  Mechanical chicken pet included:

What do I think about this? Well obviously I am

HAPPY

about this, because I love gnomes and I love hunters.    Let’s talk a little bit more about it:

THE GOOD:

  • Gnome hunters will now exist.  That’s awesome.
  • Even people who don’t like gnomes will be happy, because this gives them more chances to kill gnomes in PvP (although why would you ever do that??)
  • MECHANICAL CHICKEN PET (assuming it’s not temporary, at least)
  • This gives me hope for the idea of MORE mechanical pets in the future.
  • Every race in the game can now be a hunter, which is good for diversity/player choice.
  • Roleplaying opportunities, anyone?

THE BAD:

  • Like, nothing.  There are no negatives to this.

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THE “SHORT”:

Let’s talk about faction stuff a little bit.  Long-time readers probably remember that I mostly played Alliance back in the day, and these days I mostly play Horde.  The fact is that, as time has gone on, Blizzard has managed to make the Horde more and more appealing to me.  I’ve always loved Tauren a great deal, but Blizzard later graced the Horde with blood elves and goblins (basically just green gnomes), both of whom I really love.  They also made Orgrimmar a heck of a lot cooler than it used to be.

Meanwhile, Alliance got worgen, whose movements and animations are weird and jarring to me (sorry worgen fans) and a Stormwind revamp that I’m not a huge fan of.   (I just miss old Stormwind, okay?)

Throw in the expansive vanity guild bank I have Horde-side and I’m pretty much playing that faction exclusively.

So on a personal level, there are pluses and minuses to gnome hunters.  The plus is that I can drop a level boost on a gnome hunter and then play with my friends, since I feel like approximately 99% of the people I want to play WoW with are Alliance.

But on the negative side, any gnome hunter I make probably won’t end up being a “main”, because a gnome hunter wouldn’t be Horde, and I’d prefer to stay Horde.

Oh well.  GNOMES!

4 thoughts on “Gnome Hunters: The Good, The Bad, and the Short”

  1. Gnome hunters are now a thing. Good. Following on letting humans be hunters and belfs be warriors in Cata, all major race/class combos have been resolved to my satisfaction. Your mileage may vary, but to me, praise be. Amen.

    Now then.

    BLIZ, WOULD YOU FOR PITY’S SAKE DAMN WELL GIVE US US PLAYABLE HIGH ELVES LIKE YOU SHOULD HAVE DONE WITH VANILLA RELEASE, AAAUUGGGHHH, ARGLE BARGLE etc.

    Thank you. That should make ’em finally do it, eh? 😀

  2. I *knew* there was a reason I was hanging onto the instant 90 I’ve had since I bought WoD. This an only be a good thing . . .

    But – is this going to be a patch thing or a next expac thing? One can only wait so long.

  3. Omg! Gnome hunters just got even more amazing, mechanical pets! Must have! Such a hoot fighting some big nasty raid boss as surv with your trusty mechanical rabbit by your side. 🙂

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