So after waxing poetic about all my hunters in my previous post, what did I do? I went and made another one, obviously.
Male Blood Elf Hunter.
Now some 95% of my characters are female, because I am female too, and I feel most comfortable “getting into” my characters when we are the same gender. After a while I started branching out and playing male gnomes, and now I’ve got me a male belf.
And I am enjoying playing him faaaaaaar more than I thought I would, especially since I’ve never been a huge blood elf fan.
But. I love his animations. I love his voice. I love the way he looks in the [Festive Teal Pant Suit]. And I absolutely adore the way his ears go all boingy-boingy when he runs. Actually I have a confession to make here. Not too long ago it occurred to me that I seem to have some sort of long ear fetish. Growing up (and still today) I have always been drawn to animals with long ears– rabbits, bilbies, and of course hares, my “mascot” animal. I grew up watching Star Trek and I loved Spock and the Vulcans. I collect Pikachu toys. In D&D I usually wanted to play elves or half-elves and now that I look back on it I think that it’s not because they’re graceful and athletic and all that– but because they had those freakish ears. My main character in WoW is Tawyn, a Night Elf, and I am so jealous of her ears. I wish I had long ears like that. It would be so awesome. I want to be her for Halloween just so I have an excuse to put on some fake elf ears.
So yeah, sorry about that tangent. Now that I’ve scared away half of my readership I’ll continue where I left off:
Above all though, I love my new character’s personality and backstory. You will notice from the picture that he is in Mulgore. He has a very good reason for that. I cannot wait to develop this further.
I love inventing new characters. I think it might be my favorite part of the game.
…but then again, these days anytime I make a blog post, I say something like “[Some completely random aspect of WoW] is my favorite part of the game!” So maybe I should make a song:
Running heroics and downing the last boss
Roleplaying and using up all my toon slots
Big Steady Shot crits and winning AV
These are a few of my favorite things
When the raid wipes
When my traps break
When I’m feeling sad
I simply remember my favorite things
And then I don’t feeeeel so bad!
The downside to having so many character ideas, of course, is that I give myself far too many characters to play, so many of them wind up getting neglected, even if I didn’t intend them to at all. I almost need to make some sort of playing schedule for myself. Hmm, that’s not a bad plan, really…
In closing, I leave you all with my new favorite YouTube movie. No, it most certainly did not put tears in my eyes. /scoffs at the notion