The WoW-internets were abuzz this week with speculation over whether some leaked Hallow’s End masks in the upcoming patch might have unintentionally spilled forthcoming playable races (goblins and worgen, if you’ve been hiding under a rock in the Barrens). There were mixed feelings on the subject (see the lovely Anna’s rant for some very valid points about the nightmare that would be squeezing them into either faction in a way that would make any sense at all).
I know that I, personally, wouldn’t be likely to play a goblin — goblins creep me out just about as much as gnomes creep out Yva.
Worgen might have a bit of potential — I always liked the Arugal story, and Pyrewood Village out in Silverpine. But unless you’re playing someone from Pyrewood, the original worgen come from another dimension. They aren’t werewolves. I’m guessing, for RP purposes, we’d see a huge influx of players who either didn’t know that, or who’d go all Mary Sue on us and declare their worgen character different from all the others.
However, much of that speculation was put to rest with this picture from MMO Champion, showing the rest of the Hallow’s End masks. You’ve got male and female murlocs (I’m assuming the pinkish one’s a girl, anyway), male and female Vrykul, male and female… are those ogres? And then there’s the devilsaur and the naga-lady. I’m a little confused about why there’s a devilsaur instead of a male naga, and decided to drive my guild leader crazy with a wild NAGASAUR theory for a few moments (OMFG IMAGINE THE NAGASAUR SUES.)
So, while I’m afk writing the backstory for my devilsaur paladin (don’t ask how he holds the mace with those tiny arms. I’m still working that out), I thought I’d make this an open thread for you all to chime in on what races you’d like to play, given the chance. You can be serious or silly. Make me giggle with your imagined hybrid races, or make me wish there really were playable gnolls (come on, you know you want to see things from Hogger’s point of view).
Have at it!
**ETA: I do stand corrected (several times over!) that that bottom mask is indeed a male naga rather than a devilsaur. I still think Nagasaurs are funnier. And, actually, you all realize that it only gives me fodder for more evil loony theories, what with the naga’s former lives as Highborne elves – Queen Azshara. Devilsaurs. Rule 34.