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12-11-2008 @ 8:08AM
Professional programmer, eh? Yet you assume that allowing race and faction changes would be trivial without seeing a single line of code or knowing the first thing about how Blizzard programmed those two aspects of your character into the game.Your race and faction affect a huge portion of your experience in WoW. If I changed from Dwarf to Gnome, how does that affect my faction with the Gnomeregan Exiles? That is the hardest racial faction in the game to grind, even for gnomes. I am sure a lot of Dwarves would swap to Gnome to have easy access to the mechano-strider. If I swap from Horde to Alliance, how is my rep distributed? Do we say that Orgrimmar Rep becomes Stormwind Rep, now? What happens to all my race-specific mounts? How about Faction specific Achievements? Can I go kill all the Alliance Leaders on Horde and then switch to Alliance and have the cheevo claim I killed Thrall instead?In all honesty, just from an outsider's view, race and faction are so big a part of the character code, I would wager allowing people to change it would cause problems like you couldn't even believe.
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