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3-26-2009 @ 3:35PM
I can think of a few possible reasons for troll unpopularity (although on my server a see a fairly decent amount, they are still the rarest horde race).Firstly, they are a bit of a sidekick race to the orcs. Shared starting zone and all that. Gnomes have the same relationship withc orcs but they do have a very distinctive character that sets them apart, and they do have Gnomeregan. The Dearkspears don't have much in-game lore, that isn't general troll lore. Which brings us to:Bad guys. Non-Darkspear trolls make up a huge portion of the enemies in the game. They really are a bad bunch, what with the sacrifice and cannibalism and evil gods. Most players probably get into the habit of seeing trolls as monsters to be killed.Limited character. Every single Darkspear troll is a Jamaican voodoo practitioner who is drunk or stoned. There's not much scope for individuality, not without a lot of work.Plain ugly. Yup, probably the ugliest race. And I said I see a fair number of trolls around, but now that I think about it female trolls really are non-existent. This probably makes it really difficult to breed.
3-26-2009 @ 3:56PM
Limited character? Your statements, sir, border on racism. Making blanket statements like that is like saying all night elves are flippant tree-hugging animal coddling morons who seem destined to do nothing but blow up the world. There are plenty of ways to develop a troll character without being some stoned-out rasta wanna-be, and I'm sure many troll players don't think of themselves that way. And ugly? Let's go over this. Troll men are tall, lithe, have chiseled features... Where's the ugly in that? Sure, we hunch. That's just to other races don't spend all their time staring at our chests. We like face to face conversation.
3-26-2009 @ 4:32PM
"Plain ugly. Yup, probably the ugliest race."Actually, as a girl, though maybe a weird one, male Trolls are by far the sexiest things in WoW, and I find some female trolls sort of clumsily charming.I know I'm likely in the minority there, but don't generalise too much :)
3-26-2009 @ 5:01PM
Except, every dwarf in the game is a crazy drunk with a gun...
3-26-2009 @ 5:38PM
I was trying to think of reasons that Joe Average might not play a troll. Personally I think a good roleplayer would rise to a challenge like playing a troll and exploring their character, and I also think there is something to be said for playing a monstrous-looking character.Also, I like punk women, so I can appreciate the look of female trolls.
3-26-2009 @ 6:10PM
Well then, you're forgiven. As for female trolls, you must just he on the wrong server. I see plenty of them kicking around where I play, and in fact my guild leader is a female troll. @Shadra: you, miss, have impecqble taste.
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