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12-04-2010 @ 12:53PM
I've been a pretty loyal Alliance player since WoW launched. I messed around on a blood elf when TBC came out, sure, but hey, those were my drinkin' days (or something). All flash, no fanfare.The instant I played through the goblin starting quests on the beta, I was floored. As updates rolled in, they just got better and better. The amount of personality they've packed into the goblins is head and shoulders above every other race in the game, their pseudo-modern aesthetic is the epitome of "just crazy enough to work", in the design itself and in it's sheer audacity up against Warcraft's otherwise-traditional fantasy vibe. It's crazy, and it works, and it's WONDERFUL.Once I've got an existing character solidly to 85 (and ready to settle into a regular raid schedule), I'm rolling a goblin. I'll look back, of course, but little things such as Faction Loyalty pale in comparison to the sheer amount of fun.Two things, among many, should be pointed out in particular, that I feel must be appreciated, even if you don't roll one of these guys:-The goblin theme music. Venture into any goblin settlement or board a zeppelin to get a listen (there's a snatch of it in the Cataclysm title/login screen music, too). It's like the Pirates of the Caribbean crashed into a jazz band and hijacked a spaghetti western. I absolutely cannot think of any other way it can be described.-Goblin women. Sorry, draenei ladies, but your crown has been hijacked, gilded, equipped with jetpacks, and blasted off in a shower of attitude, crazyhair, and DEM HIPS.
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