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2-05-2011 @ 2:04AM
I love all the Twilight Highlands dwarf quests. They epitomize how I've played my characters though all of the WoW expansions. I play 3 dwarf characters. They drink, swear, and fight balls to the wall in everything. I'm known as a bit of a Leroy Jenkins....I go down fighting, and 'least I ain't chicken. And I'm good humored about all of it.When I discovered the Highlands, I was very excited. I love the wildhammers. I've liked the gryphon riders since Warcraft 2. My first time through was on a hunter, and racing to hit 85. My second time through was my paladin, and I took my time and sucked in the zone.I'm not the RP type, or way into lore, but when I discovered that the zone was Wildhammer Dwarves vs Dragonmaw Orcs, it made me as excited as I was when I was a little kid playing WC 1 and 2. This is the meat and bones of Warcraft. Grunts vs grunts, swords and shields against axes. Violence.Diving into the Dwarven quests was phenominal. It started with "The Only Homes We Have". People spoke of quests bringing a tear to their eye. This was close. It showed the resiliance and tenacity of these dwarves. On one hand, I was helping these poor people save their only property. I extinguished fires on the houses, with more dwarves helping me and giving me more water. I found their prized possessions and saved them from the flames. On the other hand, I demonstrated my brute force. I leapt into groups of fire elementals and smashed them with mace and shield.I'm trying not to ramble on, but looking at the other dwarf quests, you get the same idea. When you quest through human zones, it's all about backstabbing, betrayal, etc. Gnomes are all about mechanics, exploration, and invention. Elves are...well...I don't quest in elf zones. In the TH it is, Honerable BearingThe Fighting SpiritThe Loyalty of Clan MullenStubborn as a DoyleDUNWOLDS DON'T DIE (Hell yeah!)This is where it gets exciting. It leads up to my favorite quest: "Once More Into the Fire" You meet Cayden Dunwold and run through an ambush with him. "You know this is an ambush right?" - "Yeah! Isn't it great? They just keep coming!"How can you not love it! Dwarves running into an ambush on purpose to smash some Dragonmaw skulls. Fight hard against those Orcs that took our home from us (Read the Know your Lore!) You also help his brothers find a pet baby gryphon, and some ale, because who wants to drink water? We're fighting a war here!The then climaxes in Thundermar. You "Fight like a Wildhammer!", filling up on ale and food before defending your home. We fight ORCS ON DRAGONS!. Here we are, fighting for our houses again...Fannie's even using a frying pan. Finally you take down the leader, and then get into the festivities.A Dwarf Wedding! This great quest line (including the wedding song), helps unite several dwarven clans to push back all adversaries. When all is said and done, you're left over with dailies that remind you how awesome the zone is. Drinking Ale, eating food, killing orcs, and bringing MORE ale to the villages.TLDR : Dwarves are awesome! They are passionate, violent, and resiliant, and always up for a good fight with an orc.
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