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3-10-2011 @ 1:08AM
I haven't commented on here in a while, but let me just say that count me in as one of the people that believe that Blizzard clearly paid more attention to the development of the Goblins than the Worgen. I have played both thru most of the starting zones of Cataclysm. Let me say that I DO think most of the revamping of the areas have been quite brilliant. But there's no question the main draw for me was the experience of playing new races.I do feel like more attention should have been paid to the integration of the worgen. There were PLENTY of opportunities to have done that (especially in the early human zones), and they just didn't do it. Their movement to Teldrassil is just plain weird. I think the only reason they did it like that is because the druid class was included for the worgen, and the elves are seen as the "father race" of the druids, so it would make more sense for the elves to give the worgen a home than the humans. I think it was a mistake to even have worgen druids in the first place. I also think it was a mistake for me to have started a worgen priest, but oh well now. At least he's a shadow priest, so he KINDA looks cool.The worgen were present in Darkshire before Cataclysm, giving the residents of that area grief (and plenty of role-playing memories). If there had to be an alliance between the worgen and the Alliance, it should have been forged first through their relations with the humans. It would have made a better dynamic.The Goblins though, I have nothing but good things to say about them. I thoroughly enjoyed playing a goblin mage thru the starting zone, thru Azshara, and all the way through. I enjoyed the goblins' new outposts which seemed to be everywhere. I especially enjoyed the Badlands. That area was brilliantly revamped. It does make sense that the worgen would be more of a reclusive and sparse group, but come on. They were removed almost entirely from places like Ashenvale. They used to have a little residence there that you'd have to go through on the way to do a quest - Howling Vale. I would have liked it better if they had made a worgen hub there than further north in Felwood in a tree which, again, just seemed out of place. Since when did all werewolves become druids?And as somebody mentioned - it's a little frustrating when the only real spot-on Worgen outpost ended up being on the southern side of the freaking Blasted Lands. Blizzard really blew it with the worgen. People were so anxious to play Worgen because holy moley, werewolves are COOL! I was enthusiastic to play one, so was my girlfriend. In the end, I think that very disappointment killed our interest in WoW. I ended up playing a dwarf hunter instead from lvl 10 to 70 instead of spending too much time on my worgen. My girl stopped playing a worgen and started playing a human rogue - and then gradually lost interest even faster than me. We haven't played in a while, and our subscriptions expired last month. And I think it's probably just that our expectations weren't totally met with Cataclysm.I'm sure Blizzard will attempt to rectify this through future expansions, they always seem to do that. They're good at that.
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