Mar 10th 2008 9:19PM I'm with the people who enjoy the "on the sidelines" approach, where your character isn't really that important to the overall story. My current Blood Elf character served in the second and third wars, but not as a soldier; he was a behind-the-lines medic. (Think M*A*S*H) He rarely ever saw combat, and when he did, he ran for the. As the war progressed and more and more dead piled up, after Quel'Thalas bought the big one, and his race was essentially disowned by the very people he served dutifully, he went AWOL. You don't need to be a major character to have wonderful opportunities for development; I'd even go so far as to say it's easier and more entertaining to play around with characters that are "insignificant" because you can play around more in the story without having to worry about breaking lore.