All the World's a Stage, and all the orcs and humans merely players. They have their stories and their characters; and one man in his time plays many roles.
Ever since word broke about the possibility of playing either a worgen or a goblin
, I've been thinking a lot about how it would be to roleplay them. In terms of lore, each one fits in very nicely -- the goblins
have the neutral city of Undermine
not far from the great Maelstrom at the center of the world, and the worgen
have lots of connections to other dimensions, possibly the Emerald Dream
. Assuming the expansion is in fact going to be a combination of the Maelstrom
and the Emerald Dream, each race could have a lot to do with why the Horde and the Alliance are eager to go and continue the adventure after Northrend.
Some others are talking about how and why these races would join either faction. The goblins seem a shoo-in for the Horde, since they've already got so many connections with one another above and beyond the ostensible neutrality the goblins maintain between the Horde and the Alliance. The worgen connection to the Alliance is a bit tougher to figure out, but there are two apparent possibilities: either the humans of Gilneas
have become worgen and wish to rejoin their former brethren, or the original worgen from their own dimension somehow join up with the Alliance in order to fight off a shared enemy such as the Burning Legion or the "Nightmare
" of the Emerald Dream.
Today we'll discuss both of these possibilities and stake my claim on which I think is more likely, and look at a number of the story hooks that worgen and goblins could create for roleplayers if and when we get the chance to play them.
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