The day before I started my Paladin I was chatting with a guildie on Ventrillo and I mentioned that I had decided to make a “main” Draenei Paladin. He paused for a moment and then asked “Why Draenei? Why not Dwarf or Human?”
Now I admit my reason for not doing a dwarf is all vanity. I don’t find the dwarf females attractive.. and if I’ve got to run around staring at something’s ass for the next few months I’d rather find that ass pretty darn lovely.
The reason for not being human though is more tied to my enjoyment of the game. Warcraft is a fantasy. It’s about the fantastical. Humans are not fantastical. They’re humans. Been there, seen that. So although human’s have a nice ass… I wanted the fantastic.
Guildie listened to my explaination.. and then he and another (male) guildie tried to convince me that if only for the end-game, I should roll a human instead. In their opinion, the faction bonus that humans get far outweighs the aesthetics.
I considered their words.. and then made a Draenei. From my understanding, faction is more of an end-end-game thing. Since my goal is to achieve level 58+ and start playing in Outlands, I don’t think faction figures into it. It may be that after I get into Outland’s I’ll wish I would have gone with the human.. but future pain/suffering does not disuade me from my current fantastical and aesthetic dream. And even with a tail, Draenei gals have a nice ass.
Edith (a fellow guildie) rolled up a new Draenei Shaman, Chablis, to play with Tatia. Last night we started at about level 6 1/2. At about level 10, Grimr (another guildie) ran his gnome Warrior, Bankenstein, over to us all the way from Westfall.
I’ve never played with a gnome before.. much less a gnome warrior. Bankenstein is scary fast.. and is kicking serious mob butt.
Even before Bankenstein arrived the mobs were aggro-ing on Chablis. So I would strike-strike-strike-then heal Chablis. With the addition of Bankenstein in most cases the critters are dead just after I judge my first seal, but before I apply my second seal. So a lot of my time was spent skinning the last mob.. and then running up and healing the other two. I don’t mind the role.
Tatia dinged 11 and we stopped playing at about 11 1/2.
We’re still following the 1-20-Draenei Strategy guide. So far it’s been very easy to follow with only a couple of minor errors (which I’m noting and will send back to the author). The only time we’ve had a problem with it is when we were standing in Stillpine Hold and it directed us to run away from the hold to complete another quest instead of just completing the two quests in town (we completed the two quests in town and will run out of town the next time we play). Leveling has been easy with a minimal amount of “grinding”. Chablis commented that it was nice that it minimized the backtracking.