Last night on a whim after running my Emmisary quests on Horde side I decided to start playing something else. For a long time I have had a level 20 Forsaken Hunter, but I have this major problem playing anything with the “horde hunch”. While I realize that is eventually going to be optionally not a thing… there is also the major problem I have with the Forsaken in that they cannot wear anything but trashed out armor. If I could be an upright walking normal armor wearing Forsaken… that would probably cause me to re-evaluate a lot of my choices in life. However I can’t and I doubt they will ever taken away the iconic exposed bone thing from them so… until that date that is likely never going to happen I am probably going to bounce the fuck off playing one. I wound up deleting my old hunter and re-rolling as a Tauren, which coincidentally was my very first World of Warcraft character back in beta. I got into closed beta shortly after the Tauren starting zone opened and primarily played a Warrior and a Hunter for most of my testing time. That combined with the fact that Mulgore looks not dissimilar from the corner of Oklahoma I live in… has always sorta made that experience feel homey.
The only problem is… first I forgot that my mail armor was a mishmash of nonsense that I got through the Wintergrasp PVP heirloom vendor… combined with the shaman shoulders because apparently at some point I bought those? As a result I am the most disturbing ahn’qiraj era fury warrior looking character to exist. The problem there is that I forgot that I could not ride a mount until 20… which means I won’t have access to my Yak and a transmog vendor to remedy this until then. For now… I just look like a mess roaming around with an awesome purple birb. There is something extremely relaxing about the leveling process and if I actually want to do that in earnest I am left with two options: Roll Horde or Roll Alliance on server other than Argent Dawn. If you notice in the above image… every single Alliance character I have is over level 100, which means I would ultimately have to grind nothing but Legion content and quite frankly that doesn’t sound that fun or relaxing in the least.
Horde side however I have lots and lots of room for expansion and as a result I am experiencing a bit of a renaissance of “monstrous humanoids”. I am however catching shit now from my Alliance guild as every so often tells show up in my timeline saying things like “we miss you”. While I seem to have switched relgion for the moment I am sure at some point in the near future I will play alliance again. I am neither red nor blue but have always been purple, because purple is a great color and also blends the fact that since day one… I have played a little bit on both sides of the fence. The fact that there still is a fence at all infuriates me, which is why I am not nearly as amped as I probably should be about this upcoming expansion. I have different pools of friends that prefer to play one side or the other and as a result I will always be split between the two. It is my hope that I can get a few more characters up before the expansion hits so I have a pretty even stable of characters on either side of the fence. Similarly I will probably start pushing up some of my Alliance characters as well… but there is only so much Legion grinding that one can take. Side note… I have the best Tauren Hunter Bel-Themed name ever… Belgrazer.