Well, originally I wanted to experience all starter zones. My very first character was... a Night elf hunter named Lusyydia. She still exists, but I've never leveled her past...er.. 61 I think. Even though she is on my old server, I can't bring it over myself to delete her.
I pretty much rolled characters of all races and classes, all over the place, and I'm still doing it, because I'm an altoholic, and proud about it!
Anyway- I love Night elves.
Their lore is intriguing. I love Night elf territory, I love their forests, I love the idea of being part of those ... fierce fighters hiding in the shadows, allied with ancient trees and semi gods. Immortal beings with a tragic history. I love that. I mean, look at Darnassus. It's one of the most beautiful cities in game. And everything has a kind of mystical aura...
I wish I had more character slots on WrA.
While we're at it... Blood elves.
Their pride, self-esteem, elegance and lore is, yeah, it's a bunch of stereotypes put together, but it's still fun to go with it. I found the idea of the arcane addiction very interesting, their fight for survival after being almost wiped out...
Their intrigue, competition, hierarchy, treason and two faced society is kind of unique in the WoW universe and that's always delicious bait for someone like me.
Trolls are cool. Simple as that. Just look at them. They are the digital manifestation of "cool".
I love their lore, their art style, their architecture, even their animations. I've just never been able to completely dive into their whole loa world. I would love to, but I don't really find any really good and detailed sources. It would help with my Troll Druid, so - if anyone knows where I could find something (other than wikipedia, wowpedia, I know those) please .. help a fellow troll to troll like a real troll.
Although I really love their lore and their religion. I could never bring it over myself to actually level one past 20. That's really sad because they are amazing.
- have everything, they have their code of honor, battlelust, a vast spiritual universe, respect. They only lack fitting leaders. Thrall was too spiritual and not enough fighter. Garrosh is too much warrior with a twisted idea of honor. He isn't spiritual enough. The orcs need a warchief who represents both, supported by a perfectly balanced council of spiritual and military leaders. I really would love to roll a female orc warrior on WrA... but yeah - no character slots.
Seriously. They are bad !@#. Vicious, but tragic. Their sad, dramatic lore mixed with their complete lack or knowledge of boundaries or, in some cases, ethic - makes them so much fun to role play. Tenebraeus is my absolute favorite character to role play with, at the moment. He is cold and vicious but painfully honest, dispassionate about almost everything, except his religion and his profession. He does neither hate or love the living, but is absolutely okay with the idea of killing them all. He trusts no one, not even himself, but gives his most important inks and documents to his attache, a death knight, for safe keeping without even thinking twice. He loves to create and to destroy, equally. A walking, talking, sado-masochistic, psychopathic contradiction and so much fun to role play. /sigh
Look at Quixx. She's cute. She's adorable. I'm also not ashamed to admit it. They are what they are. Cute. But in her case... the idea of a cute little patriotic ball of energy who is secretely absolutely vicious and evil - I mean, hey, she is a warlock for a reason, okay? She doesn't have to be evil, of course, but I love the idea.
I don't like their character models, their dance, their idle animations, but they have a vast and interesting lore. I currently have a human warlock and a human paladin. I think they are more what I consider traditional fantasy. You know, knights, maidens, kingdoms and wars - all that. It's sometimes really nice to just role play something that isn't too much fantasy.
I rolled Zyrai because I wanted to see the Goblin starter zone. I also love their character models but not their casting animations, thus why I chose to roll a warrior. I wasn't really considering to level her up, but then - it made BOOM and I was in love with her. She kind of developed herself on the flow.I like the idea of a Goblin who is incredibly bad at math and accounting, has no idea how to make a good deal, but knows how to swing a sword. She's a warrior, ready to have a rage fit at the most inconvenient situations. She loves to haggle, but seldom makes any profit. A soldier with a code of honor and a wish to protect those she loves. She is an embarrassment to her family but a joy to hang out with to her friends.
So yeah, those are my current active characters. I think I got a bit off track... /shrug, I'm tired.
Edited by Quixx on 9/21/2012 1:57 PM PDT