As the more alert amongst you may have spotted already, the paid race change service that everyone and their tennis partner said would never happen… happened. And I finally got to realise a long-held ambition…
CALLI IS A GNOME!
Let’s just count the good points.
1. She’s a Gnome!
2. 5% more intellect, that’s 29,500 mana self buffed, friends and neighbours! She’s one helluva smart gnome!
3. She’s as cute as a button!
4. Reaching your keys under the sofa has never been easier.
5. Smaller target!
6. Extra humiliation factor when she slaughters horde Tauren!
7. She’s a Gnome!
8. Groovy dance!
9. Squeaks when hit in combat!
And now the bad points.
1. No more human racials, might actually have to get a pvp trinket now.
2. There is no 2!
While we’re on the subject of race changes, Galadan’s had a complete makeover too.
Now there’s a fine figure of a Dwarf if ever you saw one. The changes are more than skin deep, however. Galadan has also changed spec. After being Holy for five years, I finally gave up trying to heal 5 man instances on him effectively. He’s a great Main Tank healer, but in any instance where the entire group takes damage at the same time, which is like, every frikkin’ instance in the game, trying to keep everyone alive was making him so stressed his hair fell out. So Galadan has crossed to the Dark Side and is now lolret. Or is that retlol? And should it be capitalised? I can never remember.
You may recall this post where Galadan dabbled briefly in the waters of Retribution Cove and Protection Bay, before hastily retreating to the calm and serene safety of Holy Valley. Well that was before Wrath of the Lich King and the big changes to Retribution. And let me tell you, Retribution is actually more interesting than watching paint dry now. You can still pop a Seal, Judge, autoattack and go make some coffee while you wait for the bad guy to die, but that’s so 2005, darlings. Yes, I know, late to the party again, so sue me. I missed the Retribution train when it boarded at LOL Central early in Wrath, but that means I also missed the “To the ground, baby!” phase, and now that Ret seems to be nicely settled I thought rather than just retire Galadan completely until Paladin healing in 5 mans wasn’t so stressful, I’d have a go at Retribution.
And it rocks.
The best part is, in Wintergrasp, thanks to the utter carnage that Ret Pallies wreaked early in Wrath and despite my being completely inept where pvp is concerned, people see a ginger-bearded Dwarf Paladin with a massive two-hander running towards them, screaming incoherently at the top of his lungs and they… run away. Try it yourself, it’s hilarious.