My, You’re A Tall One!

Posted: 28 October, 2009 in Mage, Paladin, Wrath of the Lich King
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My, you're a tall one!

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…


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!

Gnomegeddon, you better watch out, Larissa’s got competion now!

While we’re on the subject of race changes, Galadan’s had a complete makeover too.

Get yer coat, you've pulled.

Get yer coat, you've pulled.

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.

  1. Larísa says:

    Wow, that’s GREAT news! A very wise choice indeed. You had it inside you all the time, didn’t you?
    Welcome home!

  2. Calli says:

    Inside every frustrated human there’s just an excitable gnome trying to get out! 🙂

  3. Klepsacovic says:

    The only screaming and running I ever see from dwarfs is them screaming in pain and running away. Lok’tar!

  4. Calli says:

    You forgot “Ogar”! 🙂

  5. redux says:

    On the one hand i’m saddened and disappointed (and come cataclysm you will miss your rep abilities!)

    On the other hand: DOOOORF 😀

    Welcome home my Dwarven brother. (now i finally know who sarched for “dwarf female breasts” and ended up on my site)

  6. Kurnak says:

    Noooooooooooooo!!! The sexy Calli is no more!! YOU MONSTER!!!
    And about Galadan… you have a very forgotten dorf hunter still in TG, I say it’s time to clean the webs he has in his beard and put him to work again!

  7. gnomeaggedon says:

    Hey Baaaby…


    Hot Gnomidy Gnome!

    Gnomeaggedon might have to come woo you…

  8. jong says:

    Does Escape Artist work differently from Every Man for Himself?

    I just did a horde –> alliance transfer and I regret choosing human. They are boring.

    • Calli says:

      Escape Artist just removes snares and roots. Every Man for himself is effectively a pvp trinket, it does everthing that escape artist does, plus it breaks stuns, mind control, polymotph etc. Best racial ever.

      • Larísa says:

        Yeah, Everyman for himself >Escape artist, but this doesn’t mean that humans > gnomes. Humans are UGLY. Period. Some players claim that horde are ugly. But I tell you: then they’ve never seen a human character. They look like plastic dolls. Empty of any kind of life or personality whatsoever. Especially the females. /shiver
        Boring Jong. Yeah, boring beyond anything you could imagine.

  9. Hinenuitepo says:

    Grats on the change, Calli!

    I admit, at least one of my toons will be furry come Cataclysm! 🙂

    Also, just wanted to stop by a few dps blogs and invite you to do the dps version of Miss Medecina’s Circle of Healing questionnaire. I enjoyed the responses and interaction, so I succumbed to copy cat mode. If you feel like doing it, fill it out either in comments on my ‘death grip of dps’ post or here, and I’ll try to link to you!


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