Last week I tweeted this:
To clarify, I don’t feel guilty about playing a gnome or anything like that, just unfulfilled. Race is literally the first thing you are asked to define about your character when you create it. It informs where you fit in the world. (Class is how you fit.)
For years I’ve tried to encourage people to play gnomes (or at the very least, to treat gnome players with more respect)
I saw huge potential in the race, and believed that at some point that potential would be relized in the game world, but I don’t think I feel that way anymore. I still think the potential is there, but I don’t think anything is going to come of it. I’ve lost the faith.
I hope this is just a temporary feeling. Right now I feel like I should be warning people away from gnomes rather than encouraging them.
“No story here, look elsewhere for a race that exists”