Why do I have Gnome Pride? Why do am I annoyed when people make fun of gnomes?
I consider my self an above average intelligence person. I’m of average-ish height. For some reason I feel personally slighted when people make fun of gnomes. Most people I dismiss. But when someone that works at Blizzard makes fun of gnomes, it really irks me. I’m not sure why. Maybe it’s because I’ve played off and on the same Gnome as my main for 10 years. I’ve invested a lot of time in to the game through that character.
I play a warrior. As a player my character can never be the hero of the day, but I have no surrogate in the story. If you play an orc Shaman, there’s Thrall. None of the Warriors in game do I feel like my character can relate too. All the Gnome NPCs are so busy being engineers (Mekkatorque included) that none of them seem to have time to be Mages, Rogues, Warriors, etc. Professions in Warcraft define very little about your character except maybe which mount they ride.
We’re coming off a World of Orccraft expansion (featuring Draenei), and are about to roll in to a World of Elfcraft expansion, and I know there is never going to be a World of Gnomecraft expansion. I feel like admitting it will make it come true, but I already know it’s true, so no harm admitting it right?
The Legion announcement left me a little deflated. It has a lot of cool stuff in it, but I was having such wonderful time imagining about what else next expansion could have had in it.
Playing a gnome is like being at a 7 course dinner, and while everyone else keeps getting different things to eat, for some reason they give you a salad for every course. I see appetizers, entrees, and desserts, but they aren’t for me, I have to order off the kids menu.
Hearthstone was the best we were ever going to get it with Goblins vs Gnomes, and we still got second billing.
I made the @SiccoThermaplug twitter handle to make noise for more gnomes in Warcraft. I really enjoy doing Sicco and am not going to stop. I created the account with the idea that others like @Gnomeregan4ever or @HTMekkatorque would have more to say if there was a foil around for them to batter around. I’m still going to do that, but I feel like I need to admit to myself that it is not going to work.
I’m not sure what the point (if any) of this rant is, but there it is.