Mechagnome Love Thread 🥰

None of that impacts the actual player race in terms of quality, that’s all world building. I think it’s great that Gnomes have finally gotten some story and development.

My issue with Mecha-gnomes is that the base gnome model has simply been hacked together with mechanical bits. The arms and legs look great, but you can’t even transmog armor over them, which doesn’t help the fact that the base Gnome model is hard to transmog with due to texture compression. The head options are a little lackluster and the racials aren’t terribly interesting, they’re just good. There’s also only like 3 options for feet and hands each… Compared to the potentially hundreds (and increasing) transmog options for those slots.

Vulpera at least got a complete texture, several interesting racials and can still transmog everything. They were also highly requested, unlike Mecha-gnomes. They feel like an actual, separate race and not just a subset of an existing core race, unlike many of the other Allied Races.

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Yea, but to be fair a lot of the people who were requesting other races were so darn hostile about mechagnomes that they made it so they pretty much weren’t deserving their request honored. Many people asking for other things were bullying the mechagnome fanbase, inventing hate memes that were propogated by many and spreading many horrible ideas about mechagnomes and their fans. Mechagnomes may not be as popular, but at the fanbase that they do have has been overall civil and chill people.

Vulpera at least got a complete texture, several interesting racials and can still transmog everything. They were also highly requested, unlike Mecha-gnomes. They feel like an actual, separate race and not just a subset of an existing core race, unlike many of the other Allied Races.

Almost as if they should have been a core race instead of an allied race. What we should have gotten as the goblin AR was gilgoblins.

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Yes, Yes. A thousand times, yes!

I want to play a Kelfin so badly! -sob-

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And by no means are we saying Vulpera are a trash race(unlike some other AR groups I won’t name). Wiccan is a known Vulpera lover who also loves kelfin. I am super super bias when it comes to gilgoblins, but I don’t hate vulpera. Just the circumstances and some of the people surounding their inclusion.

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Absolutely.

I have no ill-will towards the players who enjoy Vulpera, I am quite happy that they get to enjoy themselves. I do think that given the trend of ARs being variants on already established core races, the Vulpera came out of left field entirely blindsiding the status quo.

I do hold out hope for Kelfin inclusion down the line, as I have names, classes, and entire Sea World transmogs created and ready to go for them. For now I use the newer teal skin option on one of my Goblins to role-play as a Kelfin.

Hate only ever causes division and disrespect, and I have no hate for the Vulpera. I just want to enjoy playing a fish goblin too!

:four_leaf_clover:

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I greatly contend this viewpoint. The model is exceptionally well put together and the animations are amazing!

I wouldn’t change it myself. To each their own I suppose.

This I will actually agree with. I do very much want them expanded!

I disagree immensely here! Especially since they’re buffing the Combat Analysis soon!

Some of the best racials Alliance has!

I do think these should be expanded. We’ll keep asking and see what the AR pass does for us.

oooo Please share!

Hmm… maybe I should ask that in the Kelfin thread. lol

Exactly! Division is useless.

Let us all help each other to play what we want to play and find our enjoyment!

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Sure!

:four_leaf_clover:

    https://imgur.com/1uECxtS
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This is an excellent news! I expected a little bit more but 4 is solid enough. :slight_smile:

The future for Locutus is looking bright in Shadowlands even though he is definitely the biggest loser in my character pool in terms of prepatch changes. Locutus is designed as mostly Frost. But it’s time for him to be more versatile as Unholy just got a strength multiplying ability, not as much as Frost but just as much impactful as it.

I wonder how does Combat Analysis work while leveling as it shows in Wowhead that it grants up to 4 primary stat per stack at level 60. It takes 6 stacks to compete against a Draenei Racial. A 16 primary stat difference.

Considering how primary stats are now more significantly weighted, the difference seems okay. I will definitely consider playing Locutus a lot more often right after Kaeleis in the next expansion and will remain in the Night Fae Covenant. Locutus is designed to stack strength after all! :slight_smile:

I have Sub Rogue, MM Hunter, Demo Lock and Blood DK to level and Locutus will be next in this list. Who knows, maybe Locutus will see his glory as either 2h Frost, DW Frost, Unholy… Whichever grants him the most strength and whichever takes advantage the most of it.

EDIT: Actually, I might level my Mechagnome Dk first now when that buff goes live. I am actually conflicted now.

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When I am in this kind of situation, I stop and ask myself the following;

“Am I playing a Goblin or a Gnome? If the answer is yes, I have already won.”

:four_leaf_clover:

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I love it. Seems like a great way to rp.

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I’ve decided that I’m going to level Locutus second. Right after the Zandalari Rogue and will be the first to level in Threads of Fate.

Gonna need all the lead I can get for Maximum Obliteration. My other Dks, hunter and warlock can wait for now.

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Sounds like fun. I would imagine you are having fun with the zombie event so far?

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It was

Disappointing

Even more so when I can’t even control player controlled zombies. OR A GIANT FROSTWYRM IN DUSKWOOD.

So they have become inconvenient if anything. :frowning:

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Well. It is over in 2 days if I am not mistaken. Or unless its already over?

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It might as well be, the zombie hype is over it seems.

I am actually getting essences (why am I doing this to myself) on a voluptuous warlock for completionism.

So yea… Demo Locks are pretty fun, Magnus (The Tyrant) is so strong that it makes Gary (The Gargoyle) cry in a corner.

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I look forward to shadowlands. It seems like it will be quite an interesting expansion. Not to mention. We are going to a new plane of existance. Nearly all these places we’ve been in past expansions have been somewhere in Azeroth. Though we did go to the twisting nether and the elemental planes before. Of course there is the outland/draenor. But this is the freaking afterlife we are talking about here.

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I hope at the end of this expansion we see the mechagnomes make new technology for the alliance!

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Haha, what a pathetically sensitive community.

I’m hoping we’ll see more Mechagnomes work to bring bionics to the Alliance. Probably a vain hope in the end.

But imagine having some prosthetic options for other races designed by mechagnomes!

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