TLDR: I honestly, truely want to change my Night Elf Druid into a Worgen… But I’m having a few hiccups.
I’ve had my Druid as a Night Elf since he was first created, and it’s hard to let go of that. How do I move on?
Lore wise/RP wise how do you go from being a master Druid of thousands of years old, with all the wisdom and battle experience to being a Druid of 5 years? It’s kind of a step backwards as far as personal head cannon goes.
Racials… Shadowmeld > Dark Flight.
My Trial character’s Worgen bear form doesn’t have pupils… I’ve tried messing with the graphics, but it’s just the glow effect with no actual pupil… Looks weird. Iv’e tried all the other tints, but nothing changes. My cat form has pupils… What’s the deal?
How do you gain Gilnean rep as a L120?
Hey, so I’ve been thinking about changing my NE druid over to a Worgen recently. The Gilneans are my favourite race in the game, and I really love Genn as a character, and I’m super happy that he’s finally in the spotlight more. Legion and BFA have been great for him.
However, I have a few issues that come up every time I go to purchase a race change. Here they are, and maybe you guys can help me through this. (or maybe I don’t really want to change? I don’t know… Lets talk about it.)
The first issue I have is that I’ve been playing this game for the better part of 13-14 years now. I came into the game half way through Vanilla, and my Druid was my third ever character created. He is the only character that I have never deleted or changed in any way. In my eyes, he’s been the same way since day 4 of me playing this game.
I’ve changed his name (which I’ll be changing back to what I had it originally. Yes, I saved the name) and he’s been a Tauren for about 8 months when I played Horde, but when I transfered him back to Ally, I made him the same way he was before changing him over. It’s hard to drop all that. Every other character was either deleted and re-created in the early years, or I’ve never hesitated to race change them. (some several times… This mage for example has been race changed 6 times. Never once thought anything of it.)
The second issue I have is all about the Druid lore and my own personal RP/Head cannon for my character.
NE’s are arguably the most powerful Druids in lore. (It’s not really arguable… They actually are. It’s kind of fact.) and I have a little back story for my character. (Even though I don’t RP, it’s kind of cool to think of what my character was before I created him.)
So switching him to a Gilnean who’s only been a formal Druid since Cata (which in game lore time is only about 5 years.) and has only lived for 20-60 years compared to my NE who’s been a proper Druid for thousands of years… It’s kind of… a step back?
Third issue is the racial. Shadowmeld is just too OP. Especially in open world content. I can just run through any number of mobs, and when I get to where I’m going I just vanish and drop all my aggro. It’s also great when another player will kite their mobs into me while I’m AoEing, and I can just ditch them all and watch all the mobs run after him. As a Worgen, I can’t do that. I do get an extra speed boost however… But it doesn’t stack with travel form so… How worth it is it really?
The fourth and final thing that I’ve come to learn (as of last night) is that on my L110 trial Worgen Druid the bear form eyes are all messed up. They don’t have pupils. I think they’re supposed to, but mine doesn’t. The glow effect is there, but it’s just a “hollow” eye. My cat form has pupils. I’ve tried different skin tints to see if it was just the one I was using, but it seems to be on every skin tint for the Worgen bear form. Not sure if this is supposed to happen, or a bug, or a graphics thing. I’ve messed with all the graphic settings and nothing brings the pupils to the surface.
With all that whining about not wanting to change to a Worgen… I really do love the Gilnean race. They’re my favourite in the game, and I have several Worgen already and I love them. I just for some reason have an attraction to my Night Elf Druid that I can’t seem to shake.
Ps. How does one go about getting Gilnean rep at L120? I know they’re coming out with heritage armor soon and my other Worgen are already exalted, so I’m not worried about them… But my Druid is only honored.