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Will Mechagnomes be the Next World of Warcraft Allied Race? - MMORPG.com

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  • SBFordSBFord Former Associate EditorMember LegendaryPosts: 33,126
    Torval said:
    Creepy. Bah, both Blizzard and Suzie hate my beloved gnomes. Gnomore love for us. :(

    Same with goblins. No one loves them either and they're cute!
    Now Goblins, I love. :D

    I'm guessing if they give Mechagnomes to Allies, Horde will probably get Vulpera since they use the same model rig as Goblins. 
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  • gervaise1gervaise1 Member EpicPosts: 6,283
    edited April 24
    SBFord said:
    Waan said:
    Are they still adding races?
    They have said they will "when it makes sense". Given the heavy customization options for the NPCs currently in the game, there is speculation these horrific creatures will be added as an Allied Race. :D
    My interpretation of "When it makes sense" though is "What we think we need to do to maintain revenue".

    Whilst the more cynical part of me thinks: "When Overwatch needs a new hero - or HotS a new skin - to make more money." 

    Could be both.
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  • ceh430ceh430 Member UncommonPosts: 42
    WTF is this... i want to unsee this omg... now i won't be able to sleep for weeek at least o.O
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  • AmatheAmathe Member LegendaryPosts: 5,719
    Calling first on character name Tyrion. 
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  • MadFrenchieMadFrenchie Member LegendaryPosts: 8,483
    edited April 24
    SBFord said:
    Torval said:
    Creepy. Bah, both Blizzard and Suzie hate my beloved gnomes. Gnomore love for us. :(

    Same with goblins. No one loves them either and they're cute!
    Now Goblins, I love. :D

    I'm guessing if they give Mechagnomes to Allies, Horde will probably get Vulpera since they use the same model rig as Goblins. 
    If Blizzard does that, they're formally requesting that players bitch about Horde bias.

    Vulpera compared to....  An alternate form of a race Alliance already has, which coincidentally happens to be one of the least popular races in the game for either side.  Just the kind of genius I expect from Blizzard nowadays, though.

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  • SBFordSBFord Former Associate EditorMember LegendaryPosts: 33,126
    SBFord said:
    Torval said:
    Creepy. Bah, both Blizzard and Suzie hate my beloved gnomes. Gnomore love for us. :(

    Same with goblins. No one loves them either and they're cute!
    Now Goblins, I love. :D

    I'm guessing if they give Mechagnomes to Allies, Horde will probably get Vulpera since they use the same model rig as Goblins. 
    If Blizzard does that, they're formally requesting that players bitch about Horde bias.

    Vulpera compared to....  An alternate form of a race Alliance already has, which coincidentally happens to be one of the least popular races in the game for either side.  Just the kind of genius I expect from Blizzard nowadays, though.
    I say MORE HORDE BIAS! MOOOOOOOORE because its story so far in BfA has just been a dumpster fire o'fun. They owe Horde players for the shit show that BfA is.

    Allies don't have it much better, but, as always, they at least have the moral high ground and the shiny white robes of goodness wrapped snugly around them. :D
    MadFrenchie


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  • MadFrenchieMadFrenchie Member LegendaryPosts: 8,483
    SBFord said:
    SBFord said:
    Torval said:
    Creepy. Bah, both Blizzard and Suzie hate my beloved gnomes. Gnomore love for us. :(

    Same with goblins. No one loves them either and they're cute!
    Now Goblins, I love. :D

    I'm guessing if they give Mechagnomes to Allies, Horde will probably get Vulpera since they use the same model rig as Goblins. 
    If Blizzard does that, they're formally requesting that players bitch about Horde bias.

    Vulpera compared to....  An alternate form of a race Alliance already has, which coincidentally happens to be one of the least popular races in the game for either side.  Just the kind of genius I expect from Blizzard nowadays, though.
    I say MORE HORDE BIAS! MOOOOOOOORE because its story so far in BfA has just been a dumpster fire o'fun. They owe Horde players for the shit show that BfA is.

    Allies don't have it much better, but, as always, they at least have the moral high ground and the shiny white robes of goodness wrapped snugly around them. :D
    The bias crowd always struck me as merely subgroups within each faction who just didn't prefer the way their chosen faction has evolved.  Which is understandable, it just doesn't mean there's a coordinated effort to undermine either side.  That would honestly be detrimental for the company behind said game.

    Ahh well.  If it truly does end up Vulpera->Horde and Mechagnomes->Alliance, Blizzard deserves the backlash they get on this one, merely because it should be obvious that the Vulpera seem like a far better option between the two, both aesthetically as well as in terms of the "ooh, this is all new!" factor.

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    Probably the best way to increase the popularity of Gnomes: have Peter do a commercial for WoW playing as a Gnome that looks (and acts) exactly like himself as Tyrion.

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  • gervaise1gervaise1 Member EpicPosts: 6,283





    Probably the best way to increase the popularity of Gnomes: have Peter do a commercial for WoW playing as a Gnome that looks (and acts) exactly like himself as Tyrion.
    He wouldn't do it (based on what he has said). He doesn't "play" gnomes, dwarfs etc. he plays characters. Now OK today he doesn't need to, but that has been his stance long before GoT made him famous. And kudos to him for that.
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  • Jamar870Jamar870 Member UncommonPosts: 362
    "We are the Gnoborg, resistance is futile."
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  • MadFrenchieMadFrenchie Member LegendaryPosts: 8,483
    gervaise1 said:





    Probably the best way to increase the popularity of Gnomes: have Peter do a commercial for WoW playing as a Gnome that looks (and acts) exactly like himself as Tyrion.
    He wouldn't do it (based on what he has said). He doesn't "play" gnomes, dwarfs etc. he plays characters. Now OK today he doesn't need to, but that has been his stance long before GoT made him famous. And kudos to him for that.
    Good on him for resisting the idea that he should be typecast based solely on his physical appearance.

    No commercials for him, then!
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  • WizardryWizardry Member LegendaryPosts: 16,446
    edited April 24
    Well Mechs are the theme in Hearthstone and Blizzard has copied toe for toe  from Wow and inserted into HS so i would say this is likely a 99.9% accurate assessment.Then you can likely expect a MECH hero to purchase in HOTS and maybe a Mech map for OW.
    Then for your added pleasure some  game crossover cash shop sale.


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  • esc-joconnoresc-joconnor Member RarePosts: 1,096

    SBFord said:


    Waan said:

    Are they still adding races?


    They have said they will "when it makes sense". Given the heavy customization options for the NPCs currently in the game, there is speculation these horrific creatures will be added as an Allied Race. :D



    Apparently they found a Brewmaster event Icon for Vulpera along with all the other allied races. And some dialog about another kind of vampire highelf that sounds like part of an allied race scenario. So it looks like more are coming. Junker Gnomes seem like a better candidate for additional customization options than an allied race though. If horde are getting Vulpira Allies should get Sekrath. Both races already have all the required tech in place to be player characters it seems.
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  • AlbatroesAlbatroes Member LegendaryPosts: 6,484
    edited April 25
    I see people talking about foxes/snakes/cyborg gnomes, but vrykul are really a stretch eh? Come on blizz.....give me dem tall women.






    Probably the best way to increase the popularity of Gnomes: have Peter do a commercial for WoW playing as a Gnome that looks (and acts) exactly like himself as Tyrion.
    They tried that with the dude who played mini-me some years back.
    MadFrenchie
  • TorvalTorval Member LegendaryPosts: 19,657
    This is much more appealing to me. Notice their left arm is mechanical along with their right eye and possibly one or both legs. The dwarven race in City of Steam had two versions, one fully clockwork and the other steampunk cyborg. Before it went F2P cash shop arcade crazy it was actually a very cool steampunk world based on a PnP RPG system.



    This one is cool too. He's a steampunk @DMKano ; :lol:


    Those are dwarves but the concept would work for gnomes in WoW. It should be way less creepy and appear and look more natural. I feel like Blizz is trying to make the appearance "pop" and be attractive and it's very awkward.
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  • Vorch21Vorch21 Member UncommonPosts: 54
    Seriously.... CYBORGS ? ;(
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  • KyleranKyleran Member LegendaryPosts: 33,902
    edited April 25
    Amathe said:
    It's like the Borg assimilated the ugliest kid in fourth grade.
    Definitely no Number 7. 

    I'd rather be a Mirelurk.


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  • kitaradkitarad Member EpicPosts: 5,120
    Creepy and really not something people will play while saying "cute" .
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  • retiredmjretiredmj Member UncommonPosts: 116
    This is probably one of the stupidest things I've ever seen....

    And the fact that I would return to WoW for this makes me hate myself
  • GeezerGamerGeezerGamer Member EpicPosts: 8,767
    Remember GoBots?
    WE now we have............wait for it...........
    GnoBots...
    (You knew I was gonna say it)
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  • TheocritusTheocritus Member EpicPosts: 7,033
    They ran out of race ideas a long time ago, probably starting with the blood elf.
  • MadFrenchieMadFrenchie Member LegendaryPosts: 8,483
    Kyleran said:
    Amathe said:
    It's like the Borg assimilated the ugliest kid in fourth grade.
    Definitely no Number 7. 

    I'd rather be a Mirelurk.


    You had the opportunity to pick Macho Man Randy Deathclaw, and you went with Mirelurk.  You're hopeless!
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  • GeezerGamerGeezerGamer Member EpicPosts: 8,767
    They ran out of race ideas a long time ago, probably starting with the blood elf.
    Yeah, I never understood why Blood Elves were all female gender locked.
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  • GeezerGamerGeezerGamer Member EpicPosts: 8,767
    They ran out of race ideas a long time ago, probably starting with the blood elf.
    Yeah, I never understood why Blood Elves were all female gender locked.
    Doncha wish yer girlfriend was hot like me?
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