Since I got my blizzcon tix I started thinking about going in costume to the convention.
I thought immediately about what really impressed me with WoW. It was this cinematic. In particular, I wanted to roll a Druid from seeing that cool Night Elf shapeshift while running. Way too cool!
She’s got a very cool set of gear, and even though in the cinematic she melees out of form (duh!) dressing in homage to her was the immediate choice.
Except she’s a night elf.
I switched to horde long ago. Plus I have a nifty horde symbol necklace my friend made for me!
So what to do, what to do? Blood elf was the next choice: normal skin color and hair (although blonde), decently fun(ish) costume, and of course horde.
It just didn’t feel right though. Nevermind that belfs are total waifs. Night elves have a more athletic build, if still unrealistic. Forget that I’m more druidy than hordey, and stupid Belfs can’t be Druids. That’s a whole different rant.
Then I started flipping through artwork and cinematic and found this: lament of the highborne. Wow. First of all, I recognized the song as the one you hear when you turn in a quest to Sylvanas. Pretty freakin neat to begin with. Secondly, I had no recollection of her story. I didn’t even realize the highborne were elf ghosts. But yeah, check the ears. Really cool story: she was killed an then raised by Arthas!
Which brings me to awesome reason number three: Sylvanas is a night elf forsaken. She has all the elements I liked about the night elf idea, but horde and cool beyond that even. Her own story, a name, and a neat prop in the form of that necklace.