But They’re Pretty…

My hair isn't that bad, mon!
Okay so here’s the thing.

My third 80 is Alliance, a Draenei priest to be exact. She’s guildless and hardly ever touched, which is a shame because I enjoy playing priests rather a lot. So I was thinking, why not do a faction transfer and join the rest of my 80s on the dark Horde side?

It was at this point in my musings that I came upon a dilemma.

What race would I pick?

I know which race I want to pick. I’ve been a fan of Blood Elves ever since they came out despite the amount of hate they got. They just look more polished and pretty than any of the other Horde races. They have the prettiest hair, painted toenails, and I quite enjoy their jokes and flirts. Trolls would be my second choice for non-ugly Horde race, but their hair is horrible and they don’t wear shoes.

My hair isn't that bad, mon!

The main problem for me is the stereotype of idiocy Blood Elves seem to have. I know that I myself have met plenty of bad Blood Elf players – mages and death knights with terrible names and even worse dps,  warlocks who can’t type or move out of fire, hunters who never seemed to have trained feign. I know that these types of players play all sorts of races, but when they’re a Blood Elf the idiocy seems to really leap out at people.

“The Death Knight died to the aoe again? Oh no wonder, he’s a Blood Elf.”

Does anyone else experience this type of stereotyping of Blood Elves? Should I ignore the haters and give in to my desire to have a pretty priest?

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4 Responses

  1. […] so the other day I was reading over on Pink Name where Kells was talking about belfs. Specifically about whether people who play belfs are […]

  2. I always play Blood Elves, never seem to be stereotyped, in fact, people are usually quite happy when I join their group/apply to their guild. Now, while that can be a personal thing, I’ve never experienced any “lolbelf” attitudes in PUGs, except my own, I think all male belves should die in a fire, or, gender change :p

  3. Haha “lolbelf” 🙂

    Ok so wouldn’t a male lolbelf buying a gender change just be called “admitting the obvious”?

    AFK to go find reasons to say lolbelf.

  4. lol….so when I was recruited by my friends to play wow I started out with the trial edition. What did I role? Alliance. They do look nicer…I mean If I have to stare at my characters butt all day long and look at the slouch, two towed sloth I want it to be pretty gosh dangit. My friends laughed at me because I had rolled the pretty side, and that was where all the young players were. But is this not in itself a stereo type, becaue do you really believe that there are no 12yo’s on the horde side? I think not.

    Who cares…My mains are all horde…I’ve been re-roling alts as allys to get a change of beginning scenery and quest treks.

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