Because I have too many alts already, I want to try a paladin, too. I was specifically thinking about remaking Ailabeth, who I haven’t played in a long long time and probably never will play again because I really, really don’t feel like running face first into the (re)learning curve in terms of healing. She’s level 80. People are pissy about healing when you’re dinky and have a valid reason for not knowing what the heck you’re doing; I don’t want to deal with how they are sure to be at level 80.
Interestingly, I used to be pretty good at healing as a disc priest (mostly compliments) but sucky as a shaman (I didn’t think I was that much different, but people hated my guts!). Maybe I’ll be middle of the road as a paladin. (Or maybe I’ll just smash things. I’m pretty sure I don’t want to tank things, ’cause people expect you to know where you’re going.)
But if I want to be Horde (and I do, since my guild and support is there), this means Ailabeth can’t be Forsaken. I also can’t be a Goblin, the race that suits my personality best. Poor girl is going to have to be either a Tauren or a Blood Elf. I just don’t know how I’m going to handle being a walking hamburger or a fashion model. (Blood elves are too pretty. It feels weird.) I totally don’t see why I can’t bribe my way into the paladin-ery as a goblin. What’s that? You actually have to possess some affinity for the Light? I like the Light! I do! Its practitioners have money! Oh, you mean I need morals? I’m sure I can acquire those with enough capital. You’re lookin’ at me funny. What’d I say?
I will probably go blood elf, because I can’t imagine Ailabeth going from Forsaken to Tauren. It’d be awkward, you know? That, and OMFG I hate Mulgore. I call it Mulbore, while simultaneously apologizing to any Tauren fan who believes Mulgore is pretty. When I’m a nooblet who can’t even ride something, I always feel like I am going to be running. Forever. That quest giver in the distance is a mirage.
Also, I have to wonder why, oh why, did they build their city at the top of those bluffs? I would not want to be the seven hundred pound creature tasked with trying to build or fix a rope bridge.
I further advance the theory that Tauren are not as earth-friendly as they seem to be. Why? Thunder Bluff is almost entirely built in wood. Mulgore’s been stripped of trees, except along the edges. Coincidence? I think not.
Question: why are there no blind Tauren? Answer: they all fell off Thunder Bluff.
Fun Fact: When talking about astrological signs, I once caught myself saying, “I’m Tauren.”