While getting sucked into a fantasy world isn’t exactly a new plot device, it did cause Ashley to ask me a question - a question I then in turn posed to other people we knew: If you were to find yourself in the world of World of Warcraft, what race/class/profession would you want to be? with the caveat that you can dual class.
While most people answered almost instantaneously (and almost always as some sort of elf healer and/or fighter), I found the question to be one that I needed to ruminate on for an extended period of time. In fact, Ashley initially asked this question about a week or two ago, and I have just gotten around to having a mostly firmly answer.
If the laws of in-game reality don’t reflect in-game lore (see below), the answer would be simple: Troll Death Knight Warlock. Trolls, Death Knights, and Warlocks all have kick-ass style. Trolls have been my favorite Warcraft race/species since Warcraft II and I’ve loved Dark Knights since Final Fantasy II/IV. Further, Trolls have amazing powers of regeneration (no limb - no problem!); and the Death Knight-Warlock combo allows you to heal others, wield the elements of ice and fire, and summon/raise armies of demon and undead minions.
But, if you take a look at the realities of each of those inside the lore of Warcraft, the outlook is not good. Trolls seem to have the shortest lifespan of any playable race, abet only a few years shorter than humans. Death Knights are, well, undead (and potentially susceptible to rot) and Warlocks are quite literally and figuratively playing with fire. The fel magic in which they practice is both addictive and corrosive, to the body, mind, and soul…
I picked a Dranei Druid Hunter (if dual classing, who did leatherwork and something I don’t remember right this second. For real life it wouldn’t be skinning like it was in game for my hunter. I don’t think I could do it, but who knows what one can do when they need to.
So if were dragged into Azeroth, who would you be?