Love this! Great idea for the Dwarf druid! According to lore there are dwarf druids in the Wildhammer clan. I guess there are too few of them to be a playable race. Plus, they can't really let dwarves have all the classes
I would too, but my GF plays D&D and gnomes can be druids, they just turn into the animal form with no racial customization. Actually now that I think of it, WoW gnome cat form would be the Fluxfire feline.
I couldn't see a gnome druid being full robot though, druids require an acceptance and embrace of the natural cycle of life. Which is why dwarf and gnome druids are really far fetched. I could see a gnome making some gadgets to go with his form, but I don't think a druid robot would work.
Whoa, tell your girlfriend to relax. Women, seriously >_>
But anyways, I said gnome and dwarf druids are unlikely. Not impossible. Goblins accepted shamanism and cooperation with the natural elements into their culture, giving us goblin shamans. Are the goblins made of metal? No, do they use unnatural tools to perform shamanistic abilities? Yes. I could see gnomes being druids, I can see their forms having metal tools on them to "enhance" their druidic abilities. But I can't see the forms being made completely of metal. This was all I was trying to point out.
Blizzard's made leveling super, super easy. The current top level in the game is 90, and there's a few ways to get a toon to level 90 in 3 days. But there's several ways to speed leveling up, in the next patch that's coming out in about 2 weeks Blizzard is going to offer a potion you can buy at the Blizzard store that increases experienced gained by 100%, this potion also stacks 5 times. If you have a buddy they can give you a refer a friend account which increases experience gained by 50%, BoA gear also increases experience gained by 40% plus an extra 5% experience if you join a guild, and an extra 10% experience gained if you decide to play a pandaren.
Adding everything up you can have 675% increased experience, killing 1 npc in a lvl 1 will get you about 4-5 levels. With all that experience boost you could have a lvl 90 toon in about 3 days. And if you still think this will be a lot of work you can google honorbuddy which is a world of warcraft bot. It basically turns your toon into an npc and will quest for you while you sleep or go do life's businesses. The only issue with botting is that it is against the game rules and if you abuse it, it could result in temporary account bans. But a good 50% of the game community does use botting, as long as you use a bot to level and you don't flaunt it around you'd be ok.
Thanks for clearing up the worgen druid cat/wolf...thing! I've also noticed the tendency of fan artists to draw worgen cats with a distinctly lion-ish flavor. By putting the tauren and worgen forms side by side, your illustration really highlights the differences in head and body structure. It would be neat to see the other forms (bear/travel) side by side as well!
Maybe you could show the size difference (if there is one) between the alliance and horde travel forms as they are now, and then show what you think the blood elf and dwarf versions could look like? Maybe they wouldn't even have to be deer-like! I enjoy your creative ideas about the non-druid races. ^_^
Well, I'm looking into making a chart for bear form, but if I did deer form with the type of artist (and person) I am if I made travel form models for blood elves and dwarves I would have to make a model for night elves, worgen, tauren, and trolls and completely separate each model with the racial characteristics. I would also have to completely rework the deer model to make it look like a real deer and not the sad excuse of a dog with antlers that blizz dumped on our poor druids.................. actually... that kinda sounds like fun >.>
Actually blizzard did the work for me The wolfish features are there, they're just hard to pick out if you don't know what to look for. But you also have to know the facial features of a lion compared to other cat. Looking at the gray worgen druid model also helped, that's the color I picked for the model above.