Happy Belated Canada Day, all you Canadians!
I jumped on my level 49 Draenei Goatadin (her name is Briee) yesterday after the servers came back up. She’s in one of those lowbie guilds that make you feel all superior even though you’re a noob yourself. Anyways, I was killing the insects in the Tanaris desert when someone started talking about the faction changes.
QQ. Celebration. Speculation. QQ.
When someone asked how that would happen, one of the most talkative (meaning he just wont shut up!) members said:
[guild][Talkalot]: It’s going to be like whoever is the opposing faction on the screen when you create a character.
[guild][GM]: so a human pally would be an orc pally?
[guild][Someoneelse]: so human to orc. Dwarf to trolls. Night Elfs to Blood elves. Gnomes to Undead. Draenei to tauren.
[guild][Briee]: Um, guys? I don’t think so. If you read the post it says the service will basically let you transform your toon into a roughly equivalent character of the opposing faction.
[guild][Briee]: Haha, that’s not what you said. Here’s a for example: All paladins that do the faction transfers will become Blood Elves, since they’re the only class in the Horde Faction that can be Paladins. If you want to be a Horde druid, you’ll be a Tauren. I’m assuming it’ll go by class, rather than race.
And… cue more QQ!
[guild][GM]: NO FREAKING WAY WILL MY PALADIN BECOME SOMETHING EVIL! NOT EVER! AHHH!HH!H!HH!
[guild][Briee]: So… don’t do the faction change.
So to conclude! Everyone take a deep breath. If you don’t like the race you’d be converted to if you do the faction change then don’t do it! It’s as simple as that.
So let’s break this down shall we? Again, this is my take on the Faction changes, so I could be wrong!
Paladins can only be played by Human, Draenei, Dwarf and Blood Elves.
Priests can only be played by Human, Draenei, Dwarf, Night Elves, Trolls, Undead, Blood Elves.
Shamans can only be played by Draenei, Orcs, Trolls, Tauren.
Warriors can be played by every race, expect Blood Elves.
Druids can only be played by Night Elves and Taurens.
Mages can only be played by Human, Draenei, Gnome, Trolls, Undead, Blood Elves.
Warlocks can only be played by Human, Gnome, Undead, Orc, Blood Elves.
Death Knights can be played by every race.
Let the speculation begin! And don't be afraid to share with yours truly!