Changes and preparations

Right now it’s past 9 pm here and less than three hours left until midnight and Battle for Azeroth! I’ve spent the last days preparing my druid, so I’ve cleaned the bags and the bank for the first time in years, sold off stuff I don’t need, completed quests and cleared the quest log.

I have also done something else which I have thought about for a long time. I race changed my druid from troll to highmountain tauren! My druid has been a troll since the update that made trolls able to be druids 8 years ago. I was never a big fan of trolls, I just wanted to be an orange moonkin. The tauren has always been my favorite race and my first character, my warrior, was of course a male tauren. I was very excited about the highmountain tauren becoming a playable race because they are tauren, got a solid story and look like a moose with their big antlers.

I have of course completed the pre-expansion event which I have a few thoughts about. The storyline leading up to Battle for Azeroth has been interesting, but I expected more of an event like this. There hasn’t been much to do, except for the new but short questline every week and some daily quests with decent rewards for characters with low item level. This event was nothing compared to the previous pre-expansion events, my favorite being the pre Wrath of the Lich King event where you could turn into a zombie and infect other players.

I did participate in the Battle for Azeroth beta, but I’m still excited about the expansion and can’t wait to see, hear and read everyone elses reactions and thoughts about it.

Bye, the Broken Isles and Legion! I’m off to Zandalar and Kul Tiras to fight some Alliance and save Azeroth!

Are you prepared?

Troll or tauren

Male tauren and female troll, new models in Warlords of Draenor
Male tauren and female troll in WoD

I’m trying to decide which race I want my druid to be in Warlords of Draenor. It stands between female troll and male tauren. My druid was a male tauren before so it won’t be that much of a change for me going back to tauren. I race changed to troll when trolls got to be druids because I wanted to be an orange moonkin and because my guild thought the racial skill Berserking was very important.

My druid before the patch

But I’ve been thinking about changing back for a while now but I wanted to see what the new race models looked like before I decided. We got to see the tauren very early and I thought they looked amazing so I was very excited to see the new troll model but I think I had too high expectations because I was actually a bit disappointed. Right now I don’t really remember why, maybe because I’ve got used to them. But I think I hoped they would look more like the troll models from Isle of Thunder and Throne of Thunder, like High Priestess Mar’li. And I really hoped they would make them be able to wear shoes so I don’t have to see their ugly feet with the heel toenail all the time.

High Priestess Mar'li
High Priestess Mar’li

I’ve tested both races on the beta and right now I’m leaning toward male tauren because I think they look the best. They’re big, their emotes and facial expressions are good and every piece of armor will look amazing on them. But I’ll wait till the patch and try it out a little bit more before I decide.

Which race do you think I should choose? Are you planning to race change any of your characters?

Dress Up – 14. Hero

dressup I’ve been meaning to start on this challenge, created by Batinna, for a long time now but I just haven’t had time until now.

  • You don’t have to transmog the items, only wear it.
  • Buffs doesn’t count.
  • This is not a contest with a prize. This is for fun and to inspire others.

The sets I’ve made might not be a full or real transmog set because I might mix different armor types, use poor or common quality items and I might not always find items for all slots. I’ll use what I can find cheap on the auction house or items I’ve already got because I don’t have a lot of gold to spend on over-expensive items, characters who can craft items for me or time to farm.

14. Hero

Similar to the knight transmog but I really like this golden color. I got a new head, chest and belt.


  • Helm of Burning Righteousness
  • Dawnsteel Shoulders
  • Ritssyn’s Ruminous Drape
  • Heroic Judicator’s Chestguard
  • Conqueror’s Gauntlets
  • Girdle of the Lightbearer
  • Conqueror’s Legplates
  • Conqueror’s Greaves
  • The Horseman’s Blade

Through Your Interface – Day 9: Your Character’s Hometown

Your Character’s Hometown
We all have the same starting zones where we begin our various quests, but where does your character actually hail from? 

I’ve never actually created a story for my characters so this one is a little hard. But my druid was originally a tauren and I taurens are my favorite race and for me the real druids of the Horde side.

Syrco is a troll druid, her parents died when she was just a baby, they were traveling through Azeroth and were attacked. Taurens of the Bloodhoof tribe found her and raised her as one of theirs. As taurens are nomads she grew up traveling and moving between different places and seeing a lot of the world which might be why she is so adventurous and loves exploring. If her hometown is where she spent most of her time growing up, that would be Bloodhoof Village and Thunder Bluff, but one of her favorite places which now sadly is gone is the small farm they had on the coast of Silithus.

So even though she is a troll, she feels like a tauren, lives and thinks like one. The taurens have a special place in her heart.

IntPiPoMo: Cairne and Baine Bloodhoof

I am Baine, son of Cairne, now Chief of the Bloodhoof Tauren.
Never dispair, friend. The eyes of the Earthmother are upon us.
Honor the Earthmother, always. This is the way of the Tauren.
The world is torn, and our Horde allies have turned down dark paths. We must guide them. Even in the darkest hour, we will bravely hold our heads high, and honor the Earthmother in all we do.