This is my 3rd entry in the 30 days of WarCraft series of articles.
This answer may surprise some of you, given that Garwulf has, and always will be, a Night Elf.
My favorite race is Dwarf.
So why did I roll a Night Elf..?
After deciding on a hunter, then choosing to bat for the Alliance, I then had to narrow it down to Night Elf or Dwarf. At the time, I liked the look of the night elves, plus their starting area seemed like it would be more interesting to me. I played with the dwarf creation screen for a bit, but none of the looks did it for me. When I settled upon Garwulf’s look, it just felt right. I paid no mind to racial abilities or min/maxing — it was all about what I liked.
After playing the game for awhile, the dwarven race started to grow on me. I was amused by their animations, I liked their humorous emotes, and I thought their capitol city of Ironforge was just amazing.
Dwarves are also responsible for what I feel are the most interesting and entertaining quests. They’re arguably the most colorful race, so this only makes sense. 😉
Within a few months, I rolled a new hunter — a dwarf hunter.
This new character was to be my supreme hunter. After having played a hunter for a few months, I figured it’d be a blast going back up through the levels – especially now, since I’d be doing things the right way.
I chose to make him an engineer, as I thought it would not only be a fun profession, but an invaluable one for battlegrounds, and much better than Garwulf’s leatherworking.
Garwulf had always been a Beast Master, which was a pretty weak spec back in vanilla. My dwarf, on the other hand… he was going to dominate PvP, so I specced him MM for maximum burst.
I got him into BGs right away so that he could start grinding ranks and amassing some juicy PvP gear.
My dwarf hunter ended up pretty much becoming my main. So, what happened to him..?
Not too long before TBC was released, Blizzard decided to buff Beast Mastery. I hopped back on Garwulf and was amazed at his new power. I’ll never forget how my wolf solo-murdered a decently geared pally in my guild while dueling outside Ironforge. BM was just slightly overpowered at that time. Needless to say… I took on a newfound interest in Beast Mastery. 😉
Given that I must have a little bit of role player in me, I decided to start playing my Beast Master again (i.e., Garwulf), rather than respec my dwarf hunter. Garwulf was also much better geared, and already at max level. He was much better poised to hit Outland than my level 55 dwarf, so… I ended up picking up where I left off with Gar — leaving my dwarf hunter to warm a barstool in Ironforge.
I haven’t forgotten about him entirely though… At various times over the past few years I have hopped on to play him now and again. I can’t say if I’ll ever get him to max level, but he’s having fun in Northrend right now. 😉
So there ya have it… Dwarf!