Purposely hunt them down and dance on their corpses.
Roll as a High Elf
Can't wait to slay a High Elf as a Horde
Purposely hunt them down and dance on their corpses.
My main concern with playable High Elves is that they are much too close to an existing playable race.
The only way I would support their addition is if it's part of a much broader package of minor races (minimum of 4, possibly much more). Alone I just don't think they have enough to distinguish themselves from Blood Elves to merit being a playable race in their own right.
Minor races would share a starting area with an existing race, may have cosmetic adjustments to racial abilities (ie Broken get "Blessing of the Elements" instead of "Blessing of the Naaru"), and perhaps slightly different class options. Mechanically, High Elves would be considered a variation of humans rather the Blood Elves, which might seem a bit odd on the surface but I think it's for the best. It would avoid the odd situation of the Alliance gaining access to a set of Horde racial abilities without the Horde gaining access to a set of Alliance racials, and it would grant Humans a subrace that would otherwise be difficult to come up with.
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That's not to say I don't like your idea; in fact is very attractive and something that would alow even more character customization for players, but I think that the issue specific to high elves has a simpler solution.
If Alliance got high elves, what race would the Horde get to balance them out? And I would stay Horde anyways, for my guild and friends.
I know they would be pretty close to Blood Elves so it probably wont happen. But if it did, I would definitely roll one.
Why do people keep insisting on Ogres anyway? Their role has been really minor.
inb4 i would quit wow
but seriously i am more interested more in things like Naga, Demon hunters, Ethereal as playable races vs High elves. To me high elves "hybrids" so to speak between blood elves and night elves ie a high elv would be more attuned to magic vs night elves that are attuned to nature while blood elves are attuned to just arcane. That's my opinion and my feel for the races vs actual lore involved so don't scream at me for being wrong...but I see nothing special of a High Elv
The best way to add HElves is for BElves to go "neutral". That way the two races can share the same model, just with different eye colors.
However, this leaves the Horde with 7 possible races (Orc, Troll, Tauren, Undead, BElf, Goblin, Houjin Pandaren) and the Alliance with 8 possible races (Human, Dwarf, Gnome, NElf, Draenei, Worgen, Tushui Pandaren, HElf).
Looking at that, the easiest solution would be "just give Horde another race, like Ogres." However, having observed the community here since Cata beta, and the WoW community in-game since AQ, that's an impossible option. If Alliance got a reskin of BElves, and Horde got a brand spanking new race, there would be outcry larger than when we heard of Theramore being destroyed. This wouldn't be something Blizz can write off as "storytelling" and "you'll get revenge later." This would be clear evidence of bias when adding a new race.
The other, more palatable option is for the Alliance to field a race of their own to go neutral. This way both sides would gain a race, and "lose" a race. The problem, no Alliance race really holds any inkling of rebellion.
Human - Obviously all despise Orcs and Forsaken.
Dwarf - Bronzebeards and Wildhammers are firmly allied with the Alliance, and the Dark Irons have had bad dealings with the Old Horde.
Gnome - Have a deep and old rivalry with the Goblins.
NElf - Orcs are currently destroying their homeland, BElves have bad blood with them, Maiev's faction despise all non-NElves.
Draenei - Still haven't fully forgiven Orcs for Draenor, Suspicious of the Undead and Blood Elves.
Worgen - "Deploy the Plague," enough said.
Until Blizz starts dropping hints at an Alliance race (or faction within a race) willing to break ranks and join the Horde, it seems High Elves are doomed to be NPCs forever.
P.S. I think Draenei or Dark Iron Dwarves would be the most plausible candidates in the near future. The former going neutral rather than betraying, the latter would bloodilly betray.
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Got a big feeling you're pretty late on that.inb4 i would quit wow
OT: I would be a kinda irked, mostly cause I play on RP realms, and the last time we got new elves it was basically ONLY elves for the next three years. And 80% of those elves were fucking obnoxious.