Ogre is the one race I would get exited if they were adding to the game. I'm not really one for lore so I don't know how or under what circumstances this would work but oh boy I would play me some Ogres.
There are ogres that are small enough to be playable. At least there were, in Loch Modan I believe. In the RPG books, they were, on average, shorter than Tauren.
Making ones at a size to be playable is no trouble at all.
As for female ogres. True, there are none to date, but that has been true of other races in the past, such as Draenei. The masks already establish that they (probably) exist.
Honestly I think vykrul would make a way cooler race.
There's certainly precedent, Ogres/Ogre-Magi were an iconic Horde unit in Warcraft 2, the equivalent of Paladins (things were very different back then :P). Of course Thrall's New Horde doesn't have Ogres in it but it could easily happen.
Have you not played World Of Warcraft? Have you not leveled a character and fought Ogres that are not so huge that they can't fit through a door?
There are different tribes of Ogres and of different sizes.
I am amazed at the sheer amount of unimaginative people that play this fantasy game.
Last edited by Bosen; 2013-01-24 at 12:50 AM.
Tauren were actually significantly bigger and shrunken for WOW, which caused some complaining in the community.
Ogres come in many shapes and sizes as it is.
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They're too fat to fit in any gear. It'd look really silly.
One: Female Ogres do exist. A JC daily has you make a batch of, I think the jasper, because a shipment was lost on an isle full with female ogres. There are also RPG book references to it. They are kinda like female worgen- blizz cba to make em yet.
Two: Lorewise, your average ogre is slightly smaller then a Tauren. In game, Tauren SHOULD be about 30% bigger then they are portrayed. They are a giant species. However, in game mechanics, it was tried, and Tauren were shrunk simply because it wasn't fun to not enter any doorways (I love me the Vrykul Drinking Horn, takes me back to the size Tauren SHOULD be). We could easily become smaller ogre size, the size of Tauren or smaller.
Now, as for funs? I would like an option of 2 headed ogre as stated in the April's Fools. THAT would be interesting and new.
You're right we won't see them as a class, we'll see them as a race.
I agree downsizing the player ogres would be the easiest solution but why on earth would anyone want to play a mini ogre id much rather have some other race with a 2 head option that could fit thru doors.