Although I plan on starting a Worgen Priest when Cataclysm hits I couldn’t resist checking out all of the new changes that were implemented in WoW with the shattering patch a few days ago. Having avoided the beta completely, I was incredibly curious to see how the original zones had been overhauled so I figured I’d start a new alt and take a peak. Thus Gourkil (yeah, I know it sounds like something out of He-Man) the Undead Hunter was born. Or unborn. Or died. Or whatever.
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I was rummaging around through my collection of MMO screenshots tonight and had an odd thought: most of my toons have been, y’know, pretty cool looking. I know, I know what your thinking (“but Gordon your awesome and just ooze fashion from every pore so why is this at all surprising to you?”) and yeah, you might be right, but I’m a humble chap and never really considered it before. I just kinda figured my avatars were all plain and dull and never actually appreciated their aesthetic appeal or innate Fonzy-esque style before. But scrolling through all those folders has revealed a few hidden gems of kitsch, unashamed masculine beauty.
I recently resubscribed to Everquest 2 and decided to start a new character, an Ogre called Scarscream (that’s ‘Scar-scream’ not ‘Scars-cream‘… although either way works). He’s a Shadowknight although I intend to betray him to a Paladin but stay over at Freeport (any class can play on any faction on Nagafen) thus meaning I can bum around with old friends whilst feeling slightly ’special’. However, I was looking through my character selection screen when I noticed something…odd…
My first Ogre, the Vanilla Gorilla, Shadowknight of Darathar, now residing on Venekor until the upcoming server merge.
Clubosaurus. How he’d get his name? Hint: he likes to club people. Member of the Fat Asian Four guild on Nagafen.
Blane. Battle Cleric. Holy as hell and popular with the ladies.
Mantooth, the Legendary Berserker/Guardian of Nagafen, soon to come out of retirement. I’ve betrayed him between about 6 times already so by my reckoning I should get a in-game reward for doing it a 7th time.
My new Shadowknight/Paladin, Scarscream.
Yes, that’s right. My name is Gordon and I have an Ogre fetish. And you know what the really creepy thing is? They all look identical…
So what exactly is it that I love about these majestic creatures? Honestly, I’m not quite sure but maybe it has something to do with towering over my enemies and smashing into the ground and then grinding them under my feet or looming over my comrades and blocking their entire view of the battleground when we fight in compact dungeons. Either way, it’s bloody good fun.
Anyone a psychiatrist?
I was feeling kinda nostalgic about EQ2 (playing for 3 years will do that to you) so I decided to look through some old screenshots. Here are some of my favourites: