Gnome Hunters will be a thing in WoW’s Legion

World of Warcraft’s forthcoming Legion expansion will turn gnome Hunters into a thing. And by a thing, I meant gnomes who are Hunters rather than hunters of gnomes. This is apparently a big deal, seeing as how Blizzard was compelled to post about it and a hundred-odd people were compelled to comment on said post.

Gnomes will bring with them a new mechanical pet family for the Hunter class. If you’re not a gnome, you’ll still be able to control one of these “artificial animals” thanks to a device that gnomish Engineers will construct. Blizzard says that mechanical pets will be challenging to tame, since they require the Hunter to first locate them and secondly use his Hunter abilities in “unusual ways.”

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Cyroselle
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Cyroselle

Me too! Gnome skin is terrible for rugs and tapestries however. Their skulls make cute little cup sets though!

Cyroselle
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Cyroselle

I would argue that gnomes and goblins are evenly matched in regards to engineering, they just focus on different disciplines within the profession.

Cyroselle
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Cyroselle

Honestly, I think it’s about time to just make all classes playable by all races, the classes and factions are pretty well homogenized to hell anyway, and it wouldn’t detract from the fun level at all, rather it should add to that.

Cyroselle
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Cyroselle

*clomp*clomp*clomp*clomp*
*snickt*
*vanish*
*clomp*clomp*clomp*….

Cyroselle
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Cyroselle

The gnome males do yeah, the gnome female’s dance is pretty uninspired though.

Tongle
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Tongle

Damn you are right.

dorn2
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dorn2

People keep using these words wrong.  Gnome hunters are people who hunt gnomes.

Midgetsnowman
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Midgetsnowman

Smiggins It amazes me people would take time out of their day to mock a game they dont play, but eh. I mean, shit, I dont think destiny or CoD are very fun, but that doesnt mean imma go out of my way to tell fans that, because if thats what they enjoy, then more power to em.

Midgetsnowman
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Midgetsnowman

Perfect Hero yeah guys, I mean, as we all know, the only way a game is any good is if its in 4k

Midgetsnowman
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Midgetsnowman

Tongle You forgot to call blizzard SJW apologists and post a 5 page rant about how the women are taking away your videogames.

mysecretid
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mysecretid

johnmynard 
Uh oh! You’re using actual facts on the internet! That never ends well!
Seriously, though, thanks for the “voice of reason” post.

Smiggins
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Smiggins

It amazes me people still play this game.

seemsthatway98
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seemsthatway98

Tongle ‘pander’? I don’t think that word means what you think it means.

bryanjturner
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bryanjturner

Tongle bryanjturner Perfect Hero Says the illiterate person with the shallow gene pool that didn’t even read my comment?

johnmynard
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johnmynard

For everyone complaining about not making Orc paladins or Dranei warlocks.  Let me clarify:  There is no lore related reason that Gnomes can’t be hunters, they are skilled marksmen and learn quickly, so none of the skills involved in being a hunter are beyond them.  Orc paladins are a fringe case, they largely don’t have them because their culture doesn’t include a tradition of faith in the Holy Light of Creation, barring anything else, paladin’s singular characteristic is their undeniable faith in the Light.  Asking for Dranei warlocks is like asking for Jewish Nazis.  The Dranei FLED the rise of warlocks on their homeworld.  Thousands of them have died at the hands of their former brothers and sisters.  No Dranei, without a serious crisis of faith or becoming a victim of mind control, will ever become a warlock.  EVER!

JudgeDavid101
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JudgeDavid101

I don’t care about demon hunter war-glaives just give me my robo bunny, Blizz! For Gnomeregan!

MyCatIam
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MyCatIam
MyCatIam
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MyCatIam

schlag sweetleaf mysecretid O M G L O L

slavetoguilt
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slavetoguilt

In an effort to pander more Blizzard will now allow every class and race to do whatever they like….

and two characters are LGBT.

DigitalQ
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DigitalQ

ManastuUtakata Perfect Hero /Hug  Mana!  =)

Lheiah
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Lheiah

That’s really cool, but locks rule. :p

mysecretid
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mysecretid

PurpleCopper 
Re: Gnomish Warriors. I wonder if somebody at Blizz was aiming for their version of “the brave little hobbits” … and missed?

BritoBruno
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BritoBruno

Great, now give me Orc Paladins, and Goblin Monks and i’ll be a happy person.

slavetoguilt
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slavetoguilt

bryanjturner Perfect Hero fanboi

ManastuUtakata
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ManastuUtakata

Karl_Hungus ManastuUtakata 
…bigger the target. Good to know! <3

ManastuUtakata
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ManastuUtakata

Perfect Hero 
I don’t think it’s the graphics that is being crusty here. Just saying.

Karl_Hungus
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Karl_Hungus

ManastuUtakata Karl_Hungus 
Keep hunting. I’m more of an ogre than a troll.

Syppi
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Syppi

Well that might be the first nice thing I’ve ever seen Blizzard do for Gnomes. Huh.

mysecretid
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mysecretid

SallyBowls1 

I play the SWTOR as well, so I think I hear what you’re saying, but, but I just keep imagining Gnome Hunters taking down giant demons in “Legion” with logs swung on ropes — and then dancing and singing about it afterward … jub jub! :-)

niwaar
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niwaar

Gnome hunters, but still no Draenei Warlocks? Come on Blizz wake up.

mysecretid
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mysecretid

schlag sweetleaf 
You’re a madman, schlag, but very funny. :-)

Jack Pipsam
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Jack Pipsam

Perfect Hero For a game which came out in like 2004, it’s held up pretty well.

ManastuUtakata
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ManastuUtakata

schlag sweetleaf mysecretid 
/eww! :(

ManastuUtakata
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ManastuUtakata

You better believe it!! <3

ManastuUtakata
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ManastuUtakata

Karl_Hungus 
I’ve been a troll hunter myself…. >.>

schlag sweetleaf
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schlag sweetleaf

mysecretid

SallyBowls1
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SallyBowls1

PurpleCopper TBH, there is something cool about a Gnomish DK tank dressed in black.  And them death gripping an Abomination over is incongruous.

SallyBowls1
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SallyBowls1

bryanjturner GH were hinted and and then confirmed on the 13th.  So today we got the mechanical pets, the engineering consumable and the mechanical pet capture challenges.

SallyBowls1
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SallyBowls1

mysecretid Although I have a lot less Ewok Effect since Treek the Ewok was the optimal companion in SWTOR pre 4.0. So I got see her fight a lot.

SallyBowls1
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SallyBowls1

They have done a nice job with this.  Several tweets and hints before confirming on the 13th. It seems quite popular and their post is already over 350 comments.

mysecretid
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mysecretid

Oleg Chebeneev 
Hahaha! I can see the seven-foot-tall Tauren crouching behind a bush right now. Any time anyone looks at him, he growls, “I’m hiding!!!” They say, “Yes, sir” nervously, and move along … :-)

Ranwulf Maxwell
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Ranwulf Maxwell

If Goblins can be hunters, why not gnomes?

mysecretid
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mysecretid

There’s something innately strange about Gnome Hunters. Call it the “Ewok Effect”, I suppose. :-)

bryanjturner
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bryanjturner

Perfect Hero Yeah you think that’s bad try firing up EQ2 or LotRO you wise ass.

bryanjturner
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bryanjturner

Pretty sure this was announced a week ago, the only new thing about this they announced was the new addition of Mechanical Pets.

Perfect Hero
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Perfect Hero

Look at those crusty old graphics.

blackcat7k
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blackcat7k

Hmmm… It’s like they save these race class combos as their little extra bit of crack to entice people back in.

Rheem Octuris
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Rheem Octuris

Damonvile
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Damonvile

PurpleCopper I hate little cute races, but the gnome warrior was so ridiculous I ended up making one. It was good for a lot of laughs and I regret nothing! Besides, the gnomes had the best dance of any race.

Estranged
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Estranged

I have one of each race, they hate each other’s guts.
The Orc DK pops Gnomes into his mouth like appetizers, just for fun, since he doesn’t need food.

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