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Magezi
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I just can't decide between the two.

Human Mage

+ looks better
+ better starting area
- bad racials

Gnome Mage

+ best alliance mage class
+ good racials
- ugly
- small (I still don't know if Classic uses old or new height models and running animation)

In the long run, I want to make a human warrior main so if I roll human mage now, I will have 2 humans which kinda bugs me. Can you guys convince me to roll gnome? They are just better because of +5% intelligence and escape artist.

Thanks in advance.

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Topic starter Posted : 31/07/2019 5:49 am
Apol
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All the ugly armour won't look as bad on a gnomes as a human because it's smaller, also great beards

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Posted : 31/07/2019 6:01 am
Nyxt
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Humans are boring, gnomes are kinda cool!
Plus you can hide behind bushes LoL

Gnomes are great mages because 5% int is amazing and cant be beat!
Ironforge is the best capitol!

I just think it will be hard to convince you considering most of the things you are saying is preference and opinion except for the racials part.
I would go what you will enjoy in the long run.
I am rolling a warlock the first time in classic and census says go orc over undead but I just cant say no to undead.
I like everything about undead, starting area, looks, lore...orcs are alright but wont be able to stare at them once i get to MC BWL...
And not a fan of the orc feel and style...

So I say human since you love them and will deal with your mage for a long time.
Forcing yourself to be a gnome may not make you happy in the long run.
But then again maybe gnomes will grow on you! Eek

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Posted : 31/07/2019 6:08 am
Zanthir
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If you don't like the look of gnomes, 5% int won't make up for you staring at his/her backside for hundreds of hours. Personally I prefer gnome mages' aesthetic, but I see why many don't.

Enjoying your character is far more important that min/maxxing that little bit extra.

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Posted : 31/07/2019 6:10 am
Mythric
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Some ppl think that mage clothing looks ugly, so on gnomes the robes are smaller and it looks less bad 😀

I'd personally go human mage, because:

There is a similar dilemma for warlocks. And if you compare the advantage of gnomes between these classes, the gnome is WAY better for warlock and just a bit better for mage. Humans can benefit from their racials as mages and have almost no benefit as warlocks. Because warlocks already can detect stealth and mostly generate mana from their skills, so human spirit buff is less useful for them. I know it might make sense only if you want to make both a mage and a warlock, but maybe that'll help you out a bit. Also I think human disadvantage will be less noticeable in PvP, and you can even detect rogues better.

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Posted : 31/07/2019 6:10 am
Apol
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Don't forget that gnomes look great on the saber mounts

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Posted : 31/07/2019 6:21 am
Magezi
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How difficult is it for gnomes to get another mount? I HATE these robot birds. I read it has something to do with faction reputation?

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Topic starter Posted : 31/07/2019 6:46 am
Apol
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Yes you have to be exalted with another race, which isnt too hard with Classic since it will be the 1.12 with the cloth turn ins for rep

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Posted : 31/07/2019 6:50 am
Alnir
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This is a classic case of denial. You say you are considering gnome, but let's be real, are you really? Stick with your instincts! I don't think gnomes are for you and no one here is going to offer you anything that will change the way you feel about them. - a painful truth is always better than a lie, my friend Razz
Look at how mighty my hooman priest looks below. Do you want this in a gnome body? - I certainly don't. Mr. Green

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Posted : 31/07/2019 6:56 am
Nyxt
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This is a classic case of denial. You say you are considering gnome, but let's be real, are you really? Stick with your instincts! I don't think gnomes are for you and no one here is going to offer you anything that will change the way you feel about them. - a painful truth is always better than a lie, my friend Razz
Look at how mighty my hooman priest looks below. Do you want this in a gnome body? - I certainly don't. Mr. Green

Omg dont say that! Imagine a gnome priest! I know you would try it! Plus now you would be any to actually have a 40 man gnome raid and actually be viable! imagine 40 gnomes attacking Rag! Rag would stop fighting because he would not know who or where he was be attacked by LOL

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Posted : 31/07/2019 7:12 am
Magezi
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The problem is... although I think gnomes are ugly, human mages are too muscular to be mages...and I hate the dress-like leg armor they have. Furthermore, I imagine it would be fun to play a tiny gnome that deals massive amounts of damage.

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Topic starter Posted : 31/07/2019 7:44 am
couchatron
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The problem is... although I think gnomes are ugly, human mages are too muscular to be mages...and I hate the dress-like leg armor they have. Furthermore, I imagine it would be fun to play a tiny gnome that deals massive amounts of damage.

It's funny how so many of base 99% of our decisions on playing dress up LoL

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Posted : 31/07/2019 7:46 am
Majora
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Just choose what your gut says to you. Remember that you have to look to your model and since you're no fan of gnome aesthetics you probably might go human. Maybe you can lvl both races to lvl 20 for the coming weeks and see what you like best. Maybe Gnome isn't that bad either for you. You'll never know.

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Posted : 31/07/2019 8:39 am
Xardon
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Personally, I would never roll a race if I didn't like the appearance.

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Posted : 31/07/2019 9:03 am
Magezi
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Thanks guys. The problem is I don't find gnomes ugly in a way that it would prevent me from rolling one. I just like the appearance of humans more. However, I don't hate gnomes enough respectively I don't like humans enough to make a clear decision. I think I will wait for some kind of divine inspiration, lol

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Topic starter Posted : 31/07/2019 10:01 am
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