I was going to skip this quest, but the people demanded it.
People have pointed out in the comments at the Escapist that Gnolls are hyena-men, not pig-men. I had no idea. Quillboars are pig-men. Murlocs are fish-men. What are kobolds? Rat-men? Then there are those serpent / mermaid guys that hang out along the coast. Are they snake-men? Or snake-mermen? Are centaurs considered horse-men, or does something have to be bipedal before it can be considered a *-man hybrid? Tauren are clearly cow-men, but unlike other hybrids they are “human” sized. (Although, I guess it’s because cows are already pretty big.) Certainly Worgen are wolf-men, but they’re not a proper species, being the result of a curse. (Can worgen have babies? With humans? Or each other? And would the babies be humans or “pure” worgen? Actually, let’s not answer this, I don’t want to encourage the roleplayers in Goldshire.)
I’ll note that WoW doesn’t seem to have cat-people or fox-people yet, which seems like an obvious omission for a playable race. Maybe a few more spaceships will crash on Azeroth and we’ll get the full lineup of popular furry breeds.
I recently said:
Playing as Worgen Druid in #WoW. I’m a human that turns into a dog that rides a tiger and turns into a bear.
Not actually true, I haven’t scored the tiger mount yet. John Funk pointed out that it was a shame you couldn’t use Horde-side mounts, because then you could roll a roll a worgen hunter and be a wolf that rides a wolf and has a wolf companion.
They’ve recently added the archeologist profession to the game. I think they should add zoologist to the next expansion. That should keep people busy for a while.
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