The Only Gnome
Gnomes are bad. I hate them. As a general rule, when people have been scumbags to me in play (stealing ore that I fought to get to while I’m standing right there dropping the last local mob, for example), they have been gnomes. I thought that the best I could hope for from a gnome was to leave me the hell alone.
(To be fair, by anti-gnome bigotry descends from D&D, where gnomes also suck. I write this from my hotel room at Gen Con, I shit you not.)
All that said, I must’ve spent fifteen minutes watching this one gnome play with the shaft of light cast by the floating necropolis over Stormwind back in the days of the Scourge invasion. I wish I’d gotten screencaps of his funnier stuff, but suffice to say this guy had a good ten minutes of material seemingly improvised on the spot. That’s a good purpose for the gnome race: genuine funny.
So, thank you, Lich King, for changing my mind.