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.

5 Comments so far

  1. AG (unregistered) on August 11th, 2006 @ 2:22 am

    gnomes can be fun. like the one in Amelie. or the Travelocity gnome. this is the first time i’ve read anything on this Azeroth blog–i am amused & confused.

  2. Macy (unregistered) on August 11th, 2006 @ 4:24 am

    You’re blogging from Gen Con?

  3. phoenix (unregistered) on August 11th, 2006 @ 8:40 am

    Sure that’s from the Necropolis? Looks to me like the shaft of light you can create with one of those orbs they gave out as rewards way back during the in-game festival during the Chinese New Year. You remember, with the fireworks and everything.

    I think I still have a few of those orbs in the bank.

  4. 5000! (unregistered) on August 11th, 2006 @ 11:58 am

    For the last week or so on Eitrigg, the corpse of a Gnome named “Bitesized” has been sitting next to the mailbox in Org. That cracks me up.

  5. Fogarty (unregistered) on August 11th, 2006 @ 7:33 pm

    Spencer! What’s your character on Eitrigg?

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