When I rolled my gnome warrior it was mid to late Burning Crusade. The late expansion ennui had set in, and I found like many people that being DPS looking for a group could take forever. Even with Zel as a healer we had trouble finding a group. So project Pocket Tank was born. With all of my characters I tend to set a little personality quirk. Something that makes them unique in my eyes. For the warrior this was going to be getting exalted with the Exodar so I could have a gnome on an elekk. I rolled up my little gnome warrior and walked through the wetlands (which was a walk of death at the time for alliance lowbies getting from Kalimdor to the Eastern Kingdom) and had several corpse runs to get to the Draenei starting area. And I did every quest I could find. No matter how much I hated a given quest, it had to be done, for the rep. And I got pretty close to exalted. I had been sitting at 19,950 of 21,000 for pretty much all of the Wrath expansion. I know I could have done the teen zones for other races and gotten the requisite sympathy rep or done the Argent Tournament dailies until I got the requisite rep, but I was busy raiding and running a guild. So that goal sat on the shelf. Until last night.
One of the changes in Cata is that every race has its own tabard. Last night I picked up the Exodar tabard and queued for a regular 85 dungeon. Two bosses in I switched back to my Earthen Ring Tabard because I finally hit exalted with Exodar. My Warrior was now set.
The problem is that from the toons perspective he can’t see where he is going.
Well being the solutions oriented gnome I am, I have a simple fix. I need to find a way to equip my Elekk with a periscope.
Of course who uses a ground mount anymore with old world flying? I will in the cities for sure.