i made a human
Last night I made myself a human. There are dozens of low-level humans and elves and orcs on my account, actually, because my ten-year-old adores making new characters, but this time I made one for myself, thinking I’d try to make someone who’s not caucasian, to see how possible that is. She’s pretty convincing, don’t you think? Once I was playing Scura I noticed how incredibly light-skinned everyone else in the game seemed to me. Before I hadn’t really thought of that. And I was a little upset that there were only straight-haired hairstyles. Should perhaps read Kolko or Nakimura‘s books.
I wonder whether players in the many non-Western countries on average choose different-looking avatars to Westerners. Do they have different options when creating a character? Does it bother them that there are so many more shades of snow-white skin than of darker skin-tones?
Another reason for making a human: I want to try the Onyxia quests from the Alliance side – but I guess that will take a lot of investment of time. Even my horde character is still only level 42. Ayayay.