Yesterday, our own Zach Yonson wrote at great length and in great depth about the iconic, anti-heroic status of the unapologetic, mayhem-seeking goblins and their inclusion to the Horde. It's really an excellent piece about why Zach's looking forward to goblins, and I recommend reading it. However, I can rebut it in two words:

Ninja werewolves.

I have stood on the side of all that is good and right in this world since the possibility of actually playing a ninja werewolf was announced at last year's BlizzCon. I have for years heaped disdain on the rogue class, but let it be known here that come Cataclysm, oh yes, I will be leveling a worgen rogue, and oh yes, said worgen rogue is most certainly going to be a stealthy master assassin, an exotic, night-clad skulker, a true ninja werewolf. That's all you need to know.

Ninja. Werewolves. That's it. I don't need to go on and on about how cool Gilneas and its atmosphere are, about the clash of beast and man, the political intrigue, none of it. Ninja werewolves, my friend. Oh, sure, you can be a goblin rogue. Because everyone's excited about ninja goblins, right? I didn't think so.

Let the goblin sympathizers make their Twilight jokes. Because you and I are going to get the last laugh when we pop out of the darkness and cut them from behind, and then vanish into a smoke bomb. Yes, rogues get actual smoke bombs in Cataclysm, and you know what? I'm going to be a worgen rogue, just making me even more of a ninja freaking werewolf.

That is all.

This article was originally published on WoW Insider.

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