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Breakfast Topic: I can't quit you, tauren

Matthew Rossi

As you may or may not be aware, a disturbingly high percentage of my max-level characters are warriors. At present, a draenei, night elf and tauren are at 80. I transferred all three to the beta servers and figured I'd use the tauren to test out fury both in Titan's Grip and Single-Minded Fury variants. But I was determined not to enjoy it, because so far, I find the storyline of Cataclysm extremely polarizing. After leveling a worgen to 64 before mount bugs sidelined him, I was really angry with what seemed like the Horde's going to ridiculous extremes, and so I vowed to only use the tauren for some benchmark tests in the new quest drops.

This lasted long enough for me to log in and for some reason go to The Barrens. That was a serious mistake.

Seeing Camp Taurajo in ruins, finding Mankrik rampaging his way through quillboars, one-shotting Alliance sappers across the battlefield that was once the Field of Giants ... I don't know what it is about my tauren, but the second I play him, I forget I've got a much more highly geared, achievements-out-the-wazoo, heroic-ICC-killing draenei out there. I don't really feel this way about any other Horde race. But when I log on a tauren, I immediately feel at home, and so now I'm happily leveling through Hyjal and Vashj'ir and thinking it's time I gave his live-server self some attention.

What I'm saying is that tauren are awesome, and I suggest you roll one. You can be paladins soon! And priests! Man, tauren priests are just the epitome of awesome.

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