@People saying they're nothing more than stupid halloween masks. . .Tell me this, then. . . Why go through the effort of creating the masks in the first place? And why go through the effort of creating a FEMALE <insert lupine race here> mask?
Honestly, I'd like to see Goblins on the Horde side and the introduction of an engineering style hero class available to only Goblins and Gnomes. (Making up for Gnomes having less class options than any other race).
It's hard to believe >.< I think it would be pretty awesome if the Worgen and Goblins where added as a race, though I won't hold my breath on it. I'd be nice for the Alliance to get another type of creature that isn't "Humanoid" based (by that I mean doesn't look so human :P the Dreai's don't count even if they have horse feet) Though I do find it hard to think Blizz will spend a lot of time on two new starter zones. I think people would be a bit annoyed at having to go from 1-90... unless the make it a free-for all hero class (one that doesn't require a pre-requisite lvl 55 character already) or unless they make it a quest unlock able like the where originally going to do with the DK's.THough I am hoping for Maelstrom/undermine expansion next round >< and after that maybe the Emerald dream. If not I do hope they add another hero type class if they don't go for the new races. Though new races would be nice (they'd I think have to up how many characters one could have though...)
I love how people assume that all goblins are part of the Steamwheedle Cartel. Also, the 4 masks may also be just like the I've Had Worse achievement... a little something for the dataminers.
If they are adding them as races I bet Worgen will be for the Alliance and the Goblin for the Horde on the grounds that the Horde already have a furry race and the Alliance already have midgets. :P
I'm at a loss as to why people think that a group of goblins joining the Horde would mean All of the goblins would be joining the Horde. There are Trolls in the Horde, that does not mean all Trolls are in the Horde.There are Orcs in the Horde, yet not all Orcs are Horde...I could go on and on, almost as if the various races were actually composed of distinct groups rather then being monolithic blocks...
Another supporting argument for these being new races is this:We all know Blizz takes their precious time making new art, especially unique work. (As opposed to cheap copies of the same simple models; see T9)With this in mind, why would they make such detailed textures for Hallows End? (an annual Halloween mimic event who's associated masks are not even used in an achievement any longer)The I've Had Worse phony achvmt is text. These are actual detailed textures. If nothing else, I would speculate that Worgen will be a new non-playable race in the next expansion (like Kalu'ak).. but you don't see any Kalu'ak masks, do you ;)
Those are wolvar pups
While I do like the idea of goblins and worgen as playable races, I think they added goblin masks because there's tons of them around and it just seems logical. As for the worgen masks, people like to dress up as werewolves for Halloween. I don't think most people are thinking about that when they go "Well they could have picked anything for a mask, why worgen?"
It makes sense to have monster masks. I mean, werewolves and goblins are great for halloween. Just because there are plumber masks, and they are real, doesn't mean the Frankenstein mask makes him real.There is a plumber mask.Plumbers are REAL.Therefore, all masks must relate to REAL things.In short, doesn't mean "yes" or "no".
Cut out goblins and replace with the pandas ....now that's something to fight over about who gets who! :D
Maybe they add them as "neutral"(just like the DKs start) and at the end of the starter area chain you choose between horde or alliance(if on a PVE server, or first toon since new races will probally be available from lvl 1), or you are forced to choose the side where your others toon belong in the realm where you are creating it(if on a PVP server). In this way it will seem like SOME goblin or worgen joined the alliance or the horde, and not the entire goblin/worgen race. I think it would be pretty cool to see a race shared with both factions.