Let me first say that I do not raid, so saying one race is better when raiding won't help me.
I am thinking about switching around some of my races (I will not be faction changing), and I have a question about a certain race change and then I will list what race/class combinations I have now and ask for your opinions.
I am trying to get a good diverse selection of races on my Horde server, so you may give me input on races for classes that would benefit from changing its race.
My first question is an easy one, but I can't seem to find a concrete answer to it, and Blizzard's Race Change FAQ mount section doesn't include Goblins yet...
I have a Orc Hunter and I was wanting to make him into a Goblin... purely for aesthetic reasons, but as of right now my hunter has no Bligewater rep, but is exalted with Orgrimmar. Without grinding Orgrimmar rep via the heroic dungeon tabard system, is there another way to acquire the Orc wolf mounts? Can I buy them BEFORE the race change and use them afterwards? I read on the race change FAQ that race changing only affects the first three racial mounts and then the ones past the first three will be unchanged... how many mounts do Goblins have? And if I buy all of the Orgrimmar wolves pre-change will I keep any after the change?
I believe the Goblin's racials are just a little bit better than the Orc's EXCEPT Orcs have a 5% pet damage increase.
Here is my race/class combo, and if I am thinking about a race change I will note it somehow. The ones marked with four *s are the ones I am thinking about the most. The three that have two *s are the ones I am on the fence about. I can only afford to do maybe three race changes at this time, so If I do the Druid and Hunter ... I can only do one other.
****80 Tauren Druid (alchy/herb) - I would like a Troll Druid... mainly because I like how they look.
80 Undead Warlock (tailor/enchant) - no change
****85 Orc Hunter (JC/miner) - I would like to change him to a Goblin. I think he would look better with "huge" pets.
**80 Tauren Warrior (BS/miner) - no change now... maybe in the future to Troll or Goblin.
80 Troll Mage (non-specced engineer/miner) - No change, I like him the way he is.
**80 Tauren Shaman (skinner/LW) - I would like to make him a Goblin too, because I am kinda sick of Taurens.
70 Undead Priest (miner/herb) - Meh, she is fine.
**72 Blood Elf Paladin (miner/skinner) - I would like to change her race, but If I did that I would be stuck with a Tauren again and no BE in my lineup. Honestly I don't really care for the look of either Horde Paladin race, but I like the Tauren Paladin mount more.
85 Orc Deathknight (Inscrip/herb) - I like him as an Orc.
32 Goblin Rogue (miner/herb)- I like him as a Goblin.
I have been thinking about switching my hunter to miner/herb (or miner/engineer...or miner/skinner), because with him being a JC it hasn't really helped me at all. Sure I can make my own gems, but getting the gems to make them is demanding. Opinions?
I have one engineer that isn't specced into Gnomish or Goblin engineering, so I would like to have another engineer to go into the opposite spec... mainly for the pets you can make in each spec. Opinions?
I could then technically make my priest a miner/JCing or a herb/JC... or leave her alone at miner/herb... Opinions?
With so many alts I am usually poor (not from the AH, but from buying flying training and stuff) and having multiple gathering professions isn't a bad thing, but I think I may be going overboard... Opinions?
Should I think about moving a profession to someone else? Should I think about putting engineering on another character too? What about JCing? Opinions?
My BIG reason starting this thread was the race change mount question and opinions on my race/class lineup, but any help with professions is a big plus.
Thanks a bunch.