Gnomes

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The eccentric, often-brilliant Gnomes are one of the most peculiar races of the world. With their obsession for developing radical new technologies and constructing marvels of mind-bending engineering, it's a wonder that any Gnomes have survived to proliferate.

Thriving within the wondrous techno-city of Gnomeregan, the Gnomes shared the resources of the forested Dun Morogh Peaks with their Dwarven cousins. Though the dwarves of Ironforge also have a propensity for technology and engineering - it is the gnomes who provide the critical, visionary designs for most of the Dwarves' weapons and steam vehicles.

The Gnomes served the Alliance well during the Second War, but strangely, they refused to send any personnel to aid their allies during the Burning Legion's recent invasion. Though their designs helped turn the tide against the Legion, the Dwarves and Humans were shocked by the Gnomes' decision to withhold their courageous troops and pilots.

When the war ended, the Alliance discovered the reason for the Gnomes' sudden withdrawal. Apparently, an ancient, barbaric menace had risen from the bowels of the earth and invaded Gnomeregan. Knowing that their allies' priority was defeating the Burning Legion, the Gnomes decided to make their stand alone. Though they fought valiantly to save their beloved city, Gnomeregan was irrevocably lost.

Nearly half of the Gnomish race was wiped out during the fall of Gnomeregan. The ragged Gnomes that survived fled to the safety of the Dwarves' stronghold of Ironforge. Committed once again to the Alliance's cause, the Gnomes spend their time devising strategies and weapons that will help them retake their ravaged city and build a brighter future for their people.

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Gnomes, the smallest playable race in WoW, are just so cute! I wanna hug one all day long!
Risqtish, on September 21, 2009 01:48:40 Reply
+11   
Puntable.... definitely puntable!
Timoc, on September 29, 2009 01:50:19 Reply
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I approve this message. Its the best when they make noise just as your foot makes contact with their bodies, that lille "oomph!" is adorkable!
Harrow, on November 6, 2009 11:54:06 Reply
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One of my favorite races. Small in stature, but very courageous and passionate about their endeavors, and almost impossible to click in battlegrounds.
Selket, on October 12, 2009 12:28:27 Reply
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Their laugh scares me o.O But a Gnome Prot. Warrior is soooo cute lol
Katsumo, on October 13, 2009 08:57:29 Reply
+3   
"And its good!"
Troll, on October 19, 2009 02:35:39 Reply
-2   
Ah gnomes are a joke!
Whitwell2, on October 23, 2009 04:39:56 Reply
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the only alliance race I like! So looking forward to Goblins, finally a comic relief race for the horde!
Omoi, on October 23, 2009 04:44:22 (edited once) Reply
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If I had one wish that Blizzard would make true, I'd wish they removed Gnome Race from the game, permanently.
LordSpike, on October 23, 2009 05:21:29 Reply
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They have a low tolerance for alcohol and are more fun to toss than dwarfs because they go further. 100 points for running over one with your Kodo.
Massdesign, on October 23, 2009 05:23:46 Reply
+2   
The kick is up... and it's good!
RuzGofDI, on October 23, 2009 05:31:14 Reply
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Man whats with all the Gnome hate? I love Gnomes! They are silly class, sure, but the image of a Gnome Prot Warrior tanking Onyxia- I mean come on! Thats awesome!
Paradox, on October 23, 2009 05:31:58 Reply
-1   
Really a boring race, all of their quests are run on throwaway jokes.
Flamdo, on October 23, 2009 09:16:56 Reply
   
Small is beautiful they say... Obviously they never played WoW.
Imago, on October 24, 2009 06:41:14 Reply
-1   
Nothing satisfies me more when a gnome completely owns some Hordies in PvP.
Nevermore, on October 24, 2009 12:07:32 Reply
   
Look like chibis and have slightly disturbing animations. Male speaking voice is very obnoxious. While the female speaking voice is decent, the laugh is irritating.
Cerulean, on December 1, 2009 06:45:19 Reply
   
gnome warriors are FTW, hard to see in raids mabey but thats what marks are for...even though i am alliance i like to punt 1 every now and then :O
Naraxis, on December 4, 2009 06:35:06 Reply
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Gnomes are there so that we know that this is supposed to be fun! When you start to associate the size of your Avatar with how tough it is....you completely miss the point, oh and come cata FINALLY gnome priests!..."Gnome Guild recruting..........."
Yobbogod, on December 16, 2009 03:34:18 Reply

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