Thank goodness for Other Halves who let you witter and twitter and tie yourself into knots whilst you talk yourself to a conclusion. I went round and round in circles last night - as those present on gchat were witness to (sorry!) but I did finally get there.
I really, really can't fathom how to make my DK a happy, dippy, flower-pickin', tree-huggin', bunny-strokin' gal, which was the original plan - I don't want another character who has issues, who needs 'mending' thank you. Pilf has more than enough issues; sure, that's what makes her so endlessly fascinating to me but I'd quite like something a little simpler. More upbeat, cheerful, that kind of thing. So the DK idea went on the back-burner til I can fathom a way to have her 'redeemed' in such a way that (and this is a completely personal thing of mine) I don't feel like I'm loling at the lore.
Enter stage right my usual blank looks and sighing at the character screen. Can't play a Tauren (sorry) cos of the scratching thing. Plus planning to have a troll druid in Cata, and can't play a troll because I can't face RPing a troll accent (aforesaid troll duid will be an educated troll, who has had elocution lessons). Can't play a Forsaken because (sorry again) they have joints and sinew sticking out through their clothes. Yes, I want to play a character that I like looking at. So shoot me... Can't play an orc because they're all lok'tar, warriors of the Horde, hit things with big axes. Which race does that leave me..... hmmmmm... what is it now? Oh yes. A blood elf. Are you all shocked and surprised? I'm sure you are.
So class... can't play melee *scared face* so no paladins or rogues. Hunter - ditto re Cata. Mages, god I wish I could