We can officially say that every race can now play as the best class in the game. Alex Afrasiabi announced the news on Twitter today: Gnome Hunters are coming in Legion!
— Alex Afrasiabi (@Abrosiabi) November 13, 2015
This is something Hunters have been campaigning for ever since Blizzard started expanding class/race combinations back in Cataclysm. I know I never missed an opportunity to poke the developers about it. I’m also not surprised that Muffinus (the developer behind Gara and all Hunter pet things recently) was internally pushing for it to happen. He tweeted the following pics out after the announcement.
My, you’re a tall one! pic.twitter.com/0SyEerojrZ
— Jeremy Feasel (@Muffinus) November 13, 2015
There’s something hilariously awesome about a tiny gnome walking around with the biggest pet they can tame. I know tiny little goblins can be Hunters, but it’s just not the same thing. Gnome Hunters are going to be awesome. One of my Hunters will be race changing to one for sure (or maybe I’ll just make a new one).
At this rate, Hunters are running out of things to complain about.
Update: The mechanical pet is not a joke. Gnomes and Goblins can tame mechanical pets, and other races can learn the ability with this item, which is crafted by engineers.