Note: I am neither on an RP server, nor have I ever played on one. However, like many long-time druid mains, I am attached to who my characters are.
Ever since the announcement that faction transfers would be available, I have felt myself backed into a corner. I have two druids: my feral is my first character, and alliance; my second is my resto main now and is horde. I have longed to be able to play my feral druid with my horde friends, and often wished that she could just flag herself "Cenarion Circle" and thus raid with the horde guild.
Faction Transfers will, in a twisted way, give me the opportunity to have feral-Kae join my horde guild.
The price? She'll be a moocow.
No more slim elven features. No more blue hair. No more panther form. No more Shadowmeld. No more flippy-jumps. No more "Justicar" title, nor "Commander." No more saber mounts, no more war pony that I ground both pvp and Stormwind rep for 6 months to earn in vanilla WoW. No more glowy silver eyes. No more facial tattoos. No more elf.
She'd be a cow.
Would she still be Kae? I have played her for 4 years now; I have written little stories about her... she is thoroughly ingrained in my mind as an elf. I can't help but feel a bit of awkwardness towards the idea of changing her race. I'd be able to chat in guild-chat, run instances with my guildies, and more easily run their alts through instances if I switched her to horde, but... can I get over the loss of her identity to do so?
I'm not sure, yet.