Gnomes Guide,Gnomes WOW Abilities,Important GnomesThe eccentric, often brilliant Gnomes are one of the most peculiar races of the World of Warcraft. 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. Over the years, the Gnomes have contributed ingenious weapons to aid the Grand Alliance in its fierce battles against the Horde. Of course, many more have blown themselves up in their quest for the latest techo-doodad.
Thriving in the wondrous techno-city of Gnomeregan, the Gnomes shared the resources of the forested peaks of Dun Morogh with their Dwarven cousins for generations. Yet recently, a barbaric menace rose up from the bowels of the earth and invaded Gnomeregan. The troggs -- believed to have been unearthed from the Uldaman excavation -- erupted beneath Gnomeregan and began to slaughter every Gnome within the city. Though the Gnomish defense forces staged a valiant defense, they could not save their wondrous city.
At the command of the High Tinker Mekkatorque, the Gnomes opened the pressure valves of their giant, grinding machines and released toxic radiation throughout the city. Though the radiation killed the troggs, the Gnomes soon discovered that it killed their own people just as quickly. Nearly eighty percent of the Gnomish race died within days. Those that survived evacuated the great city and fled to the protection of their Dwarven cousins in Ironforge.
Gnomes only have four character classes to choose from: warrior, rogue, mage and warlock. While Gnomish warriors have no major barriers from being as powerful as a warrior of any other race, their racial bonuses don't help them, and their goofy looks just make it hard to take Gnomish warriors seriously in PvP action. Gnomish spellcasters, on the other hand, are taken seriously, and their intelligence and arcane resistance bonuses make Gnomish mages and warlocks a very attractive choice for players and a welcome addition to adventuring parties.