I tend to think of all the classes as having a personality of their own. And further on, all the races as well. Like for example I think of gnomes as the comic relief and when I play one I play it feeling as such. Not in a role play sort of sense, but as in I feel silly and do silly things while playing a gnome.
I was in and LFR the other day on my gnome mage and I kept randomly hugging the healers, mourning the dead, dancing while waiting to pull. These things are not me. I am not like that. I never do any of those things on any of my characters ever, except when I am playing a gnome. It is like the gnome takes control over me and makes me loosen up.
That is what I mean when I say the personality of the alts. But perhaps it is just me that has a split personality and I express it by playing the alt that most expresses how I feel at the time. Maybe it is not me waiting to play my mage that makes me play it. Maybe it is me being in the mood to be silly that makes me play it because it is a gnome and I know that is how I play it when I am on it.
I just can not make a gnome that is anything other than a mage, priest or warlock. Not sure why but those are the only classes that feel like they fit the personality of the gnome to me in one way or the other. But even at that, I only go into complete silly mode when on a gnome mage because that silly feeling does not translate to priests or warlocks in my mind, even if it is a gnome.
Dwarves are paladins, warriors and death knights because they feel like the protectors and those classes fit that, in my mind at least. When I am in the protective mood I will play one of those classes. Not because I want to be them, but because of the personality they embody in my mind.
When thinking of the relaxed mood and chilling out, which is me most of the time, I go hunter or druid. When I have that better than you feeling it is a shaman for me. Not sure why that is, but I always got the feeling that the shamans are the most powerful beings and thus the reason why they feel better than everyone else.
It is not really me feeling those ways that makes me play them, but me playing them that makes me feel that way. If you follow my drift. Like I said, I am usually very serious, but if I play on a gnome long enough I can get down right friendly. Non-grumpy even. I just have a carefree feeling of enjoying myself like that is all that matters when I am on a gnome.
Another neat match for me is when worgen came out they had rogue written all over them. It is one of the very few times I ever race changed. Probably because I did not want to level another rogue, I hate them really. But the first day I was able to make rogue become a worgen I did and every rogue I ever created after that point is a worgen. Except for my one token horde rogue of course but if I could have made a horde worgen rogue it would have been a worgen there too. The reason is I believe the personality of the rogue and the personality of a worgen seem to match. They both excrete this air of I got this confidence.
Is it odd that I feel the class that feels full of confidence is the one I am least confident playing? I think it is.
Whether it be race or class I believe that in everyone's mind they all have some sort of personality. Be it based on class or on race.
For me, I believe, the strongest personality in the game is that of a gnome because I can not help but act silly when on one. Has anyone else ever felt that playing a certain class or race makes them act differently? Or am I just losing what little of my mind I have left?