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10-10-2007 @ 7:21PM
The language barriers have been one of the things that bug me. Even if Blizzard doesn't think we're mature enough to communicate with the opposing faction outside of emotes that are, in my opinion, far more obnoxious than simply speaking has ever been, we ought to be able to pick up other languages in our own faction. I'd love to know what exactly dwarves are saying in places like Menethil Harbor where one or two randomly say things in the dwarven language. You could even make it a trainable skill with different levels of proficiency. At 75, you'd be able to barely communicate in said language. It'd be garbled (using the same sort of language garbler that they use now) but some minor aspects of what you're saying comes through. the more you talk, the better you get until you hit 300 and fluently speak the language. You could even make it part of some epic series of quests with rewards low enough that only die hard linguists will want to do more than basic training. Make it an achievement to have your Night Elf learn Gnomish or your Troll learn Taur-ahe. But back to the subject at hand. Hell yes, make being exalted in a faction open up new options for classes. More over, make who you train with give you some sort of unique bonus. I mean, the priestly training you gain from a Night Elf should be radically different than that you recieve from a Human or Dwarf. Night Elves get their powers from Elune. One's training should reflect that better. While Humans, dwarves and Draenei gain their powers from the holy light. Forsaken priests ought to emphasize the darker aspects of their class while the Trolls ought to be more like witch doctors in some ways. Maybe that idea is too complex to implement, but it would add some flavor to the game and make each race have cookie-cutter versions of each available to the race with only minor differences - meaning their racial abilities and cosmetic differences.
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