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1-30-2009 @ 2:21PM
out of all the Diablo 2 classes, only the Necromancer class was not adopted in WoW, instead we got a demon controlling Warlock, well we did get the Death Knight but hes nothing like the Necromancerany idea why the Necromancer wasnt introduced to WoW? is Necromancy a greater taboo than Demonology in Azeroth?
1-30-2009 @ 2:28PM
We didn't really get the Diable two classes. We got things kindof like them because they are both based in a fantasy universe and these archtypes tend to carry over.On the flip side when is my mage getting flame wall and hydra?
1-30-2009 @ 2:52PM
Actually, there's an interview on MMO-Champion that I just read a couple hours ago talking about necromancers and what happened to em and whatnot.They took a necromancer + a runemaster and made the DK. True story.
1-30-2009 @ 2:54PM
Interestingly enough, if you listen to the most recent BlizzCast (or read the transcript thereof), Tigole talks about the hero class for Wrath. Apparently before they settled for the Death Knight, one of the classes they were considering was a "range caster" who would do a lot of "corpse explode" stuff (which should sound familiar to the Necromancer-playing crowd of Diablo II).I wouldn't say it's taboo or anything... just a matter of which classes had the right "feel" or "flavor" for WarCraft. Besides, the game is based on the WarCraft RTS games, not Diablo.
2-02-2009 @ 4:08AM
Necromancer was one of their originally planned classes, and there were several others -- there's concept art for many of them in the Art of World of Wacraft artbook. Some were dropped because they overlapped with other classes, some because they wanted a different aesthetic, some because they needed to fit in with racial lore, etc..According to the latest Blizzcast, they had 29 different Hero Classes in the running for Wrath, and the top three were Necromancer, the oft-requested Runemaster, and Death Knight. Several of their concepts for the Necromancer class were adapted to the Death Knight class (corpse explosion), and it's possible the same happened with the Runemaster (which are hand-to-hand fighters that empower themselves with runic tattoos/markings).
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