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7-27-2009 @ 10:38AM
Here's the sticking point that i come to every time i think about Worgen and Goblins as members of the alliance/horde. Classes. The alliance needs another race that can be shamans. Worgen could clearly fit that bill. The horde needs another race that can be paladins. Goblin Paladin...i don't think so. Even if you swap them around or assume that Blizzard does something weird with allowing characters of those races to choose to join either the Alliance or the Horde, you'll have a hard time selling me on Worgen Paladin. The only thing that really makes sense is a wholly separate neutral faction, and i don't think Blizzard is really going to tackle the monumental issues that would be involved in that.But i'm keeping my fingers crossed anyway - i really want to play an Alliance Worgen Rogue.
7-27-2009 @ 12:47PM
I don't know but it seems reasonable to think existing races will get extra classes given that there are so many hints about this in lore. In the end, I think a new class for every race is very doabnle without rocking the boat too badly.Never made sense to me that humans couldn't be hunters, for example, given the number of NPCs we see who are obviously human hunters. And I could definitely see Shaman options for Alliance, Paladin options for Horde and Druid options for both sides being expanded.With the Lich King gone, I think the final barriers between the Forsaken and the Light will be lifted. They already have holy priests and they belong to a race which once had the potential to be Paladins.Each race has at least one class that stands out as something their people were once capable of but somehow lost or that their people have shown an aptitude towards that could be fostered by their current friends and allies.And, really, the limit towards Blood Elves as the only Horde pallies is part of why, on most new servers, the "few remaining Blood Elves" outnumber the rest of the Horde races put together. On a lot of battlegroups, it really wouldn't be that unusual to queue for AV and see 15 Blood Elf PuGs and the only non-B'Elves I see Horde side on my server are generally druids and warriors.Design-wise, the Horde needs an existing race to become Paladins, I think. Which means the Alliance needs a Shamanic race. Both sides need more druids if a lot of the lore is druid centric in the expansion. While you're doing that, you might as well open one more class to EVERY race, particularly since almost every race has at least one logical or semi-logical fit.And this type of thing makes sense because it really is in Blizzard's interests to keep people rerolling new alts, as a time sink and also because they can't let Azeroth become a ghost town or new players will be left out.
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