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8-18-2009 @ 1:27PM
Hunter as a class name is sort of a misnomer. Technically anyone can be a hunter. A warrior can go run out into elwynn forest and kill a boar for some food or for sport but that doesn't make them a Warcraft hunter which is to say a renamed ranger. The races that currently have hunter as a playable class are also the ones that inexorably tied to the class ideals through the lore. The Night Elves and Blood Elves have had hunters in one way or another tied to their culture initially through their connection to nature and later as a highly effective defense force and it's the same with the other races to whom hunter is available. While it's true that the Human and Forsaken forces have archers as part of their armed forces they don't have that same level of connection to the class. Humans progressed past the need of hunters for survival when they started domesticating animals and plants. While there are always holdouts to the old traditions, the skills that are part of the hunter class were only practiced by a small group of people. Marksmanship, animal handling, and survival skills really became separate disciplines no longer rallied under one unifying school of thought.In all honesty, I find the argument for Forsaken Hunters the most compelling as I find it hard to believe that Sylvanas wouldn't share her skills with her people if it meant greater effectiveness in battle and a greater chance of success in killing Arthas.Bottom line, there isn't a need for more hunter races in the game especially considering that if the Worgen and Goblins are added to the game with the next expansion they will most certainly be hunters too.
8-20-2009 @ 2:04AM
You're seriously saying there is no reason to tame animals and shoot other, tastier, larger animals once you domesticate cows and horses?Sketchy rationale. Bottom line, they're coming if Blizzard wants them to whether you think the lore says so or not.
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