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12-17-2009 @ 7:19AM
"I was wondering, could, it be even remotely possible, that in the future we have that class introduced into the game that will be neutral?"Argh. No offense to whoever asked the question, but this KEEPS ON COMING UP, and the answer has always been the same, and it's annoying. No. Goblins will not be a neutral playable faction, nor will furbolgs, nor will any particular class. It won't happen. There is no reason to expect it and dozens of reasons not to, and while the idea of anything so radically new might seem enticing at first, there's really just not much potential to it. Stop asking. Why won't there be anything neutral playable? Just for starters, because it would require radical revisions of the existing game, much more even than Cataclysm will. Would the neutrals be allowed access to both sides, or neither, or the Alliance in one zone and the Horde in another, or what? Would it vary on an NPC by NPC basis? And more importantly, because Blizzard makes it very clear that they like the us vs. them setup. It existed even in the RTS games, albeit with different alliances. Sometimes the storyline seems contrived, but it has never gone away. And because it would be a huge advantage in PvP, another thing that has always been part of WoW. And because there's really no reason for it. What's the point? Plenty of important characters in the lore (Tirion, Alexstraza, Malfurion, all the bosses of every dungeon) already are bipartisan, and almost all the rest have equivalents about which there's plenty of room for argument about which is better. Both are idiots in equal amounts. (Jaina trying to redeem Arthas vs. Sylvanas trusting a dreadlord...) So basically, neither faction is missing out on anything right now.I guess three expansions down the line, Blizzard might announce something like this and I'll have egg on my face, but I really, really doubt it. Until someone sees actual evidence, and by that I mean evidence stronger than "that was a neutral hero in Warcraft III" (just like Rexxar's Beastmaster class, and naga witches, and PIT LORDS), please stop asking.
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