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4-11-2010 @ 11:02PM
I think mastery over the mind would definitely be the way to go for the Priest: I think shadow definitely goes the right way about it.I think Priests were really an afterthought class: Paladins, Shaman, and Druid all had strong lore roles before even Vanilla wow: just look at WarCraft 3. Paladins had Arthas, Druids were basically the entirety of the Lore of the Night Elf race, and Shamans had Thrall. Yeah, Thrall. They needed another healer (I guess) and they didn't want Warlocks and Mages to have only DPS gear to roll on.When you look at the lore, really the role of Priests was to get the stuffing kicked out of us as a group in the first war, so that the Silver Hand could get the bright idea of becoming Paladins. We're the ones that decided to stay behind.We could use a nice lore figure, and perhaps more of an organization, to center around. As much as racial spells from the Priest were just bad news balance-wise, we could use something more along those lines. Even a re-theming of spells (similar to the heroism/bloodlust split) would be nice. Let the humans and Draenei keep the 'Holy' shtick going: let the other races come up with their own Zen of the Priest!
4-12-2010 @ 5:48AM
This is a really good idea. Even a simple renaming of some abilities between the races would bring back some of the flavor that used to come with racial abilities, but without the added cost of balancing the spells. Maybe it would add some confusion for beginning players, but I don't generally think of Priests as being a beginner's class.\Lots of good ideas in the OP and the comments.
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