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4-26-2010 @ 8:16AM
This may not meet your criteria, but there's a profession I've wanted for ages and I'm going to say it. Music! Specifically, the building and playing of musical instruments. LotRO has a similar system, where you can actually buy and play various instruments, composing your own music by yourself or with others. It would be like a gathering and crafting profession in one. You could specialize building/playing different types of instruments, such as stringed, brass or percussion. Each race could have a type of instrument they are naturally proficient in. Playing certain predetermined songs could provide small buffs (ie make drums of kings ACTUAL DRUMS YOU PLAY), or they could be only cosmetic (bust out a guitar at your RP/social event). Imagine you're doing a city raid. Forty people charging on mounts is awesome. Now imagine people are playing war drums, chanting battlecries or sounding horns? Picture a gnome playing a ukulele. A troll paying a didgeridoo. A Night Elf playing a harp. The possibilities just make me all happy inside. I think it's just one more thing that would make WoW feel more alive.
4-26-2010 @ 9:47AM
I can see it now - a brigade of dwarves marching around Darnassus playing bagpipes under the guise of "cultural exchange"... followed almost immediately by the Night Elves joining the Horde
4-26-2010 @ 9:50AM
I would love an instrument to play. I did a lotro trial before trying out and ultimately choosing wow. The instrument was hands down my favorite part of the game. The fact that you could actually play real notes and create real music with them was the best part. You had access to at least one full octave of notes that were set in a scale(I think just the standard major scale I don't remember exactly). The fact that it only gave about 7 notes in the scale may sound restrictive to fellow musicians out there, but it provided a great way to allow non-musicians to still play their hearts out and hit random notes without it ever sounding too bad.(all notes in a scale inherently sound decent enough with any other note in it).Bring on the instruments!
4-26-2010 @ 9:55AM
@chrisI lolled so hard reading your comment...Now what would they say if the gnomes came marching on.....
4-26-2010 @ 2:50PM
And just for ridiculousness, as everyone gathers around a fish feast, someone pulls out a grand piano. It's not much bigger than most of the stuff in my bags anyways.
4-26-2010 @ 3:50PM
Why not? Are there not already items which make people dance? How about rousing battle music to buff the party and debuff the enemy? It would make for some interesting AoE fun.Music is magic.
4-26-2010 @ 7:46PM
I am totally and completely with you on this. As long as there's bagpipes. All my characters would learn bagpipes. Even the draenei. Just because.What would be even better is if various pets could join in. I would actually respec my DK to Unholy if my summoned ghoul could play backup. Or don a kilt and tartan hat for the aforementioned bagpipes.@ icepyro - dude! That's the frosting on the cake of this particular awesome idea. And you *know* the one who came up with the idea of the collapsible grand piano was a gnome....the goblin version is a rocket-shooting pipe organ. Just for the record.
4-26-2010 @ 8:49PM
This in fact will be "lore supported" the warsong clan use to entone chants during battle to scare and demoralize the enemy [BtDP]
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