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7-01-2010 @ 10:08AM
The fact that you can't tell the difference between Shamans and Druids is kind of hilarious, and advocating this kind of lorelol just because you're butthurt over Draenei not getting a new class when they can field a whole raid by themselves is kind of sad and doing a disservice to your favorite race. I will point out that the Draenei did not exactly fall over themselves to embrace Nobundo's teachings, and still don't practice them in terribly high numbers. Druidism, which goes even further than shamanism does, makes no sense for them, I don't care how friendly they are with Night Elves now. You're talking a year's worth (two at most) of friendly relations vs. 10,000+ years of established history. I'm just going to copypasta what I've been doing to everyone else who's been whining about this. How on earth would Druids work for Draenei? It's an entirely different religion than the one they've followed for over 10,000 years. And no, one extremely mutated offshoot of the race that goes unclaimed doesn't count (the Lost Ones). People, I don't care how much you want certain race/class combos, there has to be a lore justification for it, and there is nothing plausible to suggest the Draenei would suddenly take up druidism. Shamanism is NOT the same thing as Druidism, they're related, but at the end of the day they're just not the same. Communing with the elemental spirits is a different ball of wax from being in tune with the natural world to the point where you can wield its power. Aside from all of that, shamanism itself is still not terribly widespread among the Draenei despite all the spacegoat player characters you see, and it's still somewhat of a controversial thing in the culture. There has to be more of a basis for that kind of shift in Draenei cultural values for something like Druids to make sense. Yeah, they could do it, but putting in a breadcrumb quest like with Night Elf Mages/Tauren Priests & Paladins wouldn't be enough.
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