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10-16-2011 @ 8:57PM
I always tought if the horde was to get more paladin classes, it would be via the Orc/Trolls Argent Crusaders. It isnt a stretch to think some of those orcs and trolls got impressed by Tirion Fordring and some other high rank Holy wielders, and ended up giving the Holy Light a try after watching first hand their power =)
10-16-2011 @ 9:53PM
Bloodthirsty orcs... I think it could be a strech
10-16-2011 @ 11:46PM
Well prior to the Tauren Paladins, I would have said that the concept of the Paladin would have probably had roots in a more settled and less nomadic society which had a strong development of religious and military discipline, and other races who wanted to be paladins would learn from those societies. The Vanilla concept of Horde Shaman and Alliance Paladin seemed to fit this mindset, and the adding Belfs as Paladins worked because of their previous ties with the humans and dwarves.Now with the RetBulls and the "Our culture had the potential all along," that's out the window and there's no real reason NOT to grant them to Orcs... or any other race.
10-17-2011 @ 2:41AM
Gameplay-wise, yes, Tauren are paladins. However, they are "Sunwalkers" in terms of lore, worshippers of the sun An'she - just like their druids are worshippers of Mu'sha the moon. For the trolls to become paladins, they'd have to bring in Loa that are similar in theme, as well as spirits for the shamanistic orcs. It would be quite a stretch, though, as the Tauren were already a peaceful, spiritual race given to the kind of meditative lifestyle that marks a holy warrior. The "primal" (rather than saying "bloodthirsty" or "savage") natures of orcs and trolls is, so far, not in line. Doesn't rule out Blizzard bringing them into the fold, though. I would be interested in seeing what they do to pull it off :)
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