Intrepid reader Grace wrote in posing this question to us, which started us thinking about why class changes aren't on the menu for WoW players. Blizzard lets you do lots of things to your WoW character after you've created it. Besides leveling it up, you can change races, you can change factions, you can change names, you can change servers, you can change your appearance, and you can even change the looks of your gear with transmogrification. But one thing you're stuck with is your class.
However, while most of these changes are superficial, cosmetic things, class is not -- the class of your character is intrinsic to its identity, and you learn how to manage any class by spending time playing it. But when class changes hit our favored characters hard and we see greener pastures in a newer, more interesting class, leveling an alt -- and then gearing it up -- can make for tedious work. And sometimes all we really want to do is shift from one healing class to another, to better hone our skills or work with our group.
So here's the question for you: Will Blizzard ever offer class changes? Should they?
|I don't see why not. With all the other options they offer, they probably will eventually.||668 (8.2%)|
|They'll do it as yet another money grab.||939 (11.6%)|
|Maybe they will and maybe they won't. No one can tell what Blizzard will do next.||429 (5.3%)|
|They probably won't offer class changes, but may offer other ways for experienced players to fast-level new classes.||3926 (48.5%)|
|There's no way they'll offer any kind of class changes -- it would ruin game balance.||1979 (24.4%)|
|I have another opinion entirely.||156 (1.9%)|
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