Jun 10th 2011 11:11AM My only death knight has taken its rightful place as my farming b*tch, gathering ore, herbs, and quest rewards the world over for the benefit of his enlightened brethren.
Weird, though. Now that I've gotten the mechanics down, I've started to enjoy playing him more. I think it's just Frostmourne whispering to me.
Jun 10th 2011 11:07AM I too loved the Retadin, and played one even before it became FotM in WOTLK. It was sad to play it in Cata. It was just too different for me I guess.
Holy/Prot moving forward.
Jun 10th 2011 11:03AM Glad a true priest decided to chime in.
Priests have it harder than any other class. Our levelling grind is longer. For holy, we have more healing spells to learn than any other healing class. For Disc, the traditional healing practice gets turned on its head. For Shadow, you can't just nuke, nuke, nuke - heavy DPS comes with careful DoT maintenance and timing. Not to mention we are the only healing class that wears cloth, and that comes with its own challenges.
We are the thinking man's class, head and shoulders above the rest, and I think it's fair to say that most other classes either wouldn't exist without us (looking at you paladin) or wouldn't survive long without our Lightwells and Prayers of Healing to save the day. I have heard that Blizzard bases the mechanics of all other classes around what they do to the priest class. I'm not sure if it's true, but I know we are intended to be, when we are at our best, the most powerful healers in the game. And shadow's not bad either.
Go on, have your petty squabbles about who is best and who isn't. There's a reason the Cathedral of the Light is in the middle of the city and the rest of you are on the periphery.
Jun 6th 2011 2:46PM And by more races I mean more classes. Hurr durr.
Jun 6th 2011 2:44PM Demon hunter is a popular talking point, but unfortunately many of its legacy abilities have already been given to classes in game (rogues most notably).
There are some other classes from WoW lore that could get some legitimate treatment, if Blizzard wanted to. And some would be excellent additions in my opinion.
Spirit walker - Maybe a little too much like a shaman but hell that's a good thing.
Spymaster/Infiltrator - Not sure how these would fit in beside the rogue but I like the idea for some reason.
Techslayer - Engineer/warrior hybrid.
Deadshot/Gunman - Archer/ranged that doesn't have to clean up pet poop. Also, a class that uses pistols would KICK ASS (do you hear me Blizzard?!).
Ace - Uses vehicles for fighting. Nothing else need be said.
Monk - Priesty, but less flashy, with a healthy dose of enhance shaman clobbering-ness.
Wardancer- Hell. Yeah.
As much as I know more races would be difficult to implement, more races make the game fun and add depth. There are some legitimately cool and different ideas within Warcraft's own lore that could be used. Hopefully Blizzard knows this and sees the value in adding to the retinue in later expansions.
Jun 6th 2011 2:30PM The only race additions I could see happening in the future that would actually work would be Pandaren for Alliance and Ethereals for Horde.
The other races that have been mentioned are, for the most part, too animalistic, dumb, or uncivilized to become legitimate members of either faction.
I'm betting that, on the off chance that Blizzard adds a new race any time soon, they will pull one out of their ass like they did with the Draenei. At least then it will allow them some creativity in how to pull it off and add them to the story. And if anyone has a problem with that (adding to the racial rolodex), well, this is the fantasy genre. Get used to it.
Jun 2nd 2011 5:40PM Deth'tilac:
"Remember that time you threw a shoe at me and I fell somewhere beneath the bed?
I remember too."
Jun 2nd 2011 12:48PM Q for the Q:
What was the last indication Blizzard gave (if any) about adding a new hero class to the game? Back before WOTLK they were talking about how they wanted to add one every or every other expansion.
I know that balancing issues are difficult, more work than intended, not a focus, etc etc. But I personally would love a new hero class (or two!) in the game.
Maybe since they just added new races they will add a new class in the next expansion. Holding out for a new healing class!
Jun 2nd 2011 11:06AM Female demons.
Because even if you're the spawn of Beelzebub, Title IX applies.
Jun 2nd 2011 9:57AM @swelt
I too think their reason is legitimate.
Lots of people will say, "But wait! They could do X or Y." And it usually ends up being some rambling thing that would be cool to them. But I'm content to let Blizzard do the brainstorming. And if it gets the content out that much quicker, so be it.