06/14/2012 08:54 PMThe whole thing about Shen talking about the ultimate gem and also Kingsport is a neat idea. This ultimate gem might be the key to destroying evil (AKA: Black Soulstone) once and for all. Kingsport might be the best lead to this gem, and the follower scoundrel could probably play a role in information gathering since he's an expert at stealing rare treasures. All great ideas, guys... I tried this on another site and got a completely opposite and negative result. Keep'em coming :-)
Posted by Seph
I think, personally, it makes more sense to return to Xiansai for some reason. It's a fancy new massive location (as opposed to one city) they added to the Diablo universe for this game and would allow for some genuinely new-seeming expansive content. It would allow them to add new things to the universe without violating previously established ideas so much. The argument against it, however, would be that since the new WoW expansion is an East-Asian island themed one, that they might not want to repeat that with Diablo...
I can't help wondering if the Dirgest Gem is basically a soul stone (Shen even says it absorbs souls at one point) that has absorbed either the Lord of Greed (a figure mentioned but never seen in game) or some other major figure.
Maybe it will be revealed that the Horardrim has some Xiansai branch or equivalent organization that wasn't totally destroyed...
1.) A Druid like character who focuses a lot on Nature Base Spells. (Specifically Vegetation spells) :) (PLEASE!)
2.) A Spell Caster that gives focus on Healing and Light Spells :) Much like a Paladin only Magic Base.
I totally agree with you about druid or nature magic character. Has to be coming. Before they announced DH I was really hoping for a nature-archer Ranger class instead... Druid makes total sense since there isn't really a transformation based character yet. In addition, there's not a versatile melee/ranged class yet that can off tank or off dps.
Here's my random class idea list:
1) Cleric- (this would perfectly fit your 2nd idea) A holy-magic healer that casts spells through religious emblems and focuses. My only concern with this one is that it doesn't seem to fit the new "badass" aesthetic Blizzard seems to be going for these days. Maybe to spruce it up, the cleric could be some sort of exiled cleric of a fallen religion or god. Their powers are holy, but maybe there's a dark side to it where they can use blood magic (power spells with vitality) to heal others and such.
2) Tinkerer/Alchemist- Instead of the druid, a nature-based transformation character, how about a weird techno-magic steampunky transformation based character? Sure it doesn't fit into traditional Diablo, but I'd say Blizz isn't too worried about that now. Maybe they could drink potions to transform themselves into monsters. Or summon mechanical armors or mounts to augment their abilities. Lacuni-like grenades also spring to mind... They could easily also design them to fulfill a healer role...
I'll post more if I have more ideas.
I also think it's worth noting that any class idea that doesn't seem to fit could just as easily turn into a new follower type =D