Personally I'd love to see some new unlocks for our Followers. When Paragon levels were introduced I thought for sure our followers would get a little something as well, but that didn't seem to happen. With all the discussion of new player perks awarded through the Paragon system I thought some cool things could be tied in for the followers as well:
Plvl 10 - Unlock follower gloves slot.
Plvl 20 - Unlock follower boots slot.
Plvl 30 - Unlock follower bracers slot.
Plvl 40 - Unlock follower belt slot.
Plvl 50 - Unlock follower pants slot.
Plvl 60 - Unlock follower shoulders slot.
Plvl 70 - Unlock follower chest slot.
Plvl 80 - Unlock follower helm slot.
Plvl 90 - Followers gain the ability to salvage items.
Plvl 100 - Followers automatically pickup gems and crafting materials.
Any others people would like to see?
This would really open up the customization of our followers and give us something else to work on as well. I know it's not rewarding people that play multiplayer games but it's also not really giving single players an advantage either. It's really just some fun perks combined with more customization.
We're most likely going to see a new follower or two added in the next expansion. These are just some examples of what we could see:
Seraphim - Once an angel but similar to the now mortal Tyreal, one that chose to follow him to sanctuary and live amongst us. Unlike our character classes followers don't necessarily need to be Nephalem since they aren't the heroes of the story. I believe they they would fit in perfectly lore wise, especially since we just saved the High Heavens.
Assassin - Very similar to the Assassin in Diablo II. Currently we don't have a melee Dexterity follower and the Assassin would fill this roll perfectly.
Undead - I don't know how this would work but I really wanted to toss this idea out there for fun. Wouldn't it be cool if we had an undead chained up following us around? Maybe I've been watching too much of The Walking Dead but this I feel would be very popular.
Legendary Follower Specials
I think it's about time Blizzard added some new legendary follower special items. There's no better time to do it then alongside Loot 2.0. I'd love to see some items that completely chang the way some of their abilities work.
What Are Your Thoughts?
If you could change anything to improve followers this next expansion, what would it be? What new type of follower would you like to see added to the game? Should followers be reconsidered to be a part of multiplayer games or do you think they should leave them the same as they are now?
Feel free to share your thoughts, let's get some cool ideas flowing!
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