Is Blizzard done with race/class combos?

59 Draenei Death Knight
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02/29/2012 01:42 PMPosted by Nethaera
So, as the title says, can I still hope that they'll add more race/class combos? :)


Well, we're adding the [url="http://us.battle.net/wow/en/game/mists-of-pandaria/pandaren/"]pandaran[/url] and [url="http://us.battle.net/wow/en/game/mists-of-pandaria/monk/"]monk [/url]in [url="http://us.battle.net/wow/en/game/mists-of-pandaria/"]Mists of Pandaria[/url] and the monk class will be available to all races save for goblin and worgen, so you could say that, "yes, we're still adding new race/class combos." That said, we want to make sure that when we add things like this that they make sense for the longevity of the game so we can't make any guarantees as to what or how often these will be added into the game. Balancing new classes into the game is a bit more difficult than adding a new race, but there are obviously complexities to both.


I understand. Thank you for your answer and /crossfingers that there will be more class/race combos :)
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90 Night Elf Druid
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Once Druid was allowed to Tauren, all sense of Class/Race lore was ignored. It only got worse then it was allowed to Worgen which spit on the idea of what makes a Druid.
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90 Undead Death Knight
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02/29/2012 01:42 PMPosted by Nethaera
So, as the title says, can I still hope that they'll add more race/class combos? :)


Well, we're adding the [url="http://us.battle.net/wow/en/game/mists-of-pandaria/pandaren/"]pandaran[/url] and [url="http://us.battle.net/wow/en/game/mists-of-pandaria/monk/"]monk [/url]in [url="http://us.battle.net/wow/en/game/mists-of-pandaria/"]Mists of Pandaria[/url] and the monk class will be available to all races save for goblin and worgen, so you could say that, "yes, we're still adding new race/class combos." That said, we want to make sure that when we add things like this that they make sense for the longevity of the game so we can't make any guarantees as to what or how often these will be added into the game. Balancing new classes into the game is a bit more difficult than adding a new race, but there are obviously complexities to both.


I think what Lanter is asking about if races will get other classes. Remember how Cata got Human Hunters, Night Elf Mages, Tauren Paladins, etc...?
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73 Undead Death Knight
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We are coming... Fear our judgement! ;)
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90 Worgen Rogue
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I'm hoping for Tauren/Draenei rogues.
"But hooves!"
No, hear me out.
The Broken/Ashtongue Deathsworn are basically Draenei, right?
So they have hooves, yes?
...
There's Deathsworn rogues as trash mobs (who become friendly after the fight with the Shade of Akama.)

JUST SAYING.
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02/29/2012 01:48 PMPosted by Steth


Well, we're adding the pandaran and monk in Mists of Pandaria and the monk class will be available to all races save for goblin and worgen, so you could say that, "yes, we're still adding new race/class combos." That said, we want to make sure that when we add things like this that they make sense for the longevity of the game so we can't make any guarantees as to what or how often these will be added into the game. Balancing new classes into the game is a bit more difficult than adding a new race, but there are obviously complexities to both.


I think what Lanter is asking about if races will get other classes. Remember how Cata got Human Hunters, Night Elf Mages, Tauren Paladins, etc...?


That too is always a possibility if the developers feel it makes sense, but it would still incur some amount of additional development to make it all fit within the world both in terms of the story and in terms of items/gear.
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59 Draenei Death Knight
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That too is always a possibility if the developers feel it makes sense, but it would still incur some amount of additional development to make it all fit within the world both in terms of the story and in terms of items/gear.


Time to become a priest and mind control some devs
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89 Human Paladin
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The Broken/Ashtongue Deathsworn are basically Draenei, right?
So they have hooves, yes?


Only regular Draenei have hooves. The Broken do not.
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1 Night Elf Druid
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Still hoping for gnome paladins/hunters.
Moreso hunters

Gnomes can never be hunters. They're too short to use a bow.


http://www.wowhead.com/item=18388

Its the perfect size and everything
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85 Worgen Druid
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I would love to see a bit more variety in races for Druids. Last time I counted, druids had the least amount of options for races (4).

There is some mythology in chinese culture with shapeshifting animals... *hint hint*
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I'm hoping for Tauren/Draenei rogues.
"But hooves!"
No, hear me out.
The Broken/Ashtongue Deathsworn are basically Draenei, right?
So they have hooves, yes?
...
There's Deathsworn rogues as trash mobs (who become friendly after the fight with the Shade of Akama.)

JUST SAYING.


I think there were Tauren Rogues in the beta. I personally would find it hilarious to have Tauren and Draenai rogues. Especially Draenai, because they're so derpy, and I love them for it.
But I don't know if "hilarious" is really a good thing, thematically, to build a race/class combo on. :P


That too is always a possibility if the developers feel it makes sense, but it would still incur some amount of additional development to make it all fit within the world both in terms of the story and in terms of items/gear.

As long as it makes sense within the story, I'm ok with it. I'm still iffy about some of the new race/class combos, honestly. (Not that, ultimately, its up to me. :P But I do want my opinion known nonetheless.)



02/29/2012 01:45 PMPosted by Närwhal
Once Druid was allowed to Tauren, all sense of Class/Race lore was ignored. It only got worse then it was allowed to Worgen which spit on the idea of what makes a Druid.

....to Tauren? Druid? ...you mean Paladin? I mean, Tauren have been druids from the beginning, and it fits their society pretty well. Yes, Malfurion was the first, but that doesn't mean its impossible.
Worgen druids make sense considering the origin story of the worgens, as well as how they learn control... though its a little strange some of it is learned before they become worgen. (I guess the Gilneans had a Pagan culture?)

To me, the absolute essense of "Your doing it wrong" was the Goblin Shamans. Goblin. Shamans. Wat.
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59 Draenei Death Knight
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Gnome paladin and hunters for alliance!



Well, we're adding the [url="http://us.battle.net/wow/en/game/mists-of-pandaria/pandaren/"]pandaran[/url] and [url="http://us.battle.net/wow/en/game/mists-of-pandaria/monk/"]monk [/url]in [url="http://us.battle.net/wow/en/game/mists-of-pandaria/"]Mists of Pandaria[/url] and the monk class will be available to all races save for goblin and worgen, so you could say that, "yes, we're still adding new race/class combos." That said, we want to make sure that when we add things like this that they make sense for the longevity of the game so we can't make any guarantees as to what or how often these will be added into the game. Balancing new classes into the game is a bit more difficult than adding a new race, but there are obviously complexities to both.


Gnome paladin and hunter! both make sense and have been long awaited. and they will have only 2 classes left like the rest. Also draenei warlocks. dontk now what for horde


Trolls can be anything except paladins.
Dwarves can be anything except druids.

In my opinion they could make:

Undead paladins, make them like Sir Zeliek (http://www.wowpedia.org/Sir_Zeliek) (I know he's not a paladin but they could make a story like Sir Zeliek, so strong in faith that even being undead they can use the power of the light).

Blood Elf druids, I heard something about magi druids (something like that) and that boss in Botanica (but I'm not sure if he's really a druid). This is the one I most want.

Draenei druids, there are some broken in outland. Perfect chance (in my opinion) to improve their lore.

Night Elf paladins, someone said they make sense, I'd like to see it :P
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90 Blood Elf Mage
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I think what Lanter is asking about if races will get other classes. Remember how Cata got Human Hunters, Night Elf Mages, Tauren Paladins, etc...?


That too is always a possibility if the developers feel it makes sense, but it would still incur some amount of additional development to make it all fit within the world both in terms of the story and in terms of items/gear.


please give us Goblin Monks!! ;O; my dream is to go around with a female goblin punching people in the face. It would be the most badass thing ever.
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90 Worgen Rogue
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The Broken/Ashtongue Deathsworn are basically Draenei, right?
So they have hooves, yes?


Only regular Draenei have hooves. The Broken do not.


Awww really?
Dang...
/sadface
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90 Tauren Shaman
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02/29/2012 01:42 PMPosted by Nethaera
So, as the title says, can I still hope that they'll add more race/class combos? :)


Well, we're adding the [url="http://us.battle.net/wow/en/game/mists-of-pandaria/pandaren/"]pandaran[/url] and [url="http://us.battle.net/wow/en/game/mists-of-pandaria/monk/"]monk [/url]in [url="http://us.battle.net/wow/en/game/mists-of-pandaria/"]Mists of Pandaria[/url] and the monk class will be available to all races save for goblin and worgen, so you could say that, "yes, we're still adding new race/class combos." That said, we want to make sure that when we add things like this that they make sense for the longevity of the game so we can't make any guarantees as to what or how often these will be added into the game. Balancing new classes into the game is a bit more difficult than adding a new race, but there are obviously complexities to both.


Neth--be honest. Haven't you always wanted to be a tauren rogue? Stealthy cows. What's not to like?
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