Why was it that Draenei got jipped out of the new class throng? They were the only one that didn’t get some new class.
Many said: “What class would they even be?” Rogues I definitely couldn’t see. Can’t see them being all that stealthy w/ hooves. Granted Satyrs are pretty sneaky, hmm. I could see them being Druids. Why not? Their attuned to the world in a way as it is, being Shaman and all. Only other class: Warlocks. I actually like the idea of Draenei Warlocks.
Many response to this: “They can’t be warlocks! Their beings of the Light.” Yea we won’t get into how humans can be locks and still have paladins and priests, will we? I haven’t rly heard any good argument as to why not. Blizz gave Mages back to the Night Elf population, why not give locks back to the Draenei. Let’s just go off lore for a moment (Reader’s Digest version).
So once upon a time (10,000+ years ago) Mages ran the Night Elf population for the most part. They were the elites of their race, every Night Elf had/has a bit of sorcery in them. The Highbourne (that would later become the Quel’Dorei AKA High Elves, which would become the Blood Elves) helped bring the coming of the first invasion of the Burning Legion into Azeroth. Malfurion became all uber Druid powerful, Illidan become a twisted demon-magic hungry sorcerer (That later we would be killing in Outlands) and together they saved the day (Woohoo! And Malfurion got the girl). The High Elves that were left that hadn’t been turned into Satyrs or plunged into the sea and became Naga eventually traveled across the world to what would eventually be called the Eastern Kingdoms and some resided in Diremaul. They became exiles…. Now some are back w/ their Night Elf cousins and STILL trying to wreak havoc on their population (not intentionally, but still) but Tyrande and Malfurion keep them around. Ok. Fine.
Now let us go to the Draenei side of it. Long ago, on the planet of Argus, the eredar race arose. They were extremely intelligent and had a natural affinity for magic in all of its forms. At some point, they are visited by a being of light, Naaru. They gifted the eredar with the sacred ata'mal crystals, which enhance their intellect and help them unravel the mysteries of the universe. And they lived in peace and prospered for many-many-many years. It wasn’t until their 3 leaders Velen, Archimonde and Kil’Jaeden were approached by Sargeras w/ a promise of more power. Velen w/ the help of the Naaru saw thru this ploy and saw what his people were to become. Demons. Not able to convince his fellow “brothers” he and some eredar fled their home world and became known as Draenei which means “exiled ones” in their language. 25,000 years or so passed, after traveling the universe and exploring many worlds, they had been living on Draenor(which we know as the Outlands). There was a war w/ the orcs thanks to Kil’jaeden and his driven goal to break Velen for his “betrayal”. Velen again managed to flee at the very end w/ a few survivors of this “purging”, while many stayed behind to distract the blood-crazed Horde. As we later find out, not all the Draenei that were left behind in the Outlands were killed. They, like most of the orcs, fell prey to the demons' sinister influence and were changed by the corruption and became The Broken. You may note Nobundo in the Exodar is called The Broken, he had brought Shamanism to his race. You may also remember in Nagrand the Kurenei are mostly consisted of Broken. And even now in the Swamp of Sorrows they live at the Harborage as a neutral faction.
Despite the (in most cases) accidental regression into Broken draenei, many draenei not only distrust them but despise them. Although understandable of those Broken draenei who remain corrupted or in service to the Legion, one would think that the draenei would be willing to welcome any of their people that survived the orcs' genocide. Talking with Nobundo, however, reveals a possible reason for this distrust and hatred. Broken draenei are unable to draw upon the Light's powers, being infused with fel energies. The draenei, being deeply religious, could view this in very negative context. The fact there are so many Broken draenei working in and on the Exodar is a testament to Velen's unending compassion for his people.
Ok, the Draenei portion was a bit more lengthy then I was wanted. Que-sera.
Now, I hope you all took note of the natural affinity for magic in all of its forms. They do have Mages which in no way draws upon the Light. In most cases throughout WoW lore, Mages have been considered “damned souls”. Paladins especially look upon Mages with distaste and animosity.
So why couldn’t it be fusible that Draenei would delve into fel energies and not become completely twisted and corrupted by it like the Broken? It has been shown on at least 2 instances 3 Draenei that weren’t physically changed. The Eredar Twins in Sunwell Plateau, and Sironas on Bloodmyst Isle(other than horn formation and slight change in skin color). Yes granted they were still working for the Legion, but with the right guidance (like human, Gnome, Dwarf, ect) they can be made into a formidable weapon of good.
Now another response: “The Draenei didn’t get another class because they didn’t need one. This was a method to balance out the races w/ Pure DPS, Healers and Tanks.” Seriously? Cuz the Humans, that already had Mages, Warlocks, and Rogues needed yet ANOTHER pure DPS class w/ the Hunter. And Tauren NEEDED to become holy cows w/ the Paladin, seeing as they already had the Druid (Don’t think there is another race that has both the classes that has the ability to be all 3 specs). If you couldn’t detect it, the last statements were dripping w/ sarcasm.
So to wrap this up, I have yet to come across a good argument why Draenei couldn’t be Warlocks. Yes now w/ the coming of Mists of Pandaria Draenei are getting the Monk, we won’t go into how almost all the races are getting that (think the only one that isn’t, is the Goblin).