Why are YOU playing a Monk?

90 Pandaren Monk
8620
W/e there's a Monk in a game I have to play it, just love the theme of Monks in general. Also I loved pandas in WC3 (actually was a panda but he was fun to use as a unit).
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90 Undead Priest
10260
I am playing a monk for the last 20yrs I've played monk classes, Neverwinter Nights 1 & 2, Everquest, Vanguard: Saga of Hereos, and Diablo 3... if there is a monk class I play it if I like the game of course.
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90 Tauren Shaman
7365
http://www.garath.net/Sullla/FF/FFbb.html
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90 Human Death Knight
7530
I am playing a monk for the last 20yrs I've played monk classes, Neverwinter Nights 1 & 2, Everquest, Vanguard: Saga of Hereos, and Diablo 3... if there is a monk class I play it if I like the game of course


This. Also Baldur's Gate 2 and D2 as well. D2 didn't have a monk but the assassin class made me actually play a chick toon, just so I could punch things.
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ghostcrawler said street fighter.

I slammed my money down on the counter...

the end


This.
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90 Pandaren Monk
12280
Not because if the class is OP/meh, but because it's enjoyable to you. Why do you play it?

For me, it is the closest I can feel to playing a rogue with my swirly ball back.

Swirly ball. Never forget.


Sir... they gave rouges glyph of detect. wich gave swirly ball back.....
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65 Pandaren Monk
5510
for me i always praised special attack damage and mobility over stealth on my rogue

what do they do?

gut both for rogues

hence im here
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90 Dwarf Monk
3915
because a drunken dwarf brawler is a fun idea.
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My biggest gripe is the weapons and how they don't hold them when they get into combat...

Why have it strapped to your back?!
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90 Pandaren Monk
6235
I generally like melee damage dealers. I tried a Rogue when I first started playing the game, but had no success with it. I tried the Monk in beta, and it brought back the fun I originally had with the Rogue, but it was a lot easier to manage.

In hindsight, I think y Rogue failure was more a side effect of the game's learning curve and a broken talent build, but I lost interest in the class.

The monk is a lot of fun to play, and very mobile. It's such a drastically different playstyle than I'm used to with my Druid, and the change of scenery has been tons of fun.

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My biggest gripe is the weapons and how they don't hold them when they get into combat...

Why have it strapped to your back?!


I believe the intended design is for weapons to used during special moves, as the Monks are supposed to be a hand to hand combat class.

That said, I don't disagree. I'd love to see some new fist weapons for our bare-knuckle brawlers, especially ones that remain equipped during a fight.

I'm picturing TMNT's Shredder-like claws, and loving every second of it.
Edited by Korelli on 9/28/2012 1:56 PM PDT
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84 Human Monk
4510
Kung fu monks have always been my idea of heroic fantasy...Shaolin forever!
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90 Pandaren Monk
9550
Started a DK upon Wrath's release, seemed like the right thing to do. New expansion, new era, new class, new race.

It just so happens that I also never played a Rogue and I leveled my paladin LONG before Holy Power - so Combo Points / Holy Power are a fairly new concept to me. It's like a fresh start.

But to be honest, the selling factor was account-wide mounts and account-wide pets. If I didn't have all the mounts my DK had racked up, I'd be on him right now.
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43 Blood Elf Monk
3080
Class isn't OPish, if anything the class is underpowered in some aspects and the more monks that hit 90 will eventually realize that. I doubt we will even be viable in Arena unless we are healing.

I play the monk because I like the theme of it. I never intended to roll one but got tired of sitting and waiting for respawns at launch and rolled one to pass the time. To my surprise it was a blast to play and I've stuck with it.
Edited by Lynceses on 9/28/2012 4:05 PM PDT
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90 Gnome Monk
11915
I play a monk because crotch shot roundhouses, backflip kicks, chucking kegs and cruising around super stylin' with my green faux hawk/bushy beard are all PURE. WIN.

Need I mention that watching people die to a gnome's FoF is probably the most hilarious thing in game atm.
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90 Blood Elf Monk
4055
I was originally a shaman, due to the lore and wisdom from being one. Then I saw Pandas, and thought I really see myself as one (I am a fat guy who plays wow, shocker!) So I decided to reroll a monk and switch my shaman to Panda as well. Mainly why am I playing a monk? I see them as the peacekeepers when all else fail, the silent guardians over azeroth. When all else fails, crane kick.
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90 Blood Elf Monk
4070
because monk and druid type classes are my fav to play in a mmo.
Edited by Yeezyswag on 9/28/2012 7:24 PM PDT
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12 Pandaren Monk
9515
Because I thought of a really good name for one.
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I've been wanting to play a martial artist class since I started playing wow and always had a feeling that they would be added eventually. Since I couldn't remember the recovery question to my old account and therefore, couldn't play on it, I made a new account and I wanted to make a human monk my new main.

The class is so fun (Like a healing Rogue/DK Hybrid imo) that I can even look past the obvious flaws in PvP in hopes that we will get buffed eventually.
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I fell in love with the idea of, I punch you get healed idea lol
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