I think it would be honestly ridiculous to start death knights at level 1 and I've yet to see anyone say they'd support level one death knights.
Also, can I ask just what is it you have against death knights? Considering this is the second topic you've made talking about how they're apparently bad or whatever.
Second? o.o No, this is the first, and the purpose of this thread is to post -everyone's- opinions, good or bad. :P Mine happens to be negative. But I am also open to those that are positive.
And, yes, it -would- be ridiculous for a Death Knight to start at level 1, as newly made toons are, for the most part, new to priesthood, or the art of the sword, etc. Death Knights have been fighting for a while. From a lore standpoint, it would be ridiculous.
But, from a gameplay standpoint, it's a class that immediately jumps to level 55 upon creation purely for lore reasons. Yes, you have to reach 55 to make a Death Knight, but not on that Death Knight. It's still 54 levels you don't have to go through.
However, I'm not saying it's going to be changed, or it should be changed. Rather, it should -have- been changed. If it's changed right now, many people would get mad, and it would require a hell of a lot of work, much more than is really required for this sort of thing. If they didn't start at level 55 (lore aside), then it would have been much better. Now that they've already been in the game for over two expansion packs, there's really no going back.
And hey, even I sometimes like being able to skip straight to Outland. ;)
12/04/2012 12:51 AMTL;DR -- I used to dislike Death Knights, but I eventually began seeing them in a new dark light. Imagining that I'm in the Warcraft universe, I reached a certain point where I can safely say, I would never !@#$ with a Death Knight.
Posted by Kardax
From a roleplaying standpoint, this is kind of the problem I have. Just as (many, not all!) blood elves are Mary Sues because they're beautiful and good with evil magic -and- good magic (fel and light), new roleplayers that don't have much experience make a blood elf and try to RP themselves as a Mary Sue. Conversely, not a lot of new players RP dwarves because "Eew, they're fat and drunk and ugly!" Dwarves are actually a hardy race with a rich history that can actually be quite fun to RP. And they're drunk!
Death Knights are powerful, necrotic anti-heroes that fight to redeem themselves in the eyes of their kingdom. That's a pretty romanticized backstory. As what's been covered before, it's easy to make a Mary Sue Death Knight because they're more or less Mary Sues lore-wise. It's up to the player to avoid the Mary Sueisms in their DK, and new players that don't know what a Mary Sue is can't do anything to prevent it since they don't know what to avoid.
I'm kind of beating a dead horse and I should really get off the soapbox, but, yeah, there -are- plenty of -good- DK RPers out there. I'm gonna stop here, now. ._.