04/19/2013 02:36 PMDragonsworn
Posted by Haaely
That might fit better as a spec for Warriors. Or even a race.
Those Drakonid seem to have been other type of humanoid at some point in their past, considering Blackrock Caverns and the fact we never see anything like a "Drakonid whelp".
Both could be done I guess. I mean, both spec and race.
Some people would make pacts with the remaining Dragons and use their blood on some ritual to ascend to the level of a 'dragonkind'. There could be a faction made by the remaining dragons, similarly to the Knights of the Ebon Blade. Basically, anyone could make this pact. Instead of a race chosen like all the others, we would require an already existing character that would take the ritual after reaching a certain level, then go to a "phased starting zone".
Once we complete it, or simply during the questlines, we would become a Drakonid. Then return to own faction again and progress the same way we would with any race.
Also, if someone became a Drakonid, then race changed to a Human (for example), it would be impossible to take the initiation rite and play through the "starting zone" again. That way, people wouldn't exploit the 'race change'.
The spec could come along with this lore. The Drakonid are warrior-like guardians of the dragons, so the spec would be about all the skills and arts developed by the ones who serve and possess the powers of the dragons.