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More Burning Crusade WTF - 2006/07/21 15:21 I know that a bunch of you don't play WoW, so I don't expect you to care about this.

However, I wanted to start a discussion about the latest thing Blizzard Announced for the expansion: Burning Crusade.

Go ahead check the link.


Drenei Shamans?! Blood Elf Paladins?! Faction exclusive classes are no longer faction exclusive?!

For those of you not quite understanding what the big deal is, World of Warcraft divides you into two factions for the sake of PvP: the Noble Alliance and the Shamanistic Horde. Each faction consists of four races, each with their own list of available classes. For example, Humans can be Warriors, Rogues, Paladins, Priests, Mages, and Warlocks. The result is that each faction can have more and less races that can be certain classes. For example, more Horde races can be Hunters, while more Alliance races can be priests.

This limiting factor combines with two classes to really help define the character of a faction. The Alliance's Dwarves and Humans can be Paladins, holy warriors that can be thought of as warrior/priests or perhaps a ressurecting character wearing platemail. The Horde's Orcs, Trolls, and Tauren can be Shamans, who are more like druids minus shape shifting plus better weapons and armor.

This limitation demonstrates that the Alliance more strongly resembles a religious, kinda rennasance Europe, where you replace Christiantiy with "The Light" what with its higher Priest count and Paladins. The Horde demonstrates that it is more like a Shamnistic Hunter-gathering society with its increased access to Hunters and their exclusive Shaman.

This is the problem. By allowing the Alliance to play Shamans and the Horde to play Paladins, you are disrupting this character balance. I mean it kind of makes sense: Afterall the Blood Elves, when they were high elves, wielded the holy light as priests, and the site provides a reason why the Drenei would be interested in Shamanism. Still I can't help but feel like this is disrupting the gameplay character of the factions. I mean, can you magine that there will be runs of WSG where over 80% of the characters there could be Shamans?

This isn't a "I'm gonna quit playing WoW" issue or anything. Still I find it kinda sad.

Of course, having said that, I do kinda want to play a Blood Elf Pally or a Drenei Shammy :3

Post edited by: vergil, at: 2006/07/21 19:53
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