With the buzz right now about the next expansion and the possibility of a new class, I have been thinking of an idea which could give the feeling of more classes without adding more classes.
Four specs per class. Basically take the idea that they were forced to do with Druids and spread it out over all the classes.
Here is a list of past WC hero Classes
Paladin, Runemaster, Archmage, Mountain King, Blood Mage, Far Seer, Blademaster, Tauren Chieftain, Shadow hunter, Lich, Dread Lord, Crypt lord, Keeper of the grove, Priestess of the Moon, Demon Hunter, Warden, Beastmaster, Firelord, Dark ranger, Naga sea witch, Pandaren Brewmaster, Goblin Tinker, Goblin Alchemist, Pit Lord, Ranger, Dark Knight, Draenei Elder Sage, Warlock, Necromancer,
As you see many of these are already playable in game, or they are actual races and not Player Characters. However, a few notable classes are not yet represented.
Necromancer, Demon Hunter, Runemaster, Far Seer, Blademaster, Shadow Hunter, Warden, Dark Ranger, Witch, Tinker, Ranger, Sage
Now we can saftly assume that one more class will be added, by all counts it will be a mail wearing tank class, possibly Demon Hunter. But for the rest what would the 4th spec be and do?
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Paladin -__Name & role___
Warrior -__Name & role___
Death Knight -__Name & role___
Hunter -__Name & role___
Shaman -__Name & role___
Rogue -__Name & role___
Monk -__Name & role___
Mage -__Name & role___
Warlock -__Name & role___
Priest -__Name & role___
Paladin - maybe do something new?, Warrior - Blademaster DPS, Death Knight - Necromancer Range DPS,
Hunter - Dark Hunter/Ranger Petless DPS, Shaman - Sage Melee DPS
Rogue - Warden Tank, Druid -done, Monk - Runemaster Range DPS
Mage - maybe do something new?
Warlock - Something new, but a full tank spec Basted on the Demon Hunting Glyph
Priest - maybe do something new?