I've been seeing a lot talk lately about the next expansion, and people making all kinds of claims about Demon Hunter class, and I thought I'd chime in for my first post here on mmochamp.
a) Wardens are pretty awesome imo.
b) Maiev is one of the few main lore characters that is more or less unaccounted for short of her BT cameo, and could be used in a lot of interesting ways.
c) The the most likely armor type would be mail, helping to balance each armor type to 3 classes. (I've seen people saying Demon Hunter in mail, but really?!? Leather or maybe Cloth based on their wc3/wow appearances.)
d) I do see demons having a large roll in the next expansion, and if not, then down the road. Our Warden role model Maiev's character was centered around the hunting of Illidan, and really by WC3: TFT it's arguable Illidan was more demon then Night Elf. The bulk of our time with Maiev was effectively hunting the demon Illidan, so that could easily fit into lore.
e) Cenarion camps throughout the game frequently showcase both Tauren and Night Elf wardens, and other races throughout Azeroth have had their own types of wardens.
The biggest downside I see for Wardens, a lot of their skills have been absorbed by the Rogue class, and it would take some creative thinking to develop them to fit their own play-style and niche. That being said, I'm sure if they wanted so, Blizz could handle that.
I know it's not an original concept, I'm just surprised it doesn't pop up more often. Makes a lot more sense then Demon Hunters. What do you guys think?