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  1. #101
    Quote Originally Posted by Yig View Post
    No, not stolen at all. Plenty of people have made hypothetical class model threads here, and the well known one on this forum in the last year over demon hunters is mostly a silly hodgepodge of the ranged demon hunter of D3 inspired by Van Helsing with the WC3 demon hunter thrown in, which I never cared for one bit and wouldn't mind never seeing being bumped again. At least this one is trying to go more in the direction of a classic slayer/wardancer archetype, even if I feel the level of detail in the conjecture is not necessary it does the job of showing why a demon hunter is not necessarily redundant.
    Yeah, I like the fact that the OP didn't take the easy way out, and went ahead and did all melee. I don't feel that crossbows and traps really work with the WC styled Demon Hunter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lockrocker75 View Post
    While interesting, I don't think WoW needs another class with a tanking spec. Death Knight, Paladin, Monk, Warrior, Druid. We have 5 tanking classes available, and I don't see adding a 6th being viable. But... instead, just replace the tanking spec with a rogue type class. Have 2 melee DPS specs. The plate style, which would use a modified war glaive, almost like a staff with a blade at each end (almost like the double blade light saber in Star Wars). The other melee would dual wield and use stealth like the rogues and feral druids. And then the 3rd spec could be a ranged and/or heal class.
    Sounds like an interesting class. But that isn't Warcraft's Demon Hunter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Knadra View Post
    Cool ideas but this will never, ever happen. Deconstruction is way to difficult to actually implement in the game. Only 2 races would be the biggest rage of all time. Everything else might work though so who knows.

    How do you figure Deconstruction would be hard to implement? I'm not saying they need a tattoo for every single one of the thousands of pieces of armor out there. Just take 3-6 designs for chest, and 3-6 for the rest of the body parts and call it a day. You're probably looking at about 30 tattoos total.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anjerith View Post
    Not to give a short reply to a pretty lengthy article, but the idea of a hero class in this game at this time is, frankly, absurd. The playerbase cannot support the idea of one person having a character that is hands-down superior to another. Look what happened to the first hero class for any further use of an example you need.
    At Blizzcon 2011, Blizzard made it pretty clear that they will continue to make Hero classes if the expansion and the class required that status.

    Wish I could +1 topics though, I enjoyed *at least* the first post. Very well thought out.
    Cool. Glad you enjoyed the read man. I'm also happy at the number of responses. This is by far my most popular class thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kathranis View Post
    I haven't had time to do more than skim through the thread, but it looks like you did a pretty good job, except for some unrealistic expectations regarding race availability and equipment. Maybe a bit too close to rogues and monks, with the melee combo system and all.

    From a lore standpoint, at least in the RPG, Warblades are technically any bladed weapon which has been imbued with demonic energy. If Demon Hunters are ever implemented in WoW, I fully expect that Warglaives will be given the same sort of treatment than Runeblades got in Wrath. Which is to say you'd probably get a castable "Demonic Warblade" weapon buff that has to be active to trigger most of your skills, and so any sword, axe, or polearm you equip technically becomes a Warblade.
    This is why I created the passive buff Infusion for the class. Last thing we need is another DK retread.

    Equippable tattoos is certainly viable, as the equipment slots are technically "chest," "shoulder," "wrist," and so on. However, I don't think Blizzard would go through such an extensive process to let a single class break down any piece of armor and turn it into another type of armor, with that type of armor being fully itemized for that class. From a practical point of view, shoulder and helmet are especially unlikely, as they aren't technically skins and are also the two pieces of equipment with the greatest level of detail and which take the longest time to for modelers to create.
    It really should be no different than the Transmog, "Don't show Helmet, Cloak, etc. option, or Glyph of Stars. Except instead of nothing being there, you have a marking on your body. And again, its just like 3-6 tattoos for each body part. So you're looking at 15-30 unique tattoos total. It shouldn't be that massive of an undertaking.

    Access to glaives, tattoos, hakama, and blindfolds would probably be easier accomplished through a class-exclusive vendor and transmogrification, similar to the way monks can obtain new belts and staves every ten levels. As a hero class, two complete sets of unique green and blue starting gear, plus a vendor with new glaive and blindfold designs every ten levels, plus unique Raid and PVP gear, would certainly be simple enough to implement.
    Yeah, I mentioned that in the OP. Its also why I made the class a hero class.

    If made a hero class, tattoos could also simply be integrated into the character customization process, similar to the way Death Knights have access to unique hair colors, faces, and decayed skin tones. More control over which pieces of armor you can show or hide might be possible to help accommodate this, and it's something that's been requested and discussed in the past.
    That also works, but I prefer the Deconstruction system. It gives the player a bit more freedom.

    In terms of race selection, it would probably be opened up to all or virtually all races. What little lore is available for DHs already indicates that any race can become a DH if they've got the proper alignment and someone to train them.
    The lore I read indicated that the majority of Demon Hunters, and the minority are Blood Elves. There are a couple of non elven DHs here and there.

    If I were to expand the races, I'd include Worgen, Draenei, Orcs, and Forsaken. Forsaken DHs would be automatically changed into Undead High Elves like the Dark Rangers at the character select screen. Outside of that, no way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fender010 View Post
    @Teriz

    Dude you should apply at Blizzard. And no I'm not being a smartass or sarcastic.
    Thanks for the compliment bro. Maybe I will someday.

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    Usually the "Hey I made a class threads" are stupid. But yours is very thorough and awesome. Well done man.

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    I like turtles. I would like turtle-based tier sets. I would like a turtle shell helmet, and perhaps a cheeseburger backpack and a chestpiece that simply places a red gemstone on my bellybutton.

  6. #106
    Well made proposal Teriz. I like the concept behind tattoos for enchants rather than armour, the combat style, spells/abilities and the proper racial restrictions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teriz View Post
    Edit: LoL! Forgot the poll. Oh well.... Hope you enjoy the concept regardless.
    Read it all, Nice work, but, wont ever in your or my lifetime happen in Wow....

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  8. #108
    If you though DKs were retarded OP at Wrath launch, Demon Hunters will make them look like Vanilla Ret Pallies. Just going on my experiences from D3 where they were facerolling the hardest possible content in Blues while every other class was struggling in good gear. And seeing how lazy Blizzard has become I wouldnt put it past them to just copy/paste demon hunters straight from D3.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lilly32 View Post
    If you though DKs were retarded OP at Wrath launch, Demon Hunters will make them look like Vanilla Ret Pallies. Just going on my experiences from D3 where they were facerolling the hardest possible content in Blues while every other class was struggling in good gear. And seeing how lazy Blizzard has become I wouldnt put it past them to just copy/paste demon hunters straight from D3.
    If you're experience with DH is only from D3 then i suggest you rethink what you think you know.

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    Teriz always does a great job creating class ideas always so detailed, great job as always.

  11. #111
    I think. . . I'm just gonna toss my opinion in here and see if anyone else agrees, and that we don't need another class next expansion, or even a new race. I'd like to see--and that is if the next expansion is about the return of the burning legion; just a really solid experience. Nothing more. If anything, I think we'll see new race models as the next expansion's "Big thing". But I just want a heavy lore, eventful and solid gameplay and story experience. That's it. And that is because there is already enough problems with the Monk that balancing another class, and atop of getting another character slot, is just too much.
    But I like demon hunters, and would much rather see them then Monk or Dk. (probably an unpopular opinion).
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  12. #112
    Quote Originally Posted by Anjerith View Post
    Not to give a short reply to a pretty lengthy article, but the idea of a hero class in this game at this time is, frankly, absurd. The playerbase cannot support the idea of one person having a character that is hands-down superior to another. Look what happened to the first hero class for any further use of an example you need.

    Wish I could +1 topics though, I enjoyed *at least* the first post. Very well thought out.
    Hero classes were never intended to be a superior class to the others though. You are mistaken if you're under this impression. Blizzard tried to make them feel slightly overpowered while not being overpowered, and they failed at the precarious balance they set out to achieve, but it was never supposed to be superior to the other classes. Starting out life as an established warrior rather than an apprentice in rags at level 1 is basically all a hero class is now, and Blizzard in the last year has said they are perfectly fine with adding a hero class if it feels right for the theme of the expansion.

    It's not a matter of superiority. Before WOTLK, a hero class was nothing more than a hero unit from WC3 people wanted to play or an advanced class tree/epic class from the RPG.

    This hang up people have over what "heroic" means if anything is what is frankly absurd here.

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    While I like the deconstruction idea, I think demon hunters offer a great opportunity for armor designs we don't see in the game yet and I think people are taking the naked fighter thing a bit too far, it would get to be pretty boring over time. We have the holy angelic thing with paladins and priests, we have the black knight of death for deathknights, the generic juggernaut of warriors, I'd like to see more than warlocks getting demonic aesthetic armor sets.

    If you ever read the Spawn comics, you may know what I mean. A demonic Hell Knight with demonic armor sets would look really cool, and it doesn't have to be heavily armored. Look at the way Warhammer Online handled the armor sets for Dwarven Slayers and I think that's a good model for demon hunters. I think if I spent some time with my sketchbook I could sway some of you on this.

    While having half of their chest or a naked tattooed arm exposed, a single arm encased in armor with a buckler on it, overlapping woven plates on the hips or knees or shins, different glove designs, elaborate single shoulder pads or sometimes a pair of shoulder pads, all with lots of demonic body parts and demonic bones and ornaments hanging from their belts and what not, with interesting visors and face masks highlighting their blindness, always with interesting ways to expose the skin and show off their tattoos, just like the Slayer or Witch Elf from Warhammer Online.

    I also like the idea of expanding the demon hunter beyond just Illidan's fighting style, and making it more of a set of specialized abilities and stat bonuses a number of classes could use. I could see an armored knight in heavy armor with his eye's bound as a demon hunter specialist, we sort of have this already with the demon hunter warlocks we are forced to play today.

    Just as with paladins and priests, demon hunters can be the demonic hellknight or hell ninja while the warlock is the demonic wizard or witch.

    Mostly though I just want to play as the WC3 Demon Hunter when all is said and done.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Axxon View Post
    I think. . . I'm just gonna toss my opinion in here and see if anyone else agrees, and that we don't need another class next expansion, or even a new race. I'd like to see--and that is if the next expansion is about the return of the burning legion; just a really solid experience. Nothing more. If anything, I think we'll see new race models as the next expansion's "Big thing". But I just want a heavy lore, eventful and solid gameplay and story experience. That's it. And that is because there is already enough problems with the Monk that balancing another class, and atop of getting another character slot, is just too much.
    But I like demon hunters, and would much rather see them then Monk or Dk. (probably an unpopular opinion).
    I think the main argument for Demon Hunters is money. They are by far the most popular and requested class ever. Every class thread about them is popular. Every poll they're in, they win big no matter what its up against. It's a very powerful selling point, and given that WoW is in a slow decline, Blizzard may pull that card just to peak subscribers at the tail end of WoW's life cycle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Archdruid Dehydrate View Post
    Teriz always does a great job creating class ideas always so detailed, great job as always.
    Thanks man. If you or anyone else would like me to do a class, just let me. I'd love to come up with something new.

  14. #114
    Very nice ideas and would like to see this implemented. Would really like to try out dh tanking.

  15. #115
    I admit, I like the spellbreaker design of Vengeance. Nice work.

    Quote Originally Posted by Teriz View Post
    That also works, but I prefer the Deconstruction system. It gives the player a bit more freedom.
    There's also lore for that as well. Those tattoos are supercharged with arcane energies. Having the ability to switch them in and out could be construed as sort of specializing the magic you're holding within yourself.

    Quote Originally Posted by Teriz View Post
    It really should be no different than the Transmog, "Don't show Helmet, Cloak, etc. option, or Glyph of Stars. Except instead of nothing being there, you have a marking on your body. And again, its just like 3-6 tattoos for each body part. So you're looking at 15-30 unique tattoos total. It shouldn't be that massive of an undertaking.
    Well no, because like the guy said, shoulders ARE a model separate of the player model, unlike chests and bracers. Gloves and helms would also be a potential bother since they're also models. I doubt it wouldn't be too bad, but you'd have to do a good deal more work with all generic mail helms, shoulders, and gloves, in order for demon hunter tattoos to be a thing.

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    Really nice work.

    Make it happen blizz.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Madgod View Post
    I admit, I like the spellbreaker design of Vengeance. Nice work.
    Thanks. I can't take all the credit for that though. Golden Yak originally came up with having a spec similar to the spellbreaker. I just sort of ran with it.



    There's also lore for that as well. Those tattoos are supercharged with arcane energies. Having the ability to switch them in and out could be construed as sort of specializing the magic you're holding within yourself.
    I figured as much since every pic I saw had the tattoos glowing with energy. Good to know that a concept like that would have a place in lore.


    Well no, because like the guy said, shoulders ARE a model separate of the player model, unlike chests and bracers. Gloves and helms would also be a potential bother since they're also models. I doubt it wouldn't be too bad, but you'd have to do a good deal more work with all generic mail helms, shoulders, and gloves, in order for demon hunter tattoos to be a thing.
    Well, again I don't think you need to make thousands of tattoos for thousands of pieces of armor. Just a small set of tattoos that covers everything would do. I also agree that tier sets can be made up of armor that resembles tattoos as well. All of this in an effort to have the "naked Demon Hunter" everyone wants, even though they're wearing mail armor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lakisa View Post
    Really nice work.

    Make it happen blizz.
    We can only hope.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teriz View Post
    I figured as much since every pic I saw had the tattoos glowing with energy. Good to know that a concept like that would have a place in lore.
    The second bit's mainly just my speculation on the subject, but yeah. It's definitely a possibility within the lore. Not as much the transforming items into tattoos bit (which is just a clever mechanic to keep with the traditional aesthetic that demon hunters have had since their inception), but the multiple styles of tattoos.

    Quote Originally Posted by Teriz View Post
    Well, again I don't think you need to make thousands of tattoos for thousands of pieces of armor. Just a small set of tattoos that covers everything would do. I also agree that tier sets can be made up of armor that resembles tattoos as well. All of this in an effort to have the "naked Demon Hunter" everyone wants, even though they're wearing mail armor.
    No, of course not.

    But you WOULD need to modify the code of existing items to make those tattoos show instead of the original skin / armor for demon hunters.

    I'm not saying it's impossible, but I am saying I can understand that it's a pretty big hill to climb, if only because of the sheer mass of items the developers would have to go through.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teriz View Post
    Yes, but there's no point in allowing other races to be Demon Hunters if there's only a couple of them in the entire world.

    As for my old thread, check out the introduction.
    buuut we have worgen deathknights, and almost everything can be a monk, and tauren can be paladins. soooooo yeh

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Madgod View Post
    The second bit's mainly just my speculation on the subject, but yeah. It's definitely a possibility within the lore. Not as much the transforming items into tattoos bit (which is just a clever mechanic to keep with the traditional aesthetic that demon hunters have had since their inception), but the multiple styles of tattoos.



    No, of course not.

    But you WOULD need to modify the code of existing items to make those tattoos show instead of the original skin / armor for demon hunters.

    I'm not saying it's impossible, but I am saying I can understand that it's a pretty big hill to climb, if only because of the sheer mass of items the developers would have to go through.
    I disagree, from pretty much wrath onward gear is all the same with different recolors. and TBC gear is just recolors of vanilla gear for the most part. there really isn't that many "Models" of gear, just differen't colors. That and they would only need to do leather and mail. let them wear cloth like normal, and they can't wear plate. only issue is... then your shit will all look the same, but who cares about leveling gearz?

    There is also the option of allowing them to "Purchase" invisible gear to mog, and moggable blindfolds, like monks have for their fist weapons. that way, if they wanna have a demon hunter with gear, they can, but the option is there for people.

    There's no law that says ya gotta go topless, by that logic, most lore characters are not utilizing the full benifit of having all their gear on. I mean wtf with malfurion, no chest piece, or tyrande no weapon, or shoulders. Their gear isnt gemmed or chanted either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by roahn the warlock View Post
    buuut we have worgen deathknights, and almost everything can be a monk, and tauren can be paladins. soooooo yeh
    That's... that's not really relevant. Especially the Tauren bit...

    Quote Originally Posted by roahn the warlock View Post
    I disagree, from pretty much wrath onward gear is all the same with different recolors. and TBC gear is just recolors of vanilla gear for the most part. there really isn't that many "Models" of gear, just differen't colors. That and they would only need to do leather and mail. let them wear cloth like normal, and they can't wear plate. only issue is... then your shit will all look the same, but who cares about leveling gearz?
    See, that's not how it works. Items share models. Models don't share item ID's. Each item has its own unique ID and therefore it has its own unique bit of code. If this were to be implemented they would have to go into each item's little block of code and add this in.

    Quote Originally Posted by roahn the warlock View Post
    There is also the option of allowing them to "Purchase" invisible gear to mog, and moggable blindfolds, like monks have for their fist weapons. that way, if they wanna have a demon hunter with gear, they can, but the option is there for people.
    That is an option, but it is a bit of a "meh" one. Demon hunters just don't really wear armor. That's how they work. The have portrayed demon hunters thus since 2003. To have that rely on an in-game mechanic seems cheap and unsavory.

    Quote Originally Posted by roahn the warlock View Post
    There's no law that says ya gotta go topless, by that logic, most lore characters are not utilizing the full benifit of having all their gear on. I mean wtf with malfurion, no chest piece, or tyrande no weapon, or shoulders. Their gear isnt gemmed or chanted either.
    That's mainly because in lore, armor doesn't provide magical enhancements to their skills as far as we're aware. There's never really been note of such.

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