.Why does what happened this past expansion dictate what has to happen with the next? It doesn't. As I said last post, they can choose to do whatever they want regarding what they give us. If anything, I'd say one new neutral race PLUS the new models for the old races sounds about right. And no, a new race would NOT be overshadowed by new models on existing races. Once again we enter the land of OPINION, and mine is new models don't have the draw that a new race does.
Again you ignore common sense. Why would Blizzard sink development time into developing 1 new neutral race when they're working on 8 vanilla race remodels? Doesn't that seem kind of pointless when we both know that all the attention race-wise is going to be on the new models, and that all the future race concepts are lackluster?
Worgen, Goblins, and Pandaren are the lowest played races in the game. You really think another new neutral race is going to shine in the next expansion when we have newly remodeled Humans, Orcs, Trolls, and Night Elves? Again, it would be a waste of developer time. Yeah, that's an opinion, but its a sound opinion that few would disagree with.
Actually the official forums isn't more diverse than these forums. These forums include inactive WoW players, and players from outside the US. On the US official forums, Eu players couldn't post their opinions because they wouldn't have an NA BNET account. This forum provides a much better sample of players than the official forum would. Also, its common sense that WoW players would prefer remodeled vanilla races to new races. The vanilla models are the most popular races in WoW. You honestly believe that a new race concept beats out Humans, Orcs, and the other vanilla races? C'mon now.Yes, and I have two reasons.
1: The official World of Warcraft forums have a larger, and more diverse, user base than the MMO Champion Forums.
2: The World of Warcraft forums don't have a large amount of threads in which we've been bickering back and forth, so people are more likely to view the question on fresh terms
I would say that GCs response about DHs was pretty much a negation to them being included in the game. Pandaren were a given to eventually be included as a playable race.True, they've said a number of things, in the past, regarding several topics. Some of those things are in game, some of them aren't. You might notice that the same thing they said about Pandarens was also said about Demon Hunters... mainly that they were no plans for them to be in the game at the time. That's neither confirmation nor negation.
Again, this isn't EQ, this is WoW. It's smarter to compare a future WoW expansions to other WoW expansions, not to an inferior game.You sure about that? The example I gave about EQ covers that one pretty well. When that expansion came out, it out sold the others released at the time. Clearly THEY didn't think the expansion was deficient even though it added no new classes or races, just new zones to explore with more story. Blizzard has more people working on this than SOE had at the time, and they could very easily give us an expansion that focuses entirely on 91-95 content, and it would sell.
Um, remodeling the old vanilla models is just like designing new races for the game. Blizzard may be designing new skeletons for some of the old races, adding new animations, and more textures. So in essence Blizzard is designing 8 new races for the game.I think it's bad logic to assume that because they are doing the remodels, they won't make new races for the expansion. You are not allowing for the possibility of new races because of something which HAS NO CONNECTION. Everything that is relating to the new Expansion is handled by a specific team to it. These new models are as of right now NOT connected to the new expansion, but rather their own thing. Until Blizzard announces them as a feature specific to the new expansion, they should be considered their own thing. As such, they have their own team, separate from the expansion team. So their existence takes NO resources from the expansion team. What part of that don't you understand?
What part do you not understand? Whether or not these are considered part of the next expansion is pretty irrelevant. These remodels clearly take work and development time to complete. Work and development time that takes away from developing new races for the game. Again, this should be common sense.
Just because people are ignorant about the Tinker doesn't mean that the class isn't original and unique. I mean, we're talking about people who cant differentiate between a profession from a class.I have one question for you, then. If this class concept is so original, why do so many people ask you what this class offers that isn't in engineering? Sounds to me like the originality you claim to have isn't actually there.
The concept is highly unique and original. Please name another class in WoW that comes close to the tinker thematically. Please name another class that is as different from existing classes as the tinker. Good luck.