I haven't checked through the thread at all, but has anyone checked if those new icons already exist? If they do, it's fake. If they don't, it's a good fake or it's real.
I think I've seen those icons before, but with another color.
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There's no point in doing full icon artwork for that sort of thing when the entire theme of a spec could end up changing in a couple weeks.
Fake but interesting none the less.
Warrior: Dragoon, range DPS warrior
Mage: Blood mage, probably a healing spec
Warlock: Demon Hunter, probably a tank spec
Shaman: Earth Warder, probably a tank spec
Rogue: Don't know what it would be called, but it would likely be a tank spec
Paladin: Templar, another DPS spec but with a one handed weapon and a shield
Death Knight: Necromancer, probably a range DPS spec
Monk: Don't know what it would be called, but probably a range DPS spec (caster or physical)
Priest: No idea, but it would probably be a melee DPS spec
New icon being tinker.
I know this is fake but the premise would certainly make the game more exciting.
It's not outside the possibility of something like this happening honestly. I don't think they could add a whole lot to the existing specializations as to imbalance the game even more, but I'd much prefer existing classes get a new specialization rather than a new class/race.
Adding more options would finally end the range/melee debate in raids these days. If every class had at least a tanking, healing, melee DPS, or ranged DPS option there likely wouldn't be much noise.
4th Will NEVER happen. It would make them have to recruit 50% more people to work in game design department, to balance both PvP and PvE.
Don't forget WoW is all going downhill from there. People are unhappy with PvE and even more are with PvP, most of them are leaving or taking a break until the hopeless changes come.
Doesn't everyone at Blizzard have an email that is made for work? It seems weird that this guy "accidentally" got sent this picture, unless he has an email of something like "[email protected]" I could be wrong in this, and they don't use some kind of work email, or this developer just didn't use it. But if I am wrong, why him? Why would a WoW player, one out of some million, get it? If they spelled wrong on the email adress, wouldn't it be a bigger chance of some random person/inactive account would get it? I'm not good at articulating, but I hope you know what I mean.
Anyway, I really like the new speccs for each class. It's fun to think about what they could be (if this is legit). The one that seems obvious to me is Bloodmage.
My point was just that the icons being reused is not evidence that this is or is not fake. Because Icons are very low priority.
Hell, the reason the druid travel form icon has always been a hoof is that the cheetah form was a placeholder for a stag form that they just never got around to (until Mists). But in the ~seven years that druids had a cheetah form, they never bothered to switch out the icon for something more appropriate.
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What better way to get people to stop talking about the sub losses than put out a leak for the next expansion?
While it's true about druid's travel form, I don't think it's a good example to prove your point. Cheetah form came after the hoof icon, which shows that they made the icon before the stag form itself. In one way it is actually against your point, because it shows that icons are made early on in the development.
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Looking forward to it.
and this15 point skill bonus to Engineering
To be similar abilities.Improves other Tinker abilities with each level learned:
Cluster Rockets - Larger Area.
Pocket Factory - Builds Clockwerk Goblins more quickly.
Robo-Goblin - Increases armor and Strength; enhances Demolish.
Also gives bonus damage and increases the Tinker's movement speed.
If it's demon expansion with Tinker as new class and Demon HUnter spec for warlock I guess it's time for me to sell my account and move on to other pastures... so yeah I hope this is fake...
Possibility, yes, anything is possible. Its also "possible" that a clown class will make its way into the game, slapping mobs with inflatable balloons, my point is anyone could have fabricated this sketchy information. We (including me) only WANT to buy into it because its a dream scenario, a new spec for each class etc...
But is it ever a possiblity strong possibility, not until actual evidence presents itself from Blizzard, or an announcement has made. i think its safe to say this is all tin foil hat shinanigans. Fun too speculate though
Edit: Actually, never mind. I looked at your Tinker ideas from your sig, and it basically sums up to 3 specs, one that screams engineering, one that screams alchemy, and one that looks like a dual-wield hunter.
So basically a hunter with engineering and alchemy. Meh.
Last edited by Orly; 2013-05-15 at 06:51 AM.
Professions are no limitation for Classes. They're not the same thing, nowhere close. In the case of Engineering, it is the profession that offers unique enchantments and trinkets with effects. There are also bombs and stuff you can use in combat, but those can be used by any class for a DPS boost and do not encroach upon any given class ability. Herbalism has a nature-based healing ability, does this make Druids any less of a healer?
I don't care much for a Tinker class personally, but saying professions is the reason to not have a class is a fairly loose argument.
Last edited by Thimagryn; 2013-05-15 at 09:26 AM.