I never saw a priest wining about paladins. Warlock is the "summoner" archetype in wow. They use demon-theme, but like I said, Paladins and Priest have more in common than DH and Warlock.Sure they can. That isn't the point. The problem is if you do so, you end up with a DH that has nothing in common with the existing in game DHs except the name.
The problem is that regardless of anything else, you ARE going to annoy Warlocks by giving Demon Hunters demon themed abilities because Warlocks see that as their balliwick. Their niche. Their flavor.
Blizzard can ignore that but being blunt - they don't have any reason to do so.
Yeah, since WC3 playing, and I was an active battle.net player until firelord patch;My main army was Orcs & NE, so I played a lot of times with DH.Then you haven't done your research.
I fought all DH in wow too and I have done all quests DH-related.
I want to ask you why you say that DH are a ranged class? is there any videos or thing or something that explain or give another look to "ranged- DH"??
No no, you misunderstood what I was saying. of course that Blizzard can create a new archetype of DH that had 3 pets at time. But the point is that no DH used a pet-based sustem. Let's explain that:So we've gone from "Can't possibly happen" to "Hard to Believe because it doesn't fit in with my personal vision of the class".
Regardless of the fact that YOU don't see DHs as a pet class, the truth is that in lore they have been shown to be fully capable of doing so. That doesn't mean that Blizzard will develop that ability, but it is one more crossover between the two classes that can't be ignored...no matter what your personal vision states.
-First DH/ plot: Illidan in WC3. No signs of pet-battle system. No use of summoning demons/whatever to his main skills-kit. So we can assume that DH didn't have anything pet-slave related.
-Second DH/ plot: Loramus Thalipedes. A DH quest giver. He had 3 fel hunters near him. The quest involve helping him (resurrect him) and do a long chain to kill some demons. No summon, no pet-battle abilities, nothing to assume that they use a pet-battle system.
-Third DH/ plot: Vish Kozus. We don't know If he is a true DH, but no pet-battle related quests or demon-slaves
-Fourth DH/ plot: Theras, Netharel, Alandien and Varedis. Again, a melee-fighter that don't use anything pet-battle related. No summons in their quest-chains.
-Fifth DH/ plot: Leotheras the Blind. Boss mechanics, he splits his demon-form from his body and summon/call some adds. 1/5 that summon something. I can't call him a pet-battle user however. In his story, he never summon anything.
-Seven DH / plot: Feronas Sindweller. Quest giver created in cata. No Pet-battle system. He kills demons and nothing more.
So, I can assume that DH are a melee class that don't have any pet-battle system related. Of course, If Blizzard want, they can turn them in a summoner-fighter, but they never gave them this system and this thematic.
If you create a DH, you create all new forms/skills/physics from 0. Look at monks and DKs. They use a completely new mechanics than before, new models (or animations) in all skills, new icons and new rotation. So we can assume that DH should be like them. If they want to implement a demon-form, they need to create a new one. And talking about DH vs warlocks, well I can talk what happened before:So either Blizzard create a very different Demon Hunter class that bears little if any resemblence to the existing model (making the entire exercise of developing a class to cater to players who want a DH totally null and void) or it creates a class which shares a large degree of overlap in both toolkit and theme with Warlocks, which will cause Warlocks to be angry at the DHs for stepping on their territory and DHs to be angry for not developing a unique class identity.
Which of these two options strikes you as viable?
For me...the answer is neither. Blizzard gains nothing by labelling an entirely new class with no in game history "Demon Hunters" and it is likely to actively avoid ticking off players by designing a class so alike in theme and feel to an existing system. Once we add in that DHs don't bring anything new to the game, that their theme and niche is already filled, and that there are other options Blizzard can explore instead, DHs as a standalone class seem very unlikely.
I'm a shaman, and my main signature was Blood Lust since WC3. What happened to my main signature? They gave to pet and to mage class. And talking about themes, again, I never saw a Paladin healer calling that Holy priest had been steeling their flavor or vice versa. Warlocks have demon-abilitys and they uses curses and pet-battle system to be different than other casters. A new melee character can be different from others melees using demonic powers. I never view them like a warlock class. I only see a similarity when all 2 are in demon form, then yes, we can assume that this two classes have a demonic them behind their backs.
Because you are trying to compare the identity of one class with another even though the themes for both are based upon different criteria. The origin of the them isn't important....just that it exists.
Or are you going to try and tell me the Warlock is NOT strongly identified with demons in WoW?
Warlocks: Theme Demonic/fel energy users. Class type Casters. Summoners. Dot users. Ranged.
Demon Hinters: Theme Demonic/fel energy users/agility assassins. Class type Fighters. Caster-counters. Melee
Paladins: Theme Holy energy users. Class type Knights/casters. Melees. Ranged healer.
Priests: Theme Holy energy users. Class type Ranged Casters. Ranged healers.
So, what's more "overlapped"? The thematic is about what type of "things" they throw or use, the class type is their function.
I'm not sure if you read the entire post. DH don't have wings/horns/hoofs. They fight melee, are blind and have tatoos. A big demon that goes melee is not a DH, it's a possible form for one of their CDs/utility skills. And I'm not sure that people know that metamorfosis is a "panic button", not the entire class. Better say that rogues are DH, just buy some dagger with "change on hit" that throw something black demon-related, that's better suited for a DH...Glyph of Demon Hunting (the tank glyph) turns warlock's Shadow Bolt into some kind of a melee attack with several stacks, as far as i remember?
That right there is your "melee capability" in Demo warlocks, as far as blizzard is concerned.