Which ever the horde gets, they better be able to be paladins. I've been pooped on every expansion for a while, minus BC of course.
I am going to go from left field and say High Elves for Alliance and Humans (Defias/pirates/rebels) for Horde. They already have the models, so it would really cut down on time. They have half the storyline built in. They could say, see 2 new races, people should be happy as they have asked about them forever. Best part, it would save a ton of money for building the next expansion.
Will it happen, probably not. But it would be funny.
I've been thinking of plausible races for the next expansion pack for the last week or so and I can only think of two.
The inherent problem with the Naga however is their lack of legs and extra female arms. However, what about a storyline that reverses the Worgen one? You are part of a faction of Naga that no longer follow Azshara after they learn what she has in store for the world. You and your group start as a Naga and, with the help of the Night Elves, try to break N'zoth's transformation spell/curse to become an Elf again ... but it only half-works. So, in appearance you'd be Elf-shaped but with webbed/scaled features (like a Gilgoblin) and paler (or darker?) skin. Their racial ability could be to temporarily embrace their Naga form and gaining a bonus to a stat or two.
Classes: Mage, Warlock (some are inspired by Azshara's summoning of demons), Shaman (some are servants of Neptulon and by extension the other elemental lords), Warrior, Hunter, Priest
City: Darnassus, taking up residence where the Worgen used to be. [Worgen have reclaimed Gilneas City.]
Faction Leader: Someone new.
However this really doesn't work for a Burning Legion expansion pack or one set on Draenor or other planets. I'm still hoping that The Dark Below is the expansion with a Naga theme ...
Stonemaul Ogres. Already a part of the Horde but finally playable. Starting zone ... a phased Dustwallow Marsh?
Classes: Warrior, Mage, Shaman, Warlock, Hunter?, Priest (think of the ones in Shadow Form in Zangarmarsh), Death Knight? (Since the Lich King has always been able to raise them ... but he just hasn't.)
Mount: Thunderlizards? My friend said that might be too similar to the Mushan mount ... he suggested boars. Ogres riding big battle boars sounds pretty cool :P
City: Orgrimmar - Redecorate the Goblin Slums and move them out to Bilgewater Harbour ... it's big enough to be a City anyway.
Faction Leader: Rexxar
Could work because there are Ogres on Outland/Draenor too, and they fit into a very primal, warlordish culture.
Would love Clefthooves as mounts for the Ogres, and they can be more classes like Warrior, Monk, Mage, Hunter (Wouldn't mind seeing a Gorilla join the Ogre to as their companion pet for the leveling up), Shaman, Priest, Rogue and maybe Warlock and Death Knight.
Rexxar would be the leader of them, and even Dire Maul would make a awesome city, and another dungeon for players can be that large mountain to the south.
Would be nice to if the Alliance Forces was moved to Ashvenvale or even the night elves own home and make sure to claim Gilneas back for the Worgen, and I would like to see Danath Trollbane again and make him take Stromgarde as a main base for Alliance.
Glory of Queen Azshara!
Probably Attroka for the Alliance. I mean the Etherials are a possibility but there's not much to work with here. They have no archtecture, just a few lamps and tents, they have little background and they are regarded as mercs that are part of an existing faction from another dimension. And FFS they are light-bulbs with bandages.
The bird-men on the other hand have a better shaped culture, complete with an architectural theme and they are not "evil" well some of them aren't. They don't seem to be serving a greater purpose, I'm talking about the refugees outside of fighting the Terrok-worshippers, I'm not certain of this.
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Beige, Light grey, dark grey, light blue, orange, red, purplish-grey, yellow [Please no green - already got too many of those)
Facial markings : Red, black, blue, grey, brown [Edit: their attire reminds me of sumo wrestlers and the markings and physique got some E.Honda theme going one there..]
I also hope that they gve each variant a different eye color/style (something like what they did with male worgen faces
Racials: Ogre's Strength (+2% Strength) (ok maybe this is OP)
Clobber: 3 min cd, singe target 10 yard knockback and 1s stun.
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