This is a business... there's no "last" anything.
The Dwarves, Goblins, Gnomes, Draenei and Worgen are all tech using races. That isn't just one race....that's FIVE out of Eleven.
ONE out of two factions has a very heavy tech bias.
The Iron Hordes power comes from its technology.
40-50% is not "small". Or - to put it another way - how many Monk bosses did we face before MoP?it's so damn small compared to the number of bosses and NPCs that fall under the generic fantasy stuff.
Why can't Blizzard put its own spin on a class design? Other games might design the Bard as a support class, but that doesn't bind Blizzard to do the same.Once more for the sixth time. The classical bard present in all previous RPGs is a support class. If Blizzard or somebody else designs it not to be, then it's no longer a bard and will be probably called something else having totally different skillset.
No amount of strawmanning needs to. Even if you are correct...and you aren't...all Blizzard need do is focus on one aspect of the theme. The healing spec gets to use musical instruments and play songs for support and healing; the DPS spec gets to use screams, shouts and other sonic effects (check out Kung Fu Hustle, or the Dragon Shouts of Skyrim) to cause damage. As for your point about being unable to think of enough sound based attacks...we simply need to see what Blizzard has already done ingame with the Klaxxi and others to show that they can do it, and if a sound class allows them to expand upon the available mechanics , animations, etc...I don't see a problem.Even game designers are limited by such small things like reality. The reality is that one word theme is too broad and too imprecise to distinct one class from another, and no amount of strawmanning will change that.
It's based on Blizzards own comments about the work and effort they need to put into the game to balance the existing classes. Which is a lotThat's a pretty big if based on nothing.
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I could see blizz implementing a Engineer/Tinker class, but it would be such a bland choice.
Mail, ranged weapon, bombs/mines/turrets.
Ranged DPS / Turrets focused / Heals for the 3 specs
Think Roland from Borderlands 1.
Robot - A mechanical "hero" class (like Death Knight hero class, it also alters your racial appearance, giving you a metallic sheen).
You can transform into different forms and use plate armour as your armor plating and a gun (transforming its Agility to Strength) as a source of your damage.
Tank form, which is a tank role tank. Utilize a Shield (which servers as your tank's front armour) and a gun to protect your allies from harm.
Turret form - a ranged dps turret with heavy focus on stationary damage burst, recharging while moving around, with a possibility of weaker sustained, but mobile, dps while in need of the mobility.
Robot form, a basic your-race-shaped robot melee fighter, utilizing their mechanically-enhanced strength to deal heavy melee range damage, using their jackhammer-like metal fists with their gun as a power source/engine (piston).
There's still a load of ideas...
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What you are trying to claim is that because some of the 7 billion humans on earth play Counterstrike everybody you can ever meet has played Counterstrike. Being born in a society that does x does not imply that the character must be also using x, that is a classical logic fallacy straight from Teriz' school.
Who said they were? They are a massive tech based army. As an example of tech users in the game, I'd say they count.Iron Horde has got nothing to do with Horde
The big trouble with that figure is you just plucked it out of thin air because it makes your argument sound good. The real figure is much higher.It's still 1% when all the intentional logic fails are cleaned off the table.
Yes...but who really cares what other RPGs do? A Bard simply needs to be a musical class. Everything else...including role in game...is optional. If Blizzard wants to copy the trope closely, it can...but it doesn't have to.They can, but as I have said already three times it wouldn't be the bard class that exists in all other RPGs because all of those previous ones were support classes.
And yet they have nowhere said or used the words "too much".
Which is why we are guessing how many more classes. I think 1 or 2 more. It may be none. But if they are already complaining about the huge amount of work and effort it takes to balance the existing setup of 34 specs, they aren't going to be keen on adding classes at all. 0-2 seems feasible. 3 or more seems unlikely barring a reworking of the class/spec system.
Iron Horde being destroyed before patch 6.2. Therefore it's pretty damn minor part of the game as a whole and relegated to even lesser role than Titans in the whole Warcraft universe.
Or do you think my method of pulling the statistics is wrong or flawed somehow?
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There can be as many classes as the designers can come up with new ideas for them, but lets see through your case:
1: Really doesn't matter, we went 9 years with 1 Int Plate Wearer and 2 specs (1 class) of Int Mail wearer. Changing primary stats streamlines things, slightly and actually makes more variety tolerable.
2: There's a ton of "new" kinds of Heroes in WoW itself. And it's not like some of the WoW variation on the Hero class themes actually ended up bearing any relation to the WC version anyway.
3: Design space is a weird argument that can be broken down to incredibly bare bones that could easily have led to no space for most of the existing classes. On the other hand, actual playstyle, aesthetics, and the options for spec roles leave gaps all over the place.
4: Again, it depends how you break the "types" down; I'd contest that there are 4 roles - Tanking, Healing, Melee DPS and Ranged DPS. The latter could, if a Ranger class were added for example, be then broken down to Caster and Physical ranged. Suddenly you're not nearly as close to the symmetry you seek.
5: Is just a silly argument, which would have left no room for Monks on previous iterrations of the website. Web design would just be fixed to accomodate anything new on the official site (which is frankly in need of some refreshing as it is looking quite tired and old) and on fansites which are always a step behind.
Essentially, your argument comes down purely to a search for symmetry and patterns where none exists, and none need to exist. That fundamentally just means your argument at its very basis is completely without foundation.
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The chances of a 12th class are small, and a 13th non-existant.