I didn't really like the whole Druid can be Mages thing. I'm not too fond of this one either.
Clamining the night elves could be shaman because they are druids is wrong because, aside from both striving for balance, druids have nothing in common with the shamans. Druids follow Cenarius, have nature-based powers, and are sworn to protect the balance of nature. Trees and animals. Shamans make spiritual connections to the elements, striking a bond of servitute as the shaman becomes the servant of the elements, being granted elemental powers and working to keep the balance with the elements, fire, water, and earth (air/lightning too, but for some mechanic reason I don't know, they're rolled into Earth, so... yeah.)
I think every race will be available for every class one day. It just seems like a good thing to do.
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I got other questions...
Why can't my human have a fro or a mohawk or a mofro?
Why can't gnomes be hunters when their counterpart goblin can?
Blizz fix it!!!
They've already stretched it with tauren paladins, gnome priests, nelf mages. Enough is enough. If you don't enjoy the lore behind the game, the story, and are here only for teh lewts and pvp, then why do you care? why should you have any say in how the writers do their job? When does it stop? Why even name it World of Warcraft? Why not have night elves playable as horde and orcs playable as alliance? Why even have a story? Only 2% or 3% care about the story right?
Every single time i facepalm when i see a lore retcon or gameplay mechanic change i remember that if the devs took anyone seriously and actually implemented even half of the silly and straight up dumb suggestions that get farted out on a weekly basis, without any thought put into them by random people on a forum, this game would have been LONG gone and we would all be playing guild wars 2 right about now. See how much success that game had with it's "rich lore" and story. Upcoming we have Wildstar, which is basically "some dudes go to a planet and there's old shit on it".
The Burning Crusade and Wrath of the Lich King were two of the best expansions they've ever put out. Why is that? Why is it that a huge number of people bought the game because they wanted to see what happened to the Lich King or Illidan? Why did so many people not care about Deathwing? The reason? Warcraft3 and it's expansion, which is the sole reason why a vast number of people are have purchased this MMORPG to begin with.
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While doing Cataclysm zones while Cataclysm was current expansion, in Deepholm and in Twilight Highlands you do find a shaman goblin that, if I recall correctly, gives you some insight as to why goblins can be shamans.
Does the race/class combo make full sense? Not really. Does it make a bit of sense? Yeah, a bit.
It doesnt feel right at all imo.
And now that were at it, revert the class/race combinations that were introduced in Cataclysm and make Shamans and Paladins faction unique again!
Nah. It feels right in the same vein as Undead Paladins, Draenei Warlocks and Human Druids. To each their own, however.
"Reason is not automatic. Those who deny it cannot be conquered by it." - Ayn Rand
I want a Worgen Shaman personally. I don't think it fits any lore but I want one for the racials (fast skinning and the sprint) =)
Dwarves can be shamans because the Bronzebeards (playable dwarves) learnt it from Wildhammer shamans
the Wildhammer learnt Shamanism because they have strong ties with the elements, mirroring the Frostwolf Clan in some aspects (replace Frostwolves with Gryphons, replace frigid valley with troll-infested Hinterlands
until Cataclysm, when the Bronzebeards/Wildhammer finally started integrating their two cultures in earnest, no Bronzebeard had ever thought about becoming a shaman (most likely they were too engrossed with Titan technology and discovering their origins)
there's also no connection between the Earthen and the Elements, the fact they were made out of stone is simply because of the Earthens working environments (underground, shaping the world) was incredibly suited to being made out of stone; cave-in? no problem, they don't need food, water and have extremely tough exteriors, perfect for toiling in the deep places of Azeroth
the only reason they weren't made for fighting (like the Vrykul were) is that it seems more difficult to heal Earthen warriors, as they require special poultices or explosive bandages :P
on-topic, i think Night Elf Shamans make sense, especially considering Druidism is a specialization of Shamanism, where the Druid focuses on dealing with the Spirit of Life instead of the rest of the Elemental spirits