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  1. #41
    Ryu is a monk? No.
    Goku is a monk? No.

    In China, monks are mostly Buddhist. The monks that westerners like are the "combat monk" that train physically. Monk that don't train physically are also "monk".
    In the west, monks are robe wearing scribes that like children in magical ways? That I don't know.

    Ryu is a fantastical character, more "(street) fighter" than monk.

    Goku is also a fantastical character borrowed by Old China myth under the same (original) name. Original "Goku" were a mythical creature in Chinese lore, definitely not a monk.
    Last edited by gobio; 2018-02-14 at 07:36 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gobio View Post
    Ryu is a monk? No.
    Goku is a monk? No.

    In China, monks are mostly Buddhist. The monks that westerners like are the "combat monk" that train physically. Monk that don't train physically are also "monk".
    In the west, monks are robe wearing scribes that like children in magical ways? That I don't know.

    Ryu is a fantastical character, more "(street) fighter" than monk.

    Goku is also a fantastical character borrowed by Old China myth under the same (original) name. Original "Goku" were a mythical creature in Chinese lore, definitely not a monk.
    Didn't Blizzard say that some of the WW Monk mechanics and spells are based on those from street fighter? And so what if these characters are not monks, it's a fantasy game, with just a little imagination anything is possible.

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    That’s a television show where rules of RPG Don’t apply. In any Dungion and Dragon based RPG monks never are ranged based protégés.
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  4. #44
    wasn't archery a speciality of monks, too? we could use another Bow using ranged spec!

  5. #45
    Even if i would not play it, i would welcome ranged specs. The melee overload and blizzard just adding melee specs is just dumb

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    I'd say the only class that needs another spec is the DH right now. They need a 3rd spec like the others.
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  7. #47
    No I think they should let WW use staff again and add staff animations for WW.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mistwalker Nirmala View Post
    Since Monks representing the ways of the Celestials we should already have a 4th specc, the way of the Serpent.
    Mistweaver is a mix of the Jade Serpent and Red Crane, so you kinda already have that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JaoStar View Post
    That’s a television show where rules of RPG Don’t apply. In any Dungion and Dragon based RPG monks never are ranged based protégés.
    Not true. Zen Archers have been part of D&D since the early 90's.

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  9. #49
    I'd welcome a 4th spec for every class, not just Monks.

  10. #50
    Having a ranged and melee spec on one class tends to make the melee seem less favourable, at least going by the other classes.

    Druid => Feral is generally seen as inferior to Balance.
    Hunter => I doubt that anyone would claim SV is on the same level as MM / BM, it hardly sees any use.
    Shaman => Enhance and Elemental might be on even grounds in raids, but in PvP and M+ Elemental dominates over Enhance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kralljin View Post
    Having a ranged and melee spec on one class tends to make the melee seem less favourable, at least going by the other classes.

    Druid => Feral is generally seen as inferior to Balance.
    Hunter => I doubt that anyone would claim SV is on the same level as MM / BM, it hardly sees any use.
    Shaman => Enhance and Elemental might be on even grounds in raids, but in PvP and M+ Elemental dominates over Enhance.
    Can't argue there.

    Having been a Paladin for 10 years, I decided to roll ranged for BFA. Narrowed it down to a Mage or Balance Druid, but was spending most of my time on the Druid as Feral/Guardian.

    Of course, this is more apparent as a solo player. From my raiding days I remember it being the opposite, Hybrids often ended up Tanking/Healing/Ranged over their Melee DPS specs. Course it's been years since I've raided progression.

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    Hmmm I see it more "chi manipulatin2 (chi benders?) or even shouting mantras
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dakara View Post
    I'd welcome a 4th spec for every class, not just Monks.
    not happening anytime in the near future. likely never. hell, new classes get 2 specs as it is. druids are an anomaly, not something they are working towards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gobio View Post
    Ryu is a monk? No.
    Goku is a monk? No.

    In China, monks are mostly Buddhist. The monks that westerners like are the "combat monk" that train physically. Monk that don't train physically are also "monk".
    In the west, monks are robe wearing scribes that like children in magical ways? That I don't know.

    Ryu is a fantastical character, more "(street) fighter" than monk.

    Goku is also a fantastical character borrowed by Old China myth under the same (original) name. Original "Goku" were a mythical creature in Chinese lore, definitely not a monk.
    Have you heard of the Shaolin Monks in China? They developed and still practice Shaolin Kungfu as part of their spiritual training and upbringing.

    Having a ranged chi-based caster is not too farfetched. That fantasy exists in a lot of Eastern mythologies and current Eastern-based fantasy stories.

  15. #55
    I've been wanting a bow wielding monk for a long time. It would be really cool to shoot green smoke and lightning arrows and if the spec is done right, I would switch from my hunter. Fast paced shooting, similar flow to WW.

    Building up chi for a huge shot would be so much fun.

  16. #56
    Quote Originally Posted by Jademist7 View Post
    Have you heard of the Shaolin Monks in China? They developed and still practice Shaolin Kungfu as part of their spiritual training and upbringing.

    Having a ranged chi-based caster is not too farfetched. That fantasy exists in a lot of Eastern mythologies and current Eastern-based fantasy stories.
    The Shaolind monk as per :

    1) currently : they are just for show
    2) in Chinese fantasy : Shaolin Kungf monk are both scholar and physical trainer. They physically train NOT to fight tho, just to get fit. They defintely value their mental part tho as their ascendancy count on it.
    3) the original Shaolin people? Mostly doesn't even exist.

  17. #57
    Nope.

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  18. #58
    it could be interesting to see but not entirely sure how it could be executed without being similar to elemental shaman spec

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    I think not. Monks already have melee, tank and healing specs, that is fine. Not to say your idea sounds bad, I just don't think there's point to having all specs. Druids currently have all specs because they were performing both tanking and melee dps in the same spec before.

  20. #60
    Give Outlaw pistols and make it an energy / combo point focused ranged class, imo. Still fits the theme, and it adds variety to a class with three melee DPS specs. I'd rather see this than a ranged Monk.

    That said, I'm all in for a ranged Monk spec, too.

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