Poll: How popular will this new class be?

This poll will close on 2022-11-07 at 03:04 AM

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  1. #41
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    Long-term, I don't think they'll be super-popular - probably similar to Shamans and Priests in popularity, simply because only having Healer and RDPS specs limit their long-term appeal. Combine that with people not liking the aesthetics, and I think mid or low tier in terms of popularity is likely.

    I mean, that's not really a problem - there's not an insane difference in numbers between most-popular and least-popular classes in WoW, unlike some games.

    Short-term, at launch, they will probably be extremely popular, because they're likely to be at least a little OP at launch, and will be "something different", and there isn't a probably isn't class quest or the like to strongly persuade people to stick with their existing characters. But I think we'll see an awful lot of them abandoned in fairly short order.

    The only thing which might mess with this I think is how fun the "charge up" mechanic on some of their abilities is. If it's hugely fun, then they may well stay popular. If it's annoying as hell, they'll drop even faster.
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    I'll simply say this; If Blizzard nails the appearance of the Dracthyr and the Visage forms, I can see DEs being one of the top three classes for perpetuity.

    I have absolute faith they will accomplish exactly that.

  3. #43
    I put low tier for the simple fact that the new race can only be 2 specs of ranged dps and healer. Also, the ranged spec looks like it will be forced into melee as part of its rotation. Additionally, players can't use race change tokens on their existing favorite main character.

  4. #44
    I believe players should decide more on the token classes. And stop evoking to higher levels. Unless they just want to keep spending more hours developing a character they won't use. My opinion. We need wizards to merge more with the hunters. And make them occassionally have dialogue that is more relevant.

  5. #45
    Probably popular until level 20-30 before drastically plummeting.

    Then again, depends on how broken the DPS/Healing is.
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  6. #46
    Quote Originally Posted by Teriz View Post
    I'll simply say this; If Blizzard nails the appearance of the Dracthyr and the Visage forms, I can see DEs being one of the top three classes for perpetuity.

    I have absolute faith they will accomplish exactly that.
    This pretty much but what they've shown so far ain't it.

    DKs and DHs are popular due to their visuals, the fantasy trope and way they got introduced + the foothold they had in the lore, the majority of players don't choose a class for gameplay as much as they do due to the above things.

    In League, Yasuo and Yone are 2 of the most popular (and hated lmao) champions due to most people loving the samurai edgelord style, yet the majority of their mains can't even escape silver elo and are not doing themselves a favor by playing these difficult to pilot characters.

    Monk didn't have this visual/trope aspect as strong and for evokers we'll have to see, dragons are kinda a WoW thing so there's that but the "coolness/edgelord" factor isn't there as much.

  7. #47
    Quote Originally Posted by deenman View Post
    Its gonna be on the lower side,in fact im pretty sure it will be the least popular class and race simply because of the nature of it,not everyone who wants to play an evoker will want to be that race,and people who want to play the race may end up not wanting the class

    the concept naturaly brings extra hurdles against it,and my guess is that it was done on purpose to not have 90% of the playterbase flood to it,in wrath launch there were bg's i played where only dk's and paladins were in lol
    Not everyone have strong feelings towards it being one class/race combo, most people won't care much
    if it feels otherwise because u are hearing the vocal minority complaining endlessly

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teriz View Post
    I'll simply say this; If Blizzard nails the appearance of the Dracthyr and the Visage forms, I can see DEs being one of the top three classes for perpetuity.

    I have absolute faith they will accomplish exactly that.
    What about people who don't care about this? it's clueless of you to assume that this is all it takes for it to become popular

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    Quote Originally Posted by dragonflight10 View Post
    What about people who don't care about this? it's clueless of you to assume that this is all it takes for it to become popular
    Honestly, I think it's going to be popular regardless. The concept is too unique and novel to be unpopular.

  9. #49
    Quote Originally Posted by Teriz View Post
    Honestly, I think it's going to be popular regardless. The concept is too unique and novel to be unpopular.
    I agree with you

  10. #50
    I don't expect them to be very popular. Maybe DH level, but definitely not more than that.
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  11. #51
    I think monk level. (Edit: I was looking at some analytics and monks get a bad fame, but the least popular class seems to be rogue).
    They are limited to one race and they can only fulfill 2 roles. Also, they are casters. They tend to be less popular than melee.

    Of course, at the start they will be like the plague. But, i expect it to go down in popularity faster than DH's, which i must say have become a bit of a rarity in SL after season 1.

    With that said, i think "popularity" is irrelevant for classes. They don't need to appeal to everyone. Just some. Many of us play multiple toons as well.
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