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    Quote Originally Posted by Throren View Post
    I’m hoping for a Dalaran tint/variation for my mage.
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    Chen isn't a Monk

  2. #1202
    The Monk Class Expands to New Races

    In the 10.0.7 content update, the Monk class will be available to the goblin, Lightforged draenei, and worgen races.
    Heavy breathing

    Also I do like that human armor.

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    Or try something from the WC Movie(I know its basically off the radar but its a source that is).
    #TeamLegion #UnderEarthofAzerothexpansion plz #Arathor4Alliance #TeamNoBlueHorde

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    Monk change is not surprising. They want every class for very race (probably excluding things like DH or Evoker) and they are starting with easy ones.

  5. #1205
    Quote Originally Posted by Sondrelk View Post
    It's very clearly a reimagined version of the Stormwind Guard armor. And looking at it I do think it might look better than the picture suggests. It seems to have a coat element on the back, which as I mentioned before kinda smudges the line between a plate set and lighter armor types.

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    Ahh, that's great. I guess it might be a robe option for Human, and a less skimpy variant for Orc. Maybe a different helm.
    I think it's more inspired by Warcraft 2's Grunt and Footman units. The silhouettes match those pretty well. Except they've added some modern flair, like the Varian Wrynn stuff.

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    Interesting fact: now that Monk is available to all races, you could argue all the remaining "unlockables" have various forms of lore issues associated with them.

    Warlock - troublesome for Draenei, Highmountain, Night Elves, Mag'har, etc.

    Druid - difficult to explain for most races unless they do a Death Knight 2.0-like spin on it. "Hey the Emerald Dream was saved and the tree grew up, here's a new generation of 'Dreamers'".

    Paladin - pretty easy for most races because of the precedent where Blood Elves were able to bend the Light to their will using a Naaru. But might be a bit tricky for races like Void Elves or Undead due to their nature.

    Shaman - this one should be pretty easy as well; most current Shaman races have their own little spin on it anyway.

    DH and Evoker - obvious lore niches since they were created at a specific point in time (and obviously Dragon biology). But hey, I guess anything can be explained with quests.

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    You can make up explanation for every combo without much problem. Issue is that for next classes Blizzard has to create new forms, totems, mounts, etc. and it isn't #1 priority work. Also they likely want to split it between patches cause every change bring some hype.

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    Warlock is the only class that needs no excuse. Even for super militantly magic races, the PC can be someone special who is a demon worshiper or someone who wants to control them.

    The rest either have models required or would require actual new lore (Evoker: turning into a dracthyr would be required)

  8. #1208
    Something else which crossed my mind...

    We can expect surprises with each patch probably, based on the fact that they announced new race/class combos today, as well as a RAF refresh. That's really cool to see, and puts an exciting spin on the roadmap they've shown earlier.

    But noticeably absent from today's news are "Holiday Updates", which was a feature listed on the roadmap for this patch. I suppose they might keep adding information over the coming weeks, but you'd think they'd at least mention it in today's post.

  9. #1209
    Quote Originally Posted by Worldshaper View Post
    Something else which crossed my mind...

    We can expect surprises with each patch probably, based on the fact that they announced new race/class combos today, as well as a RAF refresh. That's really cool to see, and puts an exciting spin on the roadmap they've shown earlier.

    But noticeably absent from today's news are "Holiday Updates", which was a feature listed on the roadmap for this patch. I suppose they might keep adding information over the coming weeks, but you'd think they'd at least mention it in today's post.
    There are updates to Lunar New year though. When you logged on today there was a new quest in Valdrakken guiding you back to Stormwind/Orgrimmar to start the event, so there was at least something. I also believe there are new elders in the Dragon Isles.
    The world revamp dream will never die!

  10. #1210
    Quote Originally Posted by Sondrelk View Post
    There are updates to Lunar New year though. When you logged on today there was a new quest in Valdrakken guiding you back to Stormwind/Orgrimmar to start the event, so there was at least something. I also believe there are new elders in the Dragon Isles.
    All right. But I'm not sure that counts as a major patch headline. I would expect something more akin to Legion's big micro holiday update.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Worldshaper View Post
    All right. But I'm not sure that counts as a major patch headline. I would expect something more akin to Legion's big micro holiday update.
    Sure, but even those had to wait until they actually started. For all we know there might be major updates to the Easter event for instance.

    I do lean towards agreeing though. A comprehensive list of what holidays have been updated, and in what way would be nice.
    The world revamp dream will never die!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Worldshaper View Post
    But noticeably absent from today's news are "Holiday Updates", which was a feature listed on the roadmap for this patch. I suppose they might keep adding information over the coming weeks, but you'd think they'd at least mention it in today's post.
    Roadmap also said "content and timing subject to change". Maybe it got pushed back for a later patch. We don't know yet.

  13. #1213
    Quote Originally Posted by Cheezits View Post
    I was listening to the Djaradin music for a bit, and it hit me. There's low chant type music, and it sounds kind of regal... could they actually be Dwarves?

    Note that the Djaradin elders hid themselves underground, and thats where the next patch/Khaz Algar is likely to be. Also the titan book notes that the dwarves mutated somehow.

    What if Djaradin are actually massive funky dwarves? It kind of fits with how they are weirdly proportioned, imo.
    It fits
    They made a deal with iridikron for power and its possible that is what caused them to change

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sentynel View Post
    Roadmap also said "content and timing subject to change". Maybe it got pushed back for a later patch. We don't know yet.
    I mean we got updates to trial of style which players wanted

  14. #1214
    Quote Originally Posted by Worldshaper View Post
    Paladin - pretty easy for most races because of the precedent where Blood Elves were able to bend the Light to their will using a Naaru. But might be a bit tricky for races like Void Elves or Undead due to their nature.
    The idea of Void elf Paladin will not create any issue or plot hole actually. We already know that the Twilight's Hammer employed dark paladins, who could still use Light-based spell despite being surrounded by Void users and Void energies everywhere:

    https://wowpedia.fandom.com/wiki/Twilight_Vindicator

    In addition, the Void elf named "Riftblade Kelain" wears the "Radiant Lightbringer Shoulderguards", which is an iconic Paladin armour piece and may or may not be a blatant nod from Blizzard to the brilliant idea of Void elf Paladin:

    https://wowpedia.fandom.com/wiki/Riftblade_Kelain




    DH and Evoker - obvious lore niches since they were created at a specific point in time (and obviously Dragon biology). But hey, I guess anything can be explained with quests.

    Void elf Demon Hunter already appears in Hearthstone:




    As such, the Ren'dorei employ a Demon Hunter in their ranks, and jump ahead of the other races for candidate to get Demon Hunter.

  15. #1215
    Quote Originally Posted by Worldshaper View Post
    Warlock - troublesome for Draenei, Highmountain, Night Elves, Mag'har, etc.
    I don't think these are troublesome at all. WoW doesn't have a true alignment system, but you can still roleplay alignment by picking to play the "bad guy" class. Humans are supposed to all be noble and religious, but some choose to pursue a darker path and can make a warlock. Orcs supposedly hate warlocks, fel, the legion, etc. but they can break the mold and play a chaotic alignment through choosing the warlock class.

    The same would be true for any that seem troublesome. All it does is bring those races the ability to RP alignment too, like they should have always been able to. The reverse of this is also why forsaken should get druids and void elves paladins. Allow every race to RP alignment through their class choices, in lieu of an actual alignment system.

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    Actually kind of surprised we have not heard any mentions of Void Elf Demon hunters to begin with. It's an extremely easy narrative fit. Just say the Demon Hunter joined the Blood Elf expedition to Telogrus Rift.
    Yes it's a bit narratively iffy how a zealot decided to blow off killing demons for a while, but it is to protect Silver moon after all.
    The world revamp dream will never die!

  17. #1217
    Quote Originally Posted by Sondrelk View Post
    Actually kind of surprised we have not heard any mentions of Void Elf Demon hunters to begin with. It's an extremely easy narrative fit. Just say the Demon Hunter joined the Blood Elf expedition to Telogrus Rift.
    Yes it's a bit narratively iffy how a zealot decided to blow off killing demons for a while, but it is to protect Silver moon after all.
    I imagine the main reason is a lack of Horde race to go with it. They probably don't want to give Horde 1 and Alliance 2.

    Tho they could just do Nightborne...
    It ignores such insignificant forces as time, entropy, and death

  18. #1218
    Quote Originally Posted by FossilFree View Post
    I don't think these are troublesome at all. WoW doesn't have a true alignment system, but you can still roleplay alignment by picking to play the "bad guy" class. Humans are supposed to all be noble and religious, but some choose to pursue a darker path and can make a warlock. Orcs supposedly hate warlocks, fel, the legion, etc. but they can break the mold and play a chaotic alignment through choosing the warlock class.

    The same would be true for any that seem troublesome. All it does is bring those races the ability to RP alignment too, like they should have always been able to. The reverse of this is also why forsaken should get druids and void elves paladins. Allow every race to RP alignment through their class choices, in lieu of an actual alignment system.
    The only one that's problematic is Maghar. Since they should technically not even be brown at all by virtue of being a warlock. Otherwise I agree, there's really no issues with the other ones other than they might just want to expand their customization options or give them something extra.

  19. #1219
    New(ish) PTR realms. Renamed SoM PTR realms, I believe.

    Last edited by Padwarle; 2023-01-26 at 12:09 AM.

  20. #1220
    So what are the chances that we'll see a 10.0.7 PTR build this week?

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