10 May, 2006

Draenei's devotion to the Light explained

Worldofwar.net has a video interview with one of WoW's producers Scott Mercer. When on the question about their racials -- he gives the details that one of them is a heal over time self-spell, further explaining the reason for this is that at one point of time they met the race of Naru. The Naaru race gave them "insight to the Light" and the mystical force that for example Paladins use. Now the Draenei are infused with the light and attuned with it so much that they can heal themselves.

Update: The FAQ details this better.

That's pretty much it.

Update: Skip to about 20 minutes in to the video and they actually speak about the Paladin and the Paladin community. Scott's theory as to why we are so famously "whiny" is cause all of us have a different conception of what the class is: some of us want to do damage, some of us want to tank, some of us want to heal. He actually says that with 1.11, our Protection tree will see a makeover (of some sort). Update: forgot that Warrior's had a Protection tree too!


Blogger L'Emmerdeur said...

Our raid leader, a shaman, was gloating yesterday about the shaman changes, and how he can create a build that will afford him dps that matches mages and warlocks while still getting a lot of the healing talents required for endgame.

So while paladins "whine" about not being able to heal, tank or dps, shamans get to heal like druids and priests while dpsing like casters.

Also, have you seen the revisions to the mage review? Mages "whined" about the half-assed review, and within a few days, they had completely revamped it from mediocre to awesome.

My pally is retired, my main is a mage, and I'm still pissed off.

11:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I watched the movie, he is talking about thwe Warrior Protection tree, not the Paladin tree.

12:25 AM  
Blogger Mastgrr said...

I believe he talks about both Protection trees.

2:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nope, he's talking about the Warrior Protection tree - they're getting a new talent in 1.11.

3:28 AM  
Blogger Mastgrr said...

Watch it further, they mention about the Paladin Protection review after that.

3:47 AM  
Anonymous Z said...

I wouldn't allow them to string you along any further. Actions speak louder than words, and their actions clearly show that they do not want the paladin class to be effective.

When I played my paladin we all joked about how useless I was. Flash heal and cleanse, and keep them blessings going fluffer. When I went into battlegrounds I was tethered to another class and effectively shut down if they wandered off or were killed.

When I played with my shaman I was a PvP god. I was always first or second in killing blows, always died very few times per match, and loved it when I saw paladins on the other side: free kills and a free win 99% of the time. Even in AB paladins were easily defeated and worked around. Hell I swear we (the Horde on Eonar) only lost about 3 matches in the 40's and 50's brackets when I played. We lost so infrequently that it made the water cooler realm-wide gossip when we did "hey did you hear man? We actually lost a WSG today! The last time that happened was like last month!". The reason was no secret: paladins sucked, shamans didn't. Paladin cleanse and heals really didn't make much of a difference in the face of shaman DPS, survivablity, and utility (Frost Shock, Earth Shock, Grounding Totem, and Earthbind Totem). In the same time it took a paladin to bubble, cleanse, and heal someone, I could kite an entire group, nullify a CC, and kill someone.

Man I digressed. Anyways, fuck Blizzard.

5:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hmmm... the problem is that some of us want to tank, some of us want to heal, and some of us want to DPS.

OH! If only there were SOME WAY in the game to specialize and mold your character as you saw fit. To make you different from all the other paladins out there. If only...

I guess we are just screwed...

6:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

no actually, he talks about a stamina buff in the warrior protection tree, then mentions again that the druids get innervate as a core skill, then he just shows some of the maps in BC. nothing positive about pallies. at all.

8:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Paladins got revamp after revamp after revamp..."

That's rich.

6:49 AM  
Blogger Brian said...

I've been playing my Paladin since December, 2004. You'd think I would have remembered more than one revamp.....


10:02 PM  
Anonymous kyosei said...

Ick those reviewers obviously have never played/rolled a pally.

7:48 AM  
Blogger Mastgrr said...

Just checked the movie again. Crap guys. You where right. I must've been disillusioned for some reason. I swear to god I thought he mentioned Paladins getting a revamp in the Protection tree somewhere ><

9:09 AM  

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