09 May, 2006

Eredar... Paladins?

You be the judge. Found this on the General forums - it's sure to be deleted quickly.

http://img506.imageshack.us/my.php?image=11472062531519sa.jpg

10 Comments:

Anonymous Suicidal Zebra said...

Well, it would make a wierd sort of sense. Currently three Horde races may become Shaman, but only two Alliance may be Paladin. Similar reasoning why BE's will not be Hunters but will be Priests

Whether it will be Eredar or not as the race is something we should know by this time tomorrow.

12:08 AM  
Blogger Mastgrr said...

Well... The thing is that just because the Eredar is wearing that armor it doesn't have to mean that it's a Paladin. The Paladin PVP set doesn't have blue cloth attached between the shoulder pads for example. For Paladins it's white.

12:11 AM  
Blogger Mastgrr said...

Also you have to put it in to perspective in terms of lore as well. The Eredar are former Night Elves, who do not follow the Light but pray to Moon goddess Elune. Factor in additionally the notion that they currently reside underground, underneath the world tree -- where sunlight (and probably just light overall) is scarce.

12:13 AM  
Anonymous Ghmou, 60 Pally, Darkspear, Retired said...

Uh, the Eredar are Demons. They are unrelated to the Night Elves.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Races_in_the_Warcraft_universe#Eredar

Where are you getting this from?

Maybe I missed something?

1:01 AM  
Anonymous Ghmou, 60 Pally, Darkspear, Retired said...

Something I also thought I should point out.

It's not the gold armor or the blue ribbon that make me think it's a paladin - notice the BIG OLD BOOK ON A CHAIN to the left.

That pretty much screams "Paladin."

1:03 AM  
Blogger Mastgrr said...

I'm trying to challange the argument that they can be Pallies just for the sake of discussion.

1:07 AM  
Anonymous Suicidal Zebra said...

And there is the fact that the guy seems to be using a hammer of some description.

Still, not sold by the whole Eredar thing just yet. The lore implications are huge, just like if any of the other demon races defected to the Alliance (such as the Satyr, who are related to the Highborne). The safe money still goes to The Broken, but with a substancially changed model from the concept art.

That said, if it is Eredar (baddies) and they do get to play Paladins (ezmode :rolleyes: ) Blizz just screwed up any hope of population balance within 6 months of the expansion.

1:15 AM  
Blogger Thoma said...

Actully some of that population imbalance might be what they are looking for. Most the WoW Cenus data has been pointing to a downward trend of Paladin population. A sudden flood of "Demon Paladins" would screw with those numbers.

1:58 AM  
Anonymous Vaelin said...

The guy pictured definitely has to be a Paladin. Note the large mace, and the tome hanging on a chain - with a cross on it.

3:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think its just warriors in his PvP thing. As for the book, well blizz did say something about librams have another use, maybe a second amulet?

4:38 AM  

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