World of Warcraft’s newly announced Dragonflight expansion will introduce new combinations of races and classes, and specifically allow all races (except the Evoker class exclusive Dractyr) to be Rogues, Mages, and Priests.
Via Wowhead, the announcement came as part of an interview with WoW lead combat designer Brian Holinka conducted by WoW content creator MrGM.
“More of this will come with time, but immediately in version 10.0 we will be making Rogues, Mages and Priests available for all races so everyone can go out and tiptoe their sneaky Tauren Rogue. “, said Holinka.
While fans will no doubt be happy with any race being able to cast spells like a Mage or heal their allies like a Priest, Tauren Rogues specifically have been a joke in the WoW community, considering the massive race of cow people doesn’t seem like were suitable for the stealth combat associated with the Rogue class.
But part of playing a fantasy RPG is being able to play the character you want, even if it means breaking conventions. Holinka indicated that the WoW team will try to continue removing class and race restrictions in the future. Unfortunately, no word yet on when Night Elf Paladins, another fan-requested race and class combo, will arrive.
“I don’t want to make any big promises, but we kind of feel like we want to move towards a world where a character’s race isn’t a constraint on what they can or can become in World of Warcraft,” said Holinka.
WoW: Dragonflight will feature the new Dracthyr race, Dragonriding mechanics, the new Dragon Isles region, and substantial reworks to talents, professions, and even the game’s UI. Dragonflight does not have a release date. Blizzard will reveal its first Warcraft mobile game on May 3.
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