Thursday, October 4th 2007

Blizzard Death Knight Interview

Blizzard has revealed details of the first Hero class in World of Warcraft, the Death Knight. They've emerged in an official chit chat with designers working on WOW's second expansion, Wrath of the Lich King, which will introduce the new class. The Death Knight is a tank hybrid created to offer an alternative to the Warrior when building a group. Blizzard felt this role was essential in almost every scenario, so an extra class here was needed. Specifically, Death Knights will focus more on attack than defence - but come equipped with taunting abilities so that they can maintain the attention of monsters trying to kill the rest of the group. Death Knights will also rely on a new rune system resource to power their attacks and spells, one separate to the existing mana, energy, and rage bars. But details on how exactly this will work are yet to be announced. World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King was announced at the Leipzig Games Convention earlier in the year. It will up the level cap to 80, add a new Northrend continent, introduce the Inscription profession, use siege warfare to tear down buildings, give you more character customisation options, plus oodles of new dungeons, quests and items. Head over to the official World of Warcraft Wrath of the Lich King site to find out more.Source: Eurogamer
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13 Comments on Blizzard Death Knight Interview

#1
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
Oh Oh, nice addition. I had heard some of my friends talking about this game for some time (the expansion) and just the added class makes me want to rush out and get this game and its aforementioned sibling.
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mdm-adph
by: WarEagleAU
Oh Oh, nice addition. I had heard some of my friends talking about this game for some time (the expansion) and just the added class makes me want to rush out and get this game and its aforementioned sibling.
Don't you ever criticize anything? :p

I think it's dumb. There's already two "hybrid tank" classes in WoW (Paladins and Druids), and they do just fine.
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#3
Ravenas
Blizzard is so lazy when it comes to this game, JUST ADD A NEW CLASS. Stop adding these stupid additions to the game. A "hero" class is such a stupid idea, sure it will be balanced, sure I will reactivate my account just to play it, but bring something more!!! :laugh:
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Ser-J
by: mdm-adph


I think it's dumb. There's already two "hybrid tank" classes in WoW (Paladins and Druids), and they do just fine.
I agree, Paladins FTW:D
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Darkrealms
by: Ravenas
A "hero" class is such a stupid idea, sure it will be balanced, sure I will reactivate my account just to play it, but bring something more!!! :laugh:
Didn't you just state the reason they are doing it this way?!? ROFL
by: Ser-J
[quote="mdm-adph, post: 482148"]
I think it's dumb. There's already two "hybrid tank" classes in WoW (Paladins and Druids), and they do just fine.
I agree, Paladins FTW:D[/quote]LoL, I thought Paladins equalled dueling death by boredom? I'd know.
Having played with a tank warrior, feral tank druid, and a protection paladin, I'd have to say the paladin isn't quite as good.
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Ravenas
by: Darkrealms
Didn't you just state the reason they are doing it this way?!? ROFL

LoL, I thought Paladins equalled dueling death by boredom? I'd know.
Having played with a tank warrior, feral tank druid, and a protection paladin, I'd have to say the paladin isn't quite as good.
Indeed, that's why I put a laugh on the end. ;)
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Ser-J
by: Darkrealms
Didn't you just state the reason they are doing it this way?!? ROFL

LoL, I thought Paladins equalled dueling death by boredom? I'd know.
Having played with a tank warrior, feral tank druid, and a protection paladin, I'd have to say the paladin isn't quite as good.
Have you ever tried to use bubble when you're dueling???.......................apparently not....:shadedshu
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#8
Darkrealms
by: Ravenas
Indeed, that's why I put a laugh on the end. ;)
I know, I laughed at the begining of my comment : )
by: Ser-J
Have you ever tried to use bubble when you're dueling???.......................apparently not....:shadedshu
I'm not sure how you took what I said but I was saying that dueling I kill my opponents through boredom. As it takes 10minutes for me to dps them down to death.
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Ser-J
by: Darkrealms
I know, I laughed at the begining of my comment : )

I'm not sure how you took what I said but I was saying that dueling I kill my opponents through boredom. As it takes 10minutes for me to dps them down to death.
Re-spec to Ret and the boredom will go away;)
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Darkrealms
by: Ser-J
Re-spec to Ret and the boredom will go away;)
I know, I'm the healer for our arena team and one of the two kara healers for our guild (we've just started kara). I also support the prot warrior and feral druid I mentioned along with a lock, rogue, and fury warrior. My friends here in town keep me busy. I'm just waiting for the death knight. I think that will probably be my dmg character.

{edit}I was Ret till after 70 and we started playing together a lot{/edit}
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Ser-J
by: Darkrealms
I know, I'm the healer for our arena team and one of the two kara healers for our guild (we've just started kara). I also support the prot warrior and feral druid I mentioned along with a lock, rogue, and fury warrior. My friends here in town keep me busy. I'm just waiting for the death knight. I think that will probably be my dmg character.

{edit}I was Ret till after 70 and we started playing together a lot{/edit}
I see, I'm Ret right now but i got 2 more lvls till 70 and don't want to re-spec but feel like I will have to so that i can run good instances.
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#12
Ravenas
by: Ser-J
I see, I'm Ret right now but i got 2 more lvls till 70 and don't want to re-spec but feel like I will have to so that i can run good instances.
Yup, Ret is for PVP.

I would recommend respecing to Holy for high end instances.
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#13
Zubasa
by: Ser-J
I see, I'm Ret right now but i got 2 more lvls till 70 and don't want to re-spec but feel like I will have to so that i can run good instances.
I ran Gruul's Lair a few hours ago as Ret :rockout:
But AOE farming as Prot with your mage / warlock friend is fun :D (Edit: Warriors. DON'T TRY THIS AT HOME :roll:)
Holy is just absolute boredom, I will rather roll a priest.

My toon here: http://tw.wowarmory.com/character-sheet.xml?r=%E6%9A%97%E5%BD%B1%E4%B9%8B%E6%9C%88&n=%E7%83%88%E9%99%BD%E4%B9%8B%E5%8A%8D
Just need to wait for Blizz to suck it up and fix Ret in 2.3.
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