They already said they are gonna allow drackthyr to fight in their humanoid forms. So it’s not the same at all, cause this will actually happen. Besides, this opens up new races to factions that do not have them. Untainted thalassians for alliance, and humans for the horde. Where as Worgen just gave you another human which you already had on the faction, with no new customization options to match it being a gilnean. The visage forms have all new hair styles that blood elves do not have.
And no, void elves got skin and hair color. We still have garbage hair and a racial that turns us purple. Plus an evil sounding voice and purple blood when attacked. That is no high elf. But the drackthyr visage form is a high elf.
I just can’t grok “The Dragon race can’t let me be an elf” as anything but an extremely luxurious complaint.
Like if that was the only flavour of issue WoW had these days, we’d be sitting so pretty.
Which I guess comes off as being dismissive of the viewpoint, which I get must be grating for wanting to be the High Elf fighty man of your dreams. (I want Yaungol-the best I can settle for is Lyre-horned Tauren)
But in the grander scheme, the new race/class being a one combo thing isn’t a big deal to me so long as they make it work and play well.
So basically, we should be okay waiting until 11.0? Not I! Blizzard needs to hit this one out of the park and the Dracthyr as they stand right now are a double at best. I am going to make a new character in a game I enjoy and not be able to play it how I imagine a dragon race would be able to be played?
Honestly all this is doing is making me simply not even want to bother making a Dracthyr.
[Neltharion] makes dracthyr to be the ultimate soldiers
dracthyr can only be range dps or healers of a single stripe
[also Neltharion] “I see nothing wrong with this.”
new race/class pitch meeting v
“so we have a new race and new class. How do we ensure people will play them?”
“Well we know lots of players will want to play the new race but not as the new class. Pandaren are a perfect example. Monk was their selling point but they weren’t limited to it.”
“Why don’t we make it so the new race can only be the new class and no other race can be the new class and when asked why we’ll say lore reasons? The nerds on the forums will surely back us up on this.”
“We see nothing wrong with this.”
“But what about all the players who will say they’ll just wait until next expansion then?”
Okay. But the male one is still a Thalassian. Considering the visage form can be used in combat, can be customized to be exactly like a high elf I mean… why not use it as one? It’s already a million times better looking than a void elf. They actually have decent hair styles, and will probably have a voice that fits the part as well.
Since when do high elves turn purple and have receding hair? I look nothing like a high elf, sound nothing like a high elf.
It’s not unfair to Worgen. Their worgen form is just a human form. No new customization in human form, and humans are already in the alliance as a playable race. Soon they will be able to become druids as well so it’s pointless.
Drackthyr visage form is said to be usable in combat. So clearly blizzard agrees. They said they are working on a way to use them in combat.
The scales and horns can be removed, they said visage is highly customizable and you can add or remove whatever. So you can have just a normal elf.
Sure, it’s a dragon race. But dragons have used High Elf forms for as long as they’ve existed. So it fits to me
It really is just a baffling decision. Anywhere else, this would be called lazy, especially to tout it as an expansion archstone, but that Blizzard Magic™ seems to be enchanting people to think otherwise here.
The fact that the Dracthyr, in the entirety of their race, don’t know how a shield works is really, really pathetic.