While I’m still excited for Dracthyr, they do have some issues that seem to put a damper on said excitement that makes me hope it isn’t a trend to have such limited races and classes in the future.
Prefacing this post by saying this is all in my own personal opinion.
The lack of armor showing on the Dracthyr dragonform, other than shoulders, tabards, and waist slots to my knowledge is very disappointing since my Dacthyr characters are going to wander about mostly in their birthday suits. Yet their humanoid forms get to wear all the mail transmogs for all slots despite not being able to be in combat (something they’re looking at changing) and the dragonkin form being needed for attacks as an Evoker, from my understanding. It’s sorta like if Worgen couldn’t wear much armor but their human form can despite not being able to be in combat with them. Just seems a bit lazy to not have Dracthyr’s main form wear armor.
The Evoker class being limited to Dracthyr and vice versa also just seems like a waste of resources to make something more niche. Having classes that multiple races can be adds much more to the game and world building in general. It’s a reason I wasn’t really fond of Demon Hunters, especially since it seems like there is a trend of new classes (and also races) having a starting area you’re stuck going through instead of being out in the open world (of Warcraft!). Not to mention several other classes that have been requested and would have more variety get pushed aside. Seeing as new classes come at a slower pace than new races, who knows if/when we’ll see new classes in the future?
My hope is that it doesn’t become a trend. As I said, I’d hate to see Darkfallen only being able to be Hunters or a new class of some kind, like if Dark Rangers were a class. Or seeing playable San’layn, but they can only be a Blood Mage. It just makes these races a bit one note, like the example I used if Pandaren could only be Monks.
As I said, I’m still excited for them, but seeing the info about them has lowered them a bit. If anything, I take some solace in that it seems to open more doors for playable Sethrak and Saurok in different ways and also lets all three be unique compared to each other.
Hopefully, should we see playable San’layn/Darkfallen, they’ll get better treatment and can be multiple classes and such.