I believe that it’s more than just laziness. I think Blizzard is unwilling to add Monks to the starting zones of Worgen and Goblins and that they don’t want race/class combos that exclusively start in Exile’s Reach.
It is my guess that they are planning special starting zones for certain new race/class combos.
I think Blizzard also considers Worgen Monks to be about as nonsensical as something like Draenei Warlocks. To my knowledge, not even Hearthstone has ever portrayed Worgen as Monks. For this reason alone, I’m not sure if Worgen Monks will ever be a thing.
I mean if you want to be creative with it they can just say its not monk but a variation of some kind of fist fighter or brawler since worgen npcs use their claws anyway, and before you say that makes no sense we already have examples of that with tauren and troll “paladins” who worship the sun and a dinosaur (who is dead now btw) and have no relation to the original class lore.
Ehh I have to disagree there are so many writers blizzard has trouble keeping up with their own lore as seen many times. To be honest I think the person who made the worgen heritage quest has never done anything worgen related a day in their life but if you want an actual example. The garrosh scene from the stonetalon mountains was pretty much deemed non cannon even though it was voice acted in game.
I don’t think Monk should be as ubiquitous as face-to-face fighting (warrior), sneaky fighting (rogue), or hunting. Martial arts and channeling chi energies is not as, uh… prevalent in every society.
That said, they made their choice back in MoP when they dropped monk on every playable race except worgen and goblin with no lore justification beyond, “Pandas showed us how and we’re real quick learners”.
Gnomes have been working with paladins for upwards of a few decades but I guess that just doesn’t “click” the same way as kung fu did in a couple weeks.
It always made sense to me that worgen couldn’t be monks because monks by nature are meditative and peaceful and channel their energy into fighting. Worgen by nature are feral beasts that were kept in check due to druidic forces.
That being said, I see no reason why worgen cannot be monks as a way to try to tame themselves or find some semblance of balance or peace within. It’s a great RP storyline.
How the hell is this going to conjoin with lore???
and now some of race are getting monk class
so I guess it’s safe to assume we can see undead paladin in future because blizzard don’t care about lore no more