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It is stupid. Just think about Draenei in War3. They were best stealthers in game. Well, these ones were Broken, but i don't think they differ in this point so much. Draenei rogues is perfect idea. Warlock is less lore-based, but as many races prefer fight fire with fire, possibly Draenei will do so, as they are arch-enemies of Legion. Druid is possible due of influence of near-located Night Elves, as well as shamanism. --Asdruabel (talk) 18:44, 28 August 2009 (UTC)

Here are some blue posts concerning no new classes for draenei:
While not very satisfying, they give a little insight into what Blizzard was thinking. --Gengar orange 22x22Beware the sneaky smile! Fandyllic (talk · contr) 2:46 PM PST 28 Aug 2009
Thats a shame, but good ideas Asdruabel, i reckon you got a good enough argument, but don't worry, it won't be long till the next expansion and new class and race combinations, such as the ancient lost cult of... TAUREN ROGUES!!! :D Max Krist (talk) 11:07, 29 August 2009 (UTC)
If Blizz had any sense, they'd give draenei a new class just to spite everyone who's trolling, flaming, and telling us that it serves us right for liking draenei.

Also, their excuses are flimsy. Between this, goblins, worgen, and the alleged Horde "political troubles"...I can't help but think that the entire dev team is drunk.

(P.S.: It oughtta be druid.  They're magically-inclined and have some acceptance of syncretism; those Lost Ones in Zangarmarsh indicate that the race isn't incapable; and there is, of course, their proximity to the night elves and furbolgs.  Plus, the feral forms would be epic.)
IconSmall Draenei Female Farseer Loloteatalkcontrib 06:22, 30 August 2009 (UTC)
Syncretism: the attempted reconciliation or union of different or opposing principles, practices, or parties, as in philosophy or religion.
Uhhh... well, it couldn't be worse than blood elf paladins. Winky --Gengar orange 22x22Beware the sneaky smile! Fandyllic (talk · contr) 6:25 PM PST 31 Aug 2009
I would like to point out that since Draenei have hooves they can't make logical rogues and they would never resort to being warlocks considering the Man'ari eredar. Draenei becoming druids would make for some interesting lore, but gameplay-wise it would make the the druid race numbers uneven for both sides.AhotahThunderhorn (talk) 02:34, September 10, 2009 (UTC)
Draenei not wanting to go down the path of their accursed breathren? Did I here somebody say... NIGHT ELF MAGE???!!! But seriously, nelfs have caved into allowing mages, it won't be long before Draenei cave into allowing warlocks, perhaps eredar who have left the Burning Legion? (if its possible to leave...) Max Krist (talk) 11:27, September 10, 2009 (UTC)
Could a Draenei warlock even be considered a real Draenei? I believe that would make them Man'ari in terms of racial identity.AhotahThunderhorn (talk) 12:28, September 10, 2009 (UTC)
Really not any different to Kaldorei Night Elves and Quel'dorei Highborne which are all the Night Elf Mages are going to be, albiet under the name Shen'dralar... Different names don't change your race, technically their all still Eredar just split into those who followed Sargeras and those who didn't. Max Krist (talk) 06:45, September 11, 2009 (UTC)
The hoof argument is actually relatively weak; hooves can be muffled.  However, tauren players already fume at the very idea.  Seeing as there might also be cultural concerns, that one might be better left avoided. 

But as for druids?  Temporarily imbalancing the ratio could actually be a good thing, in terms of spurring the faction conflict.  Hamuul might get worried that the Alliance was subverting the Cenarion Circle.
IconSmall Draenei Female Farseer Loloteatalkcontrib 23:13, September 10, 2009 (UTC)

Tauren are my favorite race and I've heard practically all the Tauren rouge jokes imaginable. As for druids, I agree with your stand on spurring the Horde-Alliance conflict; It would be quite interesting seeing Hamuul duel Fandral over such issues. On an off-note, the return of Malfurion Stormrage might bring about some turmoil in druid society.AhotahThunderhorn (talk) 00:13, September 11, 2009 (UTC)
There's also the fact that giving draenei the druid class could serve both to represent their developing ties to Azeroth, and to better connect them to the greater plot.  (Very tempted to put up my "intro quest idea" here under the heading of fan fiction.)  And I must admit that I snickered at the thought of Hamuul and Fandral duking it out.
IconSmall Draenei Female Farseer Loloteatalkcontrib 08:07, September 11, 2009 (UTC)
Giving the draenei the druid class might even give Blizzard a reason to add new animals for the forms. Plus, who would represent the draenei in the Cenarion Circle?AhotahThunderhorn (talk) 12:28, September 11, 2009 (UTC)
I've actually got that fanfic up now.  My thought was that Shalannius (the druid trainer on Azuremyst Isle) would initially vouch for them.
IconSmall Draenei Female Farseer Loloteatalkcontrib 19:11, September 11, 2009 (UTC)
Here are just some ideas I got for new Draenei druid forms: clefthoof for bear form, ravager for cat form, talbuk for travel form, moth for flight form, elekk for dire bear form, nether ray for epic flight form. These are just some outland creatures I figured the draenei became aquainted enough with to be spirtually bonded or something like that. I'd like to hear anyone else's ideas.IconSmall Tauren MaleIconSmall HunterAhotahThunderhorn (talk) 21:23, September 12, 2009 (UTC)
Even if Blizz did implement it, I somehow doubt they'd go quite that far; worgen won't be getting wolf form for DPS, after all (damn it).  However, I can see talbuk for travel form happening...and either moth or owl for flight.

That said, I made a template.
IconSmall Draenei Female Farseer Loloteatalkcontrib 21:43, September 12, 2009 (UTC)

You should make a {{User WantSpacekin}} and {{User WantSpacetree}} templates also. Not all druids play feral. Winky --Gengar orange 22x22Beware the sneaky smile! Fandyllic (talk · contr) 11:13 PM PST 14 Sep 2009
I was using "spacebear" to mean that race/class combo in general. (Note that the template only says "user wants draenei to get the druid class.") However, I could change it to {{User WantSpacedr00d}} to make it more generic, and change all of the spec versions into redirects.

And again: Anyone who spots the obscure literary reference in Bad Dreams gets a virtual cookie.
IconSmall Draenei Female Farseer Loloteatalkcontrib 01:52, September 15, 2009 (UTC)

Just for the record: Not only do I have this piece of fan fiction up, but I changed the title of the template to something that doesn't imply any given specialty. (There's also this one, which is even less specific.)
IconSmall Draenei Female Farseer Loloteatalkcontrib 04:39, September 16, 2009 (UTC)

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