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Diablo 3 character-classes speculation thread

Discussion in 'Diablo 3 General Discussion' started by Erwwwd, Jun 28, 2008.

  1. Elly

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    Re: Diablo 3 character-classes speculation thread

    He didn't say five classes, he said round about the same number as D2 but it's not been set yet.
     
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    Re: Diablo 3 character-classes speculation thread

    is what the FAQ says.
     
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    Re: Diablo 3 character-classes speculation thread

    But if you read the faq at diablo3.com they say that there will be 5 classes. This is the direct link: http://www.blizzard.com/diablo3/faq/#1_6

    Edit: a tad late.



     
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    Re: Diablo 3 character-classes speculation thread

    i don't see why the limitation. even in in diablo 2, you already have fire spells on amazon (fire/exploding/immolation arrows), sorceress (Fire spells), assassin (fire traps) and druid (volcano, rain of fire).

    and it would be bad from the PVP perspective, since you make one character useless easily if he has only one or two types of attack. you really want variety.



     
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    Re: Diablo 3 character-classes speculation thread

    Because of laziness I will just reproduce what leohappy already posted, he has bolded and everything:

    even later than herrpall :p


     
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    Re: Diablo 3 character-classes speculation thread

    I wonder if there will be any difference between the skills and equipment demands for the female and male versions of every class, or will it just be different looks? I hope that at least something will be different to add even more play angles. (source here if anyone wonders: http://www.blizzard.com/diablo3/faq/#1_7 )
     
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    Re: Diablo 3 character-classes speculation thread

    I think this part is just cosmetic, to make the game more accessible to everyone. I highly doubt there will be differences in gameplay.


     
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    Re: Diablo 3 character-classes speculation thread

    There is to be no differences between the genders apart from visual appearance. Just said on the dev panel.



     
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    Re: Diablo 3 character-classes speculation thread

    Suspected that. I guess that it will still be nice to be able to have more choices and make good looking characters.



     
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    Re: Diablo 3 character-classes speculation thread

    So we have barbs, witch doctors (aka necro) and druids

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    Though the female version of the barb and the dru (according to the artwork) is... erm ugly ? More sexiness please ! ^_^
     
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    Re: Diablo 3 character-classes speculation thread

    I think tis already been said:
    1. We got a brut fighter
    2. We go a necro (WD)
    3. We'll have an elemental devoted char
    4. We'll have a range char/driud char (if the artwork is really true)
    5. We'll have a Paladin. For sure. It's a must in these games.

    However, I would sure love them to make wierd new char like a priest, a vampire (mentioned here) etc. Any ideas for interesting chars?
     
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    Re: Diablo 3 character-classes speculation thread

    I certainly want the asn-type character to be in there. Otherwise I will be very sad, I love ASNs.

    BTW, I really HOPE that corpse explosion is in. I know ragdolls are in but I just cant see a necro-type character like the WD without CE, its the best skill in the game.
     
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    Re: Diablo 3 character-classes speculation thread

    Aye, I know that but this was said by the lead programmer this afternoon. I think that's why the guy in the press conference asked that question but the answer was that it has not been set yet. Could well end up being five for all I know, it's just what the dev said.



     
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    Re: Diablo 3 character-classes speculation thread

    Seems to me that if they stuck the Barbarian in there, then the Sorceress and Amazon are going in to. Obviously as Rogue and Sorcerer, as well as the Warrior being with the franchise since day 1.
     
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    Re: Diablo 3 character-classes speculation thread

    I agree with the others that 4 of the classes are surely used up already. We have the tank in the barb, the summoner/curse type in the witch doctor, there almost has to be a pure spell caster and a ranged attacking warrior type. That leaves one more up for grabs. I'm interested in what they do there.
     
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    I always hated the druid and the assassin. Sorry. I hope they don't get anywhere near D3. I want to see armor and more armor, and these 2 characters don't make any sense wearing heavy armor. An assassin sneaking around in full plate? A druid of the wilderness using the latest blacksmith technology? They just don't look right at all. The barb, paladin, amazon on the other hand look great in their armor and make perfect sense.

    Consider the fire, spells, etc that will be launched at your character. I just don't see how fur pelts (druids) and feathers (which doctors) can stand up to that.

    Idk, I guess I'm a huge fan of armor. Just go rent the 1981 movie Excalibur and you'll see what I mean. The whole cast is wearing suits of armor, even in the sex scenes! I'd like D3 to look like that, and it would be nice if it made sense.

    As for character speculation, I'd like to see knight (though there is already the grey haired barb who looks good imo) or cleric/priestess--anything that looks good and feasable in metal armor.
     
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    Re: Diablo 3 character-classes speculation thread

    And the support type, Paladin, is also very popular, so that's 5.

    I'm not saying it will be a Paladin, but something similar will exist.


     
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    Re: Diablo 3 character-classes speculation thread

    Yes, but you don't want very similar fire spells on two out of just five characters. There's a reason in D2C the necromancer does not have fire, cold or lightning spells. (Except for skeleton mages, which do all three)



     
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    Re: Diablo 3 character-classes speculation thread

    "I'd like to see knight "

    Interesting. Can the new Paladin be a Knight? I mean, on a horse? This could be a very interesting turn of events
     
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    Re: Diablo 3 character-classes speculation thread

    Oh and there is respeccing. Not sure if that's been discussed yet but thought I'd mention it while I remember.,
     

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