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I don't know about you guys...

Discussion in 'Witch Doctor' started by HRP, Jul 1, 2008.

  1. HRP

    HRP IncGamers Member

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    I don't know about you guys...

    ...but I find the Witch Doctor to be pretty creepy. He's got a mean look on his face as if he knows a lot of ways to torture and/or kill anything that crosses his path. He's hunched over, decked out in bones and skulls and feathers from god knows what kind of animals and he can spew flesh-eating locusts that devour demons in seconds.
     
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    Re: I don't know about you guys...

    Considering in real life Witchdoctors actually do the work of Demons, it makes zero sense to have a witchdoctor as a character battling demons in Diablo3. At least the necromancer had control of the underworld, whereas the Witchdoctor is just a pawn in the real world.
     
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    Re: I don't know about you guys...

    The witchdoc is not replacing the necromancer, it has already been said by a blizzard employee
     
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    Re: I don't know about you guys...

    Thank Trag'Oul for that!

    Where/when was that confirmed, do you know?
     
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    Re: I don't know about you guys...

    I was looking at the classes page, on the D3 site. When you click him, and he walks up, it almost looks like he has Parkinsons's Disease, or some kind of mental instability trying to escape.

    Creepy, indeed. And cool..
     
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    Re: I don't know about you guys...

    by saying there are Real Life WD's serving demons, you imply there are real demons, then go on to say a game makes zero sense.... *pff*


     
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    Re: I don't know about you guys...

    Yeah here is the link too the interview I read.

    "The witch doctor, on the other hand, seems to be more of a caster with a pet-control ability. Jay Wilson, a lead designer on Diablo III, said the witch doctor is not a replacement for Diablo II's necromancer."

    http://pc.ign.com/articles/885/885128p1.html
     
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    Re: I don't know about you guys...

    I really do not like his hunched figure so i'm considering the female WD instead
     
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    Re: I don't know about you guys...

    lol you guys are too much


     
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    Re: I don't know about you guys...

    Really? Folklore holds that witch doctors in England in the late nineteenth century actually exorcised evil spirits, and in southern Africa (in Zulu communities for example) they are traditionally healers and counselors that aid ailing mind, bodies, souls, and even communities.

    Eh, he isn't old and pasty and doesn't have a mullet; that's enough for me. :grin:



     
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    Who cares what they did in our world, this is diablo and he is a new class whether you like it or not. If you don't like him don't play as him, there will be 4 other classes you can choose
     
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    Who cares if hes hunched hes an ooga booga creepy witchdoctor and he's awesome! His skills look and and sound awesome and i love his witchdoctor speak as he casts. I like him alot more than the crappy old generic necro.
     
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    Re: I don't know about you guys...

    This sentence doesn't make much sense.
    In fact it sounds bias and one-sided.

    I recommend you to read the history of the WD in D3 site rather than posting warped silly definitions of the WD which I presume are your own deluded assumptions.
    Stop making a fool of yourself.


     
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    Re: I don't know about you guys...

    Well duh, he'll be in the next EXPANSION PACK!!!
     
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    I dont think its like he has Parkinsons but I like the track you're on when you say that he has some kind of mental instability trying to escape. It's a lot like the power that he harnesses is so powerful he trembles trying to control himself.

    Kinda like when you're so drunk you're struggling not to drool, but in a kind of a different light :p


     
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    Re: I don't know about you guys...

    Ever watch those shows about tribalistic rituals and such? There's a lot of jerky, almost twitchy motions in those, and the people almost look like they're in a trance. I think that's what they were going for with the WD.


     
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    Re: I don't know about you guys...

    Except he's not doing rituals, he's just standing there.


     
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    Re: I don't know about you guys...

    He could be possesed, or receiving a spirit. Whatever it certainly adds to the character, I think he is great on blizzard's page. I prefer him that way than with all those feathers in the gameplay video.
     
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    Actually, Streetshark you couldnt be more wrong. Witch Doctors were just another name for African shaman or "medicine men". They were known not only for their ability to communicate with the spirits of the dead, but for the ability to cure evils inflicted by the devil.


     

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