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Poll: Predict Character Types?

Discussion in 'Diablo 3 General Discussion' started by Flux, Jul 5, 2008.

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Predict the remaining character types in D3.

  1. Mage (pure magic user)

    136 vote(s)
    57.9%
  2. Battlemage (elemental skills mixed with combat)

    39 vote(s)
    16.6%
  3. Ranger/scout (bows, stealth/movement?)

    121 vote(s)
    51.5%
  4. Hybrid fighter (Amazon-like skills, ranged & melee)

    54 vote(s)
    23.0%
  5. Cleric/Paladin (light fighter, party skills, healing?)

    75 vote(s)
    31.9%
  6. Crusader/Knight (light fighter, speed, finesse, not party skills)

    47 vote(s)
    20.0%
  7. Monk (paladin/mage/healer, more magic than melee)

    41 vote(s)
    17.4%
  8. Rogue (Ninja type, stealth, ambush, traps)

    61 vote(s)
    26.0%
  9. Shapeshifter (nature skills, monster control.)

    48 vote(s)
    20.4%
  10. Other. . . . .

    23 vote(s)
    9.8%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Flux

    Flux Administrator

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    Poll: Predict Character Types?

    We know the Barbarian and Witch Doctor are in... who's left? Vote for the characters you think will be in D3. You can vote for as many as you like, but ideally you'll be brave and pick 3 and only 3.

    I pulled together the most popular char options I saw in various posts, and generalized some. Pick the choices that are closest to what you think; try not to get lost in hair-splitting minor points, or we'll never get any sort of consensus.
     
  2. DerekJCEX

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    Re: Poll: Predict Character Types?

    after i voted i was forwarded to an american idol thread from 2006...

    anyway, i'd like really like to see a battlemage/rogue, but i think mage/paladin/ranger are most likely.
     
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    Re: Poll: Predict Character Types?

    yeah, there's a weird bug with votes in the forum where it pops you to another random poll when you vote. it's been on the known bugs list for a while, so hopefully with the next software update they'll fix that at last.
     
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    Re: Poll: Predict Character Types?

    I just wanted to say I voted for paladin but I dont think he'll make the return in the same form as he was in the game before, and I certainly don't think he'll be a healer by any shape or form. More a holy skill user, monster debuffer (via auras) and party buffer (via spells)
     
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    Re: Poll: Predict Character Types?

    i would be interested in seeing a poll with the same options, but instead of which 3 character types you think are going to make it, you vote for which 3 character types you would most like to make it.
     
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    Re: Poll: Predict Character Types?

    I would be interested in a rogue/ninja style character making an appearance; obviously he would have to be significantly different from the assassin of D2: LOD, maybe a stealthy, more tactical type of fighter armed with utilities (blinding powder, knives, etc.) I really hope there's going to be a character with some proficiency in knives, because I loved playing a throw barb back in the day, and would like to see throwing weapons having some use in D3.

    I think it's also a given that Blizzard will throw in a mage character, but I hope they stay true to their promise of building newer, uncoventional archetypes and give the mage a different focus then elemental magic.
     
  7. Flux

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    Re: Poll: Predict Character Types?

    i actually debated on which question I was going to ask in this vote. predict vs. desired. thought i'd see how people commented on this one and then possibly refine the char descriptions and run that other one. we'll start running votes on the main page pretty soon, and might reuse these topics at that point.

    The problem with the "who you want to see" question is that everyone wants something slightly different, so getting vote options that people will click on could be tricky? For instance, I'm very intersted in a ranged attacking character, but I don't really want one with stealth skills. I want to be fast and hit from many angles and confuse the enemies and use distractions and such. Other players want their archer char to have a mega tank like the valkyrie. Others want invisibility and hiding abilities. Other want to add elemental damage to the arrows. Etc. Would we all agree to click the "ranged attacker" option? Would that be a fair option to have, if we all disagree so much on the particulars?



     
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    Re: Poll: Predict Character Types?

    My guess is a Mage/pure magic user, a Monk/healer type character with [limited] offensive capabilities, and a Rogue/Archer class that can use traps/stealth type skills. I think that they will for sure have some sort of ranged class, and I think that a Rogue would be a fun class to play.
     
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    Re: Poll: Predict Character Types?


    Question: So you think they will make a character like a healer that is just a sitting duck on its own and the only use is to help others in groups?? I think that would be stupid of them, cause it would be a waste of a character in its own


     
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    Re: Poll: Predict Character Types?

    I voted for Mage/Ranger/Monk. I think the mage is self explanatory, I decided that a Ranger who specialises in Bows and Daggers makes more sense (to me) then someone that specialises in Bows and heavy two handed weapons like spears/Javelins. The third was a toss up but I decided monk (mainly because I want that) though I can see the potential for Monk/battlemage/pladin/kinght types.
     
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    Re: Poll: Predict Character Types?

    No, sorry. I didn't really think the post through. I think that they will make it a primary healer, but it will be able to handle itself as well if people wanted to. I played Monks a lot in GW, and I liked how they did it. They had the Healing skills, the protection skills, and then the smiting/damaging skills. If someone wanted to make a damage dealing monk, they could, or a healer, or a combo of the 2. That's kinda what I meant. Not so much melee, but skills based offense. Primarily a defensive character, though.



     
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    Re: Poll: Predict Character Types?


    Ok then in this case im totally open to this kind of character, as long se he can kick *** on its own im cool :thumbup:


     
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    Re: Poll: Predict Character Types?

    I managed to vote succesfully :

    Mage (duh a d2 without a mage is like soup with no salt, or a paladin without blessed hammer.)

    Ranger ( your standard character, an RPG with no ranged combat toon? Blasphemy I tell you!).

    Rogue ( Why not?)
     
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    Re: Poll: Predict Character Types?

    Mage/Battlemage/Hybrid fighter(more like rogue though)

    Mage because it's a classic.

    Battlemage would come instead of the paladin, being an aura guy with a sword and shield but instead of light centered more elemental centered.

    And hybrid fighter but more as a half rogue half ranger, instead of the amazon.
     
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    Re: Poll: Predict Character Types?

    I voted for the Monk. I definitely see monks fitting into the new D3 world. I'd like them to have healing, inspiration/buff, and martial art trees, but I can really only speculate and wish.

    I didn't like the other ideas. Some of them just sounded like different D2 builds, like the Battlemage whose class title leaves little mystery to what the abilities are about.

    I also voted other, for my idea about a ranger-dragoon that specializes in killing certain types of monsters. In the dev interviews, the Lore guy talked about fleshing out character backgrounds and making reasons for the characters to be there. Certainly it's reasonable for a character type to emerge that specializes in killing certain types of monsters, perhaps for pay, because monsters so plague the populace who can't even walk ten feet out of the city without being mobbed by rabid cultists (or so we hear).
     
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    Re: Poll: Predict Character Types?

    I think the WitchDoctor will incorporate healing skills.

    So there you have it, our healer/summoner class has been made.

    Likewise, the barbarian will be the pure physical damage class and the female counterpart will incorporate aspects from the Amazon from Diablo 2.

    Then again, Blizzard has not mentioned if the female will have the exact same skills as the male counterpart.
     
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    Re: Poll: Predict Character Types?

    The witch doctor wont have any healing. Trust me.

    If healing were a main part of the WD's skills, he would have seen a healing skill on their skill list. The only one we saw was soul harvest, which is a self heal and damage skill. Instead, we saw Firebomb, Locust swarm, Soul harvest, Explode mongrel, Summon mongrel, Confuse and Terror.

    Doesn't sound very 'healy' to me.

    Healing classes don't belong in Diablo anyway, because it changes the whole balance dynamic towards parties too dramatically. If we do get healing it will be in the form of a passive heal over time (like the pala auras) or a fairly inneffective spell for posterity (ala holy bolt)



     
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    Well, it would be disappointing if D3 had the same healing capabilities like that of the Paladin, whose skills are an epic fail.

    Technically, I hate the way Bosses were killed in D2. I mean half-way through the battle, players could open a tp and escape to town to heal, WOW how realistic.
     
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    @ raveharu

    regarding the female counterpart of the barbarian from what i got of what they said in interviews only the gender and look will change but the other things will remain the same
     
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