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Witchdoctor, not so bad

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

  1. Goddess Belldandy

    Goddess Belldandy IncGamers Member

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    Witchdoctor, not so bad

    I implore everyone to go to: http://www.blizzard.com/diablo3/characters/witchdoctor.xml

    Watch all 5 of his skills from the example videos given.

    Really those are some pretty cool skills. Soul Harvest is just freakin awesome.

    Mass Confusion seems really useful. The witchdoctor really looks like he would be a fun class to play, and I wouldn't mind having him in my group. I'm sure there's plenty of other new, unique spells yet to be revealed about this guy.

    Just give him a chance. I was unimpressed at first from just the videos i saw at wwi 2008. But i read his class page thoroughly and looked all 5 of his skills there and am not so narrow minded anymore. I think he can turn out to be a great class, and still be unique enough to leave plenty room for a necro later on.

    http://www.blizzard.com/diablo3/characters/witchdoctor.xml
     
  2. raveharu

    raveharu IncGamers Member

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    Re: Witchdoctor, not so bad

    Yup, WD is an upgraded version of the old and overated necromancer.

    Time to accept new changes, if you want necro so badly, go back to Diablo 2.
     
  3. Glurin

    Glurin IncGamers Member

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    Re: Witchdoctor, not so bad

    I was unimpressed with the WD when I first saw him. Read the full description and watched the gameplay videos and I'm still unimpressed. I'm sorry, but he's just a huge turn off for me.

    Necro wins hands down. Swarm of bugs? Pfft. The necromancer is a master of poisons. One point in Can-o-Raid will take care of that. Wall of corpses? I see a wall of exploding corpses. Exploding chihuahuas? Meet Mr. Golem.

    Besides, who wants to be a dancing naked man speaking gibberish?
     
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    Re: Witchdoctor, not so bad

    The skills look neat, they really do. I just can't identify with a freakin' jungle boy dressed like an idiot.

    The Necro was cool because he was cool. Badass and shady.
     
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    Re: Witchdoctor, not so bad

    I have been a long time player of the Necromancer and he was my favorite class. I actually really like the Witch Doctor who has a lot of the play style that I like. I think it will be a different and fun take on that style. They might bring the Necromancer back and they might not. If not then thats cool and if they do thats cool also. I'm totally going to give the WD a try. I can't wait to send rabid dogs after people and have them explode.
     
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    Re: Witchdoctor, not so bad

    "Besides, who wants to be a dancing naked man speaking gibberish?"

    Me!

    The Necromancer, while cool, has been done a million times in other games...

    I prefer the jungle dude for this game...little things like his restless animation while standing still. Like he's been possessed by dark spirits or something :devil: + voodoo is cool.
     
  7. Mad Mantis

    Mad Mantis D2/3 Necromancer & Witch Doctor Moderator

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    Re: Witchdoctor, not so bad

    Why do some people keep bringing this up as an argument? Do you really think that just because it is change that it HAS to be good?



     
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    Re: Witchdoctor, not so bad

    Don't tell me skills like that isn't more exciting than the Necros? Don't take it wrong, I really like the Necro class, but imo it can't compete with something like that, and guess what, there may still be room for a Necro in the game.


     
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    Re: Witchdoctor, not so bad

    I personally think it would be cool if the "fire bomb" skill he had was cast a little faster, but the zombie wall is awesome:thumbup:

    Definately going to make one of these
     
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    Re: Witchdoctor, not so bad

    yet you can identify with a guy who raise skeletons? I dont want to know what you do in your spare time...

    anyway to the point im glad there are people who are open minded about the WD. People have to understand that with a new game comes change, and all though they are not very likely to put the necromancer in, the witchdoctor seems very similar. "a rose by any other name would smell as sweet" no? essentially, people are arguing over the name and flavor it seems. if it makes the negative people feel better just think of the witch doctor as a feral necro.

    and on the casting speed of the firebomb, i have a feeling that most ranged spells will be this slow, that way spellcasters cant just dance around the combat anymore. also slow casting time would make a more reasonable Teleport.


     
  11. Glurin

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    Re: Witchdoctor, not so bad

    No. If they called it the dungflower, there's probably a good reason.
     
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    Re: Witchdoctor, not so bad

    Someone missed the point...



     
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    Re: Witchdoctor, not so bad

    That's a good quote if i've ever heard one.


     
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    Re: Witchdoctor, not so bad

    There is more to the necromancer than the ability to summon undead. Lets make another character that can also summon undead, but its a purple, poorly designed, cartoony dinosaur called a "barney". He just showed up out of nowhere and decided to fight the invading armies of hell so that he can continue to enslave children with crappy songs and a way too happy attitude. You should still love him because he's just like the WD, right?

    Didn't think so.

    If I've got a choice between playing a total badass v.s. a gibbering idiot, I want to play the badass. The WD makes a very poor substitute for the necromancer, assuming the necro is getting left out.
     
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    Re: Witchdoctor, not so bad

    I think it's safe to say that the necro is going to be left out of the game.

    Anyone even thinking that control of zombies isn't a necromancy thing in regards to what is known of the art itself is thinking obtusely.

    A necromancer is not a master of skeletons, poison, and curses. Sure, he can be, but traditionally, a necromancer is a master of the undead before he's a specialist in making bones dance and demons feel decrepit.
     
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    Re: Witchdoctor, not so bad

    Out of interest if the witch doctor looked like the current Necromancer would people want to play him. Currently most of the arguements seems to be centered around the looks.
     
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    Re: Witchdoctor, not so bad

    The biggest problem with the "look" is that if you replace the WD with a necro and the beasts with skellies well... How is it different from a Necro with some new fun skills?

    Btw, I actually like the new look and I hope that there's many more character specific items considering the difference in design between the "final" gear of the two chars we've seen so far.
     
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    Re: Witchdoctor, not so bad

    I was a big necromancer fan in D2, but i'm not gonna ditch this class without giving it a chance. I think it looks fresh and cool, and people who whine about the necromancer really need to stop being so conservative, at least until they've tried out this class that seemingly is close to necro.
     
  19. Mad Mantis

    Mad Mantis D2/3 Necromancer & Witch Doctor Moderator

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    Re: Witchdoctor, not so bad

    That is what a lot of the critique has been about. You can innovate an existing class, without doing away with the imagery. Keeping the Necro and his imagery and giving him completely new skills, like the WD has, would be something people who wanted to keep the Necro would have expected from D3.



     
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    Re: Witchdoctor, not so bad

    Solid points as always I see Mantis. Good to see you're still around ^^

    On to topic then..

    I really have nothing to say about this thus far, and when the time comes for d3 to go live it is very unlikely I'll pick a class that does not resemble to d2 Necromancer..

    Because truth to be told, the d2 necromancer is pretty much the coolest character ever made for an RPG. 'Nuff said.

    v out.



     

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