Jonathan LeCraft, Senior Game Designer for World of Warcraft attended this year’s Dragoncon and talked about The Legion, World of Warcraft’s newest expansion. Some interesting facts were unveiled about the new Demon Hunter Hero Class and below you’ll find a recap of the most interesting news he had to offer:
Demon Hunters as the second Hero class added to the game, will start at Level 98. Death Knights won’t be getting any updates and will start at 55. Demon Hunters will have a short transform with inner demon visuals and will be the only class to be able to wield glaives. Their double jump ability will not be disabled anywhere.
Survival Hunters are getting a Harpoon ability that allow them to throw a spear to pull mobs towards them. (Imagine a Stitches Hook).
No, Cressen thought, a man like that would give no false hope, nor soften a hard truth. Ser Davos, truth can be a bitter draught, even for a man like Lord Stannis. He thinks only of returning to King’s Landing in the fullness of his power, to tear down his enemies and claim what is rightfully his. Yet now.
Most specs are getting overhauled and tweaked to fit the fantasy of the spec. Some will get renamed. Maybe Blizzard’s bringing the class uniqueness they removed a few expansions before, back to the game? With the spec overhaul, resources will also be renamed, e.g. Shadow Priest’s resource will be called Insanity. The Moonkin model for druids is getting a visual update. There are no plans for adding any new major glyphs and the major disappointment of the expansion, no Gnome Hunters!
As you all know, Garrisons utterly gutted professions and an overhaul is more than welcome, therefore, a new team will be working on professions this time, including profession quest lines. There will be a single system to upgrade profession items. The current item will be destroyed, giving you a reagent needed for the upgrade.
Professions won’t have a daily cooldown and will also get crafting items from dungeon loot. Prospecting could also make a return.
There should be a new account-wide transmog system. No current plans for a tabard tab, since the new Transmog system should clear up valuable Inventory/Bank space. Multistrike (Stat) is removed and other seconday stats are getting changed. Players can only equip three profession crafted items. There won’t be specific item art for each race and class, as Artifact weapon art is the main priority of Legion.
Dungeons are said to be “absolutely relevant” again, Illidan will lead Demon Hunters against the Burning Legion (Black Temple was merely a setback). The Park is Stormwind won’t be repaired yet. I mean come on Blizzard, is it so hard to give Alliance players some love? Their city hasn’t been repaired since Cataclysm.. Backpack space might be granted additional slots. Warlords was not a filler expansion and built some things that will be used going forward.