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Blizzard today posted corrections on Kul Tiran and Zandalari class choices. Kul Tiran Humans will be able to roll Mages!

Creative Director Alex Afrasiabi admitted in the Lost Codex interview that it didn't really make sense for Kul Tirans not being able to roll Mages, since Jaina herself was from Kul Tiras.

At the "What's Next" panel, Blizzard accidentally listed the Warlock class choice available to Zandalari Trolls, but we took the information directly from the official Alied Races website which didn't include Warlocks. If you read about Zandalari Warlocks elsewhere, note that this was an error on Blizzard's end.

Kul Tirans

Available Classes: Druid, Hunter, [+] Mage, Monk, Priest, Rogue, Shaman, Warrior

Zandalari Trolls

Available Classes: Druid, Hunter, Mage, Monk, Paladin, Priest, Rogue, Shaman, Warrior

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We’ve discovered two errors in our original communications regarding which classes would be available to the Kul Tiran and Zandalari Allied Races. We’re in the process of updating those communications now, but wanted to call your attention to two important corrections:
  • Warlock was incorrectly listed as an available option for Zandalari at the What’s Next panel at BlizzCon. The Zandalari have no connection to fel magic, and will not be able to be Warlocks.
  • Mage was incorrectly omitted as an available option for Kul Tirans in the panel and on the World of Warcraft website. While Kul Tiran Mages are relatively uncommon, there are a few prominent examples, and so Kul Tiran characters will be allowed to play as Mage.

We apologize for the confusion that these errors have caused.

This wasn't an error in communication. You just realized after the fact that your judgment was a bit lacking and so you changed some things.

This was simply what it is, an error. We posted one thing on the website and one thing in the slides at the panels. This was a misalignment on assets so we're correcting that now. It happens.

And what do you plan on doing to all the people who bought RACE CHANGES and then were told you cannot be the race you bought the race change for because blizzard made an OOPSIE?!

I would ask why did you buy a race change for a race that isn't even playable yet? The follow up if you did is you can try ticketing in for a refund on that race change since you haven't used it yet.

Again sorry for the inconvenience as this was a mistake on us.

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Good thing Kul Tirans can be mages but Zandalari not being able to play as warlock seems rather weird. Darkspear can, and even if it was something new to them, their mages could have learned it from them, just like most allied races (other than Lightforged, for some reason) were rather quickly trained by Pandaren as monks. Trolls have witch doctors, who usually deal with shadow and/or arcane magic, holy, sometimes other elements too, so they are semi-playable as mages, shamans, warlocks and priests (in lore they may come from any of these classes, albeit more specialised). 

Also, not sure why they stated that Kul Tiran mages are uncommon, while Tol Dagor has many of them (flamecasters, though these served under house Ashvane) and Tidesages were composed of priests, shamans and mages.

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18 hours ago, Arcling said:

Good thing Kul Tirans can be mages but Zandalari not being able to play as warlock seems rather weird. Darkspear can, and even if it was something new to them, their mages could have learned it from them, just like most allied races (other than Lightforged, for some reason) were rather quickly trained by Pandaren as monks. Trolls have witch doctors, who usually deal with shadow and/or arcane magic, holy, sometimes other elements too, so they are semi-playable as mages, shamans, warlocks and priests (in lore they may come from any of these classes, albeit more specialised). 

Also, not sure why they stated that Kul Tiran mages are uncommon, while Tol Dagor has many of them (flamecasters, though these served under house Ashvane) and Tidesages were composed of priests, shamans and mages.

i would love to see zandalari warlocks BUT i CAN understand why they could not be a warlock .. maybe its against their "culture" to practice those "dark arts" -- at the end -- blood magic is highly forbidden in their ranks and deliver a hughe problem

also: the loas of those zandalari trolls seem to be much more of a "holy" style ( thats why they can be paladins i guess) while, as you correctly stated, the darkspear trolls can be warlocks but not paladins since their loas are more of a dark spritual kinda style

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43 minutes ago, Keller said:

@Stanis it me or did priest class got dropped from the Kul Tirans list? With Mage it should be 8 classes, but I count 7.

Thanks for the report. I forgot to add Priests to playable classes. Kul Tirans got Mages and that's the only noteworthy change. We didn't cover the wrong slide with Zandalari Troll Warlocks in the What's Next recap. Speaking of Paladins, Hearthstone's new expansion uncovered an interesting Loa.

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As long as they don't remove Zandalari paladins, it's fine! 

Trolladin FTW! 

And although I will never play as blue, especially some lame human race, their Druid forms are amazing, so mage or no mage isn't big deal, IMHO. 

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11 hours ago, Stan said:

I would ask why did you buy a race change for a race that isn't even playable yet?

lmao. I like this guy.

 

11 hours ago, Stan said:

While Kul Tiran Mages are relatively uncommon, there are a few prominent examples

Who are the other Kul Tiran mages besides Jaina? I cant recall more... (shame)

 

8 hours ago, Stan said:

Speaking of Paladins, Hearthstone's new expansion uncovered an interesting Loa.

Is this a card reveal???
Sadly it is only for Paladins. A card like this for mage would be dope.

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It seems the only reason not to give trolls warlock is to combat the people who would cry horde favoritism simply because their new race would be able to more classes than the alliance one. we have seen plenty of troll warlocks, makes 0 sense.

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4 hours ago, Grumar said:

It seems the only reason not to give trolls warlock is to combat the people who would cry horde favoritism

Nope theyve explained the reason.

The Zandalari have 0 connection to fel magic.

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1 hour ago, birdbrandon18 said:

When will the Kul be available?

Early next year. The plan is to release 8.1 in December, but the raid will not be available immediately when Tides of Vengeance goes live.

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