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Discussion > WoWJun 19, 2020 8:00 am CT

What would you think of letting Tauren finally have Rogues and other race/class combinations?

Look, with the folks at Dungeons and Dragons making a real effort to reduce barriers to playing whatever race and class combination you want, I think it’s time for Blizzard to really stop and look at what we’re doing with classes and races in World of Warcraft. The idea of certain races being able or unable to play certain classes is so 1980s it hurts — even D&D 3rd Edition abandoned it and had Half-Orc Paladins, so with WoW having been started on the idea that the supposed “monstrous” races like Forsaken and Orcs were just as capable of being playable and interesting, isn’t it time to go all the way?

I mean, yes, you can make the argument for why Tauren and Draenei can’t be Rogues because they have hooves. But really, does anyone really care? I mean, I can’t even pretend to be invested in the idea that it makes sense that Trolls can be Druids but Blood Elves can’t, or the idea that everyone can master all weapons and tactics, or become soldiers of death itself, but Shamanism is just too complex for Humans. Especially when Kul Tirans can be Shamans! Kul Tirans can be Druids, Worgen (who are just Gilnean Humans) can be Druids, but Stormwind Humans can’t?

I don’t know. I’m sure some of y’all can come up with a valid reason why these class restrictions should still exist, and so, I’m going to give you this post and the comments following after it to articulate your argument. Because I simply don’t see a reason at this point for any class restrictions. Gnome Druids. Gnome Paladins. Undead Paladins. Draenei Warlocks. Let’s have it all on the table, let’s just get that buffet of class options available and go hog wild withe very conceivable combination, because it’s 2020 and we’ve been playing this game for 16 years without them all, and we deserve better.

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