Hmmm. My estimations are like...
1)An arcane spellcaster, much like the sorceror from 1 and sorceress from 2. Witch Doctor is support caster/summoner and not main damage caster.
2)A second melee class similar to paladin from 2 (diablo is mostly hack and slash anyway). Melee is the most important part of the game, hence the plethora of weapons and their endless variations.
3)The ranged attacker never failed to shoot an arrow or two in the entire series, why now? Let' s just hope they are not some blunderbuss-wielding tauren or something like that, or else i swear to throw a mercury grenade inside Bliizard Headquarters myself and single handedly! :mad: The same goes for any idiotic copy+paste from wow aesthetics. :mad:
Shapeshifters might or might not have a high possibility to exist in 3, and if they do it won' t be either shaman or druid, if the old classes won' t return [druids' +2 skill suffix/prefix is named "Shaman 's"]. (or +1, i don 't remember which one of those 2). But of course it 's nothing more than mere calculations and a wild guess at that, too. Interesting thread. :thumbsup:
Apparently you're not yet aware, so let me be the one to break this news to you. They announced the Wizard class at Blizzcon!! It is awesome! Woooo, unless the ranger-type class comes out cooler, my favourite class will probably be the Wizard (or maybe Witch Doctor).
I am really interested to see what the next two classes will be. I'm hoping they will be some kind of combination of previous classes (shapeshifting paladin? holy ranger?). There are so many combinations, I really want to find out which combo Blizzard will go with.
But Kenzai, anything to do with religion, good vs evil, leadership and cults has something to do with Christianity.
Even Xmen has something to do with Christianity. Its all about the metaphors and subtext involved, not just outward likenesses.
But Diablo is full of outward likenesses anyway - ie. the Triune and the Cathedral of Light. Diablo is very anti-religious.
And the angel you are thinking of is Inarius.
I was wondering though... why is it that Blizzard is giving all the classes so far a dark side? The Witch Doctor is somewhat wicked, the Wizard is an all-out rebel, and the Barbarian is no holy knight. Will they continue to give every class a dark edge to them? I hope so.
Which makes me think that the Ranger character will be someone who is regarded with caution and suspicion and will probably be kind of shadowy (unlike the glorious Amazon - but probably more like the Rogue, except darker).
It also makes me think that if there is a Paladin-type class, they will be the type of paladin who is close-minded and extremely fanatic. They'd be like the opposite side to the Paladin in DII (who was against the black-and-white fanatism of the Zakarum Inquisition).