Basically he is claiming that the new Races for Alliance and Horde are going to be Worgen and Goblins. Also he says that additionally new available class combinations are:
New Possible Cataclysm Class Combinations
- Human Hunter
- Orc Mage
- Night Elf Mage
- Dwarf Mage
- Blood Elf Warrior
- Dwarf Shaman
- Undead Hunter
- Tauren Paladin
- Tauren Priest
- Gnome Priest
- Troll Druid
This made me think, since stuff like Undead Hunter or Tauren Priest doesn’t really make sense to me. I noticed that Blizzard has been trying to even out numbers of mounts available for each faction, etc for quite some time.
So my speculation is what if you list up sum up current classes and add the ones listed above. Not like I am really sure about any of this, but it would not surprise me, especially since teh classes would fit quite well, too.
With the changes above Horde will have 2 druid races (Tauren,Troll), while Alliance has onlyNight Elves.
Alliance: Night Elf = 1
Horde: Tauren + Troll Druid = 2
Worgen would make perfect sense, as they are shapeshifters by nature and it would even out the numbers.
Alliance: Night Elves, Dwarves, Draenei + Human Hunter = 4
Horde: Orcs, Tauren, Trolls, Blood Elves + Undead Hunter = 5
Alliance is missing 1 race and it would make perfect sense, too.
Alliance: Gnomes, Humans = 2
Horde: Orcs, Undead, Blood Elves = 3
Alliance is missing 1 race and Duskwood already has some of those.
Alliance: Draenei + Dwarf Shaman = 2
Horde: Orcs, Tauren, Trolls = 3
Shamans are tied up with nature, so this would make some sense – and some wishfull thinking, because that would make me reroll for sure.
Alliance: Humans, Dwarves, Draenei = 3
Horde: Blood Elves + Tauren Paladin = 2
Alliance: Humans, Gnomes, Draenei + Night Elf Mage + Dwarf Mage = 5
Undead, Trolls, Blood Elves + Orc Mage = 4
Alliance: Humans, Dwarves, Night Elves, Draenei + Gnome Priest = 5
Horde: Undead, Trolls, Blood Elves 3 + Tauren Priest = 4
Worgen Warrior, Goblin Warrior
Alliance: Night Elves, Dwarves, Draenei, Humans, Dwarves = 5
Goblin: Undead, Trolls, Orcs, Tauren + Blood Elf Warrior = 5
This just as specualtion, since all races have warrior as class
Worgen Death Knight, Goblin Death Knight
Policy with Death Knights is „available to all races“ and I guess it wil stay that way.
Keep in mind that this is all speculation and just my personal thoughts about the listed changes on mmo-champion.com. I have left out rogues, because it would not make sense for either of these races and because their number is balanced.
Feel free to leave your thoughts below.