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wow paladin icon Which New Cataclysm Class Will You Play?

Posted by Khor | 10/23/2009

For the last two weeks, I have been running a poll to see what new class everyone will be rolling when World of Warcraft: Cataclysm launches. I'll be honest I'm surprised at a few of the results.

For the Alliance, by far, it seems we will have a ton of new Worgen. Over 63% of the votes were for a Worgen. Human Hunter was next, followed by Dwarf Shaman and Night Elf Mage, who had only 1 vote separating the two. The wee Gnome Priest was second to last (I thought there would be a lot more votes for this one), and the Dwarf Mage got a frigid zero votes. No Dwarf Mages out there, huh?

So, it's safe to say that none of the existing races and their new classes are luring people away from making a Worgen when Cataclysm launches.

Here we have the Alliance votes:
Now, let's take a look at the Horde votes. Making a Goblin and Tauren Paladin were almost neck and neck for the entire duration of the poll. Only at the end did the Goblins pull away. It looks like there will be a strong influx of Tauren Paladins to balance out the still somewhat of a shortage on the Horde side.

Not trying to knock on Blood Elf Paladins, but a rugged, massive Tauren in plate armor wreaking havoc in PvP and raids is going to be awesome.

The Goblins will have a healthy amount of new characters too, but unlike the Worgen on the Alliance side, the allure is somewhat dimmed by the popularity of the Tauren Paladin.

I was surprised to see Blood Elf Warriors come in at number 3. I honestly thought they'd be last. Undead Hunters were 4th, followed closely by Troll Druids and Tauren Priests. I also thought Tauren Priests would be much higher on the list. Lastly, with one meager vote, was the Orc Mage.

Overall, the Horde Cataclysm classes seem to be much more balanced than the Alliance side in terms of players trying new classes out. Whether that will have any effect in the long run remains to be seen.

Here we have the Horde votes: