Lies about old classes? -Monk-
by Legendaryflames | 24/08/2009 05:53:14
Now I seem to recall reading and hearing on various parts of blizzards sites and on the forum itself that aside from the Barbarian that they wouldn't be bringing back anymore old classes. However they announce the Monk... Hes from Diablo Hellfire, while technically not a Diablo 2 character(and I think hellfire was someone elses project) hes still known in the Diablo universe. So why did blizzard tell us no more old classes then throw us a curve ball in the Monk?In the end, when all is said and done, you always come back for more...
Mind you I'm not complaining, this Monk seems like a mix of Hellfire's Monk with Diablo 2's Assassin, and it fits very well. Diablo 2's Assassin's 'martial arts' were really left wanting, and Hellfire's Monk could have been a lot more interesting, bringing him back this way does a lot for the older characters. Thou it reminds me a great deal of Dragon Ball Z and wont be surprised to see the first few monks called Goku or something similar lol.
Oh and on another note, I recall someone saying they would probably not release the archer but the other class to throw us off, good call on their part lol. I figured it'd be a holyish class, awesomeness :).
by Bashiok | 25/08/2009 00:06:43
It's not a recognized part of the Diablo franchise, and to be honest it is so much so not recognized, that when people asked about returning classes in the Q&A's and in some of the press interviews the Hellfire expansion just wasn't in anyone's minds.
Plus, it isn't the same class. We aren't taking an old class and updating it. The monk from Hellfire, and in fact the story and content of Hellfire, doesn't exist as far as game lore and story is concerned going into Diablo III.
They happen to share a name, the same as all of the other monk classes that have existed in all other RPG's since the beginning of time. It doesn't mean they're related kit/story/flavor wise.