New Diablo 3 Character Class: The Monk!

  • #361
    Quote from "Musica" »
    Woo, that cinematic was crazily cliched and surprisingly poor quality for Blizzard. Well whatever, promo cinematics don't really matter in the long run.

    Agreed, the "in-game" graphics cinematics always look like shit, I reckon Blizzard are better off not showing them and just showing the actual gameplay.
  • #362
    Quote from "Musica" »
    Woo, that cinematic was crazily cliched and surprisingly poor quality for Blizzard. Well whatever, promo cinematics don't really matter in the long run.

    The monk looks like a fun enough class to play with his fast attacks but I really was hoping Blizzard would turn more to Diablo's roots and introduce characters with a more Medieval Western European history about them. I'm kind of getting tired of all these exotic characters.

    I'm not sure what my full opinion on this class is yet since it's too early really to tell. My initial impression was that I found it a bit of a tired character type and that it didn't really interest me. I was also hoping when I read the title Monk that Blizzard would make a twist on the character type and make a European inspired monk as opposed to the typical Asian one that's been propping up around games a lot. Would have been nice to see the typically placid monks of the West going all Knights Templar on those demons. One can dream I guess.

    We'll see how this class turns out as time goes by. Maybe there's more to him than the cliched.


    Great points, I really do think a medieval monk from the west would be very cool..this one's not as tried as you would think though.. but yea a medieval monk from the west.. damn that would own.. :P
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  • #363
    i was really disappointed when i heard the 4th class was a monk, however it's by far the most fun to play based on the blizzcon demo.

    i was hoping for an assassin-like class and the monk is slightly assassinish in the playstyle. one skill reminds me a lot of dragon flight and another a lot like cloak of shadows.(i can't read back through the post to see if they've been discussed because i'm on a terrible net - but i'll catch up later)

    the way the combos/chaining skills work is very fun also.
    each skill of the demo has 3 variations so that if you're on stage one, or stage two, or stage three they do different things.
    i wish the chain level/stage you were on was visible somewhere though.
    right now i think you just have to know based on timing (like if more than .6 sec passes then you're back to stage 1 then count from there)

    but anyway the monk is more fun to play than any of the others, for me at least.

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  • #364
    Whoa Monk rox! :)
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  • #365
    I'm liking the looks of the Monk so far. It'll probably be my first class, unless the physical ranged class is really impressive.
  • #366
    I don't mind the monk either, wasn't expecting it, but yeah im happy, bring back the Archivist :p

    Although i have no idea which class i'd play first yet...
  • #367
    I wonder if the female monk will have the beard?

    I really hope so.

    That would be so hot.
  • #368
    too drunk last night to comment.
    the monk is a cool direction for blizzard to take. i like it.
    it's quite bold. and i really think that this monk does live up to the word.
    in my opinion, only the Ragnarok Online-monk ever really felt truly monk-ish, but blizz' done a awesome job!

    the katar-designs look totally badass! obviously it's not gonna be like D2, where you had crappy katars with 3 different designs :P

    anyway, i really i like him.
  • #369
    Quote from "silent.knife.speaks." »
    I wonder if the female monk will have the beard?

    I really hope so.

    That would be so hot.


    well she will be bald, won't she?
  • #370
    Quote from "Snibbon" »
    well she will be bald, won't she?


    Not necessarily, but it would be sweet. Or even better, balding, as in with a rim of hair around her head. Oh yeahhhh.
  • #371
    Quote from "silent.knife.speaks." »
    Not necessarily, but it would be sweet. Or even better, balding, as in with a rim of hair around her head. Oh yeahhhh.

    *shrugs* as long as she kicks ass i won't be bothered!
  • #372
    Quote from "Snibbon" »
    *shrugs* as long as she kicks ass i won't be bothered!


    hm




    :/
  • #373
    50$ down that the female monk will be a a hottie with brown hair.

    Will her class name change to nun?



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  • #374
    I don't know if this have been posted before but I found live feed videos of the Diablo 3 Heroes & Monster Panel at YouTube:

    Blizzcon Diablo III Panel (Part 1) 8:52
    Blizzcon Diablo III Panel (Part 2) 9:42
    Blizzcon Diablo III Panel (Part 3) 9:53
    Blizzcon Diablo III Panel (Part 4) 9:54
    Blizzcon Diablo III Panel (part 5) 7:59

    I hope this is the right place to post these videos. If I'm doing anything wrong, please let me know :)
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  • #375
    Quote from name="Lord de Seis" »
    50$ down that the female monk will be a a hottie with brown hair.


    I agree, they always are. It's completely inevitable.

    *sigh*

    I just have to accept that I won't be able to play d3 as a bearded woman.
  • #376
    look s cool. really good job done!
  • #377
    Yeah the Monk seem cool but I would rather have seen an Assassin, it would be similar gameplay but Assassin's are much cooler then Monk's...

    But I suppose Assassin wouldn't work because the Monk is a substitute for the Paladin, But I wish they could add an Assassin also and a ranger. Maybe they save Assassin for expantion.
  • #378
    I'm glad to see the monk back from Hellfire and all, but moreover: the visuals are considerably less WarCraftesque and more appropriately atmospheric in this area, for me, and I usually despise deserts.

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  • #379
    Quote from "Eldritch" »
    I'm glad to see the monk back from Hellfire and all, but moreover: the visuals are considerably less WarCraftesque and more appropriately atmospheric in this area, for me, and I usually despise deserts.


    Yeah, the desert looks quite amazing...
  • #380
    Quote from "Trouble" »
    Maybe they save Assassin for expantion.


    I thought Blizzard said that the Barbarian was the only returning class?
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