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01-08-2002, 03:48 AM
ok, is it just me, or has ANYONE else out there wondered y woodelves cannot be clerics? they have all the elements of a cleric, high wis, they are a kind race that helps people by reputation. so y cant they be clerics?

01-08-2002, 04:04 AM
For the same reason trolls, ogres, vah shirs, barbarians and iksars don't get clerics. We are considered as "wild" people. In a roleplay view, we live in trees and worship the nature more than we worship Tunare herself thus we get our powers out of the nature not from Tunare herself which makes us some kind of shamans (opposed to clerics who get their power directly from their god).

Nyssa Rainwhisper
01-08-2002, 04:17 AM
Ylana, your explanation makes sense, but if that were completely true, then how come dwarves can be clerics? I mean heck, living in trees is a bit more dignified than living in a cave underground. =P

01-08-2002, 06:42 AM
thats true. but the woodelves are one of the races that are well known for praising thier diety. i mean, when you think woodelf. u think Tunare. for the most part, woodelves are tunare followers, even if they are a class that doesnt usually worship that god. i was just thinking that woodelf clerics would be a nice change, ya know? a cleric with naturally high agility and wisdom, along with hide and forage, would be a nice little addition to the woodelf class tree.

Nyssa Rainwhisper
01-08-2002, 08:56 AM
I played a high elf cleric back in my EQ days, and sometimes warriors kiss so much ass, they make singles bar pick up lines sound interesting. (Mainly because they die lots and they want you to think hmm...this guy was sweet to me, I'll rez him next time. =P) My toon had 4 marriage proposals, all but one were from warriors. (The other one was from a bard, but they're supposed to be smooth and suave. =P) Can you imagine a female wood elven cleric though? Sheesh she'd never be left alone! Especially with the nudie graphic bug. =P

01-08-2002, 01:53 PM
Heh I'm bored, so why not...

I'd say (from an RP viewpoint), wood elves can't be clerics because their society isn't structured enough. They don't really have churches (or whatever), because they don't worship nature, they're in tune with it and live with it... hence druids instead.

Or something like that. :P

01-09-2002, 06:40 AM
ok, then y not Beastlord? sure, we r not shamen, but who is more in-tune with nature that woodelves? :)

Kiirlona Maiaeddaen
01-15-2002, 06:34 AM
Half-Elves can be structured enough to be Paladins, but not Clerics, Mages, Wizards or Enchanters? Why not? D&D Half-Elves can be nearly any class.

01-15-2002, 06:46 AM
maybe, but the half elves tend to be a hybrid race, so i dunno. maybe someday, but the halfelves dont seem to have very high wis or int, so it would be a challenge :)

01-17-2002, 07:01 AM
All the races have one type of healer - cleric druid or shaman - except for humans and halflings. Humans I can understand since humans are usually able to be any class, but what's the roleplay reason for halflings to have both clerics and druids?


01-17-2002, 01:45 PM
Wood Elves worship nature more than Tunare herself and get our powers from it? Huh??

Tunare is the creator of the elven race, so that is why most elves, particulary Wood Elf druids and rangers and High Elf clerics and paladins, worship her. She is the source of nature (have you visited the Plane of Growth recently?) and that is why elves have such a strong affinity for it. Most everyone associates we tree dwelling Wood Elves with nature but if you visit Felwithe you'll observe that many of the High Elf NPC's have nature oriented last names, too.

If you study the historical druids, who were the priests of the Celtic people, you'll learn that they worshipped the god and goddess (I can't recall their names at the moment), not nature, although their god and goddess were closely associated with nature. The Celts were an agrarian society (i.e., farmers), and their holidays were based on natural phenomena such as the solstices, etc.

Clerics, druids, and shamans are the priests of their various cultures. It does seem a bit redundant that halflings and humans would have both (particularly the halflings since both the clerics and druids reside in the same city, at least the human druids reside in Surefall Glade away from the hustle and bustle of Qeynos) but EQ is afterall just a game. :b

01-20-2002, 07:52 AM
In my opinion its far from redundant to have both cleric and druid halflings. After all while druids can heal we are not primarily healers like a cleric is. Halflings can become druids or clerics in my opinion because that is the general personality of a halfling, to be close to nature or to enjoy helping people, both of which are good qualifications for becoming a druid or cleric. Besides lol we only get to choose 4 classes as it is dont begrudge us an extra class. One final reason that we can be either clerics or druids is simple, we are so darn cute that Verant couldnt resist giving us an extra class lol.

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