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Blizzard Entertainment has posted the results of a recent Twitter Q&A with developers about upcoming content for World of Warcraft. The question and answer session included discussion of changes to classes in Cataclysm, the upcoming expansion for the game.

When does the homogenization of classes stop? Paladins are starting to look like priests. Where is the diversity?
We want the challenge of beating PvE encounters or enemy teams in PvP to be how awesome you are at strategizing, not how often you are at recruiting the right classes. While it is very, very important to us for classes to feel different, its also very important to us that friends get to play together.

Will relics and wands be getting any new attention in Cataclysm?
With relics, the plan is to make them class agnostic. In other words, there might be a +strength relic that a death knight or paladin might want to equip. We think that will let us add more of them to the game without them being so specialized. They will feel more like wands.
How to make wands and relics a bigger part of gameplay is something weve had many, many discussions on. Ultimately though wed rather see warlocks, mages and priests casting their spells, not zapping someone with a wand. In Cataclysm we dont expect to see much wanding, even at lower level.

I have to say that I feel many changes are PvP-oriented. Is the game shifting more toward PvP?
What were trying to do at this point in the game is make abilities more niche and interesting, rather than adding Sinister Strike with a different name. A lot of talents and abilities we add initially only seem to have a PvP role at first glance, but eventually also prove useful in PvE situations too (examples are Dispersion, Body & Soul, or Typhoon).
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