vergil77 wrote:Blizzard have problems with thinking up some useful engineering items/invensions. Guess they're not that good with all this technology things. Making another 50 technology-like abilities and talents, that are also different than the stuff you get from engineering, wouldn't be an easy task.
Second thing is: how many people would roll a Tinker? Of course, some most certainly would do it and would love that class. But for many other players, an idea of mechanic-hero isn't appealing. Blizzard developers, when designing some content must think of how many people will want to try it. Something like Demon Hunter or Runemaster would most probably be more popular. It's better for them to satisfy - let's say - 60% of players than 30%, with the same effort.
i don't know many who are appealed to the death knight, and see where that crap went!
and engineering isn't all abilities, it's mostly gadgets and goggles and even mounts. the tinker will use bombs, rockets and special robots who perform different tasks. a demon hunter or a runemaster doesn't sound appealing at all, what i've heard of runemaster it just feels like a cheap shaman copy paste and the demon hunter is just... better do something more with the rogue instead.
tinkers aren't there to make a character with engineering. tinker is to make a character that bases his whole fighting system on machines and gnomish/goblin stuff. maybe a robot airplane that drops bombs/shoots at the target (kinda like the DK bat from the green specc) and a suicide robot that rushes (like the boar) to the target and explodes. such stuff. not a class based ONLY on free engineering grenades.