Re: Diablo 2's necromancer with golem = WoW warloc
I think they didnt go down that route because of the whole undead scourge.
Why introduce a plague to create an army of undead if they could have poisoned them and played with there bones?
The lore behind WOW and D2 seem quite different in styles. D2 seems more grounded in reality and popular myths and legends.
WOW has aspects of this - Scholo, Demons, Scarlet Crusade style npcs could all be traced back to human history.
D2 on the otherhand is quite based in reality - classic tales of murder and corruption and celestial plains. I am not saying any of these are real but relate more to human myth than a created world of their own.
I am the night that falls. I am the keeper of unspoken things. I am the fury of the shadow. I am a Warlock and I will be your end.