I like their design, the fact that they a relatively new idea and I also find their lore interesting, even if it is very little.
I also do not like that already, people are finding ways to sort them from other players.
In WoW we have the typical "Blood elves are gay, Humans are boring, Nelfs are KOS"....
I hope it'll be different in GW2, that no race or profession and the people playing them will be singled out and hated upon...but I guess, seeing as it's people playing, that's too much to ask for.
I will not dislike any race, declare any race KOS and I sure as h'll won't feel annoyed with certain profession/race combos...
Why people want Classic back; In Classic, you'd be considered a winner and a "hardcore" simply by reaching max level, having a few pieces epic gear and being able to stand the horrible logistics demands.
Today, you need actual gameplay skills to get somewhere worth mentioning. So much class theorycrafting, awareness of both your class mechanics as well as those of other players/hardest tuned bosses aimed at only 1% downing them whilst they're current.
Sentinel PVE Basics for the two Specs that matterOriginally Posted by SW:TOR
At one point on a small server I used to play on. I'm quite sure I was the only (at least active daily) female tauren enhancement shaman. I used to get a kick out of joining a new arena team getting into the match and having my team mate shout over skype "omg you're a cow!"
It's the mystery behind them, there is so much about them we don't know. There lore seems amazing and the whole seasons things is just brilliant.
I think the Sylvari appeal to people because they are such a foreign concept. Plant people born from a tree. A race only 25 years old. I find them fascinating....which is why my Asura is going to study them indefinitely.
Truthfully, I find all the races really interesting. My first toon will be a Norn, but I like the lore behind them the best. However, like most people will say they will have 1 of each profession, I will have 1 of each race for sure. Being able to play through the differing race storylines should be satisfying to the extreme! I'm really not a fan of the GW2 races vs WoW races comparisons though; While there may be some physical similarities (and I use that term loosely) the lore and story behind the races that you would compare are so vastly different. I think the biggest culprit here is the tauren/charr comparison; these two races are so vastly different... The only exception may be humans, and humans are.... humans... yeah...
Anyway, back to OT; I think some of it is the "elvish" feel some people get from the sylvari, some is how different they are from other races in other games, some could be people who just like nature based lore and stuff. So many reasons really. So really, to each their own.
I love the Norn as well OP, but I also like the Sylvari for their lore, for the fact they're moving plants basically and for their home. So yes, these are my two favourite races till now in game
It's an unique race, plant-infested people born form a great tree, which by the way looks B. E. A. -UTIFUL.
I finished up reading the Edge of Destiny, and caithe is an absolute badass. Out of any of the faction "heros?" caithe is 100% who'd I like to fight for. Logan Thackery is a $%^# bailing whipped peice of crap. I'm not into char looks either, but I respect rytlock a lot more.
Sylvari are just awesome looking as well, and the dynamic where they know all these things about the world, but nothing about the customs to interact with it is super interesting. For instance, in ghosts of ascalon there is a sylvari necromancer who starts animating the corpses of some dead former friends of her companions and has no clue why it's offensive to them. Part of exploring the world to them, is just experiencing how to interact with the people from other races around you.
TLDR: I love the possible story Dynamics, and how awesome they look!
They fill the role of elfs. Many players default to wanting to be the skinny, effeminate, fancypants race.
I'm more of a Charr person myself. But...I dig on plant critters. The revised Sylvari pull off planticity pretty well, despite the elf shape. So now I'll either play one and be self loathing or not play them and let my envy get the better of me.
I couldn't figure out what race I wanted my Necromancer to be, until I saw a sylvari female necromancer video.
That class/race just looks so bloody awesome.
Then again, I want my warrior to look massive and Charr will be the race for that. If GW2 had a "undead" race my necro would definately be that.. But unfortunately !
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I can't wait for all the plants vs. zombies puns in the sylvari zones
they'll be there, right?
Monk, I need a monk!!!