this will be their /dance
calling it now
ITT: race speculation and /dance for those races thread
Tengu are based off Japanese folklore. Using this would be like saying, "I love JPop artists like Psy!"
Kabuki, that is all.
I can very well see wow using that dance but the Elder Scrolls? I can't see them putting in pop culture in their game.
Animal races are highly not popular. Charr has proven it well enough. And it's a good thing, since I hate them.
My bet is Largos are going to be next playable race. GW2 lacks "elfs" of sort, and Largos are clearly these good looking humanoids, who's unique and interesting enough to become playable.
"Your people are despicable cowards, orc, you're nothing more than rabbid dogs! And you will be put down!"
I can't even see how you can make that into a dance. they just do random stuff every once and a while in the video. I guess the hand thing with the skipping around would be something but you can't make an entire dance out of that.
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check original concept art, and the interview w/ jeff/ree about creating original races
also lets not forget anet has said that the tengu were a possible launch candidate but got cut for now
im pretty sure they have alot of stuff done for them to become PC's
not to mention tengu have large amounts of lore... largos dont
sylvari are supposed to be a head shorter than humans.
They are supposed to be the youngest race, in fact they are considering who created them anyway.
The nightmare court thing is probably the closest resemblance but it's a tricky one because it's closer to deep-rooted separatism than to a complete shift through self-inflicted cataclysm with a change in phenotype.
Nimble as in elves usually get traits enhancing their dexterous nature in form of dodging, stealth or other kind of physical evasion. The tallness was more a reference to classical high-elf themes not necessarily followed by any elven theme. Also lastly the ears are more of an option rather than mandatory thing. The very least elves aren't usually seen with mushroom coneheads which are possible as choice thanks to their botanical nature which brings me to another point: They are technically plants taking on humanoid form whereas in traditional themes you'd find elves being mammal vertebrates.
Hence why I said ersatz race.
Regarding the tengu, I was wondering, since we got to the island with the kraka, aren't they like... next to it? Shouldn't we be able to swim to their island or whatever they have there?
What's tengu? never heard of it/them...
When in doubt, mumble...
Who is John Galt?