No. We don't need any more races.
No. I'd rather have new races.
I don't care.
I don't care if they look exactly like bloodelves I don't see how it would hurt the game.
I am all for the removal of racial ties within the game for several races but not all
Orc/Undead = horde only
Human/Worgen = alliance only
Everything else = you choose which side to fight for.
Then again if Blizzard ever decided to reboot the franchise I would hope that they would make paladins alliance only again but instead of making shaman horde only that they would instead make deathknights horde only as it makes much more sense.
Last edited by skrump; 2013-01-09 at 10:14 AM.
No, we already have the elves covered for both sides.
Also the High Elves are pretty much extinct as a race on the whole, certainly not enough of them to justify the population explosion that would result in making them playable.
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I think they'll get some focus in the upcoming Silvermoon vs. Kirin Tor storyline. Can't see them becoming playable, though.
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Blizzard are always talking about how difficult it is to make new races, due to the amount of art and tweaking it requires to get gear working right. Surely High Elves would be an opportunity for them to add a race with almost no extra effort on their part? Change blood elf eyes from green to blue, record some dialogue, change faction to alliance, done. While they're at it, they can add the aforementioned Mag'Har and Taunka etc reskins to the game too...
Wouldn't it be a lot like the worgen's human model? It's adequately distinctive from the usual stormwind humans. High elves would also be justified in having new animations and dances etc.
Personally, I wouldn't like it at all if they added high elves. I like that WoW has been moving away from the traditional Tolkien fantasy (don't get me wrong, I'm one of the biggest tolkien fans ever). I'm glad that the only elves we get are the night elves (which are more like amazons than traditional elves) and blood elves.
The blood elves are a twist on the traditional one, and you can see that in the BC opening cinematic where the female belf caresses a mana wyrm then absorbs it and gives an evil grin. THAT is playing with audience expectations. It is a good thing.
Add more high elves in game maybe, but I hope we don't get them as a race. That's not because they'll be almost the same as the blood elves, it's for lore. I'd rather Naga (updated model though) than high elves. Not saying that's the best choice but it's as close to high elves as I'd accept.
I want one, Just so I can have the Aesthetics of a Blood Elf, without having to deal with the Retardation of the Horde.
bloodelf = high elf (only difference: eye color)
yes, yes. i know the lore is different too.. *snore*
blizzard should work on more interesting, potentially playable races like ogres and naga. maybe add high elves later when there is nothing else to do.
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I think they should just add a bunch of different sub-race options when you make a character, but those sub-races have identical racial skills to their "original" race with different names and also different starting zones.
For example on Alliance side:
-Want to make an elf: Pick either a Night Elf or High Elf: Night Elf starts in same starting zone as always, High Elf starts in the human starting zone. Both races have the same racials, but the High Elf variant has different names for them in the same way that Blood lust has a name change on Alliance shaman classes. Seeing as we have pandas on both sides with no difference in appearance I highly doubt giving a Blood Elf like race to the Alliance side would cause much confusion in things like PvP.
For sub-races who would have a starting zone that may not make sense in the original context of whats in the game already, say like you could choose one of the still loyal Forest trolls as a sub-race for trolls, you would have a few quests where you start out in Revantusk village that would send you on a boat to join up with your Darkspear allies in Durotar and begin the rest of your starter quests there. Say you want to make a taunka sub-race for tauren: start out in Borean Tundra, have a quest that takes you to Warsong Hold and take the zeppelin to Durotar and do the starter quests with the orcs and trolls.
That to me would be Blizzards easiest way of implementing sub-races with minimum effort.
Even if they're an iconic alliance race, I'd rather have something new, not the Horde blood elves with blue eyes for the alliance. Because don't fool yourselves, there won't be other differences besides blue eyes and some slightly different colours of hair.
There are 2 options because they are different. In the end if 1 new race were to be an option, the above is a fair sight to see how many people who want a new race want high elves. If you include people who don't want a new race as not wanting high elves you will push your own stat down lower by reason of being vague.This poll is biased anyway, seeing as there are 2 options for no but only 1 for yes.
the only possible bias is it doesn't compare to other races, but then it should also be multichoice and would need A LOT of options.
I'd personally rather have a brand new race. I'm not too keen on high elf lore, and while I do love the idea of having my elf with blue eyes, the only real reason I'd be glad to see high elves is that I want the blood elf model to be updated. I love how much better pandaren look than the other races right now and I can't wait for model updates on other races.
No more elves. That said though, Naga....