I really never wanted Naga as playerable race, infact to me it doesn't really make a lot of sense. I do however REALLY REALLY want a Aszhara/Naga and Nzoth expac.
Going off a drawing board map from the Making of WoW, I believe the Naga were always intended to be playable. If you look closely at the map the current playable races (excluding Draenei, Worgen, & Panderan) are all written in green marker. Additionally you can see Najzatar and the Naga at the center of the map.
I believe when Blizzard thinks they can properly implement them, we will have Naga.
As far as customization: fin patterns (hair), fin color (hair color), face, scale color (skin color), decorations (arm bands for their secondary set of arms, facial/navel/fin jewelery tied to arm band selection or vice versa), and some tail customization. Right there you've got at least customization levels on-par with the Vanilla 8.
Gear can already be equipped on naga ingame, most notably chest, shoulder, bracer, glove, and weapon slots. Belts are fine; pants can show as skirts (layered, in the case of pants that have those layers on the thighs) and boots can show as tail bands. Weapons, offhands, and shields would show in the top set of hands, with the bottom set clawing during attack animations in time with weapon swings (or holding the enemy still, or some other utility). Back-sheathed weapons would likely follow the Dragon Age approach and sheath straight down from the shoulder to avoid clipping through the fins, and helmets would be worn more as faceguards.
edit: Also, Greco-Roman-themed armor for the starting zone would be a dream. I'd even eat a race-change fee just to be able to have a character with Hoplite armor and armed with a gladius.
Last edited by Thage; 2013-02-16 at 04:56 PM.
The skies over Eorzea beckon. I'll see Azeroth again, someday.
I think it's about time we stopped scapegoating each other and started demanding better from the devs.
The people asking for 'x' aren't the people complaining about 'x'. Blizzard says as much when they explain why they are hesitant on changing the status quo, even if there are many players asking for it. The people not posting in forums are people happy about the state of affairs. When it gets changed, the people requesting the change are happy and stop posting, then the people upset by the change, who never asked for the change, start posting.
Two different groups of people.
Im not sure I like the way Blizzard does evolution. Their evolution is basically you have Race X that splits and becomes Race X and Y, then Race Y does the same thing and you have Races X,Y,Z, ect. At least in the case of Trolls and Nelves, there should be a common ancestor that no longer exists because both have adapted to different races. You know, like real evolution.
EDIT: Evolution doesn't necessarily mean the progenitor goes extinct. If a population migrates or gets geographically separated, they could adapt to their new environment and become a new species while the original group remained unchanged.
Last edited by Aquamonkey; 2013-02-17 at 07:03 AM.
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Maybe beacuse they are totally differente from the other playable races, in therms of culture, apparence and other things
I didn't really care about Naga being playable until we had the underwater questline in Cataclysm. After that, I guess it made the reality of playing a Naga less obscure. I wouldn't vote for them to be one of the new races. I'd rather see some bigger character models; like ogres... Like the size I was hoping Pandaren would be; bigger than the Tauren.
Most of the time in evolution you will see the old species dies out as the offshoot one is better adapted to an environmental change or just more fit. Other times there will be a split where part of the species goes to a different environment and adapts while the original species stays in the same place and adpats differently. The result is 2 new species from a common ancestor. So in the case of Trolls/Nelves this would be like an ancient race of trolls are partially transformed into Nelves while the rest of the ancient trolls continue to evolve into the modern trolls.