Saurok are pretty cool
None at all
All of them are highly unlikely.
If we go back to Outlands in Expansion 4 or 5 (because the Burning Legion isn't done yet!), I'd love to see the Arakkoa (Bird-like race) become playable.
According to http://www.wowwiki.com/Race_ideas, they seemed likely at the time! While it's true they don't really leave the Terokkar Forest, the Pandaren almost never leave Pandaria AND LOOK WHAT HAPPENED, THEY BECAME PLAYABLE ANYWAYS.
Also, because we know Blizzard is open to the idea of Neutral races that pick a side (Pandaren), Arakkoa could easily become Neutral Race #2.
Naga or Dragonspawn/Drakonid: Both races are extremely hostile. Naga for sure won't be on Alliance as Night Elves would probably leave Alliance if that happened. The biggest issue would be models, animations, and hitboxes, as they've said have always been an issue in the past because people kept thinking Nagas would become a playable race. These WILL NOT anytime soon and probably NEVER become playable races.
Saurok: While an interesting species, they are quite hostile and territorial to things that aren't Saurok, so I wouldn't see them too likely to join a side. The Alliance doesn't seem like a good fit for them and the Horde is barely bound together anymore due to fighting amongst the races (particularily with Orcs and Trolls/Tauren atm, though the Blood Elves and Forsaken are only there for their own agendas); the Saurok, AFAIK, tend to be a more close-knit clan.
Because of these, I would see Murloc becoming a playable race before any of these three do.
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Saurok but I doubt due to their in-game nature. No way could they go alliance.
Yeah Arakkoa would be great. They've already established some Arakkoa as good, though they're kinda like Draenei in that they revere the Naaru. They'll have to expand the Arakkoa story a bit more for it to work, which they could easily do.
I would prefer either Naga or Drakonids, with a preference for Drakonids probably. Naga have been twisted and brainwashed for millenia now, following either Azshara or the Old Gods (both I guess) with nothing really able to bring them back. At this point they're probably a lot like the Scourge, seeing their curse as more of a blessing and despising any "lesser races." No amount of "but they used to be Elves!" is bringing them back, I fear.
Drakonids though, I think they have some potential. There's very little lore about them, but that just means there's more for Blizzard to work with. From what I've read I don't think they're really born so much as humanoids that go through some sort of ascendence, so I could see a starting zone wherein you follow a specific flight's teachings in your original form, and then are risen as a Drakonid at the end. With the dragons' history of helping the world, they'd be easy to make as a neutral race, and I think it'd be fairly easy to come up with some interesting specs for them as well, likely filling at least two, if not three or four, even, roles.
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Argonians... ups sorry wrong universe, Naga then
We almost had saurok in the horde
God damn you vol'jin god damn you
Saurok it is then, Murlocs and Naga are sadly more fishy :P
"Why do we fight? To protect home and family, to preserve balance and bring harmony. For my kind the true question is, what is worth fighting for?"
It almost seems completely apparent from the polling that everyone would play something different. This is most likely the reason why Blizz has never introduced a reptillian race. If they brought in Naga, Dragonflight fans would QQ. If it was Saurok, then the Naga fans would QQ. They just can't win unless they never introduce a reptile race.
Crash Kunark into Azeroth, let Iksar choose faction like pandarens and then just ride that smooth money train to the end.
I always liked the Naga, but I don't view them as 'reptilian.' The other races, I just don't see them as being playable. I'd have to go with something new.
The problem with the naga is that they aint humanoid enough for blizz to make armour look good on them
For example how can you fit a pair of boots on a Naga?