View Poll Results: Which reptilian race would you like to see become playable?

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  • Dragonspawn/Draknoid

    70 20.83%
  • Naga

    96 28.57%
  • Saurok

    58 17.26%
  • Something new

    52 15.48%
  • None at all

    60 17.86%
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  1. #101
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    Saurok are pretty cool

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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Totle View Post
    How would they survive in Northrend, lol.

    But seriously, I would love to play Saurok.

    As a huge fan of Lizardmen from Warhammer and as someone who wants to play tribal/jungle/voodoo but absolutely hates troll models, they would be a most welcome choice.
    Drakkari have Raptors and T-rex's in northrend, and the tuskarr ride turtles, so 'magic' let's lizards survive in the cold.
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  4. #104
    Saurok but I doubt due to their in-game nature. No way could they go alliance.

  5. #105
    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.

  6. #106
    Quote Originally Posted by Mister J View Post
    Considering Saurok use the Worgen Skeleton, seems highly unlikely they would become playable. Even more unlikely they would design a whole new skeleton for them when they're bound to Pandaria.
    While I agree it's unlikely we'll ever see them as playable (they're very much a "slay en masse" sort of race) this argument really holds little water. After all, the original Goblins all used the Dwarven skeletons, and we can see how that turned out for them. If Blizz (or the players) want something bad enough, they'll do it.

    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.

  7. #107
    Quote Originally Posted by Scunosi View Post
    While I agree it's unlikely we'll ever see them as playable (they're very much a "slay en masse" sort of race) this argument really holds little water. After all, the original Goblins all used the Dwarven skeletons, and we can see how that turned out for them. If Blizz (or the players) want something bad enough, they'll do it.

    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.
    One of Lady Vashj quotes is "We are the Highborne..." that shows that naga haven't really forgotten where they came from and like other Highborne chose to be blood elves or neutral (dire maul ones) maybe naga can still have their opinion and not all of them be bad and mind washed.

  8. #108
    i want charmander to be playable

  9. #109
    Quote Originally Posted by JustAnotherForumPoster View Post
    I kinda wish there was a more traditional kobold in game, a reptilian around the height of a dwarf, maybe a little higher in this setting, maybe as tall as a human's shoulder.
    Not the Dog-faced fairies from Germany that just swapped out useful ores for useless ones?

    (They get their name from the ore Cobalt)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Warmage View Post
    One of Lady Vashj quotes is "We are the Highborne..." that shows that naga haven't really forgotten where they came from and like other Highborne chose to be blood elves or neutral (dire maul ones) maybe naga can still have their opinion and not all of them be bad and mind washed.
    Yes, but Lady Vashj wasn't exactly a bucket of sunshine, now was she?
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    Argonians... ups sorry wrong universe, Naga then

  13. #113
    We almost had saurok in the horde

    God damn you vol'jin god damn you

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    Saurok it is then, Murlocs and Naga are sadly more fishy :P
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  15. #115
    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.

  16. #116
    Crash Kunark into Azeroth, let Iksar choose faction like pandarens and then just ride that smooth money train to the end.

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    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.

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    I want my playable Naga all ready >_<. The Saurok are cool though and I like them, but I like Naga more as there snakes. and there lore I feel dragonkin race would not work out, What flight would they be-from?

  19. #119
    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?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Combooticus View Post
    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?
    There is all ways one of these people on somthing to do with naga *sighs*. I am not going to link any thing, but its been answer just trust me.

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