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    New Reptillian Race

    Hi all! I have a new race idea. (Like the masses before me. )

    I would love to see a race that was very reptilian. The lands could be desert based or swamp based. I like the idea of a race that both sides can play but they need to be more distinct by which side they align with. Perhaps Swampy with Alliance/Desert dwellers with Horde or vice-versa. The desert version longer and thin built for speed with a rill of horns like an iguana. The bog dweller short and fat like a toad but with horns on the arms/elbows and tail end and big upright tusks from the mouth.

    Lore wise:

    I would expect an easy way to introduce them would be that they were in hibernation or on a 'land of the lost/galapagos' style of island that is undiscovered. However, this would be too cliche based on how we just had Pandarens being a 'lost' race. How about a new portal opening into another realm/world like the BC Dark Portal. We didn't fully stop the Twilight Council (or perhaps the Shadow Council and the Burning Blade under Garrosh) and they created another Dark Portal (One of Many!) leading to another realm. Maybe even a race lost in time and being able to bring them to the present with the help of the Bronze Dragonflight.

    My racial ideas would be:

    Concealment (10 sec loss of aggro)
    Winged Leap (10 second controlled jump)
    (like the Warrior leap and Goblin booster but pilotable)
    Fear (3 sec fear)
    Eat Critter (2 min feeding frenzy buff increasing hit chance 1% by eating a critter)

    I would love to see them play as:

    Warrior
    Rouge
    Monk
    Shaman
    Priest
    Warlock
    Druid
    Another change I would make is in the druid forms:
    1. Tank - Turtle
    2. DPS - Komodo Dragon/Alligator/Crocodile
    3. Heals - Gecko


    What do you think? Any thoughts? Too much like Saurok? I've thought about this for a while but with the new expansion coming out, I thought I'd throw this out there.

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    i would rather just have naga then to make a brand new race
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    Thematically it might work, but the racial durations (10 seconds) are a bit too long, and the DPS form for a druid needs to be a quick, agile, and graceful animal simply because that is the theme and toolkit for that class' role.
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    I honestly don't think we need anymore races for the next expansion. Blizzard should just be focusing more on updating the old ones.
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    No. They're not gonna asspull a new, totally never before met race as playable.

    Something you might notice about all WoW races is that they've been long-term lore known races since Warcraft III or earlier (bar Worgen, who were still present in Warcraft 2/3 as Gilneas)

    No shitty fanfic races and, especially hopefully, none of those tryhard races like Ethereals.

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    Hey guises I heard we had a original Idea in this thread!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ViridianCC View Post
    No. They're not gonna asspull a new, totally never before met race as playable.

    Something you might notice about all WoW races is that they've been long-term lore known races since Warcraft III or earlier (bar Worgen, who were still present in Warcraft 2/3 as Gilneas)

    No shitty fanfic races and, especially hopefully, none of those tryhard races like Ethereals.
    ... Draenei? Kinda?

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    Troll Druids could have:

    Raptor = Cat form
    Direhorn = Bear form

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    Quote Originally Posted by ViridianCC View Post
    No. They're not gonna asspull a new, totally never before met race as playable.

    Something you might notice about all WoW races is that they've been long-term lore known races since Warcraft III or earlier (bar Worgen, who were still present in Warcraft 2/3 as Gilneas)

    No shitty fanfic races and, especially hopefully, none of those tryhard races like Ethereals.
    Why is the Ethereal a try hard race =/?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guyviroth View Post
    ... Draenei? Kinda?
    That was a retcon-ish, but Eredar that look practically identical to the male Draenei that we know today did exist in Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne.

    But that one was admittedly a big stretch retcon.

    Quote Originally Posted by I make people mad View Post
    Why is the Ethereal a try hard race =/?
    Personal opinion, naturally. I don't think there's anything appealing about them. No known culture except that they pursue profit, and that's hardly intriguing. They also take effort, far too much effort, at just looking cool. Which is silly.

    There's also a technical problem in that they are not humanoids. They bind themselves to better interact with mortals and have no consistent physical form without their wrappings. It wouldn't make any sense for them to bother to stay wrapped when they could simply use their natural forms of pure energy with practically no physical weaknesses.

    Basically, a race that's trying hard to be badass. And that's really the only description you can make of them. It's a 12-year-old's idea of cool.

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    We already have a primal, vicious and warlike race of reptilian humanoids. They are the Saurok. They don't need to be made a playable race.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ViridianCC View Post
    There's also a technical problem in that they are not humanoids.
    They're already classified as humanoids in the game.

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    great... World of Warcraft: Illuminati

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    Quote Originally Posted by Silas Emile View Post
    great... World of Warcraft: Illuminati
    Reptillian's would be cool. I would love to play as a shape-shifting reptilian who teleports between dimensions and controls everything in order to feed off the negative frequencies.

    But if we're going to add aliens into the mix, why not add in the greys and the nordic races as well..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mokoshne View Post
    why not add in the greys and the nordic races as well..
    Draenei and Vrykul
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    Quote Originally Posted by ViridianCC View Post
    That was a retcon-ish, but Eredar that look practically identical to the male Draenei that we know today did exist in Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne.

    But that one was admittedly a big stretch retcon.



    Personal opinion, naturally. I don't think there's anything appealing about them. No known culture except that they pursue profit, and that's hardly intriguing. They also take effort, far too much effort, at just looking cool. Which is silly.

    There's also a technical problem in that they are not humanoids. They bind themselves to better interact with mortals and have no consistent physical form without their wrappings. It wouldn't make any sense for them to bother to stay wrapped when they could simply use their natural forms of pure energy with practically no physical weaknesses.

    Basically, a race that's trying hard to be badass. And that's really the only description you can make of them. It's a 12-year-old's idea of cool.

    Yes.. that would obviously be just -your- opinion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moon Blade View Post
    Draenei and Vrykul
    /smacks forehead. Blizzard = Illuminati. CONSPIRACY? get your tinfoil hats out...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ViridianCC View Post
    Basically, a race that's trying hard to be badass. And that's really the only description you can make of them. It's a 12-year-old's idea of cool.
    The 2.41667 twelve-year-olds sitting between my chair and keyboard think they're pretty cool.

    And they don't wrap themselves in bandages because they want to look cool or present a friendly face to mortals, they do it because their energy forms are unstable and prone to evaporating into nothingness. Their energy forms are not their natural forms either. They were flesh-and-blood humanoids who got their souls ripped out by a planet-wide wave of void energy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ViridianCC View Post
    Personal opinion, naturally. I don't think there's anything appealing about them. No known culture except that they pursue profit, and that's hardly intriguing. They also take effort, far too much effort, at just looking cool. Which is silly.

    There's also a technical problem in that they are not humanoids. They bind themselves to better interact with mortals and have no consistent physical form without their wrappings. It wouldn't make any sense for them to bother to stay wrapped when they could simply use their natural forms of pure energy with practically no physical weaknesses.

    Basically, a race that's trying hard to be badass. And that's really the only description you can make of them. It's a 12-year-old's idea of cool.
    So we both can agree, that naga can be defined as a try-hard? At least from this, we can clear everyone's imagination about having a fish or reptile race.

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    like the saurok?

    I don't think a race will come out of nowhere, the two most novel races are the Draenei (a strong ret-con, but derived from the WCIII_expansion Eredar+Draenei) and the Worgen (existed since vanilla) and neither could be said to 'come out of nowhere.

    i think there are so many existing races that it would be shame not to take advantage of them, especially old and perennial favorites (Naga, Ogres)

    I don't think anything prevents expansion-based flavor races from being pulled out of the their respective expansions (Etherials) unless they are too similar to existing races (Vrykul vis-a-vis Humans) and would compete.

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