Which do you think benefits the game more? Updated Blood Elf and Draenei models, or Ogres and some cop out Alliance race?
While I'm a bit skeptical about this trademark, I lean towards Alliance Arakkoa and neutral Ethereal.
You'll get all my responses and thought processes there if you're bothered.
I don't want to ruin a thread that is a lot of fun with that debate.
Last edited by Obelisk Kai; 2013-11-02 at 12:10 PM.
Ogres are still widely requested, not everything needs to be pretty. They also never said they couldn't make a female version, they simply only got so far until they decided on Blood Elves over them in TBC and Goblins for Cata. Seems kind of hypocritical of you to see that as a deconfirmation, but you still think Tinker has a strong chance after continuously being stomped by Blizzard.
On the other hand, if the expansion is true (and I am pretty sure if it is Boubouille comes out and basically says so) they will never have a better opportunity to add Ogres.
Sub-Races would fit good into a Xpac that played in the past.
Eredar instead of Draenai
High Elves instead of Blood Elves
Graphics matter. If you want new people to play WoW, then Blizzard needs to update the graphics of the main races of the game. Let's face it; if you're new to the game, you're probably going to roll a human. When you hit that human icon what do you see? A blocky character model from 2004. Yeah, some people will immediately log out and never play again. You update the original 8 races, and you get some new blood in the game.
New racials mean new ways of playing.
That's more new content than new models at least.
Graphics matter, but little. At some point everyone seems to come to the conclusion that a game can look amazing, but suck Donkey Kong balls. Furthermore, I'm not sure where you get your "everybody wants to be Human" idea, I personally don't know anyone who played Human as his first character, in my experience the majority of people don't want to play Humans because it's boring. They're popular alts as far as I've seen though.
Graphics don't draw in old players either. Old players know that the game is the same stuff from when they quit, people aren't that gullible anymore, and WoW doesn't draw in much of a new audience anymore, the MMO craze is dying down and Mobas are taking over. And even when it does draw in new players, they usually roll either Belfs, Draeneis, Worgens or Goblins, exactly because of better models. Which means they get new players anyways.
And now that we are talking about those races, I don't see what's so pretty about Goblins either, the only other midget race was already hated as is, yet they still made it.
Last edited by MasterOfKnees; 2013-11-02 at 12:11 PM.
so what no new races till the end of WoW?
I dunno what races we would have but I seriously doubt we will get neutral races again. Hard to build a distinctive identity for the factions with neutral races with no racial leaders.
I guess it depends which is more important, faction identity or racial identity.
On the other hand, whilst Ogres are cool, I cannot see them being well received as a neutral race.
They also added a new class here in MoP, does that stop it from there being a new class? No, not really.
The existing races needing lore doesn't really help your case much either, as such has been true everytime they've added new races.