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#1 KiLLi4N

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Posted 20 August 2009 - 01:46 PM

New races for GW2 is a great idea, and I'm looking forward to playing as a Norn/Sylvari/Charr, but one thing doesn't allow me to sleep. What happened to the Tengu?
After the peace that Master Togo forged, shouldn't they be on the same side as the other 5 races? [trailer clearly says the 5 races will need to join forces to survive] I would really like to see them as a playable race [maybe in an expansion?].
Is there currently any lore saying what happened to the Tengu after those 250 yrs?

#2 Free Runner

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Posted 20 August 2009 - 01:51 PM

From Anets recent interview it would seem more races coudl be inculded in an expansion. The Tengu are the most likely to become a playable race. Though its strange we didnt see any Tengu in the trailer at all...

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Posted 20 August 2009 - 01:54 PM

Well, the canthan lore we've been given would suggest that the Tengu have been driven out of Cantha, along with all other non-human races. Perhaps they've regressed, been posessed or simply become extinct? Maybe they're in hiding and we'll see them in an expanson.

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Posted 20 August 2009 - 01:59 PM

You forget that there are Tengus in Tyria as well:

-Caromi
-Avicara
-Quetzal

So it's possible that they'll be playable without any expansion.

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Posted 20 August 2009 - 02:08 PM

Etta said:

I think it's somehting to do with the new Emperor of Cantha closed her border to the rest of the world not to mention his view toward non-human folks. So I guess, they're stuck on that island in Cantha for now.
Avicara, Caromi and Quetzal are Tengu too, living in Tyria. However, they are not friendly to humans in GW1.

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Posted 20 August 2009 - 02:09 PM

Neither are Charr.
So,that means nothing.
But on the other side,Centuars are enemies in GW2(somewhat).

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Posted 20 August 2009 - 02:14 PM

Arduinna said:

Avicara, Caromi and Quetzal are Tengu too, living in Tyria. However, they are not friendly to humans in GW1.
Neither, it has to be said, are (most of) the Charr...

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Posted 20 August 2009 - 02:29 PM

Nodakim said:

Neither are Charr.
So,that means nothing.
But on the other side,Centuars are enemies in GW2(somewhat).

Many Centaurs, like those in the Maguuma Jungle, were foes in GW1 if you'll remember.

I'd bet some of the Tengu would side against the Dragons.

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Posted 20 August 2009 - 02:33 PM

I think they weren't in the trailer because they were just not very significant. Although I think they'll be made playable in an expansion. As said before, maybe when we get to go to Cantha in an expansion we'll get the tengu as a playable race since some canthan tengu aren't hostile to other races. The same thing could be with an elonian expansion and the centaurs. Since centaurs in Elona are less hostile to other races than Tyrian Centaurs.

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Posted 20 August 2009 - 03:22 PM

Nodakim said:

Neither are Charr.
So,that means nothing.
But on the other side,Centuars are enemies in GW2(somewhat).

The Charr and Humans, for the time being, have put aside their differences to fight off this new evil.

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Posted 20 August 2009 - 05:02 PM

If the non-humans were kicked out of Cantha, where did they go? The trailer certainly shows something that resemble the naga, more than they resemble forgotten or krait, swimming in the water. This suggests that naga, some at least, migrated to Tyria. Why not some of the tengu?

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Posted 20 August 2009 - 05:18 PM

BrettM said:

If the non-humans were kicked out of Cantha, where did they go? The trailer certainly shows something that resemble the naga, more than they resemble forgotten or krait, swimming in the water. This suggests that naga, some at least, migrated to Tyria. Why not some of the tengu?
Naga in Ascalon. Interesting concept. Could be just eels or something.

But Tengu could have moved to Tyria.

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Posted 20 August 2009 - 05:34 PM

They might be saving them for a Canthan expansion, at least as a playble race, as there is already lore concerning what happened there between GW1 and 2. I do like BrettMs idea of them being expelled into Tyria...seems to work.

I expect they will be a race similar to centaurs in the Tyrian part of GW2, except less important to the human storyline. At the end of the trailer, there is some art showing something like demonic centaurs too. Just thought i'd throw that in there :)

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Posted 20 August 2009 - 06:00 PM

Those Naga like creatures could come form the mysterious and unknown eastern regions, or they are another evolution of the Forgotten or an enitrely new race.

I think the Tengu will be playable with a new expansion (?Blighted Empires? - unconfirmed, but probably a GW2 expansion).

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Posted 20 August 2009 - 07:00 PM

About the Naga in Ascalon, I re-watched the trailer, and it does look like those creatures are Naga. Or at least some snake-like creature with two arms.

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Posted 20 August 2009 - 10:12 PM

i hope Anet bring back all the creatures from GW1 with more aggressive look.

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Posted 20 August 2009 - 10:18 PM

I also wonder what happened to the tengu... Thinking about it, it makes the most sense that they would be a playable race in a GW2 expansion.

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Posted 20 August 2009 - 10:22 PM

getREALnasty said:

i hope Anet bring back all the creatures from GW1 with more aggressive look.
I hope they are not all more aggressive looking. Not everything makes sense as all "grr arrg" looks.

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Posted 20 August 2009 - 10:32 PM

I am speculating here but I suspect the lack of Tengu is because NCsoft is trying to push Aion right now. Tengu are air-centric race and now that GW2 has X and Y axis capabilities they could easily have Aion-like flying mechanics.

I suspect it will have to come later with an expansion so that it doesn't alienate NCsoft's push for Aion.

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Posted 20 August 2009 - 10:39 PM

Craywulf said:

I am speculating here but I suspect the lack of Tengu is because NCsoft is trying to push Aion right now. Tengu are air-centric race and now that GW2 has X and Y axis capabilities they could easily have Aion-like flying mechanics.

I suspect it will have to come later with an expansion so that it doesn't alienate NCsoft's push for Aion.
Actually, lore on the Tengu says that they lost their ability to fly long ago.

Harpies on the other hand...

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Posted 20 August 2009 - 11:55 PM

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The five playable races in the initial release of Guild Wars 2 are the asura, charr, humans, norn, and sylvari.

From their interview on ign. Hoping that one little word means there will be more races eventually.

#22 Jura

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Posted 20 August 2009 - 11:59 PM

The Tengu have always seemed unintellegent. Like Ettin dumb.

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Posted 21 August 2009 - 12:09 AM

Jura said:

The Tengu have always seemed unintellegent. Like Ettin dumb.
Never been to Cantha have you? They are on par with Centaurs and humans in intelligence.

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Posted 21 August 2009 - 01:53 AM

I have a feeling we'll never see Cantha,even in future expansions:qq:Plus I read somewhere that Cantha has closed their doors so unless Tengu migrated to Tyria , I dont think were gonna see them

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Posted 21 August 2009 - 02:06 AM

There are three Tengu Clans in Tyria from the beginning: Caromi (in Kryta), Avicara (Southern Shiverpeaks), and Queztal (Tarnished Coast and north of Kryta). So we'll see them. But if we see Angchu or Sensali, is a different matter.

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Posted 21 August 2009 - 02:40 AM

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I have a feeling we'll never see Cantha,even in future expansions:qq:Plus I read somewhere that Cantha has closed their doors so unless Tengu migrated to Tyria , I dont think were gonna see them

Honestly, I think A-net would be out of their mind if they decide to omit Cantha and perhaps Elona from their expansions.

Regarding the Tengu, not ALL races should be playable, or even possible. Tengu may simply serve the role of the NPC faction of the (if I may call the unity of the races) "Alliance". On the other hand, they may decide to be neutral or join the Dragons, although I doubt the Dragons take allies...(Horde fans, don't kill me...)

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Posted 21 August 2009 - 02:55 AM

Unless we see an expansion I doubt they will be playable. The trailer states that the 5 races must unite. That clearly leaves out everyone else for the time being.

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Posted 21 August 2009 - 03:21 AM

Tengu, being very territorial are probably trying to preserve their current territory. But they honestly couldn't stand to a dragon, so they are most likely hiding out.

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Posted 21 August 2009 - 03:25 AM

The Tengu from Cantha are shown to have diplomatic abilities (The Tengu Accords) but the Tengu from Tyria are a whole different matter. I just remember them being hostile and occupying a small amount of land.

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Posted 21 August 2009 - 06:36 AM

Konig Des Todes said:

Actually, lore on the Tengu says that they lost their ability to fly long ago.

Harpies on the other hand...
Even still the boats or airships look like glorified birdhouses.




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