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#1 Kill Me

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Posted 25 August 2010 - 08:15 PM

So in a recent interview eric flannum said that there were 12 racial skills for each race. (don't have link sorry)

So as far as humans go there will probably be 2 skills for each god. We know of one elite, hounds of balthazar. Do you guys think that each of the 6 gods will have an elite? being that there are only 12 racial skills total makes it seem a little unlikely. I for one hope that grenth gets an elite and that's it =p

How does this pan out for other races?
Also offtopic but came to mind, are elite heal skills out of the question? ones that don't necessarily have high cd's.

#2 Drogon

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Posted 25 August 2010 - 08:20 PM

I don't think human racial skills will be specifically named after a god. Some might be, but probably not all.

Also, you can find known racial skills (for all races) here. These might give you an idea of what they'll be named like, but they don't really seem to be named after a specific 'theme'.

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are elite heal skills out of the question
No word on that, as far as I know.

(btw, shouldn't this be in Q&A?)

Edited by Ryuzaki, 25 August 2010 - 08:34 PM.


#3 Cloudpiercer

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Posted 25 August 2010 - 08:23 PM

Ryuzaki said:

I don't think human racial skills will be specifically named after a god. Some might be, but probably not all.


So far the only 3 we know of are named after gods, Im gonna go ahead and assume theres atleast 6/12 based on the gods.

I just want to see hounds of balthazaar already

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Posted 25 August 2010 - 08:48 PM

Cloudpiercer said:

I just want to see hounds of balthazaar already

Definitely looking forward to some footage of that one.  PAX, maybe?

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Posted 25 August 2010 - 08:51 PM

If you do find the article, I would love to read it, I must have missed it...

I would hope all the Human racials aren't based on the gods, much like I hope the Asuran ones aren't all tech/inventions, the Sylvari ones aren't all Dream/Plant related, and the Norn aren't all spirit related..

#6 Kill Me

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Posted 25 August 2010 - 10:14 PM

Ryuzaki said:

I don't think human racial skills will be specifically named after a god. Some might be, but probably not all.


(btw, shouldn't this be in Q&A?)

I don't see what humans have that other races don't besides the gods, so i don't see any of their racial skills being based on anything besides the gods.
Mediocre Muscle/Brain Power skill ftl.

And no this is speculation. Not looking for specific answers.

sorry thelius I would link it if I could find it, I have gone through a lot of video interviews in the past few days

#7 Giga Strike

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Posted 26 August 2010 - 12:58 AM

I have no idea.  It's all speculaltion at this point.

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Posted 26 August 2010 - 01:07 AM

I would think the racials will play a roll (least with me) on what race to make a caster vs a melee class.. on melee I would want to go with buffs to health and protection like the sylvari

on a damage class like elemental, I would pick a racist race that buffs damage like the char.. I'm not interested in health on a high damage class

this is how I ended up doing super crits in other mmo's.. either are all about damage or all about defense- might as well be good at one thing instead of mediocre at both.. they call them pures :angel:

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Posted 26 August 2010 - 04:09 AM

thelius said:

I would hope all the Human racials aren't based on the gods, much like I hope the Asuran ones aren't all tech/inventions, the Sylvari ones aren't all Dream/Plant related, and the Norn aren't all spirit related..

In the opening sequence for humans theres abit where the narator says something like "our faith is strong dispite the silence of the gods" this to me is an example of where Anet is going with the human story. In that context I think that the human elite skills may very well align heavily with the gods.

Not that I care that much personally, actually the only reason ide play a human atm is to see play with the hounds of Balthazar skill.

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Posted 26 August 2010 - 04:18 AM

@Mustache Mayhem, You'd pick a racist race? uncool man.
It'd make sense for humans to have god related elites, they really aren't standoutish.

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Posted 26 August 2010 - 04:24 AM

Norn get to turn into a bear...
I really hope this is one haha.

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Posted 26 August 2010 - 04:26 AM

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I just want to see hounds of balthazaar already
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#13 Kill Me

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Posted 26 August 2010 - 05:43 AM

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#14 Classy Girl

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Posted 26 August 2010 - 05:46 AM

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May I ask where this gem came from?

It is the result of my womanly charms.

Jk, i found it in some article about concept art, I forget which one but I saved that picture because it was too pretty.

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Posted 26 August 2010 - 05:51 AM

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#16 Classy Girl

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Posted 26 August 2010 - 05:54 AM

Pretty much this one skill is why I may be human main, they're so fierce

#17 Kill Me

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Posted 26 August 2010 - 05:56 AM

Classy Girl said:

Pretty much this one skill is why I may be human main, they're so fierce

Well thank you so much for posting this, lol, pretty sure most people here havent seen it

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Posted 26 August 2010 - 05:58 AM

Classy Girl said:

Pretty much this one skill is why I may be human main, they're so fierce

Would you be disappointed if when you summoned the Hounds of Balthazar it summons two Welsh Corgis instead of those fiery beasts :D

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Posted 26 August 2010 - 06:01 AM

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Would you be disappointed if when you summoned the Hounds of Balthazar it summons two Welsh Corgis instead of those fiery beasts :D

Only slightly, I love dogs, but dobermans and weimaraners the most  ;)

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Posted 26 August 2010 - 06:10 AM

12? thats it
i hope there will be many skills total at least

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Posted 26 August 2010 - 06:14 AM

Classy Girl said:

Only slightly, I love dogs, but dobermans and weimaraners the most  ;)
Vicious. ._o
I wouldn't want to face either dog. >.<


I think they should have mostly non-elites, it would show up more, if you know what I mean. Elites are less used, like long recharge nuke skills. More utility skills from races would be cool.