Quaggan are by far the best race they've added in gw2
(very closely followed by the skritt!!) buuuut again I don't think they're going to be a playable race, a) lack of lore,
lack of model "diversity" c) lack of "motivation" to fight the dragon - I mean I know they've been displaced and all, but they seem very peaceful creatures that dislike the "rage" side of their personalities (remember that skill challenge? xD) d) we already have a "transforming" playable race, the norn.
My hopes? Tengu when we go back to kryta (their lore is begining to be fleshed out and hinted at in gw2, areas like the winds of dominion and the extermination zone just tingling my lore lovin' taste buds
) when we get back to elona? hmmmm centaurs seem the best chance (because of Zhed etc we already can relate to them as a race) - I'm not sure how the "four legged" thing would work though... so potentially Hylek? again not much room for character customisation?
ahhh I do like these speculations tho
Tyto, on 29 October 2012 - 09:49 PM, said:
They're far from being highly unlikely. In fact, they seem designed to be a player race. A lot of their elements seem like they were meant to hit home with a particular group of players. They're dark, secretive, often seen as assassins, sneaky, and elf-y (but still distinct with their bio-luminescence and manta fins). All of those are things no race really has going for it right now. Tons of fun story potential, too, and the characters we meet in-game let on quite a bit about their society (but just enough to tease).
My problem with the Largos is the fact that each playable race as to be diverse enough to play ANY profession, and join ANY of the orders. For example a sylvari necromancer does not go against lore, neither does a charr guardian or a norn engineer - they can be explained within lore if you want too (I myself still struggle with asura ranger though....
) The largos are a race of assassins, from the little we know about them. I cannot imagine a Largo
(largos? is that the plural or the singular..hmmm) playing as
a guardian, or engineer, or anything other than a th
ief. Do you see what I mean? they are very restrictive in their playstyle.
Edited by SlappedYak, 30 October 2012 - 08:20 AM.