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(Theoretically) What new playable race do you want?

Fenom.9457Fenom.9457 Member ✭✭✭✭
edited September 28, 2017 in Guild Wars 2 Discussion

If you had to choose just one. Also, any race comes with the assumption it's possible story-wise. Like minions of past enemies making a community or something. Initially it let me add more than 10, which was new so I thought I could actually use more than 10, but no. So I went with a combo of technically and lore-wise possible. I had am uch longer post about the expanded list :(. Thanks for leading me on D:. But anyway, I digest.

I'd rather keep going.. wherever the wind takes us

(Theoretically) What new playable race do you want? 311 votes

Dwarves
10%
Shampanix.3928Ashantara.8731syntohras.1064Dragana.1497Super Hayes.6890KTap.4381Opopanax.1803lokoma.9756sorudo.9054Lunarhound.7324Switch.4892Instinct.9827tippolit.3591Eldoth Dyrain.3504CarolGam.2649Glott.7239Clockless.2503Nijjion.2069Leolas.6273TheMightyNewb.6789 32 votes
Tengu
49%
Cerioth.7062BeeFrost.5672Pifil.5193PlaviGmaz.2978Electro.4173meeflak.9714DirtyDan.4759mikansei.5742Rauderi.8706derd.6413Ravij.9856takatsu.9416TheUndefined.1720Bast Bow.2958Zacchary.6183DietPepsi.4371Curunen.8729Gutek.1534Hevoskuuri.3891Glox.5942 155 votes
Largos
15%
NagayaX.1904Goro.1794Sephylon.4938Neural.1824Glider.5792mosser.7695Alatar.7364Pietrooo.4196Zaraki.5784bearawr.9847Susy.7529penelopehannibal.8947Cyrin.1035FrizzFreston.5290Vagrant.7206pho.9412Daniel.5428saalle.4623Aoi.8570lokh.2695 47 votes
Kodan
6%
Dante Stormwind.3794Danikat.8537Sirius Lemuria Draconis.7864GrimReaper.3865babazhook.6805Helbjorne.9368Umka.1537BrokenGlass.9356Embered.5089Duncanmix.5238Gattaca.7326Redbajan.5196Eben.5786chubhound.9867Hokeypokey.2135Bolshie.6137Elspereth.1280DaedHead.4586Rembar.7298TheManowar.2014 21 votes
Krait
2%
Ariurotl.3718FOX.3582Coulter.2315Shard.4791Ayakaru.6583Veprovina.4876Shafi.8952Medvedovka.8523dieselsandwich.7820 9 votes
Ogre
0%
Paralux.6714MagisterEpic.2340Slanger.1796 3 votes
Grawl
0%
Mishoo.5918titje.2745Boingo.5264 3 votes
Awakened
3%
mnpksage.4290PzTnT.7198David.5974Ioras Dagnir.3927Jodas.7904Lan.1968AlexanderDracul.7492Polarfairy.8046WZC.7910Bizmarc.3685Samuel.4812 11 votes
Mordrem Guard
0%
salameri.3768Edelweiss.4261 2 votes
Djinn
9%
ThomasC.1056Sodeni.6041Cuddy.6247Panda.1967DakotaCoty.5721Keriana.9635alceste.8712Haoasakura.5784Eme.2018Myrdreth.6829snowstreaker.9281Juno.5741Lucas.2974supa suop.8026MrRay.3027Gemnaid.4219Dewsitine.3645Dreamy Lu.3865Kaneth.4951Falcord.3608 28 votes
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  • Fenom.9457Fenom.9457 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Forgot to mention that due to limits, vote for awakened is vote for risen in the event that awakened don't work as well, or both if customization goes that far. Fell free to spefcify which undead you prefer if you vote for them.

    I'd rather keep going.. wherever the wind takes us

  • Ashantara.8731Ashantara.8731 Member ✭✭✭✭
    Dwarves

    Dwarves and Tengu are my favorite. However, you forgot about Centaurs! :)

  • Zeivu.3615Zeivu.3615 Member ✭✭✭
    Tengu

    I want the Tengu. They are unique enough to warrant their own place in GW2. All the other classes have been done to death in other MMOs. (Largos are just underwater dark elves.)

  • None actually. Too many resources to make them work with a city and personal story only to end up like everyone else, one story to fit them all.

  • Djinn

    I voted Djinn, mostly because I've always been a fan of elemental themed races in games. Which is partially why I have more Sylvari characters than any other race. I also loved playing as a Sylvan in DAoC.

    At the same time, I feel adding anything other than Tengu first would create a massive backlash on the forums. I would certainly make one if added.

  • Deihnyx.6318Deihnyx.6318 Member ✭✭✭✭
    Tengu

    @Ashur.7648 said:
    None actually. Too many resources to make them work with a city and personal story only to end up like everyone else, one story to fit them all.

    TBH i'd be fine with no personal story. Aka if you choose tendu, you start after your personal story.
    At the very least, a combat tonic for tengu like the kodans.

  • Djinn

    I've always been a fan of floaty races and Jade Dynasty did a really good job at adding a few classes with floating/hover animations, I think Djinns would be a nice race to play because of that reason.

  • battledrone.8315battledrone.8315 Member ✭✭✭✭

    quaggans or centaurs

  • Why there is no "none" option? I dont want any new playable race. Even not Choya :P

  • Spinex.3695Spinex.3695 Member ✭✭
    edited September 28, 2017
    Tengu

    Rally torn between Tengu, Kodan and stone dwarves. I went for Tengu as they have been around for longer as bipeds and would make for great customisation

  • CharterforGw.3149CharterforGw.3149 Member ✭✭✭
    edited September 28, 2017

    Where's the Jotun!
    how can you forget thos badasses

    they have history, and there is a posibilty for an alliance, a smaller group of jotun realizing that the way they live now, they will never be able to be a real part of the world like they used to be like back in the day (as powerful rules sure, but they don't have to follow that path this time). male and female models should be quite easy to make and still be different from the other races.

    aside from the jotun, the tengu would be viable as a new race.
    add a piece to the map as their home, basically a "city" of their race with a home instance. a little story to introduce people to the cultural lore of the race after which you go onto a mission ( part of the normal personal story).
    in other words, the story can be easily "fixed" by allowing people to create the race after they atleast reach level 60 (or another level). and have a story that puts them into the attack on claw island part, where you meet trahearne for the first time, the ideal place to start.

  • Stalkingwolf.6035Stalkingwolf.6035 Member ✭✭✭
    edited September 28, 2017
    Tengu

    you forgot Skritts. I want th play a Skritt Warrior 240px-Skritt_Pirate.jpg

    He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster

  • +1 for Skritt! I'm hit!

  • What? No love for golems?
    I'd love to play as one of the asuras golems.
    You'd play as a new type of golem controlled by an asura golemancer who's stealthed for the most part. When you're doing story stuff he/she would pop out of stealth and act just as any asura player would.
    Would require very little from Anet, as they wouldn't need to add a new map or story, and it wouldn't clash with the lore as there's golemancers all over the place already.

  • None because it would take too nuch dev time for a relatively small cosmetic change... New models, making sure all the armors fit the models etc.

  • Tengu

    @Toolbox.9375 said:
    Of those options? Tengu or Krait. But what I'd REALLY like is three Skritt stacked on top of each other, each wearing different oversized pieces of the armor you select, firing Longbows by having two hold the bow while the third draws the string, and jumping by hurling each other into the air with harnesses keeping them attached.

    With massive bonuses to stats when 50+ skirt are adjacent.

  • Largos

    Would be so cool if we could play as Largos! Ever since the story mission with Trahearne and Sayeh al' Rajihd I wanted one to play as!

  • Largos

    I know Tengu is very likley the next race if they ever add one at all, but I would like Largos, I feel like they are more interesting and have more to tell, Tengu are just isolated and boring.

    Plus we already know much of their lore from Factions PoV. And if we are to add a new Tengu story, the only way it would work is if Cantha was involved.

    I do hope that cantha isnt the next destination as it would be playing too much into nostalgia instead of moving onto new and interesting unknown areas a-net can write from scratch. Plus, we sorely need new Charr/Norn Lore which has been neglected heavily in current expansions. Even Asura got alot of love in Season 2, HoT and Season 3.

  • jwaz.1908jwaz.1908 Member ✭✭✭
    Tengu

    Seeing they added the Largos backpack and glider, which can basically turn any character into one, it's unlikely to be added as a playable race. Kodan is unlikely also since they're considered a "lesser" race, and we have the Kodan combat tonic to fulfill that role. My personal vote goes for Tengu, I would love a Tengu Weaver character! I already have the name reserved and everything XD

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  • Djinn

    What about harpies? I would love to play a harpy :D

  • Krait

    No one voted Krait? Seriously? The only race that doesn't have legs and would slither around Lion's Arch. Combat animations and armor would be really interesting to see on a Krait.

  • Zaltys.7649Zaltys.7649 Member ✭✭✭
    edited September 30, 2017
    Tengu

    @Veprovina.4876 said:
    No one voted Krait? Seriously?

    Would require too much work on armors and animation (not to mention the mounts), so it seems extremely unlikely to happen. Even if I'd like to see them.

    @jwaz.1908 said:
    Kodan is unlikely also since they're considered a "lesser" race, and we have the Kodan combat tonic to fulfill that role.

    Also, Kodans running around in desert zones would feel completely out of place.

  • None.
    /5characters

  • Since it's purely theoretical I voted Kodan. I'd like to see them as a playable race, but other than them probably Tengu. Dwarves would be also very cool but they're all underground and the have their story in GW and besides techical reasons they would require sotry/lore overhaul to make them playable. And from the lesser races Skritt, Hylek, Quaggan or Grawls would be interesting.

  • Samnang.1879Samnang.1879 Member ✭✭✭✭

    gods .....

    Anet: give us in-game customizable human NPC companion please
    Please, no more balance changes, or at least reset our gears so we don't have to waste gold changing gears every time.
    Please have option to not receive bloodstone dusts, empyreal fragments, dragonite etc

  • Krait

    @Zaltys.7649 said:

    @Veprovina.4876 said:
    No one voted Krait? Seriously?

    Would require too much work on armors and animation (not to mention the mounts), so it seems extremely unlikely to happen. Even if I'd like to see them.

    @jwaz.1908 said:
    Kodan is unlikely also since they're considered a "lesser" race, and we have the Kodan combat tonic to fulfill that role.

    Also, Kodans running around in desert zones would feel completely out of place.

    Everything in this thread is unlikely to happen since any of the choices would require huge amount of work, not just the krait. Every race here would need to be animated for each profession skill, and all armors in the game adjusted to their model. But if we're theorizing, krait seem like a perfect challenge for Anet. :tongue:

  • Tengu

    I want Tengu and be able to decorate myself in all these colorful feathers

    Choya is love, Choya is life!

  • Rognik.2579Rognik.2579 Member ✭✭✭

    No dwarves. Have you seen Rhoban? I don't want that for myself.
    No skritt. You try to go solo, and you'll forget your skills and get focused on the shinies. (Then again, how is that different from most noob players?)
    I'm leaning against the kodan, just because they all look the same. How much customization can you really put into a polar bear? Are there brown kodan? Black kodan? If that were the case, I'd be in, but only all white fur? Ehh...
    The largos might be cool, but we've only seen a total of 3 (maybe 4) members of their race in the game, and they kind of run into the same problem as the kodan: a lack of variety.
    Show me a krait that doesn't want to kill us, and I'd consider them. There'd be ways to make "boots" and "leggings" fit on them, somehow.
    No Awakened until Joko is killed. Even then, most seem dumber than a solo skritt. The Unbound are similarly intellectually challenge. And the Mordrem Guard are just sylvari. (Fight me.)
    I'd love to play as an ogre, but their pets are a problem. They always have the coolest pets, and my ranger can't tame any of them. Why can't I have a sand eel pet? Or a rock dog?
    That pretty much leaves the tengu as a choice. It definitely seems the best choice, their skeleton is mostly similar to the charr, and there seem to be quite a few varieties of plumage to make them distinct. Of the races we currently know, they seem to be the best choice.

  • Tengu

    I'd definitely love to see Tengu in the next expansion, all the while, in my world of everything going the way I want it to, Anet would be working on overhauling underwater content, then for the expansion after the next one, we'd get to deal with the underwater dragon + get tons of underwater content (overhaul + mounts + special all-underwater masteries?), and the Largos!

    Also, the Largos would totally use normal gear underwater and a breather when they're on the surface :D

  • Super Hayes.6890Super Hayes.6890 Member ✭✭✭✭
    Dwarves

    I really just wanna see a bunch of Dwarves riding around on Griffons....

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  • Zaltys.7649Zaltys.7649 Member ✭✭✭
    edited October 1, 2017
    Tengu

    @jwaz.1908 said:
    No skritt. You try to go solo, and you'll forget your skills and get focused on the shinies. (Then again, how is that different from most noob players?)

    I don't expect it to actually happen, but it should be easy to get around that limitation. For instance, playable Skritts could be result of some kind of Asura experimentation that lets them retain intelligence at long range.

    Show me a krait that doesn't want to kill us, and I'd consider them. There'd be ways to make "boots" and "leggings" fit on them, somehow.

    I've never been fan of 'pure evil' species, so it'd be great if Anet at least added some non-aggro Kraits as NPCs. If they ever get around to making the underwater expansion, a pro-pact Krait rebel faction would make things interesting.

  • Paralux.6714Paralux.6714 Member ✭✭✭
    Ogre

    I choose ogre here, but I'd love to play as a dredge as well. =)

  • castlemanic.3198castlemanic.3198 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited October 1, 2017

    My first instinct was to vote largos. Then i remembered how cool it would be to play as a tengu, kodan would be nice and then I saw djinn and awakened.

    This is difficult D=, I can't choose just one!

    Whataboutism is disingenuous at best. If you join a debate and provide little to no proof when the other side provides lots of evidence, you can't then declare yourself the winner of that debate. I won't engage with bad faith arguments.

  • Furby.2693Furby.2693 Member ✭✭
    Tengu

    Tengu for a Canthan expansion.

  • Skritt!

    But I also played skaven in WH so I may be biased

  • Nilkemia.8507Nilkemia.8507 Member ✭✭✭
    Tengu

    Tengu are really the only option here that has any reasonable chance of happening, and even then it's unlikely.

  • takatsu.9416takatsu.9416 Member ✭✭✭
    Tengu

    Tengu! Plus cantha :D yes. But I'd like to play as quaggan lol jk

  • What happened to having quagan on that list of Races i want to see them as a playable race

  • Lan.1968Lan.1968 Member ✭✭
    Awakened

    I just saw the lore for the asian regions, and I wish Anet would bring them back in GW2

  • Dwarves

    definitely dwarves or awakened....dwarves well, because its my favorite fantasy race, and awakaned because they look cool. about personal story...we dont have to have all races into the core tyria story or hot/pof. they could have their own personal story with is reserved for their races only. this will actually add meaning to playing a new race, expand the lore and pve content.

  • Tengu

    Skritt Skritt Skritt or a Quaggin