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New Character Postures

Hey,
What do you think about having a new set of character postures? The best example is the GW1 poses. Classes had them different, why not implement it to GW2?
It could be a lot more accessible, so not fo example not only Necros could stand a bit stooping but every Light Armor class. Or all of them.
This can be a way of further customizing your character. And to be honest the poses we currently have are fine but some are very boring to me, particularly humans, standing straight like a pole.
I know this has been suggested already, but I'm curious about Forum Statistics on this case.

Would you want this kind of thing?

New Character Postures 104 votes

Yes, further customization
60%
nottsgman.8206Fenom.9457Endless Soul.5178Ravij.9856Ashantara.8731Tiger.9786zealex.9410Mea.5491Ashen.2907Blur.3465Avre.6401Warobaz.9543Raknar.4735lorddavito.2395Weindrasi.3805Altion.9576linamaria.1830Dyleath.7269Frostfang.5109Goettel.4389 63 votes
No, we don't need this
24%
derd.6413Khailyn.6248Palm Tiger.8275kharmin.7683Zephire.8049Dragana.1497ShiningSquirrel.3751Etienne.3049Kiva.9012Radiobiology.6185Anna.7845Mikezaner.1524lokh.2695Myriada.7580Mewcifer.5198Torzini.1523Fawx.9064Emberfoot.6847Eekasqueak.7850AlexndrTheGreat.8310 25 votes
Other (write below)
15%
Danikat.8537Westenev.5289Game of Bones.8975Sazukikrah.5036AllNightPlayer.1286Ben K.6238DonArkanio.6419Teratus.2859Taygus.4571Lexi.1398leunamsil.6742Warkind.6745NeverLoseGuy.3894VDAC.2137Invisible Kittens.6380OStork.9534 16 votes

Comments

  • Taygus.4571Taygus.4571 Member ✭✭✭✭
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    I would prefer new emotes. I'm rarely just standing still so I never notice differences in posture .

  • leunamsil.6742leunamsil.6742 Member ✭✭✭
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    If that would bring us permanant upright Charr then yes, otherwise i don't really care so whatever people want

  • Other (write below)

    I'd love to, but there're other things I want before having this implemented such as more emotes, casual clothes, a deeper biographies, you get the idea.

  • zealex.9410zealex.9410 Member ✭✭✭✭
    Yes, further customization

    They could prob make some good money from those and have 1 or 2 tied to achievements. Kinda like poses in eso.

  • Danikat.8537Danikat.8537 Member ✭✭✭✭
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    It depends on how it's implemented.

    I'd rather not have an automatic change - I wouldn't want to log in after an update and find that all my heavy armoured characters are standing in strange poses and that's just how it is now and I can't change it. I know GW1 did it, but they did it right from day 1 and you could see that when creating the character, so it's something I could take into consideration when designing them.

    If it was a free, optional update - a new tab on the hero panel for example where as well as skins, dyes, minis etc. we can choose from a selection of poses - then I might use it, if I can find ones which suit the character.

    If it's a gem store purchase then I'm highly unlikely to buy them unless they're very cheap. Elder Scrolls Online has this (they call them personalities) and I keep finding myself thinking it's a cool idea and sometimes one would suit my character but it just doesn't seem worth the cost. Yes I'd like my dedicated 'evil' character to move like a sneaky, suspicious thief...but I don't want it badly enough to spend £10 to enable it.

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  • Ashantara.8731Ashantara.8731 Member ✭✭✭✭
    Yes, further customization

    I would totally love if female characters were standing on their two feet instead of just one and in general move less like little princesses.

    So yes, give me more customization options! :)

  • VDAC.2137VDAC.2137 Member ✭✭✭
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    I’m generally in favor of customization options but this particular option isn’t high on my list. I’m glad the poses and idle animations are fairly neutral and wouldn’t want them to be otherwise unless it was a selectable option. I would be furious if my necros were suddenly forced to be stooping!

  • Knighthonor.4061Knighthonor.4061 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I sense a Charr thread here. I want Upright Charr

  • Mea.5491Mea.5491 Member ✭✭✭✭
    Yes, further customization

    I would sell my soul for a "simple posture" without idle animations!!! :( Something like in ESO, default posture has no idles but we can enable "Personalities" for different animations and emotes.

  • sorudo.9054sorudo.9054 Member ✭✭✭✭
    Yes, further customization

    i need poses and better walk/run animations for several characters, i deleted 2 gandalf concepts because i can't stand seeing my wizard walk with the staff as if it's fire wood....

  • OStork.9534OStork.9534 Member ✭✭
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    I didn't play GW1 but I think the idea sounds cool. I loved it in Starbound - it really adds to a character's personality and I can imagine a lot of fun things with my alt characters! Still, I want to highlight that a game like GW1 where everyone is human is a much easier place to create things like that than GW2 with 5 different races and many more professions.

    Today as I was looking at my empty character slot and testing out potential future alts, I realized once again (after years of not playing) that Asura, Charr and male Norns only have 9 faces to choose from. Female norn and the Sylvari has a tiny bit more but human males have twice the amount and females, three times as many. Asura struggles magnify when you realize that most of their hairstyle options have "accessories" that, due to to how old they are, look significantly worse than more recent armor sets (maybe all character creation accessories could use a re-draw? The Elonian update looks great compared to my older dark skin 'noodle hair' Mesmer).

    I would appreciate any extra customization option, of course but I think there are higher priorities. Fix some neglected races and add more options, throw in some emotes and race specific emotes + new dances and I'd be happy. :)

  • Ben K.6238Ben K.6238 Member ✭✭✭✭
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    I don't care much for postures specifically, but if that extended to include different walking/running gaits, then sign me up.

  • Warkind.6745Warkind.6745 Member ✭✭✭
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    New sylvari male running animations is my dream.

    All is vain.

  • Irreverent.3594Irreverent.3594 Member ✭✭✭

    Better add emotes like in Black Desert: leaning against something, freely sitting on anything (with < > pose switch)...

  • Yes, further customization

    I want to be able to give my human female a 'wealthy noblewoman' type of flair.

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  • Fawx.9064Fawx.9064 Member ✭✭
    No, we don't need this

    No. Simply because we don’t need more gemstore exclusives.

  • AllNightPlayer.1286AllNightPlayer.1286 Member ✭✭✭
    edited July 6, 2019
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    I would prefer restored …

    • Human female running animation,
    • Norn male longbow shoot animation,
    • Human female idle animations,
    • Norn male throwing greatsword animation,
    • Necromancer’s axe auto-attack animation,
    • Warrior’s one-handed sword auto-attack animation (like Thief, Mesmer, Guardian).

    I would also like fixed …

    • Miniatures, which are not all sped up,
    • Norn females running animation while holding hammer or pistol,
    • Human males and their constantly clenched right fist,
    • Charr and Asura constantly using both staff animations instead of one (fire <-> everything else),
    • Revenants and Thiefs holding staves not like hammers,
    • Revenant’s one-handed sword auto-attack animation (like Thief, Mesmer, Guardian).
  • VDAC.2137VDAC.2137 Member ✭✭✭
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    @AllNightPlayer.1286 said:
    I would prefer restored …

    • Human female running animation
    • Human female idle animations

    I wouldn’t want the former human female idle animations (all for it being optional though). I do prefer the former female running animation. It isn’t a big deal to me, but then I do mostly play sylvari.

    It would be nice, if it wasn’t too much work to implement, to have idle animations optional or even have options to choose from. If they made some nice personality/animations available in the Gem store, perhaps this would make it worthwhile? I do enjoy the idle animations of the mounts — LOVE Nightfang Griffon! I am mostly neutral on the current character idle animations.

  • Sazukikrah.5036Sazukikrah.5036 Member ✭✭✭
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    Custom Animation Pack: Animation pack features animations for auto attacks / Walk / run and jump. Seasonal Animation packs / Holiday / Achievements. Gemstore 800 for certain animations / 2000 for full pack

  • VDAC.2137VDAC.2137 Member ✭✭✭
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    @Mea.5491 said:
    I would sell my soul for a "simple posture" without idle animations!!! :( Something like in ESO, default posture has no idles but we can enable "Personalities" for different animations and emotes.

    I’m fine with the idle animations we have now (I mostly see the sylvari ones) but it would seem like adding an option to simply stand still without any would be a nice option to add. Postures like the ESO personalities that I’ve seen, I wouldn’t want as they look like standing in a single exaggerated pose (commander and thief for instance). Now if personalities or their potential GW2 equivalent were different sets of idle animations, that could be cool! I love the GW2 mount idle animations! :) I think more emotes would be a fun addition to GW2 and, if available in the Gem store, bring them more revenue. Especially if more emotes were added, it would be nice to have a drop down box one could select to see what emotes they have available and what the commands are (SWTOR had this and especially when I new player I found it helpful).

  • Arrow.9031Arrow.9031 Member ✭✭
    Yes, further customization

    I would absolutely love to have my charr stand upright.. kinda gets old seeing him in the same hunched over stance all the time.

  • Fenom.9457Fenom.9457 Member ✭✭✭✭
    Yes, further customization

    Yes would be truly epic

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  • Ototo.3214Ototo.3214 Member ✭✭✭
    Yes, further customization

    I'm all for more idle pose options though I agree with many that I'd like to see new emotes first

  • Mea.5491Mea.5491 Member ✭✭✭✭
    Yes, further customization

    @VDAC.2137 said:

    @Mea.5491 said:
    I would sell my soul for a "simple posture" without idle animations!!! :( Something like in ESO, default posture has no idles but we can enable "Personalities" for different animations and emotes.

    I’m fine with the idle animations we have now (I mostly see the sylvari ones)

    As a female Sylvari player, that's actually my biggest problem. I don't want my serious, cold, edgy Sylvari Reaper to smile and swing her arms. Sure, it's nice on my friendly Firebrand but it doesn't match my Reaper's personality. It annoys me more than it should. And I absolutely can't stand the "brain swipe" on Human/Norn females, their hands clip through the skull. Just give me an option to turn off idle animations on MY characters, that's all I want. I would pay real money for it!

  • huluobo.7036huluobo.7036 Member ✭✭

    I have a few thoughts, 1: the character takes out the mirror to see himself, 2 the action of smoking, 3 the action of rubbing the lipstick

  • Game of Bones.8975Game of Bones.8975 Member ✭✭✭✭
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    I wouldn't buy them, but an achievement is another deal.

    I never really thought about it until today.

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  • VDAC.2137VDAC.2137 Member ✭✭✭
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    @Mea.5491 said:

    @VDAC.2137 said:

    @Mea.5491 said:
    I would sell my soul for a "simple posture" without idle animations!!! :( Something like in ESO, default posture has no idles but we can enable "Personalities" for different animations and emotes.

    I’m fine with the idle animations we have now (I mostly see the sylvari ones)

    As a female Sylvari player, that's actually my biggest problem. I don't want my serious, cold, edgy Sylvari Reaper to smile and swing her arms. Sure, it's nice on my friendly Firebrand but it doesn't match my Reaper's personality. It annoys me more than it should. And I absolutely can't stand the "brain swipe" on Human/Norn females, their hands clip through the skull. Just give me an option to turn off idle animations on MY characters, that's all I want. I would pay real money for it!

    That’s a good point! You’re right that the animations don’t fit more serious and certainly not colder / darker characters. IMO there should be a free option to toggle them off and Gem store options for different postures / idle animations. :)

  • Teratus.2859Teratus.2859 Member ✭✭✭✭
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    I think it a better investment if they added more emotes instead.

    Many of us have been waiting for Dance Vol 2 for years.

  • Yes, further customization

    Yes, I think it's good to have more options - especially if they are not tied to gender. I would be super happy if my female humans could sit like male humans do.

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