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Branded Karka

Are the branded riftstalkers adult karka that have been branded? They look quite similar, but there seems to be no indication one way or the other on the wiki. What sort of implication would this have?

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  • Blocki.4931Blocki.4931 Member ✭✭✭✭

    They've answered that question and said explicitly that they look very similar, but are in fact not the same creature.

    Very passive aggressively chuckling, because I'm totally not mad on the Internet.

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  • Konig Des Todes.2086Konig Des Todes.2086 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited July 23, 2019

    Post by ArenaNet in question

    They use the adult karka rigging, which is highly unique (second time it's been used), but they're non-Tyrian creatures.

    EDIT: Also, not sure where on the wiki you were looking but on https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Branded_Riftstalker it's stated there in the very first sentence, with a reference link to the above forum post.

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  • Randulf.7614Randulf.7614 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I reckon they're branded Gonarchs from the Planet Xen. It's no coincidence those commandos look like Black Mesa soldiers either...

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  • @Randulf.7614 said:
    I reckon they're branded Gonarchs from the Planet Xen. It's no coincidence those commandos look like Black Mesa soldiers either...

    Oh god, that would imply that we've secretly been playing Half-Life 3 this whole time!

  • Konig Des Todes.2086Konig Des Todes.2086 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @NanoEliteSixSixSix.8935 said:

    @Randulf.7614 said:
    I reckon they're branded Gonarchs from the Planet Xen. It's no coincidence those commandos look like Black Mesa soldiers either...

    Oh god, that would imply that we've secretly been playing Half-Life 3 this whole time!

    Nah, the two series will combine into Fashion-Life 3.

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  • NanoEliteSixSixSix.8935NanoEliteSixSixSix.8935 Member ✭✭✭
    edited July 24, 2019

    @Konig Des Todes.2086 said:

    @NanoEliteSixSixSix.8935 said:

    @Randulf.7614 said:
    I reckon they're branded Gonarchs from the Planet Xen. It's no coincidence those commandos look like Black Mesa soldiers either...

    Oh god, that would imply that we've secretly been playing Half-Life 3 this whole time!

    Nah, the two series will combine into Fashion-Life 3.

    Truly it will be the most ambitious crossover in all of entertainment history.

  • crepuscular.9047crepuscular.9047 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited July 24, 2019

    a lot of creatures in GW universe are just reskin of the each other i.e Mursaat and Seers, forgotten and kraits, so I would take the model similarity links to genetic relations with a grain of salt

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  • Konig Des Todes.2086Konig Des Todes.2086 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @crepuscular.9047 said:
    a lot of creatures in GW universe are just reskin of the each other i.e Mursaat and Seers, forgotten and kraits, so I would take the model similarity links to genetic relations with a grain of salt

    Seers actually weren't reskins of anything. Their model was fairly unique.

    But yes, reusing rigging is a very common video game practice. Not just in GW.

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