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Re: Battle for Azeroth Allied Races Thread

Unread post by Valnaaros » Thu Feb 15, 2018 6:53 pm

Yep! I posted a picture of it in the mount thread. Will probably be used at some point in the future :)

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Re: Battle for Azeroth Allied Races Thread

Unread post by Valnaaros » Thu Feb 22, 2018 6:14 pm

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Re: Battle for Azeroth Allied Races Thread

Unread post by Bangeall » Thu Feb 22, 2018 6:26 pm

The customisation options for male Vulpera are up. It's looking like they'll be an allied race. Again I don't hate them or anything, but I *really* wish that slot had gone to vrykrul or arrakoa or one of the other races we've been asking for.

http://www.wowhead.com/news=282145/male ... on-options
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Re: Battle for Azeroth Allied Races Thread

Unread post by Valnaaros » Thu Feb 22, 2018 6:37 pm

More customization doesn't necessarily mean anything. Vrykul, Arakkoa, Naga, etc. all have customization options, but aren't playable. Besides, the Vulpera work with the Horde, not the Alliance. So the Horde would get Mag'har and Vulpera, whilst the Alliance just gets fat humans.

I agree. The races that have been requested for years should be given over something new.

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Re: Battle for Azeroth Allied Races Thread

Unread post by Silivren » Thu Feb 22, 2018 8:21 pm

......did you have to call the Kul'tirans fat humans. I mean ya know some people may want rounder/more muscly body types for their humans. It's why I don't play female humans if I wanted to be a human in game then I'd want to look like myself. I'm a curvier gal and I'm sure we're got some more stout guys here too. I really don't see the "alliance just get fat humans" remark as remotely necessary.

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Re: Battle for Azeroth Allied Races Thread

Unread post by Valnaaros » Thu Feb 22, 2018 8:29 pm

My apologies, I meant no offense by it. That is what they've been called by a large part, if not the majority, of the community.

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Re: Battle for Azeroth Allied Races Thread

Unread post by Silivren » Thu Feb 22, 2018 8:42 pm

Valnaaros wrote:My apologies, I meant no offense by it. That is what they've been called by a large part, if not the majority, of the community.
I understand that, I don't agree with the community. That's the same community that hates any female or male character model that doesn't live up to their standards of beauty. I appreciate the apology, the fat humans thing is just rubbing me the wrong way every time I see it since well.. fat people do exist irl too so why should't we see ourselves represented as well.

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Re: Battle for Azeroth Allied Races Thread

Unread post by Valnaaros » Thu Feb 22, 2018 8:47 pm

I don't think it is so much that the community has a standard of beauty that isn't being lived up to with Kul Tirans (I'm sure some do, but not the majority), but more in regards to them possibly being the Alliance allied race, opposite of the Mag'har. Some textures for them have been datamined, and it looks like they'll have various clan colors (Blackrock, Bleeding Hallow, Warsong, etc), piercing, tattoos, etc. From what has been datamined for the Kul Tirans, it is basically just a bigger body shape and some different hairstyles. So people feel like the Horde is getting a race with great customization and the Alliance is just getting "fat humans".

Personally, I would prefer if they just made body shapes as a customization option for Humans and give Vrykul or Arakkoa to the Alliance.

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Re: Battle for Azeroth Allied Races Thread

Unread post by GormanGhaste » Thu Feb 22, 2018 8:56 pm

Silivren wrote:fat people do exist irl too so why should't we see ourselves represented as well.
I'm looking forward to the Kul'Tirans! Nice to see that Blizzard can now make substantial females that aren't cute, silly, or hideous.
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Re: Battle for Azeroth Allied Races Thread

Unread post by Vephriel » Thu Feb 22, 2018 9:23 pm

Yeah, I feel like it's an unfortunate term that picked up since the other models are literally called 'Thin Humans' so people started saying 'Fat Humans' to differentiate.

I really would prefer if they added this level of customization and body type to ALL races eventually, but it's nice to see them added at all as a start. I'm hoping this paves the way for more variety in the future!

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Re: Battle for Azeroth Allied Races Thread

Unread post by Rawr » Thu Feb 22, 2018 9:34 pm

Could call them stretched and squashed humans :D :mrgreen:

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Re: Battle for Azeroth Allied Races Thread

Unread post by Equeon » Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:49 pm

Wait, so are Vulpera actually confirmed or are they just flagged as a "race" because that makes NPC customization easier?

I will be devastated if a new culture with no established lore becomes playable over, say, Arakkoa.

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Re: Battle for Azeroth Allied Races Thread

Unread post by Valnaaros » Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:53 pm

No confirmation. They are just flagged as a race, much like Broken, Naga, Vrykul and several others are. Blizz even posted that just because a race is flagged doesn't mean they'll be playable.

Likewise. It would be perfect if the Alliance got Arakkoa, since the Horde are getting Mag'har - both races being from Outland/Draenor.

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Re: Battle for Azeroth Allied Races Thread

Unread post by SlickrockGhost » Fri Feb 23, 2018 12:39 am

Well, the brown orcs, based on their jokes, sound like they will be horde...

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Re: Battle for Azeroth Allied Races Thread

Unread post by Wain » Fri Feb 23, 2018 1:38 am

It does seem like they’re putting a lot of extra work into Vulpera for just an NPC race, but who knows? Maybe they’ll end up being something they’ll release as a playable race later in the expansion. As for an Allance equivalent, stocky Kul Tirans would seem kinda mundane in comparison, but I can’t think of anything else in Kul Tiras that would work. I know there are quillboars, which actually could be great fun to play! But I expect they’ll be hostile. One other thing that could work is if one of the races on Zandalar is persecuted by the trolls and so is receptive to Alliance.

The Mag’har orcs would really not make sense as anything but Horde at this point. It’d be hard to add any story that explains them joining Alliance that didn’t come across as forced.
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Re: Battle for Azeroth Allied Races Thread

Unread post by Valnaaros » Fri Feb 23, 2018 1:47 am

It's possible, though Vrykul and Naga have similar customization and aren't playable. Vulpera could still be playable, but nothing right now really suggests that they will be. The Alliance equivalent doesn't necessarily have to be from Kul Tiras. The Mag'har the Horde are getting are from Draenor, not Outland, so the Alliance could recruit the Arakkoa. If we go outside of Draenor, the Alliance could recruit the Vrykul or the Broken.

Agreed. And regardless of that, the Horde playerbase would be furious no matter what reason was given.
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Re: Battle for Azeroth Allied Races Thread

Unread post by Valnaaros » Fri Feb 23, 2018 1:56 am

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Re: Battle for Azeroth Allied Races Thread

Unread post by Chaix » Fri Feb 23, 2018 2:15 am

Valnaaros wrote:It's possible, though Vrykul and Naga have similar customization and aren't tamable. Vulpera could still be tamable, but nothing right now really suggests that they will be. The Alliance equivalent doesn't necessarily have to be from Kul Tiras. The Mag'har the Horde are getting are from Draenor, not Outland, so the Alliance could recruit the Arakkoa. If we go outside of Draenor, the Alliance could recruit the Vrykul or the Broken.

Agreed. And regardless of that, the Horde playerbase would be furious no matter what reason was given.
Tamable? I think you mean playable.

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Re: Battle for Azeroth Allied Races Thread

Unread post by Valnaaros » Fri Feb 23, 2018 2:17 am

Yes, I meant playable. I keep making that mistake on these forums :lol:

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Re: Battle for Azeroth Allied Races Thread

Unread post by Wain » Fri Feb 23, 2018 6:17 am

Chaix wrote:
Valnaaros wrote:It's possible, though Vrykul and Naga have similar customization and aren't tamable. Vulpera could still be tamable, but nothing right now really suggests that they will be. The Alliance equivalent doesn't necessarily have to be from Kul Tiras. The Mag'har the Horde are getting are from Draenor, not Outland, so the Alliance could recruit the Arakkoa. If we go outside of Draenor, the Alliance could recruit the Vrykul or the Broken.

Agreed. And regardless of that, the Horde playerbase would be furious no matter what reason was given.
Tamable? I think you mean playable.
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: tameable naga would be fun ;)
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