03/23/2011 01:14 PM
Posted by Daggoth
It really shows more in the unit design then it does the actual story. (Also Protoss do have a lot in common with Eldar, both warp in, are both nearly extinct races, both use magic-like psionic abilities. Heck, look at a Protoss Zealot's face and then an Eldar Guardian's helmet)
protoss arent i danger of extinction, hving an entire planet fully saturated means your doing well
in fact considering how they live, theres no reason to say they dont reproduce relatively fast, not like there gonna run out of sun to eat
Well, to be honest by the end of BW we're led to believe they're nearly extinct, but by the final mission of "Utter Darkness" there's more protoss then we thought, so yeah now they're actually pretty far from being extinct.
Still there's other similarities. Two psionic based races that use psionic powers akin to magic, going so far as to create violent psionic storms, having seers capable of seeing the future, living exceptionally long and being culturally split into two sects. (High Templar and Dark Templar - Eldar to Dark Eldar) Oh and the rampant use of warp-in technology to quickly reinforce on the battlefield. All are very hard to ignore similarities.
It's also very hard to ignore their relation with humanity. (Both Eldar and Protoss thinking themselves superior to humanity and seeing them as primitive degenerates, with the given exception of those that know Raynor.)
Vehicles look nothing alike though, they really went their own way with the vehicles of SC.