Blood Elves in the Horde
and they have absolutely no where near the numbers to justify fielding a player race.
I don't think that's a real issue though. I mean, the Shang Xi academy really can't have more than a few hundred graduates, but that's where all the Pandaren player characters, both horde and alliance are from.
11/17/2012 10:43 PMPosted by OmacronEvery time someone mentions "subraces" I want to strangle a kitten.
What's wrong with subraces?
Yeah, high elves as a subrace seems a bit weird, but in other cases? I don't see any real reason why, for instance, Forsaken elves should be unplayable.
That is really the only way I'll ever be okay with high elves as a completely separate playable race. Right now, we have two playable elf races. That's honestly more than enough for any MMO. Anymore and it becomes World of Elfcraft, or EQ where you have for or five different varieties, when the franchise holds humans and orcs as its centerpiece figures. If you absolutely MUST have new elves then I think new orcs and new humans should come first, and probably new trolls as well.
Honestly though, I find rehashing currently existing races into new models to be stupid and lazy. If there is a new playable race in the next expansions, let it be something new and original.
11/18/2012 02:49 AMPosted by VyrinI don't. They're a bunch of dime a dozen, two-timing, backstabbing rats.
Which begs the question, Vyrin why did you create a Blood Elf on an RP server?
And another question, how the fruit cakes is your level 25 blood elves nearly friendly with The Black Prince?
The problem is, the Horde would need a new race specific to them to preserve faction balance (Ogres perhaps?) and alliance players would whine about getting a recycled race instead of a 'new' one.
The advantage is all the WC2 fans who want to RP High Elves get what they want, and Blizzard only has to manufacture a full set of lore for one race instead of two, while at the same time advancing the plot of a race that has been pretty static for a long time.
It's doable, and the lore at the moment has the potential to swing towards a split in the faction, but it probably won't happen and if it does it will take until a major expansion to do it and would require a model update (which is in the works from what I hear, but that will be a long way off).
Is it a good idea? Maybe not, but I certainly wouldn't mind. I don't think Azeroth can hold too many more sapient races anyway.
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