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WildStar Races & Classes

Discussion in 'WildStar Races' started by Mr.Mike, Aug 17, 2011.

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  1. starspun

    starspun Well-Known Cupcake

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    Can be... but I hope it doesn't. I like race-based class restrictions, and I think TERA lends itself to letting all races play all classes a lot better than WildStar does.
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  2. Black Wolf

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    I agree with Starspun. Class and race combinations should be making sense lore wise. Granok stealth class? doesn't work!
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    I personally don't like restrictions. The more options you have, the better. In FFXI I enjoyed seeing Galka White Mages & Black Mages, even if they had the lowest starting INT stats, same with Taru-Taru Paladins and Dark Knights. If it's lore related I will be ok with the race/class restrictions because, well, they're lore related.

    But anything with an arm and a mind-set to kill can pick up a weapon and become a Warrior. What would really be sad is if the race you wish to play at launch doesn't offer the class you want to play as well. It can be a real bummer.
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    It's the future man! Sneaky hover boots! :p
  5. Black Wolf

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    Races that are really small don't make sense to be warriors at all. Same as probably Granok won't be Espers. They just don't have the mind power to pull off telekinic forces.
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    I disagree... Every class should be allowed to be warriors. I mean, Reepicheep was a feared warrior. Maybe a mouse race (not saying there is one) would have a caste of warriors. These warriors rely on their dexterity instead of being as strong as an ox. But they're still warriors, they still are melee tanks.
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  7. Manes

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    Also in Tera. A stone golem race called barakas ((The biggest and stoniest of all the races.)) can be powerful Priests and Mystics lore wise..They also have the best Priest animations, but that's not really related.
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    This is a brand new IP, there's no inherent lore reason why there would be race restrictions.
    The same way you put in lore why someone can't be a certain class, you can put in why it can.
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  9. Black Wolf

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    I don't even know why we are discussing this. It's already decided we will have race/class restrictions :p
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    I don't think I discussed this at all so I guess I'm in the league of "Awesomeness is not my decision....Just my life" lol.

    Man I'd love to see Liam Neeson say that OMG moment there.
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    :cautious:> Say What ?
    :sneaky:> Awesomeness is not my decision...
    Gunshot sound SFX Kaboooom
    :eek:> What did he say ???? :cautious:> I dunno something bout decision brah...

    :sneaky:> It's just my life !!!!!

    LIaaaaaamm Neeeeeeeesoooonnn !!!!

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
  11. Manes

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    Because decisions change, whether this decision changes during Beta or Years after the game releases will have to wait and be seen. Nothing is ever final.

    If the demand is strong enough, magic can happen.
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    This is a very good point.

    I also agree with this. Why can't a gnome or a half-ling pick up a sword and defend their home and family the same as anyone else?
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  13. Black Wolf

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    Of course he can! Will it be very effective? Probably not! At least it shouldn't be. But that's the way I see it. I still crinch when I see Gnome Warriors and Night-Elf Mages.
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    titangrip gnome's FTW
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    Although i do not like restrictions i do agree with Black Wolf, there should be some restrictions. But a small gnome holding a big ass weapon is cute :-p
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    I'm sort of on the fence, there have been MMOs which had class restrictions and made sense to me or others where they didn't. For me I guess it really depends on the lore and the playable races the devs have designed.
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    This is absolutely true, especially in MMOs. Nothing's ever final :)

    One limitation you all may not be aware of is that for every race/class combination we create, our animators have to create all-new custom animations to make sure they look good. It'd be impossible to make every combination by launch, but that doesn't mean the options would never open up in the future... if there's enough demand there, there's always potential.
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    USE the golden challice of increased workness -
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    .........checking the hidden Carbine Studios cameras now .............looks like a couple of the artists arnt working at maximum potential ...........suggest activating the remote shock chairs and ventilation system caffine injectors immediately :D
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    Crack the whip!
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