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Any plans for adding new playable species? Togruta maybe?

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Any plans for adding new playable species? Togruta maybe?

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Saito_Hiraga
12.09.2013 , 05:08 PM | #1
Since the Cathar was actually added Ive been wondering if there are plans to add new playable species, I mean there are more humanoid alien species that can be adapted to be playable.

I was specially thinking on the Togruta because they are well know and liked on the star wars universe, Ive seen already people asking for it since the game was on development and there are already many models to start working with. I understand the big problem is the headgear compatibility I guess you can make the same as you did with twileks, adjust headbands to forehead, let the horns visible on some masks and hide them with some helmets that doesnt look aesthetic with them.
For hoods just design a hood for this kind of character or simply dont allow this characters to wear hoods.

I think its pretty easy to make the Togruta playable since most gear is already tested with Ashara.

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jankiel
12.09.2013 , 08:20 PM | #2
They did say that If Cathar sold well then they would do new species. Cathar did well but still no new info and it's been some time now...
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Alenaar
12.10.2013 , 02:14 PM | #3
Just to put a little wish..

Togrutaaaa!

Togruta was my number 1 choice even before actuall release of game when I hoped deep in my soul for them to be waiting for me as one of possible races to pick. One of reasons I really believed they are going to be there was quite a couple of forum portraits.

I recently returned after a break with couple friends and we are enjoying our time a lot, yet I believe Togruta as playable race would just make this enjoyment to skyrocket up to...ye..sky.

Please make it happen, I do not mean to speak for others, but i dare say there is much more peeps with similar wish.

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DOHboy
12.10.2013 , 03:00 PM | #4
Quote: Originally Posted by jankiel View Post
They did say that If Cathar sold well then they would do new species. Cathar did well but still no new info and it's been some time now...
which the tin hat junkie in me thinks this is a GOOD thing that they might actually, maybe, could be, possibly *fingers crossed* adding togruta race given the effort required to actually implement it.

otherwise i think we would have had one by now, especially with the Oricon. that, or it didn't do as well as they had thought it would.

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Saito_Hiraga
12.10.2013 , 05:06 PM | #5
Quote: Originally Posted by DOHboy View Post
which the tin hat junkie in me thinks this is a GOOD thing that they might actually, maybe, could be, possibly *fingers crossed* adding togruta race given the effort required to actually implement it. .
I doubt it would actually be hard to implement. I've seen plenty Togruta male and female models with body types 1 and 2, heads, skin colors and face marks across the game, and the most important they have Ashara who is already implemented to wear most of the game's gear.
The only ones they had to implement now are the models for body type 3 and 4, from them I've seen none in game. But resources to make a playable specie from them, they got plenty to start from.

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Alenaar
12.11.2013 , 07:33 AM | #6
Quote: Originally Posted by jankiel View Post
They did say that If Cathar sold well then they would do new species. Cathar did well but still no new info and it's been some time now...
It seems rather amusing, at least to me, they base their plans to implement new species on first one additional species that is Cathar. Now without any offense against our Cathar friends, i find that one hardly able to compete against Togruta, which is, as i dare to believe and say possibly twice or even more demanded all around SWTOR community and it has always been, even before the game's actual release.

There were different choices too, Nautolan for expamle. But it was said many times that issue is with clipping and designing armor. One would say that is beauty of SW universe when it comes to races, they look different. We could starightly go for game where we run as stick figures of different colors of rainbow.

But seriously, judging the possibility of selling people candy dependding on how they were buying vegetable seems to me sooo...strange at best

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DOHboy
12.11.2013 , 09:27 AM | #7
Quote: Originally Posted by Saito_Hiraga View Post
I doubt it would actually be hard to implement. I've seen plenty Togruta male and female models with body types 1 and 2, heads, skin colors and face marks across the game, and the most important they have Ashara who is already implemented to wear most of the game's gear.
The only ones they had to implement now are the models for body type 3 and 4, from them I've seen none in game. But resources to make a playable specie from them, they got plenty to start from.
you have to remember those are static chars and a limited set of armor types. The one exception would be sith inquisitor companion, but again predetermined char, with set animations that DOES have clipping issues in many places.

Given 4 body types, 2 genders, and 3 armor types + all the adaptive armor, it can get rather difficult to update all art (or at least minimize the art) for clipping issues. Devs have said that togruta although popular does present a variety of problems. The Twi'lek was difficult enough and many art had to be tweaked for the lekku which only appear on the back and also tend to clip with items such as capes.

It may not "seem" difficult, but it isn't simply a point, click, and done deal.

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RaptorClown
12.11.2013 , 11:55 AM | #8
and nautolans...and bone face kaleesh, voss could work too!
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Alenaar
12.12.2013 , 12:57 AM | #9
Quote: Originally Posted by DOHboy View Post
you have to remember those are static chars and a limited set of armor types. The one exception would be sith inquisitor companion, but again predetermined char, with set animations that DOES have clipping issues in many places.

Given 4 body types, 2 genders, and 3 armor types + all the adaptive armor, it can get rather difficult to update all art (or at least minimize the art) for clipping issues. Devs have said that togruta although popular does present a variety of problems. The Twi'lek was difficult enough and many art had to be tweaked for the lekku which only appear on the back and also tend to clip with items such as capes.

It may not "seem" difficult, but it isn't simply a point, click, and done deal.
And this is the thing we can hear ALL THE TIME since release. Now with all due respect to everyone, SWTOR characters already look really similar. Recolored humans with different hairdresses, little spikes on face, Twi'lek is the only one who has something "really different".

What I am saying is, that I can hardly find any excuse. Species are supposed to be different, giving as an apology ...
this... That sounds like saying "Ummm...we cannot put in this race, cause it is different".

I dont mean to offend devs, but is it problems or work they are actually talking about. One should have expected this in SW Universe and take this as neccesity. Not taking quick way out by giving players to pick from colorfull pallette of colorfull humans

Well of course, if that would trouble me so much, I would nost probably quit game back then, still in early access.
Anyhow Togruta's popularity seems to be really really big to ignore. And I just hope they see it the similar way...

Or stuff my face with something else .....ike housing xD

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Max_Gambit
12.12.2013 , 07:17 AM | #10
Let me say just one thing BOTHAN :P my favourite race in swg hehe but dont know how they were in this time and age so if not how about Rodians ^^ but Togruta would be awesome too
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