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New playable species on the horizon?

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CelCawdro
01.20.2018 , 04:38 PM | #1
It's been nearly three years since I last checked into the topic. Any looming news on this front? Is this even something people are still interested in? Anyone do some decent polling? Any rumours at all?

I know it seems a bit vain and trivial, but getting a few fresh species to play as would really reinvigorate my interest.

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DarkLordSnake
01.20.2018 , 04:45 PM | #2
A fresh new species, fresh new class stories thatís tied in with the new species, and a few new open world planets that are not flashpoints.
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WayOfTheWarriorx
01.20.2018 , 04:46 PM | #3
Quote: Originally Posted by CelCawdro View Post
It's been nearly three years since I last checked into the topic. Any looming news on this front? Is this even something people are still interested in? Anyone do some decent polling? Any rumours at all?

I know it seems a bit vain and trivial, but getting a few fresh species to play as would really reinvigorate my interest.
Sad to say, but, I don't think it'll ever happen at this point. =[

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arunav
01.20.2018 , 04:56 PM | #4
Quote: Originally Posted by WayOfTheWarriorx View Post
Sad to say, but, I don't think it'll ever happen at this point. =[
I wouldn't write it off entirely, but rather it is very unlikely.

I thought BW did a great job on Togruta, female especially, and the changes they made to how gear works with headslots in the process probably makes it easier to implement another new species.

The hurdles to putting another in, particularly one that is more "alien" than the launch species have been overcome - it's just a matter of if it's worth it to them financially and having the personnel to dedicate to making another, which I doubt is the case.

The game really feels like it's in wind-down mode, with making as much as possible of the CM packs and old gear along the way, perhaps a couple more years of slim updates alongside. I really want this to not be true, but I don't see any evidence of something to the contrary being implemented.

After the KotFE Chapter model didn't work, it feels like EA all but dumped the game.
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CelCawdro
01.20.2018 , 05:28 PM | #5
Quote: Originally Posted by arunav View Post
I wouldn't write it off entirely, but rather it is very unlikely.

I thought BW did a great job on Togruta, female especially, and the changes they made to how gear works with headslots in the process probably makes it easier to implement another new species.

The hurdles to putting another in, particularly one that is more "alien" than the launch species have been overcome - it's just a matter of if it's worth it to them financially and having the personnel to dedicate to making another, which I doubt is the case.

The game really feels like it's in wind-down mode, with making as much as possible of the CM packs and old gear along the way, perhaps a couple more years of slim updates alongside. I really want this to not be true, but I don't see any evidence of something to the contrary being implemented.

After the KotFE Chapter model didn't work, it feels like EA all but dumped the game.
Unfortunately, that's been EA's MO since the tail end of beta.

Purchase a company known for compelling stories, another for engaging faction PvP MMOs. Gut their original products and secure the Star Wars IP to ensure their game cannot fail. Support their product in no significant ways for either mode of gameplay that these developers have expertise in. Force those developers post-release to develop for a playerbase that belongs to another game entirely already. Get pouty and go F2P almost immediately. Milk, milk, milk.

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YlliyaXor
01.20.2018 , 11:12 PM | #6
I think the only realistic expectations are new customization options for the existing species, stuff like making all the cybernetics available for all cyborgs, or allowing cyborgs to have all the faces humans have, i would say non human cyborgs would be great but that's probably outside their current possibilities.

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MadDutchman
01.20.2018 , 11:24 PM | #7
I haven't seen so much as a peep, though the new customization options coming out at least means the species team isn't totally dead, so you never know.

Trouble is, it's kinda hard to get a feel right now for how much is being invested in the game, since we really don't know how many resources were consumed (and still are being consumed fixing stability/performance problems) with the server merges, since those are inherently behind the scenes type stuff.

The roadmap coming sometime in the next number of weeks will be very enlightening on this subject. I'm not overly optimistic but until then I'm reserving judgement.
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Eshvara
01.20.2018 , 11:55 PM | #8
I'd like me some Evocii.
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Izorii
01.21.2018 , 01:31 AM | #9
I think people still want new species. A topic about new race or new species appears every few days. There appear to be 3 main issues.
1) Most people want difference species - this is a real concern but there are some common requests and I don't see why we can't have multiple new species.
2) Are they kissable - personally I think this argument is insane. This isn't a dating game, only person who sees these cut scenes is the player playing the alien and they wont care about the likely hood of the romance and just don't take the flirt option if it upsets you.
3) Do they speak basic - Turns out even Hutts can speak basic. A lot of people look at the game to see if a species can speak basic while a lot of aliens speak alien because its cheaper. Look at Clone Wars and it can be seen most aliens can / do speak basic.

Hopefully we will hear more about new species in the 2018 roadmap, I can't see why alien species are so slow and few in coming. While they might not make a fortune in direct sales if people start a new character they will start again sub and purchase other items for this character.

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Eshvara
01.21.2018 , 01:41 AM | #10
Quote: Originally Posted by Izorii View Post
I think people still want new species. A topic about new race or new species appears every few days. There appear to be 3 main issues.
1) Most people want difference species - this is a real concern but there are some common requests and I don't see why we can't have multiple new species.
2) Are they kissable - personally I think this argument is insane. This isn't a dating game, only person who sees these cut scenes is the player playing the alien and they wont care about the likely hood of the romance and just don't take the flirt option if it upsets you.
3) Do they speak basic - Turns out even Hutts can speak basic. A lot of people look at the game to see if a species can speak basic while a lot of aliens speak alien because its cheaper. Look at Clone Wars and it can be seen most aliens can / do speak basic.

Hopefully we will hear more about new species in the 2018 roadmap, I can't see why alien species are so slow and few in coming. While they might not make a fortune in direct sales if people start a new character they will start again sub and purchase other items for this character.
Do you think Bioware wants to have broken things on purpose? Playable Hutt, Hutt can't wear armor, doesn't have casting animations, cant kiss, can't talk, can't drive mounts and the list goes on. Yes this game isn't a dating sim, but it has technical limitations. Some things just do not work. Saying something like this is just as stupid as flagging vanilla companions in vanilla content as multisex. Does it affect my gameplay when Quinn calls you an unique woman while you're playing a male? No. That doesn't make it any less absurd and it's downright shameful if they want to have a game full of bugs intentionally just to please players.

Seeing a Hutt or a Jawa with the voice of a Jedi Knight or a Sith warrior...what a joke.
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