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Playable and Companion species suggestion checklist thread

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Playable and Companion species suggestion checklist thread

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Delvianseek
11.28.2012 , 03:09 AM | #341
I usually make characters that are as far away from human looking as possible. Not really fussed with the romance options (but I understand why some are). I would love an Ithorian Consular and a Mon Cal toon as well. I really hope they become available at some point in the future. If the option to change existing characters species to the new species was available - I would be even happier.

Judging by the number of posts about more diverse species selections there is obviously a demand for less human looking playable species. When will Bioware supply this demand?

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Izorii
11.28.2012 , 11:41 AM | #342
Quote: Originally Posted by Fallenangelo View Post
A jedi hutt would be fun to play as. Seriously though, I would be completely surprised, not to mention disapointed, if the Echani race are not implemented in the future. They played a key role in KOTOR 2, the supposed foundation of this game. I can totally see them being a melee oriented class using their fists, feet, and vibroweapons while wearing light armor with high evasion rates. I personally wouldnt play as one, but it would be nice to see them running around. I would have prefered that they be included as a female Echani companion, the spiritual successor of Briana if you will, to one of the jedi classes. Sadly, that never happened.
I may be wrong buyt Echani aren't they just pale humans with white hair couldn't you just make a human make him pale and give him white hair and call yourself an Echani?

Perosnaly I am hoping for more alien species no more near humans.

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CelCawdro
11.28.2012 , 12:15 PM | #343
Quote: Originally Posted by Vitas View Post
This is a pretty wild guess but looking in the Star Wars: The Old Republic Encyclopedia, the way the species section is presented, after Cathar the next few playable species could be, in no particular order: Togruta, Chagrian, Devaronian, Advozse, Mon Calamari and Kaleesh.

What kind of annoys me with Cathar is I remember reading that it would be a Legacy species. If this means what I think it means, then Cathar would only be accessible after reaching a certain level. To me, this would be pretty frustrating especially to the people who wants to play as their favourite species from the start only having to play as one they don't want just to obtain another. I would understand if like the rest of the current selection it was available from the start but only to a couple of classes and then unlockable to the rest via the Legacy system. I guess we'll have to wait until either 1.7 or 1.8 gets closer to know the exact details on how they'll handle them.
That is a wild guess, and it's already been confirmed that Cathar are going to be exclusive to the Cartel shop.

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LyulfLykaios
11.28.2012 , 12:20 PM | #344
Quote: Originally Posted by Vitas View Post
The Star Wars universe is inhabited by over thousands of different intelligent and ferocious species. Some although would be hard to add as mentioned previously by the devs involving more voice-overs and story alterations, whilst others could easily be implemented in a major patch. So here I'll be posting a full list of species which seem ideal as playable with some notes attached. I'll also be stating which class they'd be suited to play as based on established Star Wars continuity and lore. If there are any which you believe are missing, post in the thread and they'll be updated soon. Also vote/post which you'd like to see added.

CATHAR HAS BEEN REVEALED AT E3 AS THE NEXT NEW PLAYABLE SPECIES IN A FUTURE UPDATE!

1 - denotes the species is a simple recolor of humans or feature minor anatomical features which means they could be included in a major patch rather than a possible expansion.
2 - denotes the species is already in-game as either an NPC or Companion

BH = Bounty Hunter, IA = Imperial Agent, JC = Jedi Consular, JK = Jedi Knight, SI = Sith Inquisitor, SM = Smuggler, SW = Sith Warrior, TR = Trooper

Popular candidates
*Bothan - IA, JC, JK, SM, TR
*Falleen 1 - BH, IA, JC, JK, SI, SM, SW, TR
*Ithorian 2 - JC, JK, SM, TR
*Kaleesh 2 - BH, IA, SI, SW
*Kel Dor 2 - BH, JC, JK, TR
*Mon Calamari 2 - BH, JC, JK, TR
*Nautolan 2 - BH, JC, JK, SM, SW, TR
*Rodian 2 - BH, IA, JC, JK, SI, SM, SW, TR
*Selkath 2 - BH, JC, JK, SM?, SW, TR?
*Sullustan 2 - JC, JK, SM, TR
*Taung - BH, TR?
*Togruta 1, 2 - JC, JK
*Trandoshan 2 - BH, JK, SI, SM, SW, TR
*Wookiee 2 - BH?, JK, JC, SM, TR
*Zeltron 1 - BH, IA, JC, JK, SI, SM, SW, TR

Other eligable candidates
*Abyssin 2 - BH, IA, SM, TR
*Anomid 2 - IA, SM
*Arcona 2 - BH, IA, JC, JK, SI, SM, SW, TR
*Argazdan - IA, SI
*Arkanian 1 - JC, JK, SM, TR
*Arkanian Offshoot 1 - JC, JK, SM, TR
*Balosar 1 - BH, IA, SI, SM
*Barabel - BH, IA, SI, SM, SW, TR
*Biituian 1 - BH, IA, JC, JK, SI, SM, SW, TR
*Bimm - IA, JC, JK, SI, SM, SW
*Bith 2 - BH, IA, JC, JK, SI, SM, SW, TR
*Cerean 1 - JC, JK
*Chagrian 2 - BH, IA, JC, JK, SI, SM, SW, TR
*Chistori - BH, JC, JK, SI, SW, TR
*Devaronian 1, 2 - BH, IA, JC, JK, SI, SM, SW, TR
*Duros 2 - BH, IA, JC, JK, SM
*Echani 1 - JC, JK, SI, SW
*Evocii - 1, 2 - JC, JK, SM
*Farghul - BH, SM
*Feeorin - BH, JC, JK, SM, TR
*Fosh - JC, JK, SI, SW
*Frenk - BH, IA
*Gamorrean 2 - BH, TR
*Gand 2 - BH, IA, JC, JK, SI, SM, SW, TR
*Gran 2 - BH, IA, JC, JK, SI, SM, SW, TR
*Hamadryas 1 - BH, IA, JC, JK, SI, SM, SW, TR
*Ho'Din - IA, JC, JK, SM
*Khil - JC, JK, SM, TR
*Kiffar 1 - BH, JC, JK, TR
*Kobok - BH, IA, SM, TR
*Kubaz 2 - BH, IA
*Kyuzo - BH, IA
*Lepi - BH, IA, SM, TR
*Muun 1 - IA, SI
*Nagai 1 - BH, IA, SI, SW
*Neimoidian 2 - BH, IA, SM, TR
*Neti - JC, JK, SI, SW
*Noorian 1 - JC, JK, SM, TR
*Pantoran 1 - JC, JK, SM, TR
*Pau'an 1 - JC, JK, SI, SW
*Phindian - BH, IA
*Quarren - BH, IA, JC, JK, SM, SW, TR
*Rakata 2 - JC, JK, SI, SW
*Roonan - JC, JK
*Sakiyan 1 - BH, IA
*Sarkhai 1, 2 - JC, JK, SM, TR
*Selonian 2 - IA, JC, JK, SM
*Skakoan - BH, IA, SM, TR
*Talz 2 - BH, IA, JC, JK, SM, SW, TR
*Tammuz-an - JC, JK, SM, TR
*Teevan 1 - JC, JK
*Theelin 1 - JC, JK, SI, SM, SW
*Tof 1 - BH, IA
*Ubese 1 - BH, IA
*Umbaran 1 - BH, IA, SI
*Vodran - BH, SM, TR
*Voss 1, 2 - JC, JK, SI, SW, TR
*Vultan 1 - JC, JK, SI, SW
*Weequay 2 - BH, IA, JC, JK, SM, SW, TR
*Wroonian 1 - JC, JK, SM, TR
*Zelosian 1 - BH, IA, SI, SM, SW
*Zygerrian 1 - BH, IA

Legacy and Companion species
Whilst there are many which would be fun to play as, some wouldn't work as playable due to a number of factors: size, physical appearance and primitiveness. Unless BioWare can work some way to include them as playable (maybe through the Legacy system), they'll be much suited as a companion species for now.

^ = denotes that their homeworld would need to be included in order to meet them.

*Aleena
*Anacondan
*Anx
*Chadra-Fan
*Daimlo
*Dantari ^
*Drall
*Dug
*Dulok ^
*Ewok ^
*Filar-Nitzan
*Gen'Dai
*Geonosian
*Gungan ^
*Hutt
*Jawa
*Kaminoan
*Lannik
*Mluki
*Nelvaanian ^
*Noghri
*Ortolan
*Parwan
*Quermian
*Sanyassan
*Sayormi
*Skel
*Talortai
*Tchuukthai
*Toydarian
*T'surr
*Tulgah
*Ugnaught
*Utai ^
*Xamster
*Xexto
*Yoda's species

Q&A
If the species is unable to speak basic or features an extreme alien-like appearance for example Wookiees, Talz and Rodians, wont that affect the story in anyway?
It shouldn't really. There'd be some changes with a few lines of dialogue and like currently right now only specific genders can romance certain companions, there'd be some changes for romances with specific species.

If the species is small like the Drall, Lannik and Ortolan or is very tall like the Wookiees, Quermian, Talz and Tammuz-an, wont that affect the camera height during cut-scenes?
The size of the species shouldn't matter as seen a while ago with the minature character glitch where the camera and NPC's eye focus will automatically align with the player's height.

If the species can only speak non-basic, then wont that cause some concern?
There really shouldn't be any concern. If you don't want to play as a species who can't speak basic and can only growl or speak huttese, then obviously you wouldn't pick it. There'd be of course subtitles to help compensate this but again if you can't be bothered reading lines of writing, don't choose to play as that species. All the other NPC's dialogue wouldn't have their language changed either to match the player's language and would still stay the same.

For any other concerns which you may face, especially regarding Wookiees then this thread should answer your questions:
http://www.swtor.com/community/showthread.php?t=503367
Maybe i missed it but i didn't see Shistavanen in your list.
http://www.swtor.com/community/showthread.php?t=561960

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LyulfLykaios
11.28.2012 , 12:22 PM | #345
We definitely need more none human Species.

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LyulfLykaios
11.28.2012 , 12:26 PM | #346
Quote: Originally Posted by Delvianseek View Post
I usually make characters that are as far away from human looking as possible. Not really fussed with the romance options (but I understand why some are). I would love an Ithorian Consular and a Mon Cal toon as well. I really hope they become available at some point in the future. If the option to change existing characters species to the new species was available - I would be even happier.

Judging by the number of posts about more diverse species selections there is obviously a demand for less human looking playable species. When will Bioware supply this demand?
I agree with you completely!

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Thargrim
11.28.2012 , 12:30 PM | #347
Yep, expect any new alien species they add to be cartel shop only.

I admit I probably wouldn't buy Cathar, but i'd buy Kaleesh in an instant.

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Lestroisrois
11.28.2012 , 04:02 PM | #348
I used the in-thread search function to check and see if anyone had this idea, and since no one has...

Gree as a companion.

There in the game already, just need to figure out what role they'd serve; probably uses probes for healing/dps...

Evidence of being in game already: Terror From Beyond (Imp side, don't know if on Pub side too)

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Vitas
11.28.2012 , 08:34 PM | #349
Quote: Originally Posted by Thargrim View Post
Yep, expect any new alien species they add to be cartel shop only.

I admit I probably wouldn't buy Cathar, but i'd buy Kaleesh in an instant.
I can understand if they were available to purchase in the Cartel shop for F2P players but they should be available from the start for subscribers but of course limited to certain classes.
If you'd like to see more Explorable Worlds in Star Wars: The Old Republic,
then head to this thread and discuss, list and vote which you'd like to see and explore in the game:

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SDTAXantos
12.02.2012 , 05:39 AM | #350
Son, I am disappoint.

http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Ongree

JK / JC / SI / Smuggler?