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Cathar Playable Species


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aabcdow
08.21.2012 , 11:02 AM | #1
With the addition of the Cathar species being playable in the near future, will there be the ability to change species of any or all current characters on an account? Just to make this crystal clear, if I have already leveled a cyborg, can I switch that cyborg to Cathar? My initial choices in character creation would have been significantly different if Cathar would have been available at the start, and I have a feeling that others would probably agree. If this isn't an option, what will result is all of us Cathar lovers creating new characters (if we have slots available) as soon the option is available, and the starting planets will be flooded with Cathar running around - it will look like that is the only species on the planet.

I for one would love the option to switch species of a current character(s) to be Cathar. Not sure it is achievable, but if so, Devs could even limit the number of species changes or make it only an option for paying subcriptions, to limit chaos or whatever,.

Would love to hear if others would like this option as well, and WOULD REALLY LOVE IF A DEV CHIMED IN WITH THEIR INPUT.

Thank!

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EnufThree
08.21.2012 , 11:27 AM | #2
Quote: Originally Posted by aabcdow View Post
With the addition of the Cathar species being playable in the near future, will there be the ability to change species of any or all current characters on an account? Just to make this crystal clear, if I have already leveled a cyborg, can I switch that cyborg to Cathar? My initial choices in character creation would have been significantly different if Cathar would have been available at the start, and I have a feeling that others would probably agree. If this isn't an option, what will result is all of us Cathar lovers creating new characters (if we have slots available) as soon the option is available, and the starting planets will be flooded with Cathar running around - it will look like that is the only species on the planet.

I for one would love the option to switch species of a current character(s) to be Cathar. Not sure it is achievable, but if so, Devs could even limit the number of species changes or make it only an option for paying subcriptions, to limit chaos or whatever,.

Would love to hear if others would like this option as well, and WOULD REALLY LOVE IF A DEV CHIMED IN WITH THEIR INPUT.

Thank!
Lol I highly doubt you'll be able to switch your character's race. The Cathar are pretty much going to be available for any new character you'll want to make.
I suppose getting a lyrium tattoo of breasts on my chest would make things better...

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Elyx
08.21.2012 , 11:35 AM | #3
If they do decide to do it, I wouldn't be surprised to see it initially pop up as a store option. I believe that allot of their "cosmetic" changes were put on hold with the f2p....why give them to us now for free, when they can nickle and dime us with them instead?

...on a more reasonable note...it's probably easier for them to push changes through with the store then it was without. So I'm hoping to see many more things like this available once f2p hits the game.
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pocketthesaurus
08.21.2012 , 11:57 AM | #4
Probably not a change available. Some things in storylines were specific to race, so changing all of a sudden might change that.

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Tekell
08.21.2012 , 12:22 PM | #5
I like this idea but if not I would like more slots per server. I have all but one slot full on my main server and i am saving that slot for a twi'lek sith juggernaut, so I have no room for a Cathar. I guess it could work, though, if they allowed free transfers for subs of any character to any server then I could have some of the characters that i have on my main server on a different server to save space and not lose them.

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Gwena
08.21.2012 , 12:46 PM | #6
I'd love to be able to change my Agent into a Cathar! He's not that high level but he's got some perks unlocked and I spend a good amount of time getting him social points. Other games offer this as a paid service, and I would certainly pay for a race change in this game if the price wasn't too steep! I've just stopped playing him for now though, as if I have to reroll I don't want to put in more effort that will be wasted.

It is not as though race in this game is any more complicated than the game categorizing you as a certain "type" (ex: human/pureblood, chiss, alien scum) for the select few conversations where your race/species status is even alluded to.

Legacy unlocks could be an issue, but if they allow you to pay for race unlocks with cartel coins (which I hope they will, if you have the required legacy level), they could just price a race change the same as or slightly higher than the race unlocks. That would prevent people from getting "cheap" race unlocks by leveling a character as a race they wanted for a different class, then buying a race change for that character after getting the unlock.
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BenjaminminU
08.21.2012 , 01:08 PM | #7
I can't wait for all these people to create their cat people characters, personally i hate them, so in PVP itll be fun to fry them with blasters.
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paul_preib
08.21.2012 , 01:16 PM | #8
While I have not played a ton of different MMOs, across the ones I have there is no precedent for Species-conversion so I would have to say it is highly unlikely.
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Izorii
08.21.2012 , 01:21 PM | #9
I suspect the point of new species is to get us to play through content for lv 1-50 again and grind agin. It would actually work on me if it was a species I wanted. So I suspect new species means new char.

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Nalara
08.21.2012 , 02:28 PM | #10
More character slots or species change would be nice if they are releasing new races