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Will Tortugas ever be a playable race?

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Will Tortugas ever be a playable race?

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bloodysheath
04.14.2013 , 09:47 PM | #1
Just curious if it will be a possibility because having Ashara as my companion just doesn't quite compare. :S

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chuixupu
04.15.2013 , 12:52 AM | #2
Posted by Damion Schubert:

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Making an alien race fully human playable is a huge amount of work, at least if you want to give players the level of customization options that they have come to expect. It takes a lot of work to make all of the customization options work together and look good, while still ensuring people still can find looks that are unique to each other.

The Togruta provide a unique problem in this regard, in regards to the tentacles. Yes, the Twi’leks have tentacles too, but they are typically behind the player, whereas the Togruta’s canonically drape across the front of the character. This means that they struggle to work with the existing animations and gear without clipping — indeed, the first screenshot you see for Ashara if you google her is one with her chin ridiculously clipping through her tentacle. While this may be acceptable for a companion who is frequently offscreen while fighting, or NPCs who we can dress and pose carefully, its much more problematic for player characters who need to be able to wear anything and perform any animation and still look good. (The Twi’leks clip somewhat as well, but much art was tweaked to make this a lot less prevalent than it otherwise would have been)

I’m not trying to pour cold water in the species discussion. Quite the opposite – if the Cathar do well, I hope to expand your options even more, and we should know the answer to that ‘soonish’. I just don’t want anyone to think that just because an alien is currently in the game as an NPC, that it is trivial to turn it into player art — it’s a TON of work to do that, and do it well.
TL: DR, maybe, possibly. They keep saying that adding more species depends on how well the Cathar do. They know Togruta are popular so I think they would overcome design issues and work on them next.
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saremun
04.15.2013 , 08:14 AM | #3
i would love to have such race, i really like the look of them and colors etc..

besides they would make a good looking Jedis.

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Zerorder
04.15.2013 , 12:00 PM | #4
No disrespect to the Torgruta but, Tortuga is spanish for turtle and is just as funny as Admiral Akbar being Calamari! Mmm fried calamari...

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chuixupu
04.15.2013 , 12:25 PM | #5
Quote: Originally Posted by Zerorder View Post
No disrespect to the Torgruta but, Tortuga is spanish for turtle and is just as funny as Admiral Akbar being Calamari! Mmm fried calamari...
Um...Spanish for turtle is TORTUGA :P

lol

Edit: Oh wow, so the OP actually spelled it Tortuga in the title, LOL
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krakadyla
04.16.2013 , 01:13 AM | #6
That would be so much better than playable Togrutas. You could make 4 characters named Michelangelo, Donatello, Leonardo and Raphael, make them all stealth, run around ninja-looting and ninja-killstealing and when people complain, go "Hey, that's what we do!".

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Blimble
04.16.2013 , 05:29 AM | #7
Quote: Originally Posted by bloodysheath View Post
Just curious if it will be a possibility because having Ashara as my companion just doesn't quite compare. :S
This is one suggestion I fully support. Togruta's is a Must.
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Uvirith
04.16.2013 , 05:31 AM | #8
Tortuga....I lol´d IRL
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TalonVII
04.16.2013 , 05:34 AM | #9
I really hate how they do races in this game. In Star Trek Online, one of the few things they ever got RIGHT, is the fact you can basically pick any race or create your own.

Hell i'd PAY to be able to create my own so i could have a zeltron.
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Ifolad
04.16.2013 , 03:35 PM | #10
Quote: Originally Posted by TalonVII View Post
I really hate how they do races in this game. In Star Trek Online, one of the few things they ever got RIGHT, is the fact you can basically pick any race or create your own.

Hell i'd PAY to be able to create my own so i could have a zeltron.
MMMMMM Zeltron.....

for those of you who don't know, Zeltron are the species that twilek entertainers/dancers wish they could be.

Easiest way to explain,....

TWILEK = The hot guy or girl at work or school you can't get with.
ZELTRON = perfect 10 supermodel with the voice of an angel, that would mean all Zeltron males look like Spartans from 300.

Zeltron are classified as a "near human" species with skin hues ranging from pale white to blood red and all tints of white/pink/red inbetween. The average Zeltron has pinkish red skin, looks like the spend too much time in the tanning bed. They "leak" pheromones which they use to influence others into enjoying their performance or to comply to their diplomatic measures. Why all politicians in the SWU aren't Zeltron can only be explained by the fact that the Zeltron, like the Twilek are also completely enslaved by the hutts.

So those of you who hate barbie and ken dolls you wouldn't like the Zeltron, those of us who do love the Zeltron.

My information was taken from the Star Wars Role Playing Game Ultimate Alien Anthology D20 system.