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How Do You Feel About All Archetypes Locked To A Single Race?


  

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  1. 1. How Do You Feel About All Archetypes Locked to a Single Race?



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People seem to be incapable of seeing a middle ground. It's pretty normal to limit some combinations and not allow everything, a lot of games do it this way. I don't believe anyone has said yet that t

I feel like a lot of people who come from a mainstream MMO background are getting the wrong idea about the Archetypes - they aren't Race/Class combos. Archetypes are what they are. Unique skills and g

It doesn't ruin the game for me, it's nothing particularly mind blowing, but its nice in a certain way...I like it's charm!

If they're gonna do it this way, then the animations should be exceptional, since they don't have to try and make it work for many races.  I also think that it may allow for some very interesting race designs, ones that are not very anthropomorphic even.  It really is all in how they handle it.

 

Alternatively, it could allow for a lot more archetypes to be created as time goes on as well.  Some may say its cutting corners, but if we were to compare it to say, a MOBA like its being compared to a lot, imagine if they keep on adding archetypes like MOBA's add characters.

 

I look to this with cautious optimism.

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I don't think all races should have every class as an option.  Bit I also don't think a race should be designated to play one class.  Maybe some classes can benefit from choosing a particular race.

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I hate when a game forces me into a faction I don't like just to be able to play a certain class. In my opinion, players should choose factions based on their motivations, goals and lore, not for the classes they have available.

 

You are not forced into a faction in any way, or by choosing a class at least. Edited by rajah
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Self explanatory. 1 race per archetype option. For instance:

 

Stalkers MUST be Elken.

Legionnaires MUST be Centaurs.

Assasins MUST be Fae.

 

Etc. for every archetype in the game.

 

Do you feel this will enhance or detract from your game experience? Figure now is a good time to post this with the high volumes of people sure to come by today.

 

Edit: Please don't read more into the poll than it says. The poll is only asking if you are negatively or positively effected by 100% or archetypes being locked to a single race. It's meant to determine if there is widespread public support or opposition for some archtypes being opened to more than a single race at any point. NOT all archetypes open to all races the day of game launch (or ever).

Love it...  some things should be optional.. others not.

If you have not played a game with locked race/class/genders.... TRY it before you rip it. It adds a lot of flavor and fun.

Everyone is going to look the same if they keep it like this.

 heh no.. not EVERYTHING is race/gender locked

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Self explanatory. 1 race per archetype option. For instance:

 

Stalkers MUST be Elken.

Legionnaires MUST be Centaurs.

Assasins MUST be Fae.

 

Etc. for every archetype in the game.

 

Do you feel this will enhance or detract from your game experience? Figure now is a good time to post this with the high volumes of people sure to come by today.

 

Edit: Please don't read more into the poll than it says. The poll is only asking if you are negatively or positively effected by 100% or archetypes being locked to a single race. It's meant to determine if there is widespread public support or opposition for some archtypes being opened to more than a single race at any point. NOT all archetypes open to all races the day of game launch (or ever).

BTW this poll is massively flawed as THIS IS NOT THE WAY the game works!!!!!!!!!!  Some classes are gender locked.. SOME are race locked.. why even ask if we all object to a system where they are all locked when that is not the design presented????

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I actually really like locked class and race options. At first I was not with it as I was used to playing anything I want. But then I realized I do not play those games anymore (WoW particularly) because I did not like everyone being able to do everything. It creates a stale state of race diversity. I have since played games with race/gender locks and they are some of the better games I have played in years. I like specialists and restrictions so that it forces diversity among the population. It is not fun when everyone is the exact same race because they can be be any class. 

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Sorry but you are wrong. Unless they changed it recently all classes are race locked. If you have confirmation otherwise that's wonderful news and I would very much like to see it.

They've said, repeatedly, that these are the INITIAL archetypes. They've also said more will be added later. They've said they are open to archetype suggestions. Getting on the doom train now is a bit premature, no?

I'm in this for the Experience, not the XP.

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There is nothing to suggest they are looking at making any future archetypes that aren't race locked. The only information and dev comments I've seen so far all support the idea that all current archetypes and planned archetypes are locked to a single race.

Then keep reading.

I'm in this for the Experience, not the XP.

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I agree to archetypes locked for not plausible combinations:

 

A centaur assassin? A centaur thief? A female minotaur sexy dancer? Ridicolous

 

But I not agree about UNIVERSAL archetypes locked to an unique gender or race:

 

Only female fae assassins? A world where male human assassins cannot exist?

 

For the moment the assassin locked for female fae is the only locked archetype I do not agree

 

For other archetypes I can to agree IF: 95% archetypes locked for HUMAN race ---> more humans in the world, less fantasy races --> I like it

 

But sadly 50% archetypes are maybe locked to not human races, so I no like it :(  

 

Otherwise I fear to see too much similar characters (all elves with same class, all dwarves with same class... boring)

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I hope they stay race locked. It'll give each archetype a unique silhouette so you can quickly identify them the moment you see them. Since there's no tab targeting you wont be able to just see their class icon and know everything. TF2 does a similar thing, you don't have to consciously think about what a class may be since you can instantly tell at first look

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I want the option to choose my race and archetype separately. I want a warrior-like elken and roguish elves, as well as stoneborn who champion polearms. The variety is very important to me and as it is this restriction will diminish my enjoyment.

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