How about a nice "New" Race Class Combo?

Discussion in 'The Veterans' Lounge' started by northstar, Mar 20, 2017.

  1. northstar Elder

    Gnome monk is over rated...

    However it would be nice if a larger race or something that hasn't seen love in a while get a nice new class to play...

    just a thought ;)
  2. Fanra Augur

    Added a new class to a race means going through every item / spell / disc used by that class and adding that race to it. I'm not sure how automated that process is and even if it is, there are always some things that must be manually done. In addition, class guild masters usually need to be added to the home city of that race.

    There is lots more, I'm sure, that would need to be done. That's ignoring lore and other reasons for not doing this. Also, it may be that monks and similar classes have special animations (flying kick, etc.) that would need to be added to the race graphic files. Also, armor graphics might need to be added.

    In other words, adding a new class to a race is not trivial. The staff at Daybreak is cut to the bone and are busy with the next expansion and other things. Therefore, I would guess that this is not something that is going to make the list.

    I have no objection to looking to improve and expand EQ. I just think this is unlikely to happen. Please continue to make suggestions, as I can be wrong and it is good to get a sense of what players want.
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  3. Tucoh Augur

    Assuming that adding a new combination is a significant amount of work I'd personally want them to ditch that idea and add more content. Race matters so little in EQ. If I found an illusion I liked I'd ditch my race and become Iksar just for that 50AC bonus.
  4. Xanathol Augur

    Actually it is not that difficult. Artwork and animations are already in game. The most work is in setting up the starting city (spawn location, GM, vendor, faction check / cleanup, etc) followed by a quick item query to add the race to class + race restricted items (and of course epic scripts). Since EQ went cookie-cutter long ago, this really only involves more dated content. The wood elf beast and froglok monk are great examples.

    I've always wanted a Barbarian SK from day one. Still holding out hope!
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  5. Tucoh Augur

    No true barbarian, from our proud race and culture would never lower ourselves to become a shadowknight.
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  6. Zarsil Lorekeeper

    They cant even give us Barbarian Troll Dwarf Ogre Vshar skellie on n on robe models after 15+ years and your saying this is easy?

    Ask a chanter to turn into an ogre or troll and keep their robe on.
  7. Xanathol Augur

    Dude, that's a feature - nothing that ugly should be robed!
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  8. Sheex Augur

    Everything is illuminated. You really should have been a Warrior brosef =/.

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  9. Zarsil Lorekeeper

    Thats the reply you come up with?

    You was saying how easy it was to make new class race combos, and in 30 seconds i destroyed your little universe

    Its okay man just admit your idea was stupid, your commit was stupid, which makes you look stupid...Before you post another commit proving your stupid....

    Stupid only means a lack of understanding....It isnt as bad as it sounds :)
  10. Zarsil Lorekeeper

    And i'm getting ready to go have a few beers b4 i party with my guild mates tonite..... If ya wanna talk more about how dumb your idea was hurry up man :) I need a shower
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  12. Xanathol Augur

    Since sarcasm appears beyond your intellectual capabilities, a more blunt response...

    There is no reason for any of the races you listed to ever have a robe graphic given that they do not mesh with the idea of any robe wearing class in any logical realm of comprehension. In the off chance that the development team threw all reason to the wind, the effort it takes to update a graphic should one care to is childs play to even the most amateur of designers. The fact that they don't care to update the graphic is completely unconnected with the effort or ability to do so. Lack of understanding the separation of those two efforts on your part has no bearing on the truth of that statement.

    "G'day mate"
  13. Zarsil Lorekeeper

    Yep your Stupid
  14. Zarsil Lorekeeper

    Your the dumb *** saying those races need more classes....How ya going to do it with out new armor style models for said races....Yep your Stupid.....But its okay we always need jokers like you doing tasks for us.
  15. Zarsil Lorekeeper

    In fact Ill just repeat myself...Xanathol you are the most stupid person i have ever talked with in my life...Next time go back and read what you just typed before adding to your stupidity
  16. Sancus Augur

    Well this escalated quickly...
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  17. Act of Valor Augur

    Triple combo! This guy is on a roll!
  18. Machentoo Augur

    Which takes all of 10 minutes to write a script to accomplish, even if all this stuff is really still in flat files.
  19. Machentoo Augur

    Creating robe graphics for models that have never had robe graphics before is much more time intensive than creating a script to update a single database field.
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  20. Zarsil Lorekeeper

    Machentoo I love you...You just in 27 words made xanathol look "stupider" then he and I did over the course of hours and hundreds of words...

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