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Have they confirmed how many races there will be?

noncleynoncley LondonMember Posts: 704 Uncommon

I know they have confirmed Human, Kerran (ugh), Elf, Dark Elf, Dwarf and Ogre but have they confirmed any others?

I want to play my Ratonga, Gnome and Erudite.

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  • KappadonnaKappadonna Parts UnknownMember Posts: 80 Uncommon

    I think they should definitely include Ratonga and Froglok, simply because they are unique races to their franchise. We see Humans, Elves, and Dwarves in every fantasy-based game out there ... but Ratonga and Frogloks = EQ. (Well, Skaven are in Warhammer but I Ratonga are nothing like them visually or culturally). 

    Plus, I think both Ratonga and Frogloks would fit in very well with the new graphic style they decided to go with. However, I wouldn't mind seeing new races in their place -- such as with the Kerran. 

  • MardukkMardukk Member Posts: 2,001 Uncommon
    I'm hoping for trolls as well. No mention of those at this point though.
  • RydesonRydeson Canton, OHMember Posts: 3,852 Uncommon
    Nope.. still in development.. I think they don't even know how many yet..  I holding out for a Halfling hobbit.. (singing) I like big feet, I can not lie.. lol
  • GoldmundGoldmund Nixa, MOMember Posts: 8

    Race selection is still yet to be determined.  The EQ Next round table forum currently has a poll for whether or not ratonga should be included.  You can vote on it here:

    https://forums.station.sony.com/everquestnext/index.php?threads/should-the-ratonga-be-in-everquest-next.8/

  • strangiato2112strangiato2112 Richmond, VAMember Posts: 1,538 Common

    Theres a poll up on round table about ratonga. they will be in Im sure.

    Frogloks are pretty iconic, Im sure they will make the cut

    Halflings are one of the most adored (and joked about) race in EQ1, cant picture them not being in.

     

    Erudites Im less certain about, but I hope they make it.  Racial variety is a very nice thing to have.

  • Role_playerRole_player genovaMember Posts: 33

    I think KOBOLD race is inside somewhere but has to be unlock.

    And the red dragon in the famous paint? Will it be unlockable...!? and playable?! ...

  • Role_playerRole_player genovaMember Posts: 33

    I think KOBOLD race is inside somewhere but has to be unlock.

    And the red dragon in the famous paint? Will it be unlockable...!? and playable?! ...

  • AsboAsbo ManchesterMember Posts: 812 Uncommon
    Originally posted by noncley
    I know they have confirmed Human, Kerran (ugh), Elf, Dark Elf, Dwarf and Ogre but have they confirmed any others? I want to play my Ratonga, Gnome and Erudite.

    This will give you an idea of what to expect https://www.everquestnext.com/media I'm going Ogre until halflings or Gnomes turn up.

    Bandit

    Asbo

  • RydesonRydeson Canton, OHMember Posts: 3,852 Uncommon

    I'm not a fan of having a game run by ZOO animals..  C'mon SOE.. Lets keep the races humanoid as much as possible.. Rat people are as much of EQ as Aviak and Gnolls.. They are mobs to be destroyed, not played.. In my humble opinion..  Races should of been similar to the ORIGINAL EQ ones..

    1. Wood Elves
    2. High Elves
    3. Dark Elves
    4. Haflings
    5. Gnomes
    6. Dwarves
    7. Barbarians
    8. Human
    9. Half Elves
    10. Erudites
    11. Trolls
    12. Ogre
    That is a nice starting 12.. Do we really need to add non humanoid type animals.. Val Shir?  NO.. Karans? NO.. Frogs? NO.. The EQ2 did the unthinkable with adding in pretty looking Butterflies... ARGGGGGGGG.. OOF
  • LokeroLokero Member Posts: 777 Uncommon
    I think they are aiming to get all of the starting races we are familiar with in game at some point, at least.  DG said they want people to be able to play the character they want to play, etc. in that one video talking about races/classes and made it sound as if they were going for as many as possible.
  • DSWBeefDSWBeef phoenix, AZMember Posts: 791 Uncommon
    Originally posted by Rydeson
    I'm not a fan of having a game run by ZOO animals..  C'mon SOE.. Lets keep the races humanoid as much as possible.. Rat people are as much of EQ as Aviak and Gnolls.. They are mobs to be destroyed, not played.. In my humble opinion..  Races should of been similar to the ORIGINAL EQ ones.. Wood Elves High Elves Dark Elves Haflings Gnomes Dwarves Barbarians Human Half Elves Erudites Trolls Ogre That is a nice starting 12.. Do we really need to add non humanoid type animals.. Val Shir?  NO.. Karans? NO.. Frogs? NO.. The EQ2 did the unthinkable with adding in pretty looking Butterflies... ARGGGGGGGG.. OOF

    Lol people like variety and especially if its real variety. Why do you think SWTOR players still want non humanoid species in the game? Because its unique. And if it fits the lore (All that matters to the devs) then why the hell shoulnt frogloks be in the game?

    Playing: War Thunder, World of Warcraft, and Grim Dawn
    Waiting on:Everquest Next and The Black Desert

  • MyrdynnMyrdynn Beaumont, CAMember Posts: 1,800 Uncommon

    when all is said and done, I expect at least 15 race, it just makes role-playing that much better

    want a big hulking warrior, Ogre

    a quick dextrous thief, Ratonga

    a clever conjurer, Froglok

    a dark necromancer, Dark Elf

    I always picked my race in EQ2 based on which class I felt fit its look and style the best, and I want those options in EQN

  • DrakynnDrakynn The Pas, MBMember Posts: 2,030
    From the panels the 6 races announced is all they are willing to talk about because the final number is still being discussed and decided on.
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