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Just noticed Dark Elf in the picture has horns?

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  • MadDemon64MadDemon64 Member UncommonPosts: 1,102
    Originally posted by ropenice
    Since this is supposed to be an alternate dimension of Norrath (I think I saw that somewhere), they will probably explain these changes in lore (except the things changed for artistic purpose). Maybe in this version of Norrath/EQN the dark elves are allied with demons/devils, even breeding with them, and there will be demon-type mobs and large zones/areas underground with content/explorable areas. Or maybe they just thought horns look cool.

    Horns are always cool.  Why do you think so many people play Castanics in TERA?

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  • MadDemon64MadDemon64 Member UncommonPosts: 1,102
    Originally posted by Wizardry

    Creatures and races should evolve,just like they do in real life.If there is an actual story line,then the creatures and races would have adapted to their surroundings.Not sure how they would create a story behind growing horns,but in Fantasy anything is possible.

     

    Tell me about it.  In fact, creatures like Humans, Iksar, Kerrans, and Frogluks developing similar body shapes (plantigrade feet, opposibal thumbs, large brai ncavity) despite coming from vastly different classes and orders ALONE should be enough to tell you that.

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  • MadDemon64MadDemon64 Member UncommonPosts: 1,102
    Originally posted by iamjason1989
    Originally posted by Slukjan

    forget about the horns...look at that leg armor!  How does she walk around, let alone fight, with such huge clunky armor on her legs?

     

    And why wear armor on your legs but no where else?  How does it make sense to leave your arms, torsoe, and head completely unprotected?

    gigantic shoulder armor and boots are all you need in fantasy game nowaday.

    the bigger your shoulder the mightier you are.

    I blame Rob Liedfeld for this trend.

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  • DMKanoDMKano Member LegendaryPosts: 21,646
    Originally posted by MadDemon64
    Originally posted by iamjason1989
    Originally posted by Slukjan

    forget about the horns...look at that leg armor!  How does she walk around, let alone fight, with such huge clunky armor on her legs?

     

    And why wear armor on your legs but no where else?  How does it make sense to leave your arms, torsoe, and head completely unprotected?

    gigantic shoulder armor and boots are all you need in fantasy game nowaday.

    the bigger your shoulder the mightier you are.

    I blame Rob Liedfeld for this trend.

    it seems that EQN will also introduce ridiculously large shin guards and huge bracers, to go with those huge shoulders!

    Add some huge weapons and there you go!

    /shudder

  • TibbzTibbz Member UncommonPosts: 613
    Originally posted by Lokero
    Originally posted by ice-vortex
    There is rumor that deity choice can have physical appearance effects on a character.

    That's the first thing that came to my mind, too.  Just like the Bioware games, it's probably some aesthetic alteration for being a super evil follower of Innoruuk or something.

    Either that, or it's not even a dark elf, but some type of Satyr that got hit by a fireball and burned black... the art is bad enough that it could go either way.

    Hmmm a strong faction relationship to deities might make for some interesting game play; which would also explain a lot concerning some of the images and official comments.  Friday cant come soon enough.  

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  • 3-4thElf3-4thElf Member Posts: 489

    I don't see it as a primary feature in EQN's tier'dal artwork.

    Probably earrings.

    a yo ho ho

  • NanfoodleNanfoodle Member EpicPosts: 7,787
    Originally posted by 3-4thElf

    I don't see it as a primary feature in EQN's tier'dal artwork.

    Probably earrings.

    Earrings that are pointy and coming out of her forehead? What an odd place to put them. Maybe her chin is really a necklace? 



  • SlavakkSlavakk Member Posts: 36
    Dude its just a hat people!!!! The damn elf probably got it from the cash shop or one of the mini seasonal promotions!!
  • 3-4thElf3-4thElf Member Posts: 489
    Originally posted by Nanfoodle
    Originally posted by 3-4thElf

    I don't see it as a primary feature in EQN's tier'dal artwork.

    Probably earrings.

    Earrings that are pointy and coming out of her forehead? What an odd place to put them. Maybe her chin is really a necklace? 

    I've seen odder things in fantasy. They're clearly fishbone earrings. 

    a yo ho ho

  • NanfoodleNanfoodle Member EpicPosts: 7,787
    Originally posted by 3-4thElf
    Originally posted by Nanfoodle
    Originally posted by 3-4thElf

    I don't see it as a primary feature in EQN's tier'dal artwork.

    Probably earrings.

    Earrings that are pointy and coming out of her forehead? What an odd place to put them. Maybe her chin is really a necklace? 

    I've seen odder things in fantasy. They're clearly fishbone earrings. 

    Better tell the artist to move her ears to her forehead then lol, Or the earrings to her ears, not sure what one would be easier =-)



  • 3-4thElf3-4thElf Member Posts: 489
    Originally posted by Nanfoodle
    Originally posted by 3-4thElf
    Originally posted by Nanfoodle
    Originally posted by 3-4thElf

    I don't see it as a primary feature in EQN's tier'dal artwork.

    Probably earrings.

    Earrings that are pointy and coming out of her forehead? What an odd place to put them. Maybe her chin is really a necklace? 

    I've seen odder things in fantasy. They're clearly fishbone earrings. 

    Better tell the artist to move her ears to her forehead then lol, Or the earrings to her ears, not sure what one would be easier =-)

    I think most people just don't pay enough attention. It looks like a jewelry piece more than horns is all. 

    But there's a generation of people who grew up seeing the lil' men as standing on top of the goals in Double Dribble.

    a yo ho ho

  • MadDemon64MadDemon64 Member UncommonPosts: 1,102

    Just discovered this on Ten Ton Hammer

    Yep, those are horns.

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  • cheyanecheyane Member EpicPosts: 6,428
    okay horns. sorry edited.
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  • kyssarikyssari Member Posts: 142

    This video kind of addresses a number of things numerous people here are saying: Races, Characters and Weapons Explained

     

    First of all that is indeed a Dark Elf and they do have some form of 2nd appendage wether it be 2nd set of ears or horns or whatever they are.

     

    Second of all they state there is a lot of new unique lore specifically for the Dark Elves so I am sure somewhere in there they will explain the nature of those new appendages.

     

    Third gear is fully customizable so if someone wants to wear a chainmail bikini then they can but no one will ever be forced to. Find an awesome piece of gear but don't like its look? You can change it.

  • bill4747bill4747 Member Posts: 202

    That Dark Elf looks great to me. I would invite her to my place horns, ears, unusual jewelry, not a problem.

     

     

    I do, however, fear greatly for her safety.  That armor is only keeping her arms and legs protected.

     

    Perhaps Dark Elves have such good muscle tone that swords and maces bounce of their abs?

     

     

     

  • cheyanecheyane Member EpicPosts: 6,428
    In a fantasy game your extremities come into contact with things .Like when you kick or punch or swing a sword. Theoretically  your torse should not touch anything if you are skilled so I guess the dark elf is protecting the vulnerable bits.
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  • TyvolusTyvolus Member Posts: 190

    when I signed up on the EQN website for beta or whatever it was I was registering for, a picture of a Dark Elf female came up, concept art...it had some explanations....pointing to the horns, saying they were well, horns, also had described the eyes as being similar to a serpent or dragon in looks and shape...no description on the feet, but they looked like lizards feet...toes were pointed and toenails that looked like an animals. I tried to find the pic again but cant, it only came up after I registered. IMO, the DE female was a total fail. very disappointed with the art direction of the game, and the DE female made Tony the Tiger look pretty cool in comparison.

  • TicklepinkTicklepink Member UncommonPosts: 123
    Its gear WITH horns.or...maybe its not a elf an in fact a Tiefling.

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  • TyvolusTyvolus Member Posts: 190


    Originally posted by Ticklepink
    Its gear WITH horns.or...maybe its not a elf an in fact a Tiefling.

    dark elves grow horns. PERIOD. if that changes or not remains to be seen. and like I just said they have serpent like eyes and lizard like feet. I just explained all that.

  • grimjakkgrimjakk Member Posts: 192

    Got to www.everquestnext.com and download the short story "The Last Stand of the Teir'dal".

     

    In this Norrath, there is no Innoruuk.  The Teir'dal were either a warrior caste or the equivalent of Special Forces.  And although they didn't originally, these elves apparently now have draconic blood in their makeup.

     

     

  • NadiaNadia Member UncommonPosts: 11,798

    also discussed here

    http://massively.joystiq.com/2013/08/05/soe-live-2013-the-lore-of-everquest-next/

    With no reason to fear the Elves any longer, Dragons returned to exact revenge by laying waste to the lands. The Feir'Dal, a faction of Elves welcoming to other races, brought the allies together again, ushering in a long and costly war. Unfortunately, their strength was not enough, and the elite forces (the Teir'Dal, led by a Thex) make a heroic last stand at the fortress of Bastion so the Combine forces can flee.

    (Note: As players can see, the Teir'Dal with their horns no longer look like the other Elves. During an interview, Franchise Director Dave Georgeson spoke of how these Elves now had Dragon blood in them. Now we see how that stage was set!)

  • ElRenmazuoElRenmazuo Member RarePosts: 5,361
    They had sex with dragons
  • SmikisSmikis Member UncommonPosts: 1,045
    tbh when i first saw dark elfs in live stream, first thought that popped into my head was " satyrs "
  • vamirezvamirez Member Posts: 1
    In original EQ lore Innoruuk "created" dark elves by corrupting and torturing normal elves, until they became dark elves. Iirc an elf king and queen were the first. He did not create them in his image and there is no reason whatsoever for them to have horns. I assume this origin story was changed because torturing and corrupting elves is too dark for the new game... Also, the horns indicate that dark elves are supposed to be evil...
  • svannsvann Member RarePosts: 2,202
    I dont think those go high enough to be true horns.  Horns are typically used for battle - either to gore or to bash.
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