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    Default Are Purple Dragon Knights Half-Orcs?

    And if they are not Half-Orcs why do they look like them?
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    I do believe they are human without xtra feat and skills. Their racial tree is humans but the dragonmark line is removed and PDK items inserted.
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    They are humans as best as I can tell and had access to all 4 or whatever dragon marks if you try to level them up in the dojo -- however they've already said dragonmarks are not intended.
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    The PDK is a Human character without the extra feat slot (though skill points bonus seems to be there), and human enhacements (besides dragonmarks tree ofcourse), but have a half-orc size and some mix of human and half-orc appearances. Hope this helps, cheers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gishou View Post
    Are Purple Dragon Knights Half-Orcs?

    And if they are not Half-Orcs why do they look like them?
    They avoid the Enchanted Ghallanda Rations. As House Ghallanda is a halfling dragonmarked house, Ghallanda rations are small portions enchanted to seem filling even when they aren't, that and they come from Eberron.

    Purple Dragon Knights, being on a different world than Ghallanda and also being the officers and warrior elite of the Cormyrian Army are fed a solid diet of Roast Boar Shank and Smoke-Cured Ham, I swear!

    They only look like half-orcs because we're used to seeing underfed humans starved from a non-stop diet of enchanted halfling sized portions of travel rations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daine View Post

    They only look like half-orcs because we're used to seeing underfed humans starved from a non-stop diet of enchanted halfling sized portions of travel rations.
    Then why do some of the npcs look normal sized for humans as we know them?

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    I think they are supposed to be Humans, but they have the Body proportions of a Half Orc or a Tall Dwarf.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hellllboy View Post
    I think they are supposed to be Humans, but they have the Body proportions of a Half Orc or a Tall Dwarf.
    Actually they are the result of some necromancer insane experimentation on crossbreeding half-orcs with dwarfs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gishou View Post
    Then why do some of the npcs look normal sized for humans as we know them?
    They're obviously addicted to Druid Goodberries, more magical nourishment that can't stack up against a solid meal like Grilled Turkey Leg with a solid mug of well brewed Apple Cider!

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    Then why can the ones we make not have a berry addiction?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hirmor View Post
    Actually they are the result of some necromancer insane experimentation on crossbreeding half-orcs with dwarfs.
    Vandergast must had somthing to do with it...

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    they probably re-used the skeletal kinematics from Horcs. If you notice PDK's in Eveningstar all have a wide shouldered strong jawed build, naturally they re-used the mesh from the NPC PDK's. Which I suspect are just scaled down Horc mesh, with faces tweaked to look less brutish.

    I haven't actually checked them out but I bet they use the Horc "breath" frames (the standing still animation) which will make them neigh on unplayable for me, as I can't stand how exaggerated that bit of animation is.

    IMO Turbine's animators need to take a page from the "less is more" and "subtle looks better for longer" school of design philosophy. Just look at the melee attack animations... so incredibly repetitious "swing swing SPIN, swing swing SPIN" go play Diablo III to see some masterful combat animation with weighty hits and enough breaking up of the animation cycle so it doesn't get insanely repetitive (Diablo III's rag doll physics don't hurt either but I'm just talking about the varied animations).
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    During the last Dev event (friday) +Steel said that PDK were Human. He stated that the missing bonus feat was a bug.
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    They look like a cross between orcs and dwarfs. Visually very unappealing with faces only their mothers would love. I suspect some people will not play PDK just from the way they look. Very ionic considering they are a charisma based race...

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    Graphically the PDK is a half-orc body with a human head. It appears the half-orc body must have been copy/pasted to the PDK. Roll a half-orc female and a PDK female and compare the gigantic hands. Also compare the same cartoonish short half-orc legs. Those legs are OK on a half-orc, since horcs are cartoonish anyway, but tall humans have long legs. It would have been better to just enlarge the existing human body shape.

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    I don't like the shape of the purple knights
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    As others have said, they clearly used horc bodies and added human heads. I think this is ok for the men but the women look nasty. The Eveningstar PDK females look like normal humans, but for the players they look like nasty hunchbacks. I really hope the fix this, as its hard playing a character you cant stand looking at.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iriale View Post
    I don't like the shape of the purple knights
    I would prefer human sized models as well.

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    Me too.
    Human sized would be better.
    Anyway PDK Female Heads are very nice.

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