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    Talking I think Turbine is embarassed to admit how ugly half-elves are...

    It recently occurred to me... there are no half-elf NPCs in the game. According to lore, the members of House Lyrandar (the NPCs you talk to in order to travel from your guild airship to Stormreach) are supposed to be half-elves, but the characters models used are that of elves.


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    Quote Originally Posted by HatsuharuZ View Post
    It recently occurred to me... there are no half-elf NPCs in the game. According to lore, the members of House Lyrandar (the NPCs you talk to in order to travel from your guild airship to Stormreach) are supposed to be half-elves, but the characters models used are that of elves.

    They were made before half elves, to be fair, and they don't have a habit of redesigned existing npcs...

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    I recall some half-elven zombies...
    Rognac / Oesel / Zaegroenhali / Maloich / Eriaolys / Voidmind / Pastacide / Orangewing / Veraya / Sisutu / Peletis / Lacrimis / Clipped / Somniloquy / Hypnagogic / Othafa

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    Quote Originally Posted by HatsuharuZ View Post
    It recently occurred to me... there are no half-elf NPCs in the game. According to lore, the members of House Lyrandar (the NPCs you talk to in order to travel from your guild airship to Stormreach) are supposed to be half-elves, but the characters models used are that of elves.

    Not nearly as ugly as the purple dragon knights, which were modeled after Shrek. My word they look like cartoony garbage standing beside an actual human. I'd be embarrassed to have made them.

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    Gotta admit they are pretty dang fuggly. I could understand having ugly options but when all of your options are ugly? It is not just half-elves either. Male elves of any breed. All male and Female half-elves. Female Dwarves. Purple Dragon Knights both male and female. Dungeons and Dragons is a pretty ugly world.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Contrex View Post
    I recall some half-elven zombies...
    But, half-elves are the only race that looks better after zombification...
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    i think Turbine is embarassed about allot of things

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    Quote Originally Posted by oweieie View Post
    Not nearly as ugly as the purple dragon knights, which were modeled after Shrek. My word they look like cartoony garbage standing beside an actual human. I'd be embarrassed to have made them.
    I actually like the PDK looks,sure it looks like Shrek but there are people/Humans that look like Shrek. I dont like the long chin but i dont use it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rakuda13 View Post
    I actually like the PDK looks,sure it looks like Shrek but there are people/Humans that look like Shrek. I dont like the long chin but i dont use it.
    I can just see some dashing young person from cormyr applying to join the purple dragon knights......................... "we are sorry you passed all the tests and have a exemplary record but we regret to inform you that you cannot join the purple dragon knights"................"why though"? .........."because you don't look enough like shrek"................"not enough ogre in your family tree"..........................lol

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    /showhelmet on

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    Quote Originally Posted by droid327 View Post
    New in the DDO Store this week:

    Cosmetic Paper Bag!
    If they turned those into something you could bestow on other players like the pumpkin thing, I would be all over that. Not to mention that it would add a certain je ne sais quoi to any future bridge protests if all the sitters were wearing paper bags on their heads. Let me see, what could that symbolise...?
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    Quote Originally Posted by HatsuharuZ View Post
    I think Turbine is embarassed to admit how ugly half-elves are...
    If they aren't embarrassed by them, they should be.

    However, after it was pre-hyped that they were the best looking race ever... I'm hardly surprised they haven't addressed it since.
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    Not buying them until they fix those faces, now that they're no longer so uber compared to other races they're even easier to ignore.

    Quote Originally Posted by Memnir View Post
    However, after it was pre-hyped that they were the best looking race ever... I'm hardly surprised they haven't addressed it since.
    The best pre-hype was the underwater combat in Red Fens.

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    I find the female half-elves to be more manageable than the males, less prominent ear options and smoother, less angular face options. That said, I think Turbine could make a good bit of money if they introduced a new cosmetic hat to the DDO store. Half-elf exclusive, brown paper bag.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ayseifn View Post
    Not buying them until they fix those faces, now that they're no longer so uber compared to other races they're even easier to ignore.


    The best pre-hype was the underwater combat in Red Fens.
    Spot on!

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    The last time I complained about half elves' looks, this happened to me. I haven't said a word since.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HatsuharuZ View Post
    It recently occurred to me... there are no half-elf NPCs in the game. According to lore, the members of House Lyrandar (the NPCs you talk to in order to travel from your guild airship to Stormreach) are supposed to be half-elves, but the characters models used are that of elves.

    This is what they wanted to do:


    This is what they look like:
    EXTREME PREJUDICE™ - by Turbine.

    GHOSTBANE™ - by Turbine.

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    With the exception of humans, I am not very fond of the character models in this game. Player character elves look all right except for the gigantic ears. (NPC elves often look much more attractive than character elves.) Half-elves look rather homely. Halflings have bizarre alien skulls. While I understand the desire to differentiate races, the character model designers definitely failed at making them visually appealing.

    Humans are vain creatures so sell them attractive avatars. Also, where are the humanoid dragon, canine, and feline races? Would not such things sell well?

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    Default Amateur hour

    The game play for me is still on the honeymoon stage, my BF got me hooked because of how very similiar to 3.0 the game is and I've long maintained that gameplay > gfx.

    However.

    I have to say in all honesty, the character models in this game look like something that was modest back in 92-94. While I understand that technology hurdles were something different when the game released, the gfx are so mediocre that many people assume the gameplay will follow suit. I know I did, my BF had to bribe me to get me to sit next to him and watch a playthrough the kobold tunnels. I also realize that its a aging game, and as such will not see a gfx overhaul to anything remotely near modern, and that still gameplay > gfx if and only if they develop good adventure packs. From what I've been reading however, that too has been slipping, and the bug reports are disheartening as well. So what's my point?

    All of the toons look fugly, its a fugly looking game pretty much across the board, WoW has better gfx, but it plays pretty good (though i confess, I find the notion of raids in a AD&D based game outright silly to put into the game).

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