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Old 12-07-2013, 07:27 PM
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Have we talked about the idea of having racial glyphs before? These are not planned in the works, as far as I know, but I have been entertaining the idea of having additional glyphs that are available to races as opposed to classes. These glyphs would be similar to class minor glyphs, in that they are not gameplay changers, but primarily flavor and cosmetic gimmicks. I'm not sure how well it would work as far as racial appearance or sub-races would go, though I have thought about that too.
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Old 12-07-2013, 07:31 PM
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Have we talked about the idea of having racial glyphs before? These are not planned in the works, as far as I know, but I have been entertaining the idea of having additional glyphs that are available to races as opposed to classes. These glyphs would be similar to class minor glyphs, in that they are not gameplay changers, but primarily flavor and cosmetic gimmicks. I'm not sure how well it would work as far as racial appearance or sub-races would go, though I have thought about that too.
Many, many times, they are something I want more than anything else.
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Old 12-07-2013, 07:31 PM
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If you're talking about things like druid forms and totems, I don't think they need glyphs. The art dev said he would like to do more with things like that.
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Old 12-07-2013, 07:44 PM
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If you're talking about things like druid forms and totems, I don't think they need glyphs. The art dev said he would like to do more with things like that.
Less class-related abilities such as totems and druid forms, and more like special cosmetic enhancements or abilities that are exclusive to races and deal more with "perks of being a night elf" as opposed to being a "druid who picked a night elf toon," like maybe a cosmetic change to your wisp form, summoning a temporary wisp companion, or summoning a pillar of the Light of Elune.
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If you're talking about things like druid forms and totems, I don't think they need glyphs. The art dev said he would like to do more with things like that.
I want troll warlocks to have voodoo slaves and floating mask minions and dire trolls for pets.
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Less class-related abilities such as totems and druid forms, and more like special cosmetic enhancements or abilities that are exclusive to races and deal more with "perks of being a night elf" as opposed to being a "druid who picked a night elf toon," like maybe a cosmetic change to your wisp form, summoning a temporary wisp companion, or summoning a pillar of the Light of Elune.
I'd prefer cosmetic items in the toy bag or something.

Like, for instance, we already have a lantern that makes moonstones which summons lunar beams
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Old 12-07-2013, 08:11 PM
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I'd prefer cosmetic items in the toy bag or something.

Like, for instance, we already have a lantern that makes moonstones which summons lunar beams
Which other races can use. I'm talking about racial-exclusive glyphs.
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Old 12-07-2013, 08:12 PM
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Less class-related abilities such as totems and druid forms, and more like special cosmetic enhancements or abilities that are exclusive to races and deal more with "perks of being a night elf" as opposed to being a "druid who picked a night elf toon," like maybe a cosmetic change to your wisp form, summoning a temporary wisp companion, or summoning a pillar of the Light of Elune.
Elaborate perhaps? Like race/class choice causes cosmetic changes?
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Old 12-07-2013, 08:20 PM
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Dwarves should have a glyph that gives their melee weapons a lightning graphic because STORM HAMMER!
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Old 12-07-2013, 08:26 PM
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Elaborate perhaps? Like race/class choice causes cosmetic changes?
Abilities that have nothing to do with your class. I'm talking about cultural/racial flavor cosmetic things or spells/abilities about the races themselves.

For example:

Dwarf Glyph: Emergency Supplies
Use: Permanently teaches you this glyph.
You drink a flagon of beer that you secretly kept in reserve.

Dwarf Glyph: Earthen Form
Use: Permanently teaches you this glyph.
When you use your stoneform racial, you appear as an earthen.
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Old 12-07-2013, 08:47 PM
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I'd love them. With WoD coming up, Orcs should get one that replaces Blood Fury with Ancestors Rage, or something like that.
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Old 12-07-2013, 09:00 PM
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Night elf priests should have something that lets their light spells be silver. And something similar might be in line for other priests who don't worship the Light, such as trolls and many Forsaken.
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Old 12-07-2013, 09:01 PM
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Every Man For Himself is renamed Freedom of the Valorous and does a mightt lion roar when you use it to break CC effects.
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Old 12-07-2013, 09:05 PM
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Other Ideas

Tauren Glyph: Totem Smash
Use: Permanently teaches you this glyph.
Your war stomp is replaced with a totem smash with the same effect.

Goblin Glyph: Expedited Banking
Use: Permanently teaches you this glyph.
You reduce the cooldown of your Pack Hobgoblin racial by five minutes.

Troll Glyph: Berserking
Use: Permanently teaches you this glyph.
When you use your berserking racial, you additionally grow in size for the duration.

Night Elf Glyph: Shadow Stalking
Use: Permanently teaches you this glyph.
When you use your shadowmeld racial, you may now move without breaking stealth, but ability gains a 30 second max duration and increased cooldown of 3 minutes. Attacking still breaks shadowmeld.

Night Elf Glyph: Wisp Flight
Use: Permanently teaches you this glyph.
You may now fly while in wisp form. Wisp Flight requires a Flight Master's license.

Worgen Glyph: Flaying Claws
Use: Permanently teaches you this glyph.
Due to your claws, you no longer require a skinning knife to skin.

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Old 12-07-2013, 09:47 PM
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I always thought this was a great way to add variety to races. Right now it seems like the choice isn't important.

Worgen: Your melee weapon will be invisible, giving you the stats and damage, but you appear to be using your claws.

Undead: Your "Touch of the grave" racial ability is replaced with a passive ability with the same affect, but instead has you bite your target, dealing the same amount of damage and healing.

Tauren: Replaces war stomp with "gore", where you ram your target with your horns causing bleed damage over time.

I really want the Worgen one.
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Old 12-07-2013, 10:54 PM
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Orc Glyph: Blood Fury
Use: Your Blood Fury depicts now depicts glowing red eyes for the duration of the ability.
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Old 12-07-2013, 11:32 PM
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I always thought this was a great way to add variety to races. Right now it seems like the choice isn't important.

Worgen: Your melee weapon will be invisible, giving you the stats and damage, but you appear to be using your claws.

Undead: Your "Touch of the grave" racial ability is replaced with a passive ability with the same affect, but instead has you bite your target, dealing the same amount of damage and healing.

Tauren: Replaces war stomp with "gore", where you ram your target with your horns causing bleed damage over time.

I really want the Worgen one.
I really like those. Aesthetic details that don't effect combat and might not even require new animations, but can really change your toon's character.
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Old 12-08-2013, 02:08 AM
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I think this thread has a few racial glyphs in it. Something like allowing you to choose EMfH's shield, to change your heritage, for example.
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Old 12-09-2013, 09:53 AM
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Since it'll never happen, gonna go with extremes with things I'd kill for:

Goblin: Glyph of Tech: Your goblin rides around and does combat in a steam shredder. Weapons appear as normal and the color of your mech shifts based on the color of your chest gear.

Orc: Glyph of Fel Blood: Your eyes take on a permanent red glow and your body is larger than normal.

Troll: Glyph of Voodoo: Your torso is always bare and you always have a tiki mask upon your face.

Forsaken: Glyph of Decay: What happened to your skin! You appear as a skeleton at all times.

Blood Elf: Glyph of Nobility: You always wear a robe. Your leg gear's model shifts to that of a robe.

Human: Glyph of Knighthood: You fight and ride upon a heavily armored war horse that moves at normal speed.

Dwarf: Glyph of Stone: You're an earthen now Dwarfie.
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Old 12-09-2013, 11:23 AM
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Glyph of Diplomacy
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Races: Human
Requires Level 75

Use: Permanently teaches you this glyph.

You understand every language, unless the speaker is a player of the opposing faction.

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Old 12-09-2013, 11:39 AM
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I want a glyph that makes my dark-skinned human toons capable of better /dance emotes.
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Old 12-09-2013, 11:58 AM
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Ooh, ideas!

Glyph of the Naaru: Your sigil of the naaru appears at all times instead of only when using Gift of the Naaru.

Glyph of Dire Berserking: You transform into a dire troll while using Berserking.

Glyph of Mana Tap: Teaches you Mana Tap: Siphons mana from the targeted enemy, stacking up to three times. At three stacks you gain "mana-gorged" and glow with arcane power for 15 seconds.

Glyph of Invention: Teaches you Invention: you tinker with a collection of spare parts, building a random mechanical being which will follow you for 1 minute before exploding. (This one would be available for gnomes and goblins, though they would get different robots, ex. gnomes could get a bombot and goblins would get a crawler mine)
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Old 12-09-2013, 12:22 PM
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Glyph of the Tinkerer
Racial Glyph
Races: Gnome
Requires Level 20

Use: Permanently teaches you this glyph.

Teaches you the spell Assemble Anansitron. Assemble Anansitron requires Apprentice riding skill in order to be cast.

Assemble Anansitron
Assembles a spider tank which serves as a mount.

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Old 12-09-2013, 02:06 PM
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I think Every Man for Himself should become baseline for all races, and then give the Humans a new racial.

Whatever the new racial is give it a glyph so that you can display the icon of the Human kingdoms of your choosing.

Also, maybe some different cosmetic glyphs for the kingdoms.

Arathi Hardiness: Increases your size by 2%.
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Old 12-09-2013, 02:22 PM
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Glyph of the Lion
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Races: Human
Requires Level 15

Use: Permanently teaches you this glyph.

Teaches you the spell Lothar's Fervor. Lothar's Fervor replaces Every Man For Himself.

Lothar's Fervor
Increases melee, ranged, and spell haste by 10% for all party and raid members. Lasts 15 sec.

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