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    Default Should high elves have face markings?

    Just something minor that I have been giving some thought to. I would like to hear your opinions on the topic.

    So, should high elves have face markings?

    My answer to this is no. It is my opinion that, face markings denote primitivism. High elves are deemed to be very cultured, refined and more advanced than some other sub-races of elves. Face markings should be reserved for such elves as drows and wood elves (as an example).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soteira View Post
    Just something minor that I have been giving some thought to. I would like to hear your opinions on the topic.

    So, should high elves have face markings?

    My answer to this is no. It is my opinion that, face markings denote primitivism. High elves are deemed to be very cultured, refined and more advanced than some other sub-races of elves. Face markings should be reserved for such elves as drows and wood elves (as an example).
    so you think that modern western civilization, with the wealth of tattoed peoples it has, is primitive?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruizo View Post
    so you think that modern western civilization, with the wealth of tattoed peoples it has, is primitive?
    Tattoos? No.

    Facial tattoos? Well, maybe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soteira View Post
    Just something minor that I have been giving some thought to. I would like to hear your opinions on the topic.

    So, should high elves have face markings?

    My answer to this is no. It is my opinion that, face markings denote primitivism. High elves are deemed to be very cultured, refined and more advanced than some other sub-races of elves. Face markings should be reserved for such elves as drows and wood elves (as an example).
    I agree, high elves from the perspective of classic fantasy, would not have face markings and would be unlikely to mark their skin in any way given their life span and generally stuck up snotty attitude.

    *makes a "primitive" mocking expression with his marked up Bahmi face as he hacks your wardstone to little bits*
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruizo View Post
    so you think that modern western civilization, with the wealth of tattoed peoples it has, is primitive?
    No, that's not what I'm implying. You have taken my comment out of context.

    As pointed out already by, Rakassa, I'm speaking from a "classic fantasy perspective".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soteira View Post
    No, that's not what I'm implying. You have taken my comment out of context.

    As pointed out already by, Rakassa, I'm speaking from a "classic fantasy perspective".
    theres no such thing as "classic fantasy" - every author have its own idea about the civilization he creates and bring out its own wordld.
    Telara is not D&D's Forgotten Realms or Tolkien's Middle Earth.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruizo View Post
    theres no such thing as "classic fantasy" - every author have its own idea about the civilization he creates and bring out its own wordld.
    Telara is not D&D's Forgotten Realms or Tolkien's Middle Earth.
    Get too serious about stuff much?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruizo View Post
    theres no such thing as "classic fantasy" - every author have its own idea about the civilization he creates and bring out its own wordld.
    Telara is not D&D's Forgotten Realms or Tolkien's Middle Earth.
    Believe it or not, there is such thing as classic fantasy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soteira View Post
    Believe it or not, there is such thing as classic fantasy.
    Welp, I hate to break it to you, this isn't classic fantasy.
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    Dwarves have the option to <i>not</i> have a beard as well.
    I like it. As long as companies see fantasy as meaning "elves and dwarves", at least they can make them slightly different from the rest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soteira View Post
    Just something minor that I have been giving some thought to. I would like to hear your opinions on the topic.

    So, should high elves have face markings?

    My answer to this is no. It is my opinion that, face markings denote primitivism. High elves are deemed to be very cultured, refined and more advanced than some other sub-races of elves. Face markings should be reserved for such elves as drows and wood elves (as an example).
    The high elves in this game don't even look like elves. The character models are to ugly in comparison to the kelari. I think they should fix that before they get rid of markings.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Raiga View Post
    The high elves in this game don't even look like elves. The character models are to ugly in comparison to the kelari. I think they should fix that before they get rid of markings.
    I have to agree with you, they really don't look like your typical high elf.

    As some posters have already hinted, maybe Trion just doesn't want the classic fantasy character/s. It would be nice if the models for high elves were re-done. Although, I don't see that happening, at least, not anytime soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soteira View Post
    I have to agree with you, they really don't look like your typical high elf.

    As some posters have already hinted, maybe Trion just doesn't want the classic fantasy character/s. It would be nice if the models for high elves were re-done. Although, I don't see that happening, at least, not anytime soon.
    I'm not in love with the high elf design myself, but angelic flight is pretty tough to beat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruizo View Post
    theres no such thing as "classic fantasy" - every author have its own idea about the civilization he creates and bring out its own wordld.
    Telara is not D&D's Forgotten Realms or Tolkien's Middle Earth.

    I'd say there was, in very general terms.

    Doesn't mean anyone has to follow it though.
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