Playable Togrutas confirmed for SWTOR Update 3.3

    
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Togrutas, the colorful Star Wars race that boasts both head tails and hollow horns, will become available to play when Star Wars: The Old Republic opens the doors to Update 3.3 next week.

BioWare confirmed the species’ addition to the playable roster on the official forums: “Togruta will be in Game Update 3.3 on Tuesday! We are pretty excited for all of you to get your hands on the new playable species. One thing that sets Togruta apart from other species is that, due to their montrals, any item worn in your head slot will be automatically hidden. By introducing a new playable species which hides its head slot, this gives us the potential to introduce other species down the line who have ‘head things going on.'”

While the studio wasn’t making it a secret that Togrutas were next for a player race, it was previously uncertain whether or not the creatures would be done in time for the July update.

Source: SWTOR forums
Update 07/16/2015 11:31 AM EDT: BioWare has confirmed that “Togruta will cost exactly the same as Cathar, 600 Cartel Coins.” Thanks, winterskorn!
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SirMysk
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melissamcdon Yeah the art design is pretty bad, and the vehicles (including the “mounts”) in the game are also designed poorly / tacky looking. Then there are Fisher-Price-inspired models for the weapons, and then there are the bad animations (like the flapping wings of flying creatures just a few feet or so away). etc etc.
Bioware tries to use “story” as an excuse but honestly the game has a very lazy feel to it, and they abandoned their class stories quickly enough anyway.

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DanielReasor mrnastybutler I know in the past they’ve cited those as “reasons” for not being able to do the other races, but honestly it now feels like they are excuses now.

Yes, listening to the same alien voice track over and over can get annoying.  So let’s take a page for a example wookie in the game that has a translator droid strapped to his chest.  They could easily do something where they have a translator unit there and have the voice acted stuff come out of a modulator filter (which they use for some helmets) and problem solved.

And as for displaying certain emotions, what does a Rodian look like when it smiles?  I have no clue, we’ve never seen it in any of the movies as far as I could tell so they could make up anything they wanted.  In fact, since the game is not canon they could say that Rodian’s smile by smells.

Really, BW has no excuse to push out more races anymore.  They have shown ways to work around a lot of these problems with NPCs that can easily apply to PCs.

DanielReasor
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confectionally 
The exact same concern has kept me from playing a Twi’lek Trooper.  I know it’s silly, but the clipping would just bug me too much.

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DanielReasor

mrnastybutler 
In the past, the devs have cited reticence about species whose faces aren’t as emotive as human faces, or races that typically aren’t depicted speaking the same language as the human and near-human species.  I’d love to see playable Rodians, Ithorians, and Wookiees, but it’s just not possible for them to meet those criteria.

BryanCo
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BryanCo

I demand Bothans so I can recreate my SWG character.

SwobyJ
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SwobyJ

I wouldn’t mind playing one for an alt.

Nordavind
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purewitz melissamcdon I actaully played SWTOR at one of the lowest graphical settings. By choice. This was a) because it felt more KOTOR to me and b) things didn’t become prettier on higher settings, just shinier.

dragonwhimsy
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Craw GoJammit I still can’t believe after so many years there is no raising/lowering hood option. That’s been asked for since launch.

dragonwhimsy
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dragonwhimsy

MorpayneRADIO Name me one main character from the movies that wasn’t a standard humanoid?

Chewbacca was awesome, he was also a sidekick.

mrnastybutler
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I still don’t get why releasing new races is so hard for BW.  It can’t be clipping cause they’ve had it in the game since day one and they’ve not fixed it.  It can’t be a problem with the helmet close cause they’ve had the ability to hide it for a long time.  What is holding them up?

I’m happy that they are releasing more races, but what exactly holds them up from pumping these things out?