I thought I’d open a discussion and hear other peoples thoughts about the characters so far and those yet unannounced. So I watched a video from 2014 when Randy Pitchford is talking about the idea of Battleborn taking off and the concept of there being a last star in the universe. He says every species basically that’s ever been is going to end up funneled to the last star, the last bit of energy and all that.
So far all the characters are pretty humanoid-ish. The obvious exceptions are Miko, Orendi, Boldur, and the sort of robotic ones but even they stand on two legs, have arms, heads, etc.
When I envision every possible alien in space retreating to one point, I imagine quite a bit more variation. Not to criticize too harshly because I love all the characters and I absolutely loved playing it in the closed technical test. I would just love to see those guys really stretch their imaginations for playable characters.
I’m sure there’s a lot of difficulty involved in trying to balance these things as it is, but I’d love to be able to play as a sort of alien creature. Think 1986 Aliens. Something on four legs or even six like some kind of giant space ant. I don’t know. Just something to think about.