They can range from being somewhat skinny-like with the regular units to something close to beefy. I’m not really sure what they would look like as a playable race. Depends if they were built from the ground up or utilize Worgen skeletons/rigging.
They seemed to get some use in BfA with the Bilgewater Pirates, that underwater bar, and the Clearscale Tribe to a much lesser extent (regressing to being near-feral again, sadly). Not to mention the one Saurok spirit that talks briefly in that one NPC event in Maldraxxus when you approach them.
Still, the fact that they seem to be evolving some makes me hope we’ll see them in a bigger role sometime. Seems like to some extent, they’ve gotten a little bit of love from Blizzard, so maybe someone there likes them. Hopefully, they’ll be fleshed out to being something more than just angry jobbers for quests.
I appreciate you saying this thread is important. Seeing people gain interest in playable Saurok and offering their support is a big reason I keep going. That and I do enjoy what I do, since I have a big passion for Lizardmen races in general.
Interestingly enough, it seems like people have gradually gained interest in playable Horde Saurok. I’ve noticed people becoming fans of Saurok on here, adding them to their list of wanted playable races and supporting them in general. We’ve also come across people who come onto here from a Google search, as several posts in here and many images shared come up as top results when you Google search Saurok in general and with specific words, like playable race. I can’t say I’m the sole reason for that, but it’s cool if I did help to inspire that some.
I can’t say it’ll be effective long term in actually seeing playable Horde Saurok as a reality, but it does seem to be slowly getting people interested in them. I think they’d be well received, even with Dracthyr. Likely moreso since Dracthyr have so many limitations in different things, though Dracthyr are still important for those interested in dragons.
As long as I keep playing WoW, I plan to keep going with Horde Saurok support as best as I can. And I don’t see myself quitting anytime soon. Especially when we’re hitting our three year anniversary soon!
Playable Saurok for the Horde please!