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Posted by: Riot.5210

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I really, really wish there were more hairstyle options for the Sylvari. I have been debating on which race I want to make my Elementalist, but every time I customize a Sylvari I find myself staring at the hairstyle screen.

Customization in this game is amazing, but I certainly have far more options with hair on a Norn or Human.

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Posted by: MidnightX.6294

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i dont think they need more hairstyles. as i made my sylvari, i had the problem which hairstyle i want to choose (i had 4 favorites).
what bugs me more is, that there are way to less goodlooking face-styles.
there are only one or 2 so-so faces and almost everybody has that kind of face.
its annoying, that there isnt the face-style of caithe and trahearne either.
id love to use it, because they are really goodlooking sylvari, but nooooo….

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Posted by: FlamingFoxx.1305

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At 1:28 there is a male Sylvari with an awesome hair style. For some bizarre reason this never made it in game
I have a feeling they do have more hairstyles, they just haven’t implemented all of them because they’re either saving them for a later date or they decided to limit Character Customisation.

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Posted by: cloudysan.4397

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Looking at the other races the Sylvari have better hair and I at least like more hairstyles then from the other races.
But indeed they could’ve done some more with all races and their hairstyles.

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Posted by: Riot.5210

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I’m just not a fan of any of the short styles, there are 3 that I like and the rest not so much. My personal taste does not count for much, but if you compare Sylvari to say Humans or Norn, it feels like there should be more. The Norn females have 3-4 pages of possible hairstyles, I believe – Humans as well?

I would love to be able to have Caithe’s face – however, we would face the same issue of everyone looking alike then as well. I guarantee that the majority of people would switch in an instant, given the chance.

There is one face I like but can’t use, there is wood on the face and the eyes look sad – but the chin is flattened at an angle and it looks very bizarre, like there is a big dent. o_O

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Posted by: Electro.4173

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At 1:28 there is a male Sylvari with an awesome hair style. For some bizarre reason this never made it in game
I have a feeling they do have more hairstyles, they just haven’t implemented all of them because they’re either saving them for a later date or they decided to limit Character Customisation.

That might be a town clothes hat or something, as opposed to a hairstyle. Looks kind of odd for a hairstyle to me, and it seems to match the clothing that sylvari is wearing.

As for the whole “humans have more hairstyle options than Sylvari” thing… I think that might be because hairstyle is just about all humans get for customization. Sylvari get skin texture, skin color with a ton of variety, hairstyle, ear style, face (with some pretty different ones), and glow. Humans have hair, face, and skin color with pretty limited number of options. Given that, from both a development standpoint and a variety standpoint, them having more makes sense. They had more time to model more hairstyles for humans because they weren’t modelling other things for them as they were with other races, and they need more hairstyles because its one of only a handful of major customization options and greater variety is needed so that you don’t end up with a ton of people looking too similar.

Not to say that Sylvari don’t need more. I’d like to see more customization options for every race and Sylvari definately has some good potential for interesting hairstyles in particular (I want cactus hairstyles!). And I expect the devs to add more at some point, it’d be a good way to entice sales of hair / makeover kits.

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Posted by: Formis Sage.2638

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I would love to be able to have Caithe’s face – however, we would face the same issue of everyone looking alike then as well. I guarantee that the majority of people would switch in an instant, given the chance.

More hairstyles would be fine, even more good-looking faces (Though that’s up ot personal preference), but I wouldn’t want Caithe’s face made available, for obvious reasons. We can already have the same hair and armor and I think that characters like Caithe should keep at least some amount of uniqueness.

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Posted by: MidnightX.6294

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I would love to be able to have Caithe’s face – however, we would face the same issue of everyone looking alike then as well. I guarantee that the majority of people would switch in an instant, given the chance.

More hairstyles would be fine, even more good-looking faces (Though that’s up ot personal preference), but I wouldn’t want Caithe’s face made available, for obvious reasons. We can already have the same hair and armor and I think that characters like Caithe should keep at least some amount of uniqueness.

uniqueness isnt wrong for sure, but betterlooking than any player-made charackter is meany :O

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Posted by: Laurelinde.4395

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There are definitely some styles on NPCs that aren’t available for players. I don’t know if it was down to issues with clipping or customisation or if they ran out of time, given Sylvari were only available in the last beta test if I am remembering rightly. I do think it would be nice to get a few more in since there are so few compared to Norns, for example – could do sort of mossy dreadlocks, or dandelion fluff, actual flowers/flower petals, or vines for curly hair just off the top of my head (no pun intended!)

Agree on the faces as well, there is one Sylvari female face I really like (has sort of rounded, flowery-looking pattern around the eyes) but if you try to change the default pupil size she goes hopelessly cross-eyed.

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Posted by: Purplesilver.5409

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id like more root-like hairstyles instead of leafs

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Posted by: schizandra.4587

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I’m surprised that no one thought of vines for hair? Maybe they looked too much like tentacles. Anyway, I also hope they add more options for Sylvari hair in the future. When people complain that all Sylvari look alike, I think the hair is to blame. Sylvari have so many options for customization, but those are all more subtle compared to their hair, which is their most prominent feature. And so the lack of hair options make it seem like there isn’t much variation among the Sylvari.

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Posted by: Zeefa.3915

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I would love to be able to have Caithe’s face – however, we would face the same issue of everyone looking alike then as well. I guarantee that the majority of people would switch in an instant, given the chance.

More hairstyles would be fine, even more good-looking faces (Though that’s up ot personal preference), but I wouldn’t want Caithe’s face made available, for obvious reasons. We can already have the same hair and armor and I think that characters like Caithe should keep at least some amount of uniqueness.

uniqueness isnt wrong for sure, but betterlooking than any player-made charackter is meany :O

All 3 of my sylvari look way better than Caithe. Just saying.

Although I am all for more customization and all that. I don’t think the options are nearly as few as you people make it up to be.

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Posted by: ampy.1387

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Would be nice to have unisex/shared hairstyles for sylvari. Nothing wrong with having long hair

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Posted by: Noktern.1395

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i want long hair style for males , please dev please

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Posted by: ampy.1387

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Dreadlock branches!!

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Posted by: melodey.4652

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I would like to see more gnarled looking sylvari customization. A lot less human-shaped and more tree-shaped. Right now any sylvari running around without cultural armor or tree branch hair really looks like a human until you zoom in and look closely. And those of us who want to push out of human appearances are limited to just one hairstyle and one armor set. Anet was on the right track with the tree branch hairstyle… run with it!

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Posted by: Cybila.6314

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i would love to see long hair, like a mass of petals for the girls. the closest to that is the pony tail haha. Something like this would be good

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Posted by: ampy.1387

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Possibly have an option to increase hair length.

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Posted by: Rusc.4978

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I was very disappointed when I realized that I could not make a Sylvari that resembled Magister Sieran, because it is impossible to use her face model.

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Posted by: Stelleriath.3829

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Yes, I’d really like more long hair(leaf?)styles for males. I like long hair, and the existent ‘leafy’ hairstyles generally look rather boring. I have the ponytail option on all four of my Sylvari males because it was the closest I could get to long hair.

I think more root-, branch-, or bark-like hairstyles would be nice to provide a bit of variety as well.

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Posted by: Tristam Green.9178

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i dont think they need more hairstyles. as i made my sylvari, i had the problem which hairstyle i want to choose (i had 4 favorites).
what bugs me more is, that there are way to less goodlooking face-styles.
there are only one or 2 so-so faces and almost everybodys has that kind of face.
its annoying, that there isnt the face-style of caithe and trahearne either.
id love to use it, because they are really goodlooking sylvari, but nooooo….

If I had the ability to choose Trahearne’s face as my player face, I’d either probably have to resist throwing myself off every high ledge intentionally, or be afraid that every person in the game would try to single me out for a gruesome death in WvW.

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Posted by: Shanna.4762

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There aren’t enough hairstyles at all. I really want some pigtails and long hair options for female Sylvari. GIVE US MOARRR!!!

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Posted by: shyrith.3462

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Yes, I would loooove longer hair styles for female Sylvari, too. That’s the reason I only have 1 Sylvari. I just cannot bring myself to play any character with short hair. :/

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Posted by: Reivaxe.1358

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YES, they have a gold-mine of a concept here for this race but it’s soo … limited.
Hairstyles they could use!
Cotton Bloom head for Afro
Thick Vines for dreads/ mid sized ones for curly or long non-dread styled hair
Grass for buzz cuts/ short hair
Pig-tails that are actually just two large blooming flowers
Bulbs that can be buns.
Thorn bush branches for Mohawks/ dreads again
Aloe Leaf hair
You can also take fruit as an example. Berries Bush Branches.

Same for the face. There are soo few options for the faces … it’s annoying. I want more planty asystematical faces that actually look interesting and more pretty faces that look human. I think that’s why people think all plant-players looks alike.

Same for the Armor.

Hopefully this and other races are just limited until and update/ expansion pack comes along. And hopefully that allows current toons to be re-done.

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Posted by: AnimangaGirl.5348

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We need more hair styles and face styles.

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Posted by: Shiren.9532

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At 1:28 there is a male Sylvari with an awesome hair style. For some bizarre reason this never made it in game
I have a feeling they do have more hairstyles, they just haven’t implemented all of them because they’re either saving them for a later date or they decided to limit Character Customisation.

That’s a hat, not a hair style.

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Posted by: Rakanarshi.5892

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Branchlers cross between branch and antlers. Hell, even if they are just two small things jutting out from the head that would be cool. Also, roots could work, I could see some moss covered roots in a swept back style.

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Posted by: Spendingallmytime.7249

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Petal-y hair would be very nice. I like the Pale Tree’s hair. She reminds me of Erykah Badu.

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Posted by: SnowHawk.3615

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I think more options would be nice- like, since they are plants- and I saw this in the advertisement the Sylvari females had flowers in their hair instead of twigs, cat tails, and leaves. I think those need to be reintroduced- makes no sense to me why humans and norns have more hairstyles than any other race. A cute top side bun with a lotus as the ‘bow’ would be cute!!! ijs..

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Posted by: Snowy Fullmoon.9845

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YES, they have a gold-mine of a concept here for this race but it’s soo … limited.
Hairstyles they could use!
Cotton Bloom head for Afro
Thick Vines for dreads/ mid sized ones for curly or long non-dread styled hair
Grass for buzz cuts/ short hair
Pig-tails that are actually just two large blooming flowers
Bulbs that can be buns.
Thorn bush branches for Mohawks/ dreads again
Aloe Leaf hair
You can also take fruit as an example. Berries Bush Branches.

Same for the face. There are soo few options for the faces … it’s annoying. I want more planty asystematical faces that actually look interesting and more pretty faces that look human. I think that’s why people think all plant-players looks alike.

Same for the Armor.

Hopefully this and other races are just limited until and update/ expansion pack comes along. And hopefully that allows current toons to be re-done.

Although Sylvari have so many customisable aspects of them, it does bug me how there’s limited amount of face/hairstyles. And like I said in a Human forum discussion, it feels like all Sylvari look the same. Same face/ears/hair, I would like more customisation.

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Posted by: Kaukomieli.6740

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I would love to have weeping willow style longer hair, or needly branches, and more non-tropical looks in general. Maybe the looks and the seeming wax surface of the leaves is justified because the Sylvari ARE from the Maguuma Jungle ares, where that kind of vegetation is dominant, but even so, I would enjoy different kinds of aesthetics. I like many of the current hairstyles but can’t stand them on my own characters, save for the branches. :p

But I think if one race should get more customization, so should the others, too. I’d like more hairstyles for EVERYONE.

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Posted by: Boocks.8712

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More options in the salvari costumization would indeed be nice, they are by far my favorit race cause of their originality. It’s saddening to see so less options for such a great race. I really hope we get more options in the future !

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Posted by: Chaotic Storm.2815

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still waiting on a chiapet/bush style afro.

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Posted by: Hexy.2436

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I’d love to see some longer hairstyles made of leaves/grass with possible flower blooms in them. Then again, I’d also love to see grass skirts like hula dancers :P

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Posted by: Ethos.4820

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Long thin grass that gives an emo, shy eye look

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Posted by: Zaxares.5419

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^ Oooh, I would love that option too!

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Posted by: lorazcyk.8927

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Really wanted long hair for my sylvari male. I think, the female ponytail would be good. It’s the same problem with humans, females have long hair that toes down to their butt. I really wanted that for men. One of my oblivion characters has hair like that and it’s awesome!

Making all current hairstyles unisex would be so much better.

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Posted by: Nekroseth.5186

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Guy says : I dont like any of the “9” hair styles that exist in the game . Could we get some more?

Guy 2 (not even considered troll for this) : No, i like them. So you dont need them.

So devs should not make more hair styles, so that others “can” pick them if they want to….not even forcing anyone to anything, its just an OPTION. Because you are hapy with it. And the other 330 000 0000 players should rot in hell, because its propably only your problem.
THAT is the TIPICAL awnser for almost anything i get suggesting ANYTHING. Or in fact the most suggestions or “pleas and preyers” get the same awnsers.

Good way to go cumminty….
Know what? I also want more hair styles. I was extremely unhappy with all of them. And Norn have like 3 times more?

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Posted by: FlamingFoxx.1305

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Guy says : I dont like any of the “9” hair styles that exist in the game . Could we get some more?

Guy 2 (not even considered troll for this) : No, i like them. So you dont need them.

So devs should not make more hair styles, so that others “can” pick them if they want to….not even forcing anyone to anything, its just an OPTION. Because you are hapy with it. And the other 330 000 0000 players should rot in hell, because its propably only your problem.
THAT is the TIPICAL awnser for almost anything i get suggesting ANYTHING. Or in fact the most suggestions or “pleas and preyers” get the same awnsers.

Good way to go cumminty….
Know what? I also want more hair styles. I was extremely unhappy with all of them. And Norn have like 3 times more?

Yeah well Norn and Human’s seem to be their golden children. I Lol’d so hard when the dev’s said they were disappointed that so many people play humans since they’re missing out on really good story content, yet the dev’s design everything with humans in mind….

I’m absolutely certain that in the future they will release more Sylvari hairstyles. I’m not too worried about it, my Sylvari looks great xD. But if they release any new professions I’m going to need more hairstyles so I can make another Sylvari… ;P

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Posted by: vgomes.7380

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Petal-y hair would be very nice. I like the Pale Tree’s hair. She reminds me of Erykah Badu.

Lawl first time i saw the pale tree that was exactly what i thought, Erykah Badu all the way! even her face is so similar! (i edited some images, check the atachments x) )

So the main reason i searched for this post (and gladly found it) is beacuse i came to understand i can role no other race but sylvari (shame on me) XD so my 3 characters are sylvari, and i love them alot. I’m pretty happy with the character costumization i’v had until now, but i feel like if i had more face options and more hairstyles i would be able to feel more unique towards other sylvari…(and well isn’t gw2 all about creating a unique character/path and make a diffrence in tyria?!)
I don’t think the costumization set that was released at first is any bad, for the vanila version, but well i really think Anet’ll have to come out with some new concepts for the next expansion or so.

So i’v been thinking about this lately, with the short time i have, but i’v been able to draw some sketches of Sylvari hairstyles that could look cool ingame…I’m not uploading them just now, but i’m hearby promissing to upload them as soon as i draw some more (no promisses of perfect drawings, but well u’ll get the idea). I’ll not be drawing em faces just yet, but i might.
Basicly what i’m here to ask is for you Sylvari lovers to give me some ideas on what kind of hairstyles would you like to see, and +/- how do you idealize them?? something like Reivaxe did:

YES, they have a gold-mine of a concept here for this race but it’s soo … limited.
Hairstyles they could use!
Cotton Bloom head for Afro
Thick Vines for dreads/ mid sized ones for curly or long non-dread styled hair
Grass for buzz cuts/ short hair
Pig-tails that are actually just two large blooming flowers
Bulbs that can be buns.
Thorn bush branches for Mohawks/ dreads again
Aloe Leaf hair
You can also take fruit as an example. Berries Bush Branches.

By then i’ll have some more ideas to put on paper :) ^^
Don’t let this post die, i rlly think there are some quite nice ideas beeing discussed over here, those could give Anet some hints! :)

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Posted by: vgomes.7380

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So i decided to start posting some sketches i’v made, i’v quick painted em even cause i can’t rlly digital paint, it’s just so the diffrent “materials” were easier to tell from one another a Palm Tree Pony, and a Flowery Long Hair

Hope you like it :P more will come meanwhile, i rlly enjoyd drawing those

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Posted by: FlamingFoxx.1305

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So i decided to start posting some sketches i’v made, i’v quick painted em even cause i can’t rlly digital paint, it’s just so the diffrent “materials” were easier to tell from one another a Palm Tree Pony, and a Flowery Long Hair

Hope you like it :P more will come meanwhile, i rlly enjoyd drawing those

WOW. Those are really really amazing. I think you’re better at digital painting than you think you are xD.
I really love those concepts, it’s nice to see some kind of variation in the plants used. The existing hairstyles seem to mostly just use the same kind of thick leaved fronds.
If you do any more or if you have a deviantart account I would love to see!

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Actually I designed the Pale Tree’s avatar loosely after the Nefertiti bust than anything, as it’s a great silhouette for Important PersonTM. The concept behind the Pale Tree Avatar was in creating a symbol between the Tree and the Fruit (sylvari). What better conduit than the Flower? :}

As for the face, it was designed to work with the hair, making the whole head one big blossom. My intentions were to create stately features (cheek and jaw structure) with big, big eyes. I didn’t even know to look for Erykah, but to tell you the truth, she really does look like her. Especially the mouth structure. Heh. Funny that.

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Posted by: Zenith.7301

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At least the females got variety. My male sylvari got stuck either bald, branch, or floppy midlength hair. Male sylvari have no real long hair options or cropped shorter styles.

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Posted by: FlamingFoxx.1305

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I do agree that some longer Male options would be nice.

Really interesting to hear that Kristen! The kind of regal look of the Pale Tree definitely does a great job of showing the Egyptian influence.

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Posted by: BrunoBRS.5178

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i’m working on a sylvari elementalist that will have a dryad/tree spirit look to her once she’s done (only 3 levels left!). only thing i’m not satisfied with is the head, particularly the hair. i’d like more face options (i think the game lacks that calm, soothing beauty sort of face, while having a lot of “adventurous” looks), but most importantly i’d like actual long hair. like the ponytail if it was untied.

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Posted by: vgomes.7380

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Actually I designed the Pale Tree’s avatar loosely after the Nefertiti bust than anything, as it’s a great silhouette for Important PersonTM. The concept behind the Pale Tree Avatar was in creating a symbol between the Tree and the Fruit (sylvari). What better conduit than the Flower? :}

As for the face, it was designed to work with the hair, making the whole head one big blossom. My intentions were to create stately features (cheek and jaw structure) with big, big eyes. I didn’t even know to look for Erykah, but to tell you the truth, she really does look like her. Especially the mouth structure. Heh. Funny that.

Actually this is extremly interesting for i had never though that egyptian bases could’v been used to create the pale tree…though now you reveal that, it makes sense to me Thank you for sharing, and congratz on the amazing job, the pale tree is for sure one of my fav Sylvari, she’s so beautiful. And ya she does looks like my dear Erykah

Since you shared that information, i’m gonna try my luck and ask you a question directly (hope you answer) Most of Sylvari hairstyles are themed after plants, exept for the thorns and the fungus, and all those plants seem to be “non tropical”. Sylvari are actually born in Caledon Forest, so it makes sense that things go that way, but would it be possible in the future for them to have some influence of Maguman Jungle when it comes to their Costumisation? I don’t know, some more exotic looks, something close to the palm tree pony drawing i posted up there? i think that would be very nice

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Posted by: Sylv.5324

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Please make us long-haired options for males someday. ;.; Ferns, weeping grasses, cycads like the art above, etc, would all be beautiful.

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Posted by: Mystique.6793

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So i decided to start posting some sketches i’v made, i’v quick painted em even cause i can’t rlly digital paint, it’s just so the diffrent “materials” were easier to tell from one another a Palm Tree Pony, and a Flowery Long Hair

Hope you like it :P more will come meanwhile, i rlly enjoyd drawing those

Wow I really like these designs. I sincerely hope that the lovely Kristen Perry will add more hair styles for Sylvari soon. There’s so much potential within the plant kingdom. I personally would love some long styles for female Sylvari. I really like the long style you shared. I just really like long straight hair styles, maybe with some volume or flicked out tips.

I have faith in Kristen to provide many more beautiful designs in the future.

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Just to clarify, the sylvari (and specifically the Pale Tree Avatar) is not directly of Egyptian culture for design as a race. Her headdress answered a good problem: how do you get the feeling of regal in a blossom shape? If I looked at more western designs, they’re typically crown rings or half-moon crescents (Queen Elizabeth style) for silhouette. While those are beautiful, I was hoping for more flower and less peakitten (<— What, seriously this gets censored? It’s a bird.) plumage.

Although, if I think more about it, Egyptian art and architecture has a lovely foundation with plant shapes and the lotus is one of my favorite flowers. However, though it’s not intended as a direct relationship for the sylvari, it does make sense. I just mention the design distinction so it doesn’t get spread into lore bits. (hehe)

As for why there were so many leafy styles at ship, that’s more of a question of schedule. Before ship, we needed to optimize whatever assets we could. Many of the more leaf styles were created from the previous race design and were retrofitted for the new concept. As a race, they are not relegated to a specific plant type. But bear in mind that whatever plants could be used need to look good with both the leaf and bark body skin types. It’s potentially awkward to get seaweed to look right on that, for example, but the concept might allow more brook and stream water plants in theory.

I’ve had many designs in my head and in sketches since even before ship, and have been keeping an eye on the forum posts since then. Players have asked for long hair, for more bark hair, for flower hair (for both genders) that mixes with leaves… I’ve even seen a comment about getting the mohawk ported on the female. There have been trends and themes, but one question makes me curious. I see a lot of folks mentioning what they’d like to see on sylvari, but that’s a different question than what they’d personally like for their own character.

Major disclaimer: no promises, no schedule, etc… But if you were daydreaming about what you personally want for your sylvari, what would it be? :} What would its presence feel like? What style? What materials?