This discussion has come up on Discord a number of times, with the general consensus being that the resources involved would make any new subrace extremely difficult to introduce. With that said, going through each of the ideas thus far one by one:
1). Dracopyre: The last time this was brought up, there were no updates planned for the foreseeable future. However, it's highly likely that this would be the next subrace worked on
2). Human Demon: I can't think of any reason why this wouldn't be plausible though, if I remember correctly, Cray dislikes the lore around how Ghin became part demon. If it does happen, I don't think that will be the method.
3). Human Shadow: This isn't a subrace as much as it is an entire state of being, far more than any sort of simple subrace. Whilst it's certainly true that the player could be corrupted in the same way as Igneox's kit, canonically this happening to the player would be more difficult to explain (especially since there isn't a known way to transition back). Additionally, the writers don't tend to step on the toes of other former writers, and this would definitely be getting into shadow lore.
4). Vartai: This is the one that most gets brought up on Discord in terms of new subraces - it's plausible and there's room for development. However, I believe Cray has also shot this down in the past (for reasons I can't remember)
5). Harpy: Interesting one, doesn't often get raised. I think there are 2 key problems with it; you'd need to flesh out harpy lore and I'm not sure how many people would be interested in that happening. It would be a lot of work, for potentially not a lot of gain
6). Annunaki: This isn't a subrace inasmuch as you're literally hosting another entity within you. Nevertheless, the ramifications from something like this happening would be headache-inducing. I'm in no position to say this could never happen, but it looks pretty impossible.
7). Forsaken: This just isn't a subrace. You certainly won't be getting any special abilities or benefits (unless you count being chased by Death). This isn't going to happen
8). Leprechaun: The mechanics of transition would be difficult to justify, but it's considerably more likely than 6 or 7,
9). Elves: Probably in the same group as Harpy - would need a lot of lore to flesh it out, and I'm unsure as to whether it would be worth it
10). Were-saxophonist: Why isn't this a subrace already?
11). Golem: An interesting concept for sure. Probably falls into the same category as harpy as well. However, on top of that, there's a huge amount of variety within Golems so is it too broad to be considered a subrace?
12). Drakel: Probably one of the more feasible ideas. There'd also be some interesting interactions with Minister Bree-Ha
13). Moglin: Again, probably one of the more feasible ones. It would also provide extra food for the Darkovian subraces...
14). Orcs: Same as Harpies again
Overall, a lot of interesting ideas. Some are fairly reasonable (if we had the resources). I'd personally prefer to see an update to Dracopyre before any new subraces. The lore's already there, so the workload is comparatively lower.
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