Uhh.. discuss in the comments what you think new lore for new tribes.External link →
Yes. Hence why it would be nice to have an actual Egyptian tribe, instead of bedouins but they get a pyramid.
To be fair, the Oumaji do get a pyramid.
We consider the "ancient Egyptian tribe" niche to be filled by the Oumaji, but if we ever got tribe skins and someone got an Egyptian skin, it'd most likely be them.
And that’s stupid cause they have nothing in common with Egypt other than the pyramid. They’re definitely more Arabic inspired than a proper Egyptian tribe.
If they added skins I’d argue that Zebasi are a better tribe to have an Egyptian skin since they have much more fertile land and start with farming.
Well, the game's time period is set somewhere vaguely in the Medieval age (with some stuff like Imperius bending that a little, but we're not trying to recreate historical cultures or time periods), long after the age of "stereotypical Egypt".
So, Oumaji is Egyptian/North African, just set later than what people expect. After all, we don't want any tribe to be a clear 1:1 with an irl culture, but sort of a blending of similar cultures. We try to keep cultural ties a little fuzzy. So don't expect "ancient Egypt culture," but we're not entirely opposed to maybe taking some notes if tribe skins ever materialize.
Sorry if that's a disappointment.
It's a bit of a disappointment considering that there are plenty of tribes that are much closer to a 1:1 match with their IRL inspirations, like Imperius, but tribe skins sound neat, I hadn't considered them before.
I still think there's definitely room for a special tribe with ancient Egyptian inspiration; you guys did do basically that same idea with Imperius and Aquarion - Aquarion is basically a very similar cultural inspiration to Imperius but with a cool gimmick. I get what you mean about Oumaji being your blend of North African/Egyptian, but there's another example of the same similarity between tribes already in the game.
The Imperius are a nice Greco-Roman blend, not strictly Roman. Aquarion is similar, yes, but we try to have them focus more on the water aspects than any possible Greco-Roman ties.
As of this moment, we don't want to add an "Ancient Egyptian tribe," as we consider Oumaji to fill that niche. We want to keep everyone thematically, visually, and culturally distinct so that we're not overcrowding things. But a tribe skin for Oumaji? Maybe someday.