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Suspending Reality

UngoHumungoUngoHumungo Middletown, OHMember Posts: 518

Its no secret that many of us play games as an escape but to what extent my question which I will poll does a game that only allows for the Human race do the job, or do we need more races to help evolve the world.

 

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To further clarify think of a game like TSW or Lineage vs EQ or WoW, I am not oppposed to human just would like to see other options

There are times when one must ask themselves is it my passion that truly frightens you? Or your own?

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  • MightyChasmMightyChasm londonMember Posts: 298
    Can't answer that.  Depends on far too many other factors.  
  • LoktofeitLoktofeit Stone Mountain, GAMember Posts: 14,247 Rare
    Originally posted by MightyChasm
    Can't answer that.  Depends on far too many other factors.  

    +1  Lots of other factors play into that, including how humanoid the races are.

     

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  • AeonbladesAeonblades Home, GAMember Posts: 2,083
    Yes, 9 times out of 10 I end up human of some sort anyway, regardless of what races the game offers.

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  • MMOExposedMMOExposed lalal land, DCMember Posts: 6,435 Uncommon

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    I can answer that. For me, that would be a no. I am immersed when I feel attachment to my character and whatever team I am on. having 1 human race isnt really what factors that. Specially if the 1 human has one model or 1 voice I hear often.

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  • muffins89muffins89 Yakima, WAMember Posts: 1,585 Uncommon
    if the game is fun and immersive then it would not matter to me.  race choices don't break a game for me.
  • muffins89muffins89 Yakima, WAMember Posts: 1,585 Uncommon
    Originally posted by MMOExposed
    E     U       I can answer that. For me, that would be a no. I am immersed when I feel attachment to my character and whatever team I am on. having 1 human race isnt really what factors that. Specially if the 1 human has one model or 1 voice I hear often.

    what's with the letters at the top of all your posts?

     

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  • RaysheRayshe London, ONMember Posts: 1,278 Uncommon
    Its not the Races that immerse you its the world itself.  i get plenty immersed in TSW, we have a Progression RP cabal who gets quite into the game simply because there are Soo meny levels to the knowladge in the game. You don't need Orcs and Elves to be immersive, You need Lore and Depth.

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  • SovrathSovrath Boston Area, MAMember Posts: 20,769 Epic

    Perhaps the question is "would you play a game that only has humans".

    And the answer is "yes".

  • supertouchmesupertouchme corpus christi, TXMember Posts: 68
    modern mmos aren't conducive to creating that feeling of being transported to another world. they're all safe and calculated and constantly remind you that you're playing a game.
  • IcewhiteIcewhite Elmhurst, ILMember Posts: 6,403
    Originally posted by muffins89
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    European Union? :shrug: If he's too hip to type, make up your own meanings.

    Self-pity imprisons us in the walls of our own self-absorption. The whole world shrinks down to the size of our problem, and the more we dwell on it, the smaller we are and the larger the problem seems to grow.

  • MightyChasmMightyChasm londonMember Posts: 298
    Originally posted by Icewhite
    Originally posted by muffins89
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    European Union? :shrug: If he's too hip to type, make up your own meanings.

    I think its 'his thing'.  Best ignored.  

  • Lovely_LalyLovely_Laly genevaMember Posts: 734

    I told yes as it's good enough to me if game is fun. also prefer only 1 pretty race then several ugly, only IMO

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  • maplestonemaplestone Ottawa, ONMember Posts: 3,099 Uncommon

    What does race bring to a character which could not be done with varied cultures or professions or destinies?

    I like a variety or races, but I don't see them as an essential.  The subset of MMOs that I've played have not exactly pushed my imagination on what it means for different sentient races to coexist in the same world and further than Tolkien took the idea.

  • UngoHumungoUngoHumungo Middletown, OHMember Posts: 518
    maybe it would have been better to specifiy in a fantasy setting, for me it just doesn't feel very much like a fantansy if I am forced to be a simple human

    There are times when one must ask themselves is it my passion that truly frightens you? Or your own?

  • Cephus404Cephus404 Redlands, CAMember Posts: 3,675 Common
    I really don't give a damn about immersion so... who cares?

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  • KenFisherKenFisher Northwest, INMember Posts: 5,035 Uncommon

    Yes, only human is fine with me.

     


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  • jazz.bejazz.be Sint-NiklaasMember Posts: 828 Uncommon

    Races creates depth.

    If it's compensated in another way and the lore/story/world environment can't permit non humans than I think it's OK.

    But the lost depth needs to be compensated. Factions with extreme competitive idiologies is a good example.

  • RobokappRobokapp Dublin, OHMember Posts: 5,737 Uncommon
    Originally posted by Cephus404
    I really don't give a damn about immersion so... who cares?

    everyone else.

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  • VrikaVrika FinlandMember Posts: 3,474 Rare

    I think races are one way to create diverse lore, graphic themes, and character creation options. The way I see it, using multiple races is one good way to do it, but there are other good ways too. As long as players have lot of character creation options and the game has diverse lore, I don't really care whether I get to pick from 10 races or just customize a human.

    Imho worst are often those games that pretend to have multiple races by adding new skin color options and some head ornament to humans and calling the result 10 different races. Especially if the devs are too lazy to create different lore, culture, and themed areas for different races.

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