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What are your favorite race(s) in an MMO?



  • waynejr2waynejr2 West Toluca Lake, CAMember Posts: 6,725 Rare
    Originally posted by evilastro
    1. Ratonga - EQ2 2. Iksar - EQ / EQ2 3. Froglok - EQ / EQ2 4. Charr - GW2 5. Sylvari - GW2 6. Popori - TERA 7. Raki - Vanguard 8 - Vulmae - Vanguard 9. Aman - TERA 10. Halfling - EQ2 / LOTRO   That's my top 10. EQ2 probably has the best racial selection out of any MMO at the moment. Although TERA has some pretty cool races, just not as diverse. Looking forward to EQ Next as I love the EQ races and lore.

     I like those EQ/EQ2 choices!  For me, City of Heroes had the best system of character creaation.   Every game should do something like that.

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  • GorweGorwe Ald'RuhnMember Posts: 3,160 Uncommon

    High Elves(or Asur) from Warhammer Online. But every race from that game looks good really-and true to IP. Weird animations and various assorted bugs ruined it for me tho...

    High Elves(or Altmer) from TES. They are so...haughty looking. Noble really. And magical. And they should be those things. Don't Like beards on Elves tho...

    Elves from LoTR:O-really nice looking. The same that applies to WAR's races applies here as well. But there is not enough difference between characters...

    Elyos from Aion did humans pretty well(or rather Angels)

    And Btw-those so called "Elves" in WoW are really ugly. Antenna ears ftl :(. They are fugly in all aspects(yes Asur can look Battle-hardened ugly, but not ugly ugly).

    So with all that said-I have to go with Elyos(objectivelly). Subjectivelly, It'd be either Asur or Altmer or Calaquends(but you can't play them-Noldors are good I guess).

    I have a thing for Elves, don't I? ;)

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  • VladamyreVladamyre South Shore, KYMember Posts: 225 Uncommon

    1. DAoC = Celts

    2. WoW = Undead, Orc

    3. GW2 = Human

    4. SWToR = Human

    5. Warhammer, AoR = Chaos, Dark Elves


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  • DraronDraron A town in, KYMember Posts: 993
    FFXI's Galka. How they're asexual and only reborn once they die - it's interesting. And there's lots of lore built up around how they were ran out of there home desert by antlions and took up with humans, eventually being near slaves digging there mines and such. 
  • DeivosDeivos Member Posts: 3,692 Epic

    Shorter races in general I prefer. Mostly. Petite might be more accurate since they don't always have to be amazingly smaller than the other races.


    Fae/Arasai in EQ2 for example

    Halflings in DDO

    Asura from GW2

    In general it goes on like that for most I have tried. I'll end up playing elves of some sort if they are the smaller race often as well.

    Otherwise it's a human with the slider at it's low end.

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  • IselinIselin Vancouver, BCMember Posts: 7,852 Epic
    I like the fact that a lot of you like to play all these funky races--it adds variety and flavor to the worlds. Me and my characters? I'm a 100% certified human chauvinist pig...and proud of it image  I don't even like all the odd human-like anime choices in eastern MMOs.
  • redcappredcapp brook, NYMember Posts: 722

    Sylvari in GW2.  Undead in WoW I agree with as well.


    Other than that I usually hate non human races.  Especially cat-people with ears and tails. 


    ETA:  That said, I do prefer games with a lot of choices in regards to race / class. 

  • ZierrityZierrity tonsbergMember Posts: 238 Uncommon

    I for one really like the Miqo'te race from Final Fantasy XIV :) I think they are adorable :)




  • Outkast22Outkast22 Rosenhayn, NJMember Posts: 51

    Pretty much dwarves in any game but to be more specific the games are below.

    War - Dwarves, probably my favorite.

    DAOC - Dwarves

    Shadowbane - Dwarves and Centaur

  • CalerxesCalerxes LondonMember Posts: 1,633 Uncommon

    Orcs in Lineage 2, they are just completely different to the general idea of how Orcs should be. 

    Iksar in EQ2 I love playing Lizardmen especially evil ones and thats leads to my next one.

    Dark Elves in Vanguard I see a theme forming here, another tough and nasty race.

    I also like playing Barbarian type races like in EQ/EQ2 and now in GW2 I'm playing a Norn, tough, heavy drinking, no-nonsense fighter types who hail from the cold mountain regions.

    I also like playing Wood/High Elves for that holier than thou superiority feeling they bring to MMO's.


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  • GorweGorwe Ald'RuhnMember Posts: 3,160 Uncommon
    Fascinating! I didn't think I'd run into people who are heavily into single race as I am(me=Elves-preferably High/Light, but Wood are good as well, Darks are no-no{unless Neutral Like in TES} and Outkast=Dwarfs).

    Let me guess-you could name the King of Iron Mountains(during The Hobbit time) instantly? And name ALL the Dwarfs from The Hobbit without reading it somewhere(not only those from the, hm, fellowship{?})...

    Nice to see all the various answers(even Undead LoL-what is so good about rotting corpses?) :D
  • OrtwigOrtwig Cambridge, MAMember Posts: 1,163 Uncommon
    I always thought the bouncing night elves in WoW were cute.  Dated looking these days, but liked that little quirk.
  • BadLuckBrettBadLuckBrett Boston, MAMember Posts: 22

    In no particular order:

    Ratonga (EQ2)

    Iksar (EQ2)

    Rodian (SWG)

  • VincerKadenVincerKaden Edison, NJMember Posts: 457 Uncommon
    I usually roll with a human or elf in most fantasy MMOs. But overall, I thought the Wookiee in SWG was very cool for it's day. I loved that they had a language that no other race could speak. A special nod goes to the Twi'leks (also of SWG) for their non-verbal language speaking with their head tails.


  • JemcrystalJemcrystal Champaign, ILMember Posts: 1,642 Uncommon

    Oooo, this turned into a picture thread!


  • azzamasinazzamasin Butler, OHMember Posts: 3,090 Uncommon
    Anything Dark Elf of Humans from nordic sounding places.

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  • WhiteLanternWhiteLantern Nevada, MOMember Posts: 2,732 Uncommon






    That's about it, Dwarves.

    I want a mmorpg where people have gone through misery, have gone through school stuff and actually have had sex even. -sagil

  • ObiClownobiObiClownobi CoruscantMember Posts: 186
    Bothans, they make great rangers.

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  • SeiTieSSeiTieS Quezon CityMember Posts: 21

    wow - undead (warlock)

    l2 - dark elves

    maestia - temperion knights

  • WolfenprideWolfenpride San''doria, WIMember Posts: 3,988
    Lizardmen generally. Their culture trends tend to be interesting I find, and they look incredible/intimidating in heavy armor. If they aren't available then usually a human.
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  • tollboothtollbooth grants pass, ORMember Posts: 298 Common
    Mithra from FFXI
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