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Your Top 3 Favorite MMO Races ... Go !

garrettgarrett MMORPG.COM Staff Posts: 270 Uncommon

Name your Top 3 Favorite Races in any MMO. 

1. Warcraft Orcs - Thrall, Rexxar, Grom .... all rock! 

2. Warhammer Chaos - Demonic possessed lunatics rule! 

3.  Dark Age of Camelot - Midgard - Troll Vikings ....nuff'said

 

PS: Mike Bitton is part Dwarf....if you ever see him in a Tavern you will know why :) 

 :p 
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  • MikeBMikeB MMORPG.com Community Manager Queens, NYAdministrator Posts: 6,040 Uncommon

    Warhammer Elves!

    ...more elves!

    ...elves!

    Michael "MikeB" Bitton
    Community Manager
    Twitter: @eMikeB

  • 1. Warhammer Dark Elves

    2. Warhammer Orks Waaagh!

    3. Warcraft Dranei

  • Jean-Luc_PicardJean-Luc_Picard La BarreMember Posts: 5,739 Epic

    1 - GW2's Norn - Nine-foot tall viking? Hell yeah! The lore is great too, as well as the whole viking oriented design, be it clothes, armor, cities, villages, etc... Nothing beats a Norn warrior wielding a huge 2H sword. Your DAoC "troll vikings" look like little kids compared to Norn ;-)

    2 - Humans - many games. The generic race easy to relate to, and that's what makes them interesting to (role)play. Aragorn, Boromir, Elric, or Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader... all very complex characters without the need of an exotic race with pointy ears, horns or hooves.

    3 - Tauren - World of Warcraft. I love the lore and culture, I just think they have been kinda misplaced in the horde, a Tauren siding with a Forsaken just feels very wrong, but hey... Otherwise, a really great race with a great background, and the best capital city of the game (IMHO).

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  • 4Renziks4Renziks Chicago, ILMember Posts: 380 Uncommon

    1. FFIX : Tarutaru - cutest race ever.

    2. GW2 : Char - Taurens but cooler!

    3. Warcraft : Undead - Just the way they walk 

    playing: Dragon Age
    Waiting: for FF14, Mass Effect
    Want to try: Fallen Earth

  • LoktofeitLoktofeit Stone Mountain, GAMember Posts: 14,247 Rare

    If I combine background/lore, gear and looks, then it would be:

     

    Guild Wars / Guild Wars 2 - Norn

     

    EVE Online - Minmatar

     

    Everquest 2 - Ratonga

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  • xeniarxeniar Member Posts: 805 Uncommon

    1 Dwarfs

    2 Dwarfs

    3 i geus i can give this one to Barbarians :)

  • DamonVileDamonVile Vancouver, BCMember Posts: 4,818

    Tera castanic females ... no explanation needed :)

    Warcraft Orc  huge awesome funny. 

    warhammer adeptus astartes  ( Human ) The most epic " race" in any lore :)

  • Grom8pGrom8p Ottawa, ONMember Posts: 1

    Orcs (warcraft style)

    Orks (warhammer)

    Dwarf 

  • AlBQuirkyAlBQuirky Sioux City, IAMember Posts: 3,828 Common


    Originally posted by Jean-Luc_Picard
    1 - GW2's Norn - Nine-foot tall viking? Hell yeah! The lore is great too, as well as the whole viking oriented design, be it clothes, armor, cities, villages, etc... Nothing beats a Norn warrior wielding a huge 2H sword. Your DAoC "troll vikings" look like little kids compared to Norn ;-)2 - Humans - many games. The generic race easy to relate to, and that's what makes them interesting to (role)play. Aragorn, Boromir, Elric, or Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader... all very complex characters without the need of an exotic race with pointy ears, horns or hooves.3 - Tauren - World of Warcraft. I love the lore and culture, I just think they have been kinda misplaced in the horde, a Tauren siding with a Forsaken just feels very wrong, but hey... Otherwise, a really great race with a great background, and the best capital city of the game (IMHO).
    I agree with #2 and #3. #1... My first GW2 character was a Norn. I got him to max and rolled up a couple of Humans. I liked the Humans better than the Norns.

    In WoW, I think the Tauren and Night Elves could have switched sides. Tauren seemed more "alliance friendly" in their views and Night Elves seemed more "Horde friendly" with theirs.

    I have found that overly large races (like the Norn in GW2) or overly small races (like Gnomes in EQ or WoW) change the feel of the game for me. My Norn felt like he was running through molasses when he moved. The shorter perspective of the smaller races I could never really adapt to.

    My #1 race I guess I could replace your Norns with EQ's Half-Elves. This would be because they could use anything intended for Humans or Elves along with Half-elf specific items/gear. The models were not that great, but the mechanics I liked :)

    - Al

    Personally the only modern MMORPG trend that annoys me is the idea that MMOs need to be designed in a way to attract people who don't actually like MMOs. Which to me makes about as much sense as someone trying to figure out a way to get vegetarians to eat at their steakhouse.
    - FARGIN_WAR

  • MikeBMikeB MMORPG.com Community Manager Queens, NYAdministrator Posts: 6,040 Uncommon
    Originally posted by xeniar
    1 Dwarfs 2 Dwarfs

    I don't like you.

    Michael "MikeB" Bitton
    Community Manager
    Twitter: @eMikeB

  • MikeBMikeB MMORPG.com Community Manager Queens, NYAdministrator Posts: 6,040 Uncommon
    Originally posted by Grom8p

    Dwarf 

    You either.

    Michael "MikeB" Bitton
    Community Manager
    Twitter: @eMikeB

  • Jean-Luc_PicardJean-Luc_Picard La BarreMember Posts: 5,739 Epic
    Originally posted by AlBQuirky
    I agree with #2 and #3. #1... My first GW2 character was a Norn. I got him to max and rolled up a couple of Humans. I liked the Humans better than the Norns.

    Out of all my max level characters, 75% are Norns (Warrior, Guardian and Ranger), and I have one human beside them... so you can guess I loved the lore and setting quite a bit ;)

    Tried all the other races but none grabbed me like Norn did.

    I'd have liked Charr better if they were able to optionally walk on two legs like the Charr NPCs too.

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  • garrettgarrett MMORPG.COM Staff Posts: 270 Uncommon

     

     

    Mike some dwarves are cool....

     :p 
  • CrazKanukCrazKanuk Elmira, ONMember Posts: 4,167 Rare
    Originally posted by Jean-Luc_Picard
    Originally posted by AlBQuirky
    I agree with #2 and #3. #1... My first GW2 character was a Norn. I got him to max and rolled up a couple of Humans. I liked the Humans better than the Norns.

    Out of all my max level characters, 75% are Norns (Warrior, Guardian and Ranger), and I have one human beside them... so you can guess I loved the lore and setting quite a bit ;)

    Tried all the other races but none grabbed me like Norn did.

    I'd have liked Charr better if they were able to optionally walk on two legs like the Charr NPCs too.

    Same! Actually, my base characters are generally very Thor-like, kinda like me, but a little less midriff, more hair, more muscles, oh and more tall ;) 

     

    I do like Char and Tauren though. 

    Crazkanuk

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  • TaishiFoxTaishiFox NottinghamMember Posts: 773 Uncommon
    Ratonga from Everquest 2, Worgan from WoW and dragons from Istaria, I mean who doesn't want to play a dragon?!

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  • ScoobyDoo13ScoobyDoo13 KatowiceMember Posts: 6

    1 SWG - Mon Calamari and Wookiees

    2 SWTOR - Chiss

    3 Warhammer online - Skavens

  • DamonVileDamonVile Vancouver, BCMember Posts: 4,818
    Originally posted by garrett
        Mike some dwarves are cool....

    No, they're not :P

  • KanethKaneth Member Posts: 2,109 Uncommon

    Tie between Trolls and Worgen from WoW

    Tumeroks from Asheron's Call 2, spellcasters specifically. Who doesn't want to cast spells through a drum.

    Dragons from Horizons/Istaria. I can't believe no one else has done this.

  • mari3kmari3k erger, AKMember Posts: 135

    - SWG: Rodians

    - Daoc: Nordman

    - Everquest: This Frog race

    Step in the arena and break the wall down

  • GrimulaGrimula north vancouver, BCMember Posts: 414 Uncommon

    there is Nothing cooler then a Tiny Little GNOME female warrior Main tank ...killing 300 foot tall dragons haha

     

    Main tanking Quarm as a GNOME Female warrior was sooooo much fun when EQ 1 was New

     

     

    GNOMES GNOMES GNOMES GNOMES !!!

  • MikeBMikeB MMORPG.com Community Manager Queens, NYAdministrator Posts: 6,040 Uncommon
    Originally posted by DamonVile
    Originally posted by garrett
        Mike some dwarves are cool....

    No, they're not :P

    I like you.

    Michael "MikeB" Bitton
    Community Manager
    Twitter: @eMikeB

  • mari3kmari3k erger, AKMember Posts: 135
    Originally posted by Jean-Luc_Picard
    Originally posted by AlBQuirky
    I agree with #2 and #3. #1... My first GW2 character was a Norn. I got him to max and rolled up a couple of Humans. I liked the Humans better than the Norns.

    Out of all my max level characters, 75% are Norns (Warrior, Guardian and Ranger), and I have one human beside them... so you can guess I loved the lore and setting quite a bit ;)

    Tried all the other races but none grabbed me like Norn did.

    I'd have liked Charr better if they were able to optionally walk on two legs like the Charr NPCs too.

     

    The lore of the Norn is cool, I give you that. But they are damn ugly... second uglies race ever (after daoc - firbolgs)

    Step in the arena and break the wall down

  • sirphobossirphobos Ames, IAMember Posts: 616 Uncommon

    1. Dwarves

    2. Dwarves from some other game

    3. Dwarves from yet another game

  • WhiteLanternWhiteLantern Nevada, MOMember Posts: 2,732 Uncommon

    I was going to say:

    Dwarves

    Dwarves

    and umm..Dwarfs

     

    But, I'm having a bad day and I don't especially feel like being abused by MikeB right now.

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

  • Grrar87Grrar87 stockton, CAMember Posts: 26 Uncommon
    Originally posted by WhiteLantern
    I was going to say: Dwarves Dwarves and umm..Dwarfs   But, I'm having a bad day and I don't especially feel like being abused by MikeB right now.

    oh and 1 SWG - Wookiees

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