I have played a lot of games in my time, and I still cannot understand why humans are such a popular race in any game. Many games don’t give you much of a choice, and perhaps I have become jadded, but I am sick of playing a human as a playable race.
Does anyone here who reads this blog have a growing level of boredom with the Dwarf, Elf, Human fantasy races that we cannot break away from? Listen I love Orcs, I play them in Warhammer and in WoW, and yet even then I am getting bored.
So may other games gave us cool races: the rock trolls in DAOC, the Charr in Guild Wars 2 look very promising, TERA is giving us the Aman and Baraka which also look great. I just wonder if people are getting tired of the Tolkein Races as I call them.
Paul Barnett once gave the greatest break down into why people choose to play a race in the Warhammer world and I wish I had it on tape…Paul if you are reading…you need to record that rant. It was hilarious.
Overall I do believe there is a lot of variety in terms of races in MMO. It definitely adds flavor to the game and gives people some fun options.
Every now and then I must admit to going back and playign a human in a game, at least if there are few other options.
So just curious, what races, species, or beings are you drawn too when you pick up a game?