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  Vexus_X

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4/25/14 5:29:43 AM#41
Racists.
  Sidraket

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4/27/14 7:57:45 AM#42
Because warhammer roleplay is the only roleplay i need, heretic.
  fruitgame

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4/27/14 7:59:10 AM#43
I don't usually play humans, but if I do its usually because they are better animated, or have more customisation options, or just generally look better
  Flyte27

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4/27/14 8:19:59 AM#44
It seems most people choose their race based on appearance.  That's fine, but it confirms my opinion that race is meaningless in today's fantasy games other then being a different skin to wear.  The race you pick used to be more about choosing a different culture and thought process.  Now it's I want to look like a super model so I'm choosing the elf.  That's OK, but it's not very RPG or fantasy.  It pretty much disregards the lore as well.
  mysticaluna

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5/06/14 5:32:23 PM#45

I almost never play a human. I play whatever is the best looking and has the coolest cosmetic appeal. 

Couldn't care less about stats and racial abilities, I do care about if there's some cool racial only mount, but usually its all about the color of the hair and the hair styles available. I usually play elves and animal races ). I love beautiful colors and uniqueness. Anything that is different from the norm. 

In that way I can relate to any non-human race better than to any human one, because I'm an individual and I don't fit in with society's "norms". 

So yes, it is all how you view "beauty". Your perception, some people think humans are beautiful and some think they are drab and boring or ugly. If you think cats are ugly, or if you think they are cute and adorable. If you're crazy obsessed about having colorful hair and attire along with long pointy ears, or if you prefer realism. 

  NightHaveN

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5/12/14 12:07:40 AM#46
Originally posted by brihtwulf

I've always wondered this.  Since you're a human in real life, what is the draw of playing one in an MMO when there are other races available?  I find it interesting the number of humans you see in games like WoW, GW2, and now in Elder Scrolls Online.  I usually stay away from them for something more interesting (though in defense of ESO, there are several "human" races so it's harder to stick with the more unusual ones).

Is it because of the racial benefits of the game?  Or perhaps you don't like the look of the other fantasy races?

Anyway, I'm curious.  So, tell me what your reasons are for playing (or not playing) a human character in a game that has other races.

At least I choose race depending on this order:  racials > looks > animations

And giving that, then in the games I have played, why the choices:

1) WoW -> old account was alliance, human my first for the pvp racial trinket, and looks too.

2) SWTOR -> my first high level was human for the +100 Presence to all legacy chars.

3) GW2 -> looks only (fem chars looks gorgeous, no matter the profession)

 

  Archlyte

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MMO Avatars are Not Characters, they are just game pieces like the shoe in Monopoly.

5/12/14 1:25:39 AM#47

Yeah Humans are the most relatable race imo. The other races are just sidekick material for the most part. Other races typically just take some human characteristic and blow it up to some extreme (Strong, Nature-Loving, Agile, Greedy, Stubborn, Sadistic, Intelligent).

So it's just usually a skin and some archetypal image that are used, and I don't find that all that huge a difference. I don't mind the other races, but I normally play humans primarily.  

  Gadareth

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5/12/14 1:33:25 AM#48

The reasons people choose their selected race is variable and often matches the players gaming style :-

Roleplayers : These will choose the race that matches their character concept

Power Gamers : these will choose the race which gives the best bonuses for their intended build

General Gamer : mostly base their choice on build and looks

pervert : basically will choose according to their tastes ....

lunatic : will randomly choose one cackling insanely

masocist : will choose the worst possible match to their build for the added pain

etc etc.

In short the reason people choose a human is because they feel like it.

 

  Shorun

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5/12/14 1:33:54 AM#49
Humans usually have the best animations.
  Triadninja

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5/12/14 1:58:46 AM#50

Honestly for me, its mainly because of the look of the armor.

 

No matter what game i'm playing, usually the armor that is modeled for humans will look the best/most appealing 9 times out of 10. Take WoW for instance: most armor sets, IMO, look better on a human/still look good on a human. Even when you get a "human-like race" like blood elf, blood elves still have their ears sticking out, and when if i'm running around as a death knight and want to be completely covered in dark armor, I don't need some wierd aspect of my race sticking out, ruining the look. Sounds silly, but thats just the way I am.

 

 

There is also of course always the aspect that humans are going to be "balanced", so they won't be good at just one thing, but can do anything (although not necessarily the best). I can almost always get away with playing a human as any class and it still be very viable.

  rojoArcueid

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"It is double pleasure to deceive the deceiver". - Niccolo Machiavelli

5/12/14 1:58:58 AM#51

I rarely play human in mmos (for the same OP reason taht im a human in real life so i get bored of humans fast in games)

BUT any race (including humans) that i choose in an mmo is based on some factors. The looks of the character, and the story behind their race in the game world. This is why i rarely play mmos where everyone starts in the same place, because that makes the variety of races dull and just a cosmetic thing. Keep each race selection to their racial starting area and their own storyline and ill play your game.

This leads to a bigger topic such as the starting zones. There are cases where the lore of the game for some reason keep all races at the same place (TERA and RIFT to name a few). This design is the hardest to make because it has to be so very well done to not feel boring with other characters.  Most of the time devs dont put the effort to make them good. These two games did not do a good job there, at all. It would have been much better to at least send their races to different regions as settlers to start there after the tutorial.

 

Race topic is much wider than just picking a race to play with.

My endgame begins with character creation and ends with a new mmorpg

  Velifax

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5/12/14 5:57:59 PM#52
I'm with OP. I prefer a bit of RP in my MMORPG so I never play humans.
  d_20

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5/12/14 6:16:48 PM#53

I've always disliked playing as a human and find it rather boring. Whenever I have a choice, I try to play something else. ESO offers some good choices, but the racials are important -- from my experience. For example, I want to play as an Argonian, but they don't have the racials that would help me compared to the other classes.

 

 

  Flyte27

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5/12/14 6:51:01 PM#54
Originally posted by d_20

I've always disliked playing as a human and find it rather boring. Whenever I have a choice, I try to play something else. ESO offers some good choices, but the racials are important -- from my experience. For example, I want to play as an Argonian, but they don't have the racials that would help me compared to the other classes.

 

 

I believe this is the trap I used to always fall into when I was younger.  Usually I was always looking to maximize every ounce of efficiency out of characters I created instead of playing what I wanted to play.  For instance I played a Half Elf Ranger as my first character in EQ, but gave up at some point due to the difficulty of solo leveling.  Eventually I tried the Necro, Druid, and Bard who were really good solo classes.  Many times I wish I had stayed with the Ranger as I really wanted to be a character that roamed the wide open plains, tracked dangerous beasts/monsters, and helped lost travelers.  I try to make a conscious effort to choose the race/class combo I feel would be enjoyable instead of what would be most powerful.  I wasted so much time restarting my character in old single player RPGs and MMOs.  The worst part is it's generally not nearly as enjoyable the second time through content and even worse after that.  Especially in games that have a lot of quests.

  Flyte27

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5/12/14 6:55:14 PM#55
Originally posted by rojo6934

I rarely play human in mmos (for the same OP reason taht im a human in real life so i get bored of humans fast in games)

BUT any race (including humans) that i choose in an mmo is based on some factors. The looks of the character, and the story behind their race in the game world. This is why i rarely play mmos where everyone starts in the same place, because that makes the variety of races dull and just a cosmetic thing. Keep each race selection to their racial starting area and their own storyline and ill play your game.

This leads to a bigger topic such as the starting zones. There are cases where the lore of the game for some reason keep all races at the same place (TERA and RIFT to name a few). This design is the hardest to make because it has to be so very well done to not feel boring with other characters.  Most of the time devs dont put the effort to make them good. These two games did not do a good job there, at all. It would have been much better to at least send their races to different regions as settlers to start there after the tutorial.

 

Race topic is much wider than just picking a race to play with.

I mostly agree with this.  I prefer races(cultures) to be segregated and unique.  That doesn't mean certain races wouldn't appear in these cultures.  It just means it would be a rare exception as it would be a difficult and long journey between places in a medieval type setting.  It would also be difficult for said peoples to accept outsiders.  They would have to work really hard to earn their trust.  This is all part of what makes finding a new city/culture exciting in game IMO.

  WhiteLantern

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5/12/14 7:06:10 PM#56
Why play any other race when you can play a Dwarf?

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

  User Deleted
5/12/14 7:24:34 PM#57
Originally posted by Adamantine
Originally posted by Myrdynn

ESO is the first game I have ever played a human race, when given the options to play others.  I usually prefer Lizard/Ogre/Orc/Ugly races, but the Breton was enticing for my build I wanted to try.

Just for the record - Bretons are basically Halfelves.

Not even close.  That would be like calling someone half-black because they have some distant ancestor who happen to be black.

  User Deleted
5/12/14 7:27:26 PM#58
Originally posted by Velifax
I'm with OP. I prefer a bit of RP in my MMORPG so I never play humans.

I guess if you're RP is defined by race, then that makes sense.  A lot of people, if not most, associate the RP aspect with the setting.  But yeah, you're not alone in simplifying it.  I know a few guys who always play females, and basically everything about RP with them brings gender into the equation.  It's like they need to be defined by the fact that they are a woman and not a man.

That's fine; it's just kind of a limited outlook on roleplaying.

  Robsolf

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5/12/14 8:06:27 PM#59

Interesting question for me, as I prefer humans in MMO's.  Particularly in over the top worlds like WoW, EQ and GW and a bit of ESO.  LotR, with elves and dwarves, it's not so much a big deal, but where you have cat people or little frogs, or silly gnomes, they're fun as alts.  But I lose interest in them quickly

For me, I guess it's what I might call the Roddenberry effect.  For me, it's about being an ordinary human in a fantastical place or situation.  The environment is the fantasy, a human's place in it is the anchor that helps me relate.

It just struck me... when I used to play Star Frontiers as a kid, I usually played a Dralasite.  Funny how things can change regarding what makes ya tick.

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