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  Sp1dersbane

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Joined: 2/27/12
Posts: 50

5/09/12 10:19:16 AM#41

I really have no flipping idea what race or class i'll be playing.

 

All the races look awesome, the classes look fun and interesting. I just can't make my mind up on it. I'll end up playing all classes but I need to pick a first class and main character to focus on.....gah!

 

  • Sylvari Necromancer?
  • Charr Ranger?
  • Asura Thief?
  • Asura Engineer?
  • Human Guardian?
  • Norn Warrior?
  • Human Mesmer?
  • Human Elementalist?
Even while sitting here I'm thinking "why not a Sylvari Ranger?". "Why not an Asura Guardian with a huge 2 handed weapon?".
 
The first 6 months after release will be filled with rerolling for me. :(
 
 
How about a Charr Mesmer? They look cool! 

  Redemp

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5/09/12 10:26:15 AM#42

 I still might go Asura for my Engineer just for the height advantage...

 

  Sykoleisa

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5/09/12 10:57:35 AM#43

I don't know, it's between asura and charr, hell I don't even know what my class is going to be....

  Sp1dersbane

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5/09/12 11:48:02 AM#44

Oooh, a Charr Thief called Cat Burgler

 

 

Great, this is gonna keep me thinking all night. thanks a bunch OP :(

  Naevius

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5/09/12 12:02:26 PM#45

So far the Charr have the best story, IMO.  But Asura is mighty tempting.

  Zaltark

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5/09/12 12:03:23 PM#46

Human Necromancer. Only humans are capable of true evil.

  UOvet

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5/09/12 12:09:07 PM#47

Asura - Mage types (techie, smart), maybe even Thief. Engineer would be fantastic even.

Norn/Charr - Guardian/Warrior (I'm big, attack me). Big models look great with heavy plate.

Sylvari - Ranger (one w/ nature, all that shit), maybe Ele/Mesmer.

Human - We'll see. The humans do look good though overall.

  orsonstfu

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5/09/12 12:51:28 PM#48

The human personal stories start off very bland.  Anyone play them a bit longer and know if they get better?

  c-tray

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Posts: 98

5/09/12 12:55:46 PM#49

I will start as human guardian I believe, though I will undoubtably create one of each race. Charr is my least favorite, they are the only race I could skip all together and never try.

  Requiamer

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5/09/12 1:33:29 PM#50

From the 3 starting zone and ambiance the Norn was the best to me, but i prefered the human character model, they are looking so good. I'll have to try the others before deciding.

The npc sylvari in the beta were really, really good looking, very colorfull, and i just like them, so i'l probably have my main sylvari, but i'm not sure 100% yet.

  orsonstfu

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5/09/12 1:37:18 PM#51

I am a huge fan of larger or monsterous races in MMO's but I just don't care much for the Charr personally...  So, I figured Norn would be a no-brainer.... but the Norn don't look symetrical to me because they are so huge that their own bodies clip themselves into other pieces of themselves and the same for their armor lol..

  Ice-Queen

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"Always borrow money from a pessimist. They won't expect it back."

5/09/12 1:40:43 PM#52

I always like to play the smallest race possible for pvp, so definately asura elementalist and the sylvari just look cool so I'll make a sylvari ranger or mesmer. Probably be my only 2 classes, since I tend to stick with one main and one alt.

What happens when you log off your characters????.....
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFQhfhnjYMk
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  User Deleted
5/09/12 1:43:19 PM#53

had my heart set on Norn going into the 1st BWE.....Untill I seen my first Asura NPC in Lion's Arch.  I'll be rolling Asura all the way now.

  User Deleted
5/09/12 1:45:02 PM#54
Originally posted by orsonstfu

I am a huge fan of larger or monsterous races in MMO's but I just don't care much for the Charr personally...  So, I figured Norn would be a no-brainer.... but the Norn don't look symetrical to me because they are so huge that their own bodies clip themselves into other pieces of themselves and the same for their armor lol..

Its not bad if you pick the shortest height and smallest badyframe.  Actually look like a large Human, and it feels more warrior like but I can not wait to play an Asura now.

  Leonona

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Damn evolution! Why can't I fly?

5/09/12 1:59:31 PM#55

Asura engineer

Sylvari necro

Charr warrior

Perhaps a Norn guardian and I don't know what I'll do for human, we'll see.

  terrant

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5/09/12 4:19:34 PM#56
Originally posted by AvatarBlade
Originally posted by terrant
Originally posted by Redemp

 Why does this poll and Gw2Census demonstrate that the Char will be the least played race....  hell the only reason I decided on Asura was I thought Char would be the go-to race...

I'd like to change my answer to Char please.

 

Three reasons:

 

1) The Charr are the closest hing to a "evil" race in many people's eyes, mostly because of their role in the early parts of GW1. Yes, that's stupid.

2) Charr females have no boobs. No seriously, that is probably a deciding factor. in fact...

3) The Charr are the "ugly" race. Look at WoW. The most popular races in the game are Blood Elves, Night Elves, and Draenei. Whose females are consistently referred to as the "sexy" or "pretty" ones. Trolls, Dwarves, and to a lesser extent Orcs are considered ugly, and people stay away from them.

On the 1st one you might have a point, but asura seems to be the leader and their females don't have boobs, nor do they look preety, they look like some kind of gremlins with piranah teeth, so number 2 and 3 might not hold that much water.

Asura are the "cute" or "joke" race (see WoW gnomes/goblins). Though less popular than the pretty races (sylvari in this instance), they'll fare better than the ugly (charr) one.  EDIT: I see Asura leading...maybe because the Sylvari aren't masculine enough for male players? /shrug. Be curious to see how it all rolls come launch. Maybe the leaf-hair is offputting.

 

And humans are the vanilla race. Boring but get the job done. Actually a little surprised they aren't more popular.

 

Norns don't fall into the other categories Though I suspect anyone that wants a big beefy badass type but hates being ugly will go with them.

  SoulOfRaziel

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OP  5/09/12 4:24:51 PM#57

Asura are TRUE EVIL disguise.

  Redemp

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5/09/12 4:26:14 PM#58

Can you imagine an Asura with Elixir S?

  Mike-McQueen

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Posts: 248

5/09/12 4:27:35 PM#59
Will roll one of each race of the five classes I like. Human likely my main tho.

I'm a unique and beautiful snowflake.

  Homitu

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Posts: 2039

5/09/12 5:42:33 PM#60
Originally posted by Redemp

 Why does this poll and Gw2Census demonstrate that the Char will be the least played race....  hell the only reason I decided on Asura was I thought Char would be the go-to race...

I'd like to change my answer to Char please.

 

Or, you know, you could play the race YOU want based on YOUR preferences?  

So many people either follow the crowd or run away from the crowd.  Ironically, these two groups tend to detest each other even though they only exist as a result of the exact same tendency: to make decisions based first and foremost on others.  

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