When I first started XI, I couldn't imagine being another race than male elvaan. I started playing thinking that there were heavy RP groups floating around, which contrary to my belief, FFXI seems to be the least RP-centric MMO I've ever seen. You can probably thank SE making the game so damned hard and grindy for that one. ;O Anyway, onward with the point!
As I got further into my year(s) of XI I started to like Galka and Tarutaru. The comical ice breakers that are available to you based on size are much more inviting to new people who might be standoffish to strangers. Well, compared to a male elvaan in questionable gear with really well-defined thigh muscle.s...yeah you get the idea. XD; That, and I've always wanted to 'play' with taru but they always run away from my elvaan. I figured, who doesn't love a giant teddy bear? So ever since that moment of revelation, I've wanted to be galka. I don't have enough steam left in me to start a brand new character on XI, but if I do play XIV, it'll 110% be the galka related race. And in true galka naming format, I shall name him....
____________________________Currently Playing: FFXIV:ARR Lacaan Vasiim:Cactuar Free Company:Cactuar Corp<CCorp>
If you need a bard to get "good exp" in a merit party, you're the weakest link.