I was reading the another forum here an zam, and It turned into a huge mess of jumbled retorts and nonsense, so i figured i will start this over.
My ideas are as follows:
I can easily see this, I would maybe even play one (I am a male) mainly because I like playing the stranger side of things or the uncommon races/classes.
I could see how this would be pretty awesome, but for some reason I don't see it happening, I could be incredibly wrong but that is just my gut feeling telling me this. I usually don't accept those "to-good-to-be-true" moments
Sure, why not. I never understood why people complain so much about "why the have to play this ***" examples being: Female Mithra in XI, or in WAR having to be female to be a Witch Elf, or having to be male to be a chosen or marauder. I know there are role players out there that might disagree, but I can get attached to any character no matter the *** or "prettiness" of them
Other Race ideas
Never played XII, but I think if they are gonna bring in male mithra, I don't think those bunny rabbit ladies would be a good thing to bring in. Otherwise we get more of a problem from the complainers
I can see S-E pulling an EQ and bringing in a reptilian race. I think that would be pretty awesome. They already have some in other FF games
I forgot what MMO it was, but in the character creation, u chose race, then the faction of that race. It was a neat little thing, and depending on the faction u would get slighly different physical characteristics and statistical as well.
an example for what could have been for FFXI
make a hume that started in Bastoc darker skinned and taller(Arabian or African styled), while a Hume of Sandoria would be shorter and paler( Early European look)
I think that would be a nice little touch because It makes you more attached with the region your in, the quests you do, and the attachment to your character.
These are just some of my ideas, and plz keep it clean but feel free to get outside the ol' box there