I've waited so long for a new ff mmo! Despite all the other aspects, however, I keep thinking about the races. I really didn't want this game to be an FFXI-2 so i was very happy when they officialy said it wasn't.
But wait... the same races? I know they're going to have different backrounds and fewer tails but... seriously? It got me scared. All through FFXI you see rehashes.
Rehashed armor, rehashed food pictures, rehashed npcs, rehashed areas, and rehased character faces. I couldn't believe that they were porting over these known races from FFXI while trying to pass off the game as it's 'own thing'. It smelled like BS to me. It got me thinking about the trailer, too. You can say what you like but that trailer was not interesting in the least. In fact, on the ship i saw 2 or 3 identical white haired hume boys. Also, their armour was disgustingly familiar...
Just like the yinyang robe and the MNK/NIN/SAM thing... How uncreatively dank. *bleh*
Anyways, I took it upon myself in these uninformed times to go ahead and make a 'what if' character thing. I figure, if FFXIV is going to steal races from Vanadiel it might aswell take some actually interesting races from Ivalice.
The best races for FFXIV, to me, include: Gria, Viera, Moogle, and Seeq.
Where's Bangaa? Nuu Mou?! They aren't needed :) Why? THEY AREN'T NEEDED! *phew* But seriously, we don't need that many races. I picked four because they only ported 4 races from FFXI. Hume is standard.
Soooo we're left with equal races:
Hume (standard. Stop being racist SE. Throw some color in there. It's funny how they're asian and yet they glorify whites so very much... Disgusting, really.)
Elvaan = Viera (Tall, dark, and smexy)
Mithra = Gria (Moe, cute, halfbreeds)
Taru = Moogle (Adorable, smart, magically inclined)
Galka = Seeq (Large, intimidating, rough)
There ya go! Perfect!!! With this match up we're left with 9 races altogether (wow! yay!) providing us with plenty of diversity and depth. We get a story for each race and it also makes more combos for jobs etc. It does seem like a little much but I'm sure it would work out.
Also, I strongly believe in the idea of copulation. No one gendered races. That's just uncreative filth on the developers part. Too lazy to create another side just because the other is... well, there's no reason.
And for the douche's who think that a seeq woman would be to hideous for their dainty constitutions to handle... grow some balls. Not all women have to look like tarts, k? A seeq woman would just be one of those rare oddities that players would get to see from time to time. Just like galka, at least for me.
Lol, I didn't party with a galka till I was level 40whm and i thought he was so cool!
NOW FOR THE MAIN PART!
I took the liberty to jot down some made up stats. It's all hypothetical though... and i'm bored :)
Now, the stats are 1(weakest) and 10(strongest).
Stat: -Hume - Mithra - Elvaan - Taru - Galka - Gria - Moogle - Viera - Seeq-
*pant pant pant*
WAIT! I know some of these may seem drastic to those of you who want everyone to look, act, talk, and **** the same as you. Too bad! That's the point of having different races! They excel at DIFFERENT things and are better at CERTAIN jobs. BUT, that's the fun part. I saw a few galka mages and taru plds. Nothing wrong with it. It just means those individual players worked harder to be the best.
In game it'd be a matter of choosing the right items for YOUR race. I have a few explanations though to help... well... explain >_>
(All based off of appearance and previous roles(YES I KNOW THEY'LL BE DIFFERENT, GOD!))
Hume: The basic, standard, common, master of jack guy ^^ Pick him if you're BORING.
Mithra: Lithe cat race. Higher DEX/AGL.
Elvaan: I gave them high mind because of their spirituality. Also stronger than hume obviously ^^.
Taru: I made them weaker in STR and VIT because i think it's bogus that a 2foot taru can tank as well as a 6foot hume. Doesn't add up even in a fantasy world.
Galka: Yeah! 10 strength! Have you seen their arms?! Wooooow. Unfortunately the other part are kind of low... What do you think?
Gria: Small bodied dragon race. They look like 13 year olds even though they might be 100. The perfect moe character. They're very strong and TERRIBLE at magic. I based this off of FFTA2. I don't think they can even be mages in that game, so i gave them more than they deserved. Because of their aerial excellence i gave em a 10 in agl but it evens out because of their low vit right?
Moogle: These moogleswould look like they do in FF12/FFTA2. About 3(1/2) feet tall. I gave them high int because of their engineering background. They're just so smart >.< the 9 chr is for their kuponess. You know it's true. Aesthetically though, it'd be better if they had large, round mouse ears instead of rabbit ones seeing as we have viera...
Viera: I gave them high mnd because of their connection with the wood. And they are very lithe and graceful soo... This is the race that i think needs work. I tried to give it pros and cons like the other races but it needs tweaking.
Seeq: This race would look so cool in game! Woooooow! Because of the weight i gave them perfect vit! Go tank race! Unfortunately they have a lot of lows... But this is what fit with their description and history..
What do you guys think? (this is all for fun..)
Edited, Jul 17th 2009 11:06pm by Carbi
Edited, Jul 17th 2009 11:24pm by Carbi