Ralrra the Flatulent wrote:
Each race is going to have a "light" and a "dark" sec, and it will effect your stats.
If you have proof of this, I'd like to see it.
It's somewhat implied with the Hellsguard but I don't believe it has been said explicitly that these factions will have different stats.
A reclusive tribe of Roegadyn that live in the mountainous regions near Ul'dah and possess skill in the magical arts.
It doesn't necessarily mean that their stats will be any different.
sry for the late response:
eorezpedia, early august Famitsu interview trans wrote:
In addition to the race, there might be other selections players can make during character creation that will affect their starting stats. One of these selections that people have been curious about is if people will be able to choose to be in one of the various clans or families that have been mentioned in the race descriptions. For example, being a Seeker of the Sun versus a Keeper of the Moon or a Highlander versus a Midlander. Komoto says this is a secret for now but Tanaka wants people to think that there just might be something behind these clans.
ZAM, early august Famitsu interview trans wrote:
Character creation will afford the player much more variety than they have seen in the land of Vana'diel. Skin color, hair color, eye color and hair style will all be selectable. You may even be able to find your favorite do from Final Fantasy XI and make a character that matches his or her Vana'dielian ancestor. The developers have stated they wanted to create an air of familiarity for players transferring over from Final Fantasy XI. They realize long-time players identify with the avatar they have created and adventured with over the past seven years. However, the races will be receiving a couple alterations. Beyond the cosmetic differences, there will be differences in ability, although not as great as in Final Fantasy XI. One key difference is the addition of clans within the races. The developers also revealed that your choice of clan could affect your starting stats.
I seem to remember a less dodgy confirmation later, but I can't seem to find it, oh well.