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#1 Mar 06 2010 at 8:48 AM Rating: Decent
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From the 5 known Races which one do you plan to be.

Meh was guna try and make a poll but it failed .. :P

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What race do you plan to be in FF14?
Mithra:37 (28.0%)
Galka:17 (12.9%)
Hume:21 (15.9%)
Elvaan:23 (17.4%)
Tarutaru:34 (25.8%)
Total:132
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I see too, and it almost got me.

Anyway, I plan on being an Elezen. I was Elvan in FFXI, and it was never really a thought to try something else in that game. Looks like it's just "natural" for me to keep that going in FFXI.
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#5 Mar 06 2010 at 10:53 AM Rating: Default
Hmm... I think I'll be taru. I used to be Elvaan in FFXI, but I got bored of being so huge and.. I dunno.. too "noble" lol. Tarus are cute, tho what I have seen, FFXIV tarus seem to have creepy eyes. Well I guess i can change the eye shape so i won't freak myself out :P
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hmmm I've been thinking about Miqo'te but I'll decide once I actualy make the character, I might end up with more than one if they let me. One to static with my sis and one for when she's at work :P.

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I wish the Elezen looked a little more EQ wood elf than snooty high elf. I've always hated the high elves!
#8 Mar 06 2010 at 12:22 PM Rating: Decent
Hehe snooty elves...

But still they were kinda cool... a bit different elves.

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I was a Galka, and since i have this theory about the new world being the old world many thousands of years later, I'm thinking of playing the "Descendant" of my old toon, same name and look and all, just so I can be recognized by old friends.
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I was a Hume in FFXI, and while Hyuran is a safe bet for XIV, I'm thinking Roegadyn since I never took the chance to play a Galka in XI.

It would be interesting to see truthful responses as to why people pick certain races. For example, the easiest two: Mithra were chosen for *** appeal and dexterity and Elvaan were chosen for a combination of being the "elf" race, being the tallest, and being the strongest making them the "cool" race (similar to WoW and Aion where people chose the Horde races and the Asmodian because "being bad is cool"). Granted, what I just wrote there was subjective, but I wouldn't be surprised to know people were reading that going "yeah, right?"

For me, I chose a Hume because I wanted the very neutral, average, "safe" choice. I didn't want to get into a character and hate the way they looked later. Having played for years in XI, all of the races grew on me to the point I at some point or another wished I could play them (with the exception of Elvaan - just couldn't get over the weird proportions for some reason - and yeah, I know compared to Galka or Tarutaru, they were normal, but still).

Now in XIV, Roegadyn seem the most appealing initially. If anything, I would say that the Galka emotes are what make me want to play Roegadyn the most (always loved the Galka /cheer; you didn't know if they were happy ...or about to tear down your house). Racial bonuses and how well a race may be suited to a job don't matter to me at all. I saw enough great Galka mages ("mages" gets flagged by the spell-check? o.O) and Tarutaru paladins and warriors that if people care enough about what they are doing, they can make any combination work.
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I am going to be a Hyur, but if all my other friends who are playing decide to choose Roegadyns I think I might be that instead.
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Lalafall for me. I think we should make a sticky of one of these. Like the 2ed or 3rd one i've seen(i belive).

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lalafell for sure. played a mithra twice in 11 and always regretted it
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Miqo'te for me. Because of the stats.
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I think we should make a sticky of one of these. Like the 2ed or 3rd one i've seen(i belive)


Probably, yeah.

Hyur male for me. I've got this quirk about needing my character to resemble me so that I can identify with it better. It'll really help to have some more fleshed-our creation options this time around.

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#17 Mar 06 2010 at 4:05 PM Rating: Good
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I want to try Elezen, but I will most likely do the same thing as XI and choose Hyuran since they are the only race that doesn't like embarrassingly awkward holding a certain weapon.
#18 Mar 06 2010 at 4:33 PM Rating: Good
Elezen




unless something else has higher STR
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Tarutaru I mean Lalafell >.>
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Eske wrote:
I've got this quirk about needing my character to resemble me so that I can identify with it better. It'll really help to have some more fleshed-our creation options this time around.


This is why I chose my mithra in FFXI. It was the character that resembled me the most and if I were actually born into Vanadiel, I would no doubt be a mithra.

I'm definitely going with miqo'te, but as Annoyance said earlier, I'd be interested in hearing why so many males are interested in playing them as well. I'd be lying if I said it wasn't slightly irritating. I've been holding my tongue for a while because I know I'll get the "people can play whatever character they want!" response, which is fine. I just find it interesting that people are making up seemingly paper-thin reasons to be miqo'te because they don't want to reveal the real reasons. We all know stats aren't one of them at this point in the game because we don't know the specifics of the races nor the jobs we might be interested in. I'm only referring to certain people I've seen post, so don't take this as a personal attack on every single guy that wants to play miqo'te. It just sucks that what is supposed to be a somewhat rare race is being flocked to by a bunch of dudes. I almost wish they'd make male miqo'te so I don't have to deal with the "Mithra or manthra?" drama a second time around. Although I have a sneaking suspicion that even if we had male miqo'te, we'd still have guys playing the female characters...
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Bluefirefly wrote:
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I've got this quirk about needing my character to resemble me so that I can identify with it better. It'll really help to have some more fleshed-our creation options this time around.


This is why I chose my mithra in FFXI. It was the character that resembled me the most and if I were actually born into Vanadiel, I would no doubt be a mithra.

I'm definitely going with miqo'te, but as Annoyance said earlier, I'd be interested in hearing why so many males are interested in playing them as well. I'd be lying if I said it wasn't slightly irritating. I've been holding my tongue for a while because I know I'll get the "people can play whatever character they want!" response, which is fine. I just find it interesting that people are making up seemingly paper-thin reasons to be miqo'te because they don't want to reveal the real reasons. We all know stats aren't one of them at this point in the game because we don't know the specifics of the races nor the jobs we might be interested in. I'm only referring to certain people I've seen post, so don't take this as a personal attack on every single guy that wants to play miqo'te. It just sucks that what is supposed to be a somewhat rare race is being flocked to by a bunch of dudes. I almost wish they'd make male miqo'te so I don't have to deal with the "Mithra or manthra?" drama a second time around. Although I have a sneaking suspicion that even if we had male miqo'te, we'd still have guys playing the female characters...


I think you know the reason. People like cat-girls, especially over-sexualized ones. I don't get it, personally, but there's apparently an attraction there. I wouldn't expect it to change in FFXIV.
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#23 Mar 06 2010 at 5:20 PM Rating: Decent
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i'm 5'5" in real life, so you can take a good guess.

(still unsure as to whether there will be different scaling of stats according to race, but i'm still going healer)

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Annoyance wrote:
It would be interesting to see truthful responses as to why people pick certain races.


Coming from tabletop roleplaying (and I actually mean roleplaying, not dicerolling), my race choice goes hand-in-hand with the character. If I come up with a good backstory, I'll pick the race that fits. If one of the designs catches my eye for whatever reason, I'll come up with a setting-appropriate backstory to work with the character. I usually come up with a rough idea for the character first, then pick my race and whatnot afterwards, though that isn't a hard-and-fast rule. One of the things that frustrates me about most MMOs is trying to develop a good character with little to no information on the setting.

In XI, I played both an Elvaan (Austreven; my main) and a Hume (Khauven; a sorta-alt, sorta-mule). Austreven is a retired Royal Knight who is currently employed by my wife's character's parents to keep her safe until she settles down and goes to one of the magic schools like a good Tarutaru. Khauven is a sleazeball used car salesman of a trader who's out for adventure, cash, and fame, in that order. He's lived in Bastok most of his adult life, having moved there as a child to escape the war. Both are journeying with a "business organization" that's been set up to make its slightly maniacal leader rich. Austreven hates her. Khauven thinks she's a riot.

As for why I picked the races I did: Khauven was my first character, and the unaffiliated for-profit wanderer archetype is pretty easy to adapt to work in any setting. Hume seemed to fit that the best, so I went with that. He did get deleted and rerolled about a year after I started playing him so he could get a new face. Started with the dreads-and-facepaint face, and ended up going with the blonde beard. Austreven was my second character, and became my main pretty soon after I realized that playing two characters in XI was suicide. Having a bit more knowledge of the setting, I got to create a bit deeper backstory for him. I've always been drawn to the crumbling nobility theme, and the Elvaan are a unique enough take on the typical fantasy elf that I figured it'd be neat to play one (despite the gumpy ape thing and the worst city music in the game). The rest of his story was built around the choice of race.

Oddly enough, despite having fairly detailed backstories and personalities for both my characters, I don't RP in game at all. Typing is way too inconvenient for anything other than "flavor" RPing.

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I've got a rough-in for an young Elezen pirate, and that's it so far. As more information is released, I might come up with something else, but that's my plan currently.
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Speaking for myself, I chose to be an elvaan in FFXI because to me they really did look the coolest. I didn't care about the stats they lacked or were better in, I just wanted to be elf-like in that world. Of course, reading stories like LotRs and Eragon only made me think Elvaans were cooler....

I found out that I work with another person who played FFXI, and he played as a female elvaan. When I asked him why he had a couple of reasons.
First he said was his name, it was a name he loved from mythic history and it was female, so his character had to be female in order to not hear "why is your guy named a girl's name" if anyone bothered to look it up.
Second, he said that he was treated differently as a "girl" DRK. Maybe other people liked the "ohh a hot chick who carries a big blade" thing or whatever, but he said that he was always given stuff and asked to join parties quickly.
Third, he said "Honestly, if I'm going to spend hours staring at my screen, I'd rather look at an attractive rear-end than a big bald Galka head."

I thought about that for a while and the only thing I could think of was.... If you were gonna play a female cause you wanted to look at her rear-end, why did you pick the least attractive female race?
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I'm sticking with Elvaan since they haven't made a male Lolcat yet. =(
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As for now my characters race is unknown I'll figure it out when I get to the character creation screen and see what all can be modified. Though I'm pulling either towards a Falafel warrior or Elezen. Having played FFXI as an elf at first switching servers and making a Tarutaru and then switching again and back and making a Hume as the final decision I'm looking for something to mix it up now.
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Has everyone officially given up hope on a new race still? Am I the only one who expects thousands of people to be pleasantly surprised come March 11th?
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Has everyone officially given up hope on a new race still? Am I the only one who expects thousands of people to be pleasantly surprised come March 11th?


that's a nice thought, but i honestly doubt there will be any new playable races. however, i know we will be getting new monsters ( and beautiful rehashed versions of old ) to fight, and perhaps new races as NPCs, but nothing playable.
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I haven't given up on a new race.
I'm not just trying not to devolve into yet another rant. I think I've kind of hit my rant-quota on this topic, and other topics about the stagna The fuc similar ones.

But you know, they're doing a restricted Beta. Supposedly it only represents a mere 10% of the game itself, just enough to create a fertile testing ground but not enough that word of mouth is going to shoot them in the foot too badly. There's no telling what they're holding back, but things like races would be a easy thing to add to that 'stuff we're leaving out' percentage.

That said, by all means, be vocal as all get-out about wanting new races when you have the opportunity to provide feedback. That's what it's for.


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Honestly, if I'm going to play a game for hours a day.. I might as well have something easy on the eyes to stare at. Plus a tail can mesmerize if you've had a drink too many. But hey, I'm only assuming the Miqo'te will be the most pleasing to look at.
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Honestly, if I'm going to play a game for hours a day.. I might as well have something easy on the eyes to stare at. Plus a tail can mesmerize if you've had a drink too many. But hey, I'm only assuming the Miqo'te will be the most pleasing to look at.


I think I was one of the only people to play in first person on FFXI most of the time. If I had to kite, or had to watch the mob while running I'd be in third person, but I most of the time was in first person, so this never really made a difference to me.
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Gonna play Hyur for sure. My original character in FFXI was elvaan, and I enjoyed it. But when it came to playing a variety of jobs that required MP I was annoyed with the huge mp nerf that galka/elvaan get. So when I got back into the game later on I ended up playing a hume, originally I was gonna be a bst/whm for lvlin' and that never happened lol. But the same thing applies, I enjoy playing a hume cause for one: everything looks good on them, two: I likes my MP, and three: They weren't great at everything but they sure didn't suck either :)

So I guess it all depends on what you plan to play, personally I plan to be a tank. I love being the center of attention, and I'm a straight up righteous tank lol. I would love to be a paladin again, but idk how this new system is gonna work out. Honestly I was really hoping they would keep the job systems the same for FFXIV I loved the job/sub-job setup. But hopefully the way they do it will be equally fun! :)
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I'm giving up on more races so that if they do add some, I'll be pleasantly surprised. I'd also be shocked.
#36 Mar 07 2010 at 1:56 AM Rating: Decent
Hehe I was pretty rebellious in FFXI. I was Elvaan and 90% of my jobs were mage jobs.

Even tho Elvaans can never be as good blms as tarus are, elves can fix alot with their gear. Also Elvaans got plus sides. They got high hp which means they won't be already dead when sleep wears off :P

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Yeah, same here. I liked the idea that there were whms, blms, plds, thfs etc. All jobs were needed somehow. But let's hope this new 'weapon system' or something will be something bigger than a life and something we have never seen before... in good way!

#37 Mar 07 2010 at 3:24 AM Rating: Decent
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I played a Hume back in FFXI, but really I'm starting to lean towards Tarus... depending how mage classes are setup. I know that the races won't be a huge impact on what jobs you are like in FFXI, but Tarus will always be mage types in my heart.
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Been a hume female in FFXI...hehe I love humes in XI...buuuut so far they look bit odd to me(the females) so I will try Miqo'te! I think they are really cute, I love their ears now and they got rid of the brown nose which stopped me from picking it before haha :D
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I chose taru in FF XI originally because i wanted to be a blm most of all. Turns out the only job I leveled to 75 and full timed was thf and over the years I was kicking myself for not choosing mithra. (I love the way they hold thier weapons compared to any other race, stats had little to nothing to do with wanting this race as a thf).

Now I will get the chance to start over and I'm torn between choosing Lalafell or a Manqo'te. I'm assuming the more detailed customization will have the final play on my decision, however if the Elezen's proportions are more normal looking than the Elvaans from FF XI, I may choose to be them. I guess only time will tell for sure when the game comes out.
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#40 Mar 07 2010 at 1:19 PM Rating: Decent
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Seeing as they're keeping all of the same hairstyles even I'll probably just remake my FFXI character. So, Tarutaru.
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Honestly, if I'm going to play a game for hours a day.. I might as well have something easy on the eyes to stare at. Plus a tail can mesmerize if you've had a drink too many. But hey, I'm only assuming the Miqo'te will be the most pleasing to look at.


I think I was one of the only people to play in first person on FFXI most of the time. If I had to kite, or had to watch the mob while running I'd be in third person, but I most of the time was in first person, so this never really made a difference to me.


The thing is, I never played in first person and this was never a problem for me, either. When I played, the last thing I was looking at was my character. I was always watching the scenery or characters around me. If you're staring at your character all day I don't see why you even want to play the game, personally. For me, I always viewed my character as a representation of myself ingame, and for others their ingame persona.
#42 Mar 07 2010 at 3:24 PM Rating: Good
I want to say I'll stick with the Taru/Lalafell w/e, but maybe for a change of pace I'll go Hyur.
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I'm really torn, I like the Miq'ote design, and was a mithra (manthra) in FFXI. But I've always liked the Elvaan and Taru Tarus, so I'm debating on going elezen or lalafell. I think the final decision won't be made until the game launches and i have a go at what makes them unique, since S-E said statistically they will be similar (maybe racial traits/abilities like WoW).
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I'm really torn, I like the Miq'ote design, and was a mithra (manthra) in FFXI. But I've always liked the Elvaan and Taru Tarus, so I'm debating on going elezen or lalafell. I think the final decision won't be made until the game launches and i have a go at what makes them unique, since S-E said statistically they will be similar (maybe racial traits/abilities like WoW).


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i'm 5'5" in real life, so you can take a good guess.

(still unsure as to whether there will be different scaling of stats according to race, but i'm still going healer)


A RL Taru!

I'm probably going to be either an Elvaan/Elezen, or a Hume/Hyur. If it wasn't for those **** ears being so big, I would definitely choose Elezen, barring stat differences.

Then and again, maybe I'll make one of each, except those Lolifells.....J/k
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Thanks lolgaxe for fixing the poll :)

I will be rolling a Miqo'te myself.

I was a Taru in FF11 and was always a bit envious how good the WHM AF looked on Mithra and Elvans.

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#48 Mar 08 2010 at 8:16 AM Rating: Decent
I probably will go with a Maniq'ote or female Hyur. Which ever one looks the best from behind. Sorry if I have to stare at a behind and listen to yells as my character hacks away at the enemy hours on end, it's going to have to be female. :p

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Sorry if I have to stare at a behind and listen to yells as my character hacks away at the enemy hours on end, it's going to have to be female. :p


This. You spend thousands of hours playing this character over the course of multiple years, might as well be enjoyable to look at.
Although, if i roll an elezen, i'll probably make a male one...
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I thought some of these responses were funny since they revolve around stats, and we don't even know how or what those are or will effect yet. I also think it's funny to read how many people chose Elvaan "because they're elves!!!" No. No, they're not. Elvaan were only partially elves and that was in appearance only. Their history was nothing like any elven lore I've ever read; it seemed more like something out of Medieval European history than anything else. However, I can agree with the people who say that they want a character which appeals to them as they have to look at it for years. Why not? It's your character, your time; make the best of it. ^^

Anyway, I am going Lalafell. I was a Tarutaru in FFXI, and I loved it. Even if they flipped it around and made it to where Lalafell had horrible stats for any mage, I'd still pick this race and play WHM first. If I had to pick a different one, I would probably go Roegadyn just to take it to the other extreme.

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I was a Taru in FF11 and was always a bit envious how good the WHM AF looked on Mithra and Elvans.

WHM, BLM, and BRD AF always looked better to me on Tarutarus. I couldn't stand WHM AF on any other race because of those goofy leggings. Take those away, and Mithra looked cute in it too.
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#51 Mar 08 2010 at 10:03 AM Rating: Good
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FWIW didn't Tanaka say that there would be no noticeabe starting difference between races in an interview.

I hope this is true, you should beable to select a character on what visually appeals to you without it hindering your statistic.
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