grow up? how is being even slightly competitive not being grown up. Just because i like a little bit of competitiveness in no way makes me immature. Also don't point me to any poles poles are never 100% accurate because there's and enormous amount of people who never log on to any forums or post or do any of those things and my figures were pretty justified just playing FF11. I saw far more tarus then anything else anywhere. If you disagree thats your opinion but dont tell me i have nothing supporting it when you can clearly look around anywhere and find more taru's then anything else.
Firstly I told you to grow up for unnecessary moaning, not for being competative, I don't even know where you got that from.
Polls( not poles )are used to indicate trends and if they all point toward ffxiv having almost the same racial distribution as ffxi, which they all do, then that says something, unlike your statement about 60% being Lalafell and 40% Miqo'te which is just pathetic and groundless.
I am using factual information (eg the vana'diel census)to support my argument whilst you have provided none.
Taru have increased in numbers in ffxi between 2006 and now, maybe because there are now less casual players in ffxi? Tarus are very popular amongst hardcore ffxi veterans and they are about the only regular players in ffxi now. When ffxi was at its most popular Hume and Elvaan were the most popular, this was when there were more casual players!
Mithra have never been popular as a race choice in ffxi and have always been second from bottom, hardly supports your theory does it!?
Casual players tend to favour human or elf looking characters and this is true in most MMO's, in WoW are the most cute races the most popular or is it human and elf looking ones? Its Humans and NE, the cutest are gnomes and they are nowhere in terms of popularity.
You need to look up the facts before you start making assumptions and wild generalisations to support your argument that didn't even make any sense to begin with because you can't type in coherent English.