the Wildwood Elezen have hawk-like eyesight, the Duskwight Elezen have bat-like ears
the Midland Hyur seem to have a deep, intellectual society and the Highland Hyur are the strong, muscular, tribe of the Hyur
Someone once said to me that stat differences have nothing to do with lore, but I still disagree. If someone reads this that doesn't sit around all day searching for info like we do, they're going to choose their character based on this and regret it later when they realize they could have picked anything they want. I don't really mind either way anymore but I still think it's ridiculous that lalafel and roegadyn will have the same base stats. With all the jokes about people in armor sinking in a lake (which is a really funny thought btw :D), I don't understand why the same logic isn't applied to things like this. Even in FF rpgs big people were stronger (Khimari, Auron, Barret), small people were better casters (with some exceptions, such as LuLu. I'm thinking more rydia,vivi types), thin dexterous people were faster and crit more (zidane, Rikku), and medium standard people usually just fit in the middle somewhere (Cloud (minus omnislash and all that jazz, squall, Sabin, etc.). Again I'm not saying they should
implement this, I think it's great that we have a completely open choice; but I'm surprised they went this route.
*I think it was the chick with the glasses avatar that mentioned the stats=/=lore. Edited, Aug 3rd 2010 9:47pm by GuardianFaith