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#1 Sep 23 2010 at 6:41 PM Rating: Sub-Default
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While some of you have actually made your characters and are progressing in the world of FFXIV, the rest of us are still characters--Trying to decide our haircolor, what nation we're going to start in, and what size our nose should be.

I had this exact same problem when I started FFXI nearly a decade ago. It'll probably take me a month to make a character I can keep longer than ten minutes.

I wanna make a character that resembles me, but at the same time, the Hyurs are the only ones who could, and I can't really get them to be as pretty as me.
My next choice would be a Rogdaeyn, but if I make one of those then people will probably just think I'm a fat-*** in real life.
Lolafell are too short. =p
And Elezen are too skinny. I have muscles.
Highlanders all look like trolls.
And their is no way I'm going to be a Mi'q0te. No ****.
I wonder if I should name my character after myself, or come up with something that has nothing to do with anything.

If you have managed to decide on a look and name and such, how do you know that's something can live with for the rest of your FFXIV career?
#2 Sep 23 2010 at 7:00 PM Rating: Excellent
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... thi.. w... ... troll, right?


please god say it's a troll. ;-;
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#3 Sep 23 2010 at 7:01 PM Rating: Decent
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I pity you
#4 Sep 23 2010 at 7:02 PM Rating: Excellent
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First, Identity Crisis was a kick *** comic book.

Second, I find I have the same problems as you do. In FFXI, I tried making a character that resembled me, and I wound up hating it. In fact, I usually regret it when I make a character that resembles me in an RPG. So I don't do it anymore. Instead, I pick a race that represents one of my qualities. In FFXIV, I'll be choosing Roegadyn because they're huge and strong. While I'm not a tall person(at all), I'm a pretty big guy. So I want something that looks tough.

I guess what I'm trying to say is don't agonize over details. Chances are, you're not going to be able to make an exact replica of yourself. Pick a couple things you definitely want to show about yourself. Then just pick what looks good to you. Honestly, you can't know for sure if you will like your avatar forever.
#5 Sep 23 2010 at 7:08 PM Rating: Good
I made the ugliest looking elf possible, and I couldn't be happier.

#6 Sep 23 2010 at 8:05 PM Rating: Good
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I made the ugliest looking elf possible, and I couldn't be happier.

So you made your character to resemble the elf in the intro FMV, nice.
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I wish I could get parties of that standard. Sadly I seem to end up playing with myself all the time.

#7 Sep 24 2010 at 5:05 AM Rating: Good
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Wow, you take your character way too seriously...
It's Final Fantasy not plastic surgery..

Just be a cat and whenever anybody tries to pull your tail, use /furious.
#8 Sep 24 2010 at 5:47 AM Rating: Decent
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Look like yourself? Personaly I make mine to look like a hot female I'd want to date. I made it look like the same as she did in FF11 actuly.

I was vary tempted to go with the taru (don't remember their new name) because they are soo kawaii.
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#9 Sep 24 2010 at 10:13 AM Rating: Excellent
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Playing a Miqo'te (or any female character) doesn't mean you're ***. I had a number of Manthras in both the FFXI linkshells I was in. A couple of them were not just straight, but married. Their wives kinda found it funny, actually.
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