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#1 Jan 21 2011 at 9:54 AM Rating: Decent
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i was wondering if anyone thinks that someday there will be a race change option. i know it is very low on the priority list and should be but i made a "taru" forget the ffxiv name for them and realized they do not have the same magic advantages as in ffxi so i kind of want a full size character. i am already rank 10 in everything and 20 in weaver/glad/con/thm with phy lv of 34 so starting over is a hard option but one that i am considering since im starting to not like the shortness of my charter.
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#2 Jan 21 2011 at 9:58 AM Rating: Decent
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IDK if character changes would happen, I know I have grown used to the races we have now. But maybe possible they add a new one? That would be neat. However I just wonder how many people would be open to starting a new character and starting from square one? Maybe once they made said new character, give everyone the option to change their character to that new one if they wished? IDK.
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#3 Jan 21 2011 at 10:00 AM Rating: Good
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Never liked paid Race/Faction/Gender changes, I like decisions to have some permanence. From a business standpoint I can see the reasons for adding those things, but it taints the game for me. Makes it feel cheap.

Edited, Jan 21st 2011 11:02am by BrokenFox
#4 Jan 21 2011 at 10:01 AM Rating: Default
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yeah that is kind of what i am thinking since there was never any type of race change in ffxi. do you think it is crazy to start over if i am not happy with just the physical look of my character? i have only been playing about a month and not that hardcore so losing a month on a game i might play for 5+ years doesn't seem to bad.. kind of
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#5 Jan 21 2011 at 10:03 AM Rating: Decent
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Well, I think if you are starting over, now maybe the time to do that. Because if you don't like the changes they implement your character will be advanced enough, since Yoshi has already said a character wipe is out of the question.
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#6 Jan 21 2011 at 10:03 AM Rating: Good
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I think the answer is obvious. **** yeah, just start over with something you're more happy with. In the long run one month of gameplay is nothing.
#7 Jan 21 2011 at 10:05 AM Rating: Default
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ok im doing it then... i guess i just needed to hear it form others that if it makes me happy in the long run its worth losing some time. thanks for the advice.
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#8 Jan 21 2011 at 10:06 AM Rating: Good
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One suggestion, don't delete your main character just yet. Just make a new one, since it's F2P. That way if you do happen to really like the old one it will still be there for you. Just a thought! Anyways good luck!
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#9 Jan 21 2011 at 10:08 AM Rating: Excellent
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I'm in agreement that while I understand the reason for such a service from a business standpoint, in terms of a character standpoint, I'd rather say that people shouldn't be able to change races. I'd definitely like to see a barber shop though.

And I wouldn't be against race changes if they implemented it. Not my thing, but if other people like it then that's fine.
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#10 Jan 21 2011 at 10:09 AM Rating: Default
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o for sure i have learned my lesson many times about deleting any characters.
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#11 Jan 21 2011 at 10:39 AM Rating: Excellent
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im happy with my race and wouldn't ever change but i would love to be able to change up my hair everynow and then at a barber shop and i don't think that would cheapen the game. if anything, be more realistic :P get some mad ink done ;)
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#12 Jan 21 2011 at 10:52 AM Rating: Excellent
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get some mad ink done ;)

Haha now im picturing a bunch of thug lalafells running around xD
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#13 Jan 21 2011 at 11:51 AM Rating: Good
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I'd recommend creating a new character now.

There probably will not be a race change option (which I personally prefer) and if there is, it will be years down the road.
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#14 Jan 21 2011 at 12:01 PM Rating: Decent
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I hoped for this for years in FFXI. To be honest a big part of why I quit was just the fatigue of looking at the same model for so many years. I rolled an elvaan and down the road I really wished I could be a mithra.. but we all know how rerolling was in FFXI. All the missions, keys, areas to open, etc.

My advice would be the same as the previous response. If you're not happy with your character now, just start over asap in case. It took me 3 characters to finally settle on one I liked, and I took the first two to PL 20+.
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#15 Jan 21 2011 at 12:35 PM Rating: Excellent
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I was happy with my Elvaan in XI, although I will admit to have used the Race Change plugin to walk around as a Mithra or Taru from time to time.
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#16 Jan 21 2011 at 1:23 PM Rating: Excellent
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I am for race change if, and ONLY if they introduce male mithra...

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#17 Jan 21 2011 at 1:53 PM Rating: Good
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Yeah even if you have to pay for it. In a game where you shouldn't make alts its annoying to look at one char for years.

I mean Blizzard and Sony let you do it for like $25 or something, although i think they come with name and *** changes (optional)
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#18 Jan 21 2011 at 8:23 PM Rating: Decent
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Somehow I am not too surprised that someone named "Frito Bandito" has been overhasty in their character creation process. As, uh, "funny" as a really lame Mexican stereotype that was forcefully retired in the early '70s can be, I have a feeling that, had it not been your race, it would have been your name you would have been lamenting another day.

Please, for the sake of us all, take more than six seconds to decide upon some aspects of your character: you may find that you have fewer regrets later.

Also, how do you have a 20 Conjurer, a 20 Gladiator, a 20 Thaumaturge, a 20 Weaver, a 16 Lancer, a 13 Goldsmith, a 12 Alchemist, an 11 Pugilist, and "10 in everything [else]" without even remembering the name of your character's race? XD
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#19 Jan 21 2011 at 9:35 PM Rating: Good
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I think it would be great if at some point we were granted the ability to change our character's appearance. I'm already kicking myself for making my char's eyes pink instead of silver. I'm very happy with him but if I could change anything, that would be it and it really bugs me. :-/
#20 Jan 21 2011 at 9:41 PM Rating: Default
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KaneKitty wrote:
Somehow I am not too surprised that someone named "Frito Bandito" has been overhasty in their character creation process. As, uh, "funny" as a really lame Mexican stereotype that was forcefully retired in the early '70s can be, I have a feeling that, had it not been your race, it would have been your name you would have been lamenting another day.

Please, for the sake of us all, take more than six seconds to decide upon some aspects of your character: you may find that you have fewer regrets later.

Also, how do you have a 20 Conjurer, a 20 Gladiator, a 20 Thaumaturge, a 20 Weaver, a 16 Lancer, a 13 Goldsmith, a 12 Alchemist, an 11 Pugilist, and "10 in everything [else]" without even remembering the name of your character's race? XD




because it will always be a taru to me lol, and i dont mind the name at all or should i change that to some random Asian sounding name like everyone else?
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