I picked a Duskwight Elezen because it was the lesser of evils really. At first I was a keeper of the moon Miqo'te. Then I realized everyone is a Miqo'te and they are mostly male IRL. I've always had kind of an aversion to playing the race that is mostly men playing females, so I rerolled human. I hate how boring an average a human is. I want to be a monster or an animal or something, not what I already am IRL. I like cute small races, but the fact that Lalafel look like baby humans kind of creeps me out a little (their chubby little baby arms /shudder). And I don't like playing male characters if given the choice. So the only race left was Elezen. I'm not totally thrilled with how masculine they look, but I guess it's better than being a human.
thats kinda how i picked my characters race actually.
Humans are totally boring so i too like to play races that are demonic or animalistic but resemble humans. roegadynes look pretty cool but i have to think my character is physicly attractive for me to play it, so it was a toss up between a cliche miqote, and a male or female elezen.
one of my biggest pet peeves in MMOs is the blank smile people choose for their characters face, it isnt even realistic in video games in my opnion so miqote was out because all their faces were just too happy :(
female elezen was out because not having any long hairstyles or any makeup (duskwigt) on the face style i chose made her look homely and less visibly feminine.
so in the end i chose duskwigt elezen male, their gladiator spell casting animations are HORRENDOUS
which is literally keeping me from touching gladiator ever again on this guy but he really was the lesser of five evils.
anyone else miss the Elvaan Black magic spell animations? looked so sick to me.