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#1 May 28 2013 at 2:20 PM Rating: Good
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I was told that race really didn't matter when starting out in XI and more or less that was true. Any short comings could be made up with gear selections. However we all saw the galka with the incredible HP and that taru smn with more mp than HP.

In XI I rolled a galka for my first character, nine levels later I rerolled as a mithra because she was better to watch run lol. I never regreted my decision but given a new chance to choose I am rethinking.

What are you thinking? Are you basing your decision on ffxi or what job you plan on playing or you just like the way they look?
Do we know how race will effect us yet at later levels?

#2 May 28 2013 at 2:59 PM Rating: Excellent
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I'm not sure if you still need premium to do this or not, but this seems like it calls for a poll.

Which race are you planning to play
Hyur :9 (13.8%)
Elezen :11 (16.9%)
Miqo'te :23 (35.4%)
Roegadyn :7 (10.8%)
Lalafell :15 (23.1%)
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Btw, it's distinctly possible I misspelled.....all....of those. I'm doing it off the cuff.
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#3 May 28 2013 at 3:01 PM Rating: Excellent
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There's no selection for multiple/All races? Cause I'm an altaholic.
#4 May 28 2013 at 3:04 PM Rating: Good
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Very nice thanks
#5 May 28 2013 at 3:09 PM Rating: Good
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I play a midland Hyur.
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Female Highlander. Finally, an option for female characters that fit my kind of aesthetics. I appreciate what the Midlanders have to offer, but it's not quite enough.
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#7 May 28 2013 at 3:25 PM Rating: Good
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I'm torn! My 1.0 character is an elvaan, but I'm thinking of changing to either a lala or male miquote. I think I read somewhere that we can reroll our 1.0 characters' races but still keep our levels. Is that right?
#8 May 28 2013 at 3:29 PM Rating: Good
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I'm torn! My 1.0 character is an elvaan, but I'm thinking of changing to either a lala or male miquote. I think I read somewhere that we can reroll our 1.0 characters' races but still keep our levels. Is that right?


Yep. All returning 1.0 characters get the option to re-customize everything.
#9 May 28 2013 at 3:57 PM Rating: Excellent
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With 40 character slots? I'm going to have at least one of everything eventually. Smiley: lol
#10 May 28 2013 at 4:50 PM Rating: Good
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My Roegadyn wont be changing..might change the look but ima still be colossal.
#11 May 28 2013 at 6:55 PM Rating: Good
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Atkascha wrote:
Female Highlander. Finally, an option for female characters that fit my kind of aesthetics. I appreciate what the Midlanders have to offer, but it's not quite enough.


I still have no idea what the differences are between Midlander and Highlander. The only thing that came across my mind when you told me that you were going to be a Highlander was an imaginary chibi version of you screaming "There can only be one!" before running off @_@

As for me, I guess female Roegadyn! I can finally be tall....ish Smiley: cool
#12 May 28 2013 at 7:14 PM Rating: Excellent
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Female Highlander. Finally, an option for female characters that fit my kind of aesthetics. I appreciate what the Midlanders have to offer, but it's not quite enough.


I still have no idea what the differences are between Midlander and Highlander. The only thing that came across my mind when you told me that you were going to be a Highlander was an imaginary chibi version of you screaming "There can only be one!" before running off @_@

As for me, I guess female Roegadyn! I can finally be tall....ish Smiley: cool


I'm going lalafell, I'm short but have never had a desire to be taller. Haven't decided if I'm going to start fresh or just change my mi'qote into an angry midget.
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I'm going lalafell, I'm short but have never had a desire to be taller. Haven't decided if I'm going to start fresh or just change my mi'qote into an angry midget.


I wouldn't say I'm short...I'm 5'5-ish...Okay it's pretty short, just barely under the bar for Asians >.> And if you do become an angry little lalafell, we need to play in the same server so I can stalk follow you around....! ;p
#14 May 28 2013 at 7:32 PM Rating: Excellent
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SkinwalkerAsura wrote:
I'm going lalafell, I'm short but have never had a desire to be taller. Haven't decided if I'm going to start fresh or just change my mi'qote into an angry midget.


I wouldn't say I'm short...I'm 5'5-ish...Okay it's pretty short, just barely under the bar for Asians >.> And if you do become an angry little lalafell, we need to play in the same server so I can stalk follow you around....! ;p


Well, I'm 5' 6" and Asian so I understand, but it's not like I was tall then suddenly became short. Been short all my life so I'm used to it. I actually have really tall friends and it's just awesome when we go somewhere really crowded. I just look at them and say "See you on the other side." and easily worm my way through while they awkwardly push into the crowd Smiley: lol
#15 May 28 2013 at 7:44 PM Rating: Good
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It all depends on what looks the coolest. In 1.0 I thought Highlanders looked the best because they looked realistic. Well see when I bring my old character back to life... btw can I do that?

Can I load up a new looking character with all my old stuff?
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SkinwalkerAsura wrote:
Aekotie wrote:
SkinwalkerAsura wrote:
I'm going lalafell, I'm short but have never had a desire to be taller. Haven't decided if I'm going to start fresh or just change my mi'qote into an angry midget.


I wouldn't say I'm short...I'm 5'5-ish...Okay it's pretty short, just barely under the bar for Asians >.> And if you do become an angry little lalafell, we need to play in the same server so I can stalk follow you around....! ;p


Well, I'm 5' 6" and Asian so I understand, but it's not like I was tall then suddenly became short. Been short all my life so I'm used to it. I actually have really tall friends and it's just awesome when we go somewhere really crowded. I just look at them and say "See you on the other side." and easily worm my way through while they awkwardly push into the crowd Smiley: lol


Ahh...A shorty too :3 I suppose I'm used to being short too, but considering the last four people I've dated have all been over 6'0, including someone I'm somewhat seeing, I think I have a subconscious attraction to tallness! I don't know how you can pull off sneaking through the whole crowded scene though ;-; I'm slightly traumatized from trying to find my way out of a particularly crazy Lady Gaga concert in Canada and got elbowed, shoved and pushed around until someone gave me a bloody nose. Tis surprising how many people start clearing the way for you once blood is involved~ To this day I'm still terrified of going through crowded areas without friends nearby @_@
#17 May 28 2013 at 8:06 PM Rating: Excellent
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It all depends on what looks the coolest. In 1.0 I thought Highlanders looked the best because they looked realistic. Well see when I bring my old character back to life... btw can I do that?

Can I load up a new looking character with all my old stuff?


Imported characters will be allowed a one-time re-customization where you can change your race, name, and appearance. So yeah... go for it.

For me, I'm torn between a lalafell and a miqo'te. I played a tarutaru in FFXI for 4 years, but I got REALLY tired of not being able to see what my gear looked like. I also like the animations for the male miqo'te. May roll with one of them, not sure yet.
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#18 May 28 2013 at 8:08 PM Rating: Excellent
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SkinwalkerAsura wrote:
I'm going lalafell, I'm short but have never had a desire to be taller. Haven't decided if I'm going to start fresh or just change my mi'qote into an angry midget.


I wouldn't say I'm short...I'm 5'5-ish...Okay it's pretty short, just barely under the bar for Asians >.> And if you do become an angry little lalafell, we need to play in the same server so I can stalk follow you around....! ;p


Well, I'm 5' 6" and Asian so I understand, but it's not like I was tall then suddenly became short. Been short all my life so I'm used to it. I actually have really tall friends and it's just awesome when we go somewhere really crowded. I just look at them and say "See you on the other side." and easily worm my way through while they awkwardly push into the crowd Smiley: lol


Ahh...A shorty too :3 I suppose I'm used to being short too, but considering the last four people I've dated have all been over 6'0, including someone I'm somewhat seeing, I think I have a subconscious attraction to tallness! I don't know how you can pull off sneaking through the whole crowded scene though ;-; I'm slightly traumatized from trying to find my way out of a particularly crazy Lady Gaga concert in Canada and got elbowed, shoved and pushed around until someone gave me a bloody nose. Tis surprising how many people start clearing the way for you once blood is involved~ To this day I'm still terrified of going through crowded areas without friends nearby @_@


There is an art to it Smiley: grin My gf is 5'9" which is normal for me. When you're average height for a woman dating women as tall or taller than you are is par for the course Smiley: lol
#19 May 28 2013 at 8:19 PM Rating: Good
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I'm not sure myself yet. Currently i'm a mithra (will always be mithra to me) because i liked there animations as a ninja in ffxi. I also got tired of looking at my hume male with blond hair lol.

Anyway i'm undecided still on if i want to stay a mithra or change to elvaan or hume male again.
#20 May 28 2013 at 8:25 PM Rating: Good
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Imported characters will be allowed a one-time re-customization where you can change your race, name, and appearance. So yeah... go for it.

For me, I'm torn between a lalafell and a miqo'te. I played a tarutaru in FFXI for 4 years, but I got REALLY tired of not being able to see what my gear looked like. I also like the animations for the male miqo'te. May roll with one of them, not sure yet.


Tarutaru make up for all of their shortcomings(No pun intended!) with their adorable badassitude though! Even if their gear look funny, the sight of a Taru DK or Dragoon kicking **** makes me dance with joy..! I will always lobby for Taru/Lalafell because I just want to collect them all >.<

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There is an art to it Smiley: grin My gf is 5'9" which is normal for me. When you're average height for a woman dating women as tall or taller than you are is par for the course Smiley: lol


Teach me your ways...! I'm not too sure what the norm is for me though...Tall or short, it doesn't matter who I date, I'm relatively positive, more folks would be more confused as to what I am after a certain point xP
#21 May 28 2013 at 8:57 PM Rating: Good
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Aekotie wrote:
Atkascha wrote:
Female Highlander. Finally, an option for female characters that fit my kind of aesthetics. I appreciate what the Midlanders have to offer, but it's not quite enough.


I still have no idea what the differences are between Midlander and Highlander. The only thing that came across my mind when you told me that you were going to be a Highlander was an imaginary chibi version of you screaming "There can only be one!" before running off @_@

As for me, I guess female Roegadyn! I can finally be tall....ish Smiley: cool


Not 100% sure but from pics alone it looks like Highlanders don't have any eyebrows.
#22 May 28 2013 at 9:06 PM Rating: Excellent
Not sure about the eyebrows but if you look at the main pic of Dunesfolk lalafell on the ARR site they are downright creepy...like Village of the Damned creepy Smiley: eek
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#24 May 29 2013 at 4:41 AM Rating: Excellent
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Lalafell. I was a taru in FFXI, so it's only fitting that I choose Lalafell. I was also one in 1.0.
#25 May 29 2013 at 2:09 PM Rating: Excellent
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I finally get to play in the next beta, I think, and a lot of that time will be using the Character Creator to decide.
#26 May 29 2013 at 2:22 PM Rating: Excellent
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I'll most likely going to play a Duskwight Elzen. I played an Elvaan in FFXI and I don't see myself making anything else unless I'm able to make an awesome looking Miqo'te or Hyur. I doubt I would main a Roegadyn and I'm probably going to stay away from Lalafells.

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#27 May 29 2013 at 3:11 PM Rating: Decent
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Wildwood Elezen. I pretty much have always played an Elvish character in all aspects of RPG gaming. Still deciding on what my sub-characters are gonna be though.
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#28 May 29 2013 at 11:40 PM Rating: Decent
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Probably a Duskwight Elezen. That was my original character, and I was really happy with how he came out. But honestly, it more depends on the actual character creation. I chose Elezen because that was the one that gave me the character I liked best. With more options, I might like one of the other races better.
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#29 May 30 2013 at 1:05 AM Rating: Good
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Ever since FFXI I liked the Mithra race but felt disconnect from being a female character. Now they have a male miquote, I can't pass it up :)
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#30 May 30 2013 at 1:55 AM Rating: Decent
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I still can't decide if I should go hyur or miqo'te.
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I'm still so torn on what race to play. In FFXI I was a boring hume and always regretted it. In 1.0 I was a monstrous red roegadyn that I really liked a lot (it fit well given that I was a gladiator mainly). When I restarted a character after quitting for a while, I made a mithra because I wanted some eye candy and to not look like a horse in a swimsuit.

But for ARR, I'm really torn. I've been leading towards male mithra, but I'm really just not sure. I still like the Rogaedyn, but I do like the fact that you can play dressup far more effectively on a female character. I'll probably just end up making a bunch of alts for that. I dunno.
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I rolled a Tarutaru in XI because I wanted to be the Ultimate White Mage (tm) and was told that a Tarutaru WHM/SMN was where it was at. That didn't hold up (WHM/SCH, WHM/BLM, and WHM/RDM are the various subs used today) but I eventually became a bard anyway, and Tarutaru bards are only "meh" compared to Hume bards. Oh well.

My only real regret with being a Taru was that the gear was always warped and distorted and some of the details were lost.

So I'm playing a lady Roegadyn this time so I can actually appreciate my cool outfits. Smiley: lol
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#33 May 30 2013 at 4:40 PM Rating: Good
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I've made up my mind. I'm going with a male seeker of the sun miquote (the moon guys look too much like kitty vampires). I've been checking out screen shots, and I think miquote look awesome in all the different job/class gear from robes to plate mail. I also can't help imagining one dressed up in traditional fft thief gear!
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After watching YoshiP playing around with his Lalafell on the Live stream letter from the producer, I'm considering playing Lalafell too, if only so I can jump up and down. It's too cute >.<
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I was dead set on sticking with midland Hyur but I'm debating switching to male Miqote. I was disappointed with them at first because they didn't look animalistic enough but the footage in the new video showed they improved a lot. I'll decide once I get to mess with the character creator myself.
#36 May 31 2013 at 2:11 AM Rating: Good
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Still undecided between Hyur and Lala. Wondering if offensive classes like warrior or paladin will look good on Lala, while Hyur will be the most standard human-like appearance which may get boring sometimes. Not to forget all equipment will shrink to fit Lala which might reduce the aesthetic in my eyes. Hmm.....
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Novania wrote:
Still undecided between Hyur and Lala. Wondering if offensive classes like warrior or paladin will look good on Lala, while Hyur will be the most standard human-like appearance which may get boring sometimes. Not to forget all equipment will shrink to fit Lala which might reduce the aesthetic in my eyes. Hmm.....


If it's any consolation, one of the coolest people I know's going to be a Hyur Highlander~ Also, Lala is something I'm definitely looking forward to. A warrior/paladin Lala will be an endless supply of entertainment for me, especially if they''re be jumping around because I'll keep on thinking of this scene
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I'm tempted to make a Lala just for the fact that they'll look adorable in the moogle cap.
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I'm going to roll a male Roegadyn I just can't decide on Sea Wolves or Hellsguard.
#41 May 31 2013 at 7:05 AM Rating: Decent
Male Seekers of the Sun Miqote FTW! I was torn between Female Sea Wolf Roegadyn, Female Midlander Hyur, and Male/Female Seekers of the Sun Miqote, but after seeing Male Miqote in action during that last live letter, I'm 100% sold. I've been wanting a Male "Mithra" since before FFXI:CoP. I'll probably end up with a minimum of 1 of each race depending on the number of slots we get and if we have to pay for additional slots, etc.
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#42 May 31 2013 at 5:09 PM Rating: Decent
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probably a Hume with blue hair again
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Sticking with Hyur again, but may switch to Highlander instead of Midlander. I don't know.
#44 May 31 2013 at 7:33 PM Rating: Excellent
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The kitten. >_>
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The kitten. >_>

Pleasure slave kitten?
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Lady Aekotie wrote:
Skyance wrote:
The kitten. >_>

Pleasure slave kitten?

Not for your pleasure.
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Skyance wrote:
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The kitten. >_>

Pleasure slave kitten?

Not for your pleasure.

Kitty has claws ;-;
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Lady Aekotie wrote:
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The kitten. >_>

Pleasure slave kitten?

Not for your pleasure.

Kitty has claws ;-;

Now you know why there can only be one Miqo'te. ^^
#49 May 31 2013 at 8:20 PM Rating: Excellent
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I would love to see pics where all races and male/female are shown in af for all the jobs. I want to see a roegadyn as drg/mnk/pld. Etc. Huge part for me about picking a race is what they look like in "end game" armor. Considering how long I wore sh/osode /hauby/haidate/hagun etc etc it's important to me to know what my guy will look like wearing stuff you are going to wear a long time.
Mmochampion always did this when a new tier came out for wow.
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Someday some of us will spend hours in the character creation screen.
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Now you know why there can only be one Miqo'te. ^^


Bring it on! Somebody hold mai earrings~

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I would love to see pics where all races and male/female are shown in af for all the jobs. I want to see a roegadyn as drg/mnk/pld. Etc. Huge part for me about picking a race is what they look like in "end game" armor. Considering how long I wore sh/osode /hauby/haidate/hagun etc etc it's important to me to know what my guy will look like wearing stuff you are going to wear a long time.
Mmochampion always did this when a new tier came out for wow.


If I recall correctly, there actually is a Roegadyn Paladin in the job's page on the official website, and his gear seems end game to me~

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It won't be someday for me...It'll most likely be day one. I won't create an official character until maybe a day or two later :D
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