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What Races do you play in games?

Posted on 11/1/2013 by with 10 comments

What Races do you play in games?

So today I started thinking about all the games I have played and what were my favorite races to play in game. There are so many, so I figured I would put out a few of my favorites and then we could hear from you what you like.

Wookies: The loveable fur balls from Star Wars. I first played a wookie in Star Wars Galaxies, although not a main character, but I really like playing as I progressed using my bowcaster (wookie crossbow).

This race never got the full respect if deserved, but were a heck of a lot of fun to play.

Elves: Since I play a ranger style class most of the time, the elf race is a choice I always consider when I want to make new character other than a human.  The elves just naturally look the like best race for the ranger class because they always have a lot of stamina to get around fast and the normally have skills that help then work well with nature.

Tiefling: Tieflings are and unusual race from the D&D world and NeverWinter. Tieflings are kind of you different race that mostly like a red skinned human or elf, with horns on either side of the head. They resemble what you would think of a devil like appearance and this has set them back a little from blending in with the rest of the races of NeverWinter.

This is a very fun class to play as most of the storyline are about trust and fitting in.

Asmodian: Asomodian come from Aion which have been in a feud with the Elyos. The Asmodian live in the upper part of the world of Aion, this part of the world is darker and more dangerous. This environment gives them a more demon looking appearance.

These are just a few of some of the races I like to play in games, I try to play some the more different races when I can.

So today I ask you, what race do you like to play in your favorite game?





10 responses to What Races do you play in games?

  1. On November 1st, 2013 at 8:17 pm , Southclaw said...

    I tend to avoid humans at all costs, I get to play as human in pretty much most other game so if I have the chance I’ll go for something different!

    I tend to prefer the animalistic creatures, such as the Charr in GW2 (a mean looking thing! Sort of like a wookie/bear/wolf biped/quadruped)

    Despite that, I went for the Asura for my main character, I found their odd appearance a little more interesting.

    In ArcheAge (if I get it) I’m going for the Ferre race hands down. They look awesome and switch between bipedal and quadrupedal animations. They are like human beast hybrids and remind me a bit of the “Avatar” blue people 😛

  2. On November 2nd, 2013 at 10:56 am , Chris said...

    Yeah I try to play a lot of the unusual races myself, Charr are pretty cool I planning on making one of those soon. I played one in beta.


  3. On November 2nd, 2013 at 11:14 am , Brendan George said...

    Charr are the best race! Haven’t played for a while though.

  4. On November 2nd, 2013 at 11:16 am , Brendan George said...

    I tend to play the most delicate races, such as, in the case of DDO, Halflings and Elves. I also will play more anthromorphic races such as Worgen from WoW and Charr from GW2.

  5. On November 2nd, 2013 at 1:15 pm , catchersrule said...

    I don’t like human races myself, but it’s more for story reasons; I generally have found in the games I’ve seen them that they get a very similar story: “we’re stereotypical Medieval Western European Humans, fighting bad guys; we’ve been persecuted forever and hate this, etc”. It’s not real inspiring.

    My favorite race to play – I’d say in WoW it’s Troll or Tauren; in GW2 it’s Norn; in LOTRO it’s Elf (I have a loopy one there who I love). Yeah, I don’t much like Humans.

  6. On November 3rd, 2013 at 3:01 am , Andspirit said...

    Tend to play with characters that has a race is a bit of an outsider, mostly because I like the story around them and some of the racial traits behind that fits with a rogue 🙂

    like half-elvs in neverwinter and Khajits in elder scrolls

    Spirit out for now

  7. On November 3rd, 2013 at 1:16 pm , The Otaku Judge said...

    It depends on the game. For gameplay purposes I sometimes plump for humans as they are good all rounders. Other times I’ll get the smallest/cutest race as it is funny seeing them kick arse. If all else fails just pick the one with the hottest females.

  8. On November 9th, 2013 at 10:32 pm , Xorinth said...

    There’s a psychology (my psychology, anyway,) to choosing the hottest females for gaming purposes… I mean, if you plan on investing sleepless hours in a game, staring at your character’s ass (unless you’re in 1st person view), then it makes perfect sense to choose something you don’t mind looking at for that long of a time frame. Am I right? 😉

  9. On November 3rd, 2013 at 7:36 pm , Graeme said...

    Orcs, all day everyday, no matter what I’m playing really. I did have one very lucrative campaign in TES:O where I completed everything available as a Khajiit, but from then on I had to go with Orcs again.

  10. On November 9th, 2013 at 10:27 pm , Xorinth said...

    In DDO, it’s different because I get greedy with feats and enhancements, so sometimes I’ve played as a Human. But most of the characters I’ve made were Drow Elf, then Warforged, and then Halfling.

    In Oblivion TES IV, I’ve tried a few characters but my fave one is my blue-skinned Dark Elf with red eyes… who ended up becoming a vamp too, just coz it was a fun challenge & the storyline seemed slightly different. Orcs aren’t bad, but my fave color’s blue so I kinda went with that instead. LOL

    In Skyrim TES V however, my fave race/character was an Argonian… and then retarded Steam took over my CD gameplay and lost that saved game, so I started over with a Nord instead.

    In VTMB Bloodlines (which I still go back to and play on occasion), I tend to swap between Ventrue & Toreador vamps, although I did download a few things that added to the storyline, character choices, and what-not (such as Past Lives).

    I don’t know what drives me to choose the races/characters I’ve gone with… it’s not entirely for the point system or anything like that. I think it’s mostly for the gameplay, because I imagine myself as being that character and seeing how far I can go with it.

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