Here's an easy question for you all, but I hope it has some really cool implications.
What's your favorite MMORPG race and why?
It can be a current MMORPG you're playing, or one from 20+ years ago. You can pick something as straight forward as 'Human' or obscure as a Wookie. They key is to tell us all WHY you're picking that race to be your absolute favorite MMORPG race of all time.
Maybe you like that race because of its special bonus abilities or the starting stats were the best combination for your class. Maybe you simply liked it because it was super unique or just looked really cool.
For me, this question caused me to reflect pretty hard. Cosmetically, I love the small races. Gnomes, Lurikeens, Dwarves, Taru Taru, Halflings, Hobbits, Kobolds, you name it. If it's small, I love it. Why? I think it has something to do with their body body proportions and how they usually look so dang cute.
But then when I think about lore, I love the Orcs from Warcraft. That story and how it evolved from the original Orcs and Humans all the way up through WoW just makes me love that story.
If it's uniqueness and cool factor, there's the Gibberlings from Allods where you literally played as a group of 3 characters, Ratonga from EQ2 that are basically cool looking rats, and the Wookies from SWG.
I'm super torn on this. I definitely have a list of top 10. I could probably narrow that to a top 5, then a top 3.
If you're having trouble deciding, then you can see I empathize with you. But force yourself to pick ONE!
Okay, I'll do it.
Warhammer Online Goblins!
Weird and obscure, right? I chose WAR Goblins for a few reasons.
They're simply ridiculous and loaded with personality. I love their humor and absurdity. I think their fashion and presentation are really unique too. They look so raw and true to their origin. I also love the classes Goblins can be: Squig Herder was so ridiculous in concept, Shaman so perfectly WAAAGH!
WoW does Goblins pretty well, but I really wish Goblins would come along in another MMO (that doesn't suck) and be done as well as the Goblins from WAR.